• 2017 February 13 14:38

    USPA presented market development plans to world's dredging companies

    On February 3, Ukrainian Seaport Authority (USPA) presented the prospective projects scheduled for current year to the key dredging companies as well as the basic principles for tender procurements during Ukrainian Dredging Day. USPA says the meeting was held jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine under support of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

    During the opening speech, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan drew attention on the major tasks before the head of USPA Raivis Veckagans to reform the seaports. “USPA should be open and transparent enterprise. The point of today's meeting is to address the world our openness: come to Ukraine, invest in Ukrainian ports and we will provide the highest availability and clarity for any kind of international business",— the Minister said.

    «The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, as the voice of business, express expectations for a clear and transparent tender procedures and following proper implementation of technical tasks, which are specified in tender documentation and we appreciate the readiness of USPA management to organize public discussions with business community»,— Andrey Gunder, the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine informed.

    During the meeting, Raivis Veckagans noted USPA intention to facilitate the world's leading dredging companies to enter Ukrainian dredging market. “The point of the meeting is to involve new players to participate in tender for dredging works. For this purpose we clarify the legislation aspects, translate the tender documents in English, and hold direct meetings with foreign partners."

    Presenting the program of capital dredging in the largest Ukrainian port «Yuzhny» USPA focused on two key projects in the Black Sea basin. Thus, USPA announced in Prozorro public procurement system two projects for reconstruction of water approaches, maneuvering areas and operational aquatic areas near quays and the project for reconstruction of sea approaches to deep-water quays of the port. The first project (https://prozorro.gov.ua/tender/UA-2016-11-18-000184-a/) foresees soil removal in the amount of 4.4 million cubic meters till March 2018. The second one https://prozorro.gov.ua/tender/UA-2016-11-21-000531-a/ involves dredging works in the amount of 3.4 mio cubic meters until the end of 2019.

    Dredging works will be carried out in the framework of the project for the construction of the berth № 25 in “Yuzhny” seaport and «MV Cargo» grain handling complex. The terminal will have a capacity of 5 million tons per year with the opportunity of further  increase. The joint project with Cargill is a priority one for USPA, which demonstrates the readiness of Ukrainian port facilities to cooperate with investors in various projects.

    «This is a flagship projects for the port and Ukraine as a whole. This shows the entire expert community how efficiently an international procurements, attraction the world's leading companies and implementation of complex infrastructure projects can be realized for the benefit of the port, the state and business»,— Mr. Veckagans stressed.

    It is expected that the winner of the tender to carry out dredging “Yuzhny” seaport will be determined till 1 June 2017.

    In summary, the head of USPA noticed the key project principles. Among them are the benefit for the state, zero corruption tolerance, expansion of competition, openness and transparency at all the procurement stages and securing the interests of investor. USPA assured of the deadlines specified in the agreements. At the same time, all the mandatory contributions to the budget will not affect the progress of the project and all the barriers in the interaction between USPA and the business will be eliminated.

    The event attended both the Ukrainian companies and representatives of world industry leaders: Royal Boskalis Westminster (the Netherlands), Deme (Belgium), Rohde Nielsen A/S (Denmark), Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors Company (the Netherlands), Tianjin Dredging Co, Ltd. (China), Jan De Nul NV (Luxembourg).




2019 February 16

10:26 Chevron inks new LNG agreement with GS Caltex

2019 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
16:57 Port of Goole powered by £1 million solar installation
16:26 ABP continues support of Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
12:08 Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent January 2019
11:46 8 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
10:53 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in Jan’19 grew by 3.4% Y-o-Y to 11.19 million tonnes
10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
09:41 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up down to 628 points
09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
08:07 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the engines for a new harbour tug in Spain
07:41 Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
17:44 Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
17:22 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in January 2019 fell by 26% Y-o-Y to about 190,000 tonnes
17:03 MOL Techno-Trade takes part in marine environmental protection program
16:25 VTB acquires 100% of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from NSCP Group
16:03 Port of Virginia container volume up 8.9% to 134,638 TEU in January 2019
16:03 Expert expects uncertainty on global fuel market next week
15:49 “K” Line’s LNGC makes maiden call from Ichthys LNG Project to Naoetsu LNG Terminal in Japan
15:40 BSTDB to finance construction of Lavna coal terminal under agreement with STLC
15:21 2nd Conference “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” to be held under the auspices of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15:03 ONE renewes own loading record exceeding 19000TEUs
14:33 Maersk and PBF Logistics LP announce agreement for production and storage of 0.5% sulphur fuel on the U.S. East Coast
14:02 Port of Long Beach volumes decrease 0.1 percent to 657,286 TEU in Jan 2019
13:50 Multipurpose Transshipment Complex to be built in Primorsk
13:32 Port of Los Angeles volumes up 5.4 percent to 852,449 TEUs in January 2019
13:02 Port of Rotterdam throughput volume up to 469.0 million tonnes in 2018
12:46 Supply vessel OCEAN COOPER 2 sinks in Singapore waters
12:25 Baltic Sea Region cruise ports commit to reducing negative ecological impacts
11:27 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:09 Port of Marseille-Fos to deliver the first phase of the subsea cable landing infrastructure by Q3 2019
10:31 9 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 13-14
10:09 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier for Minerva Gas
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.66% to $64.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.58% to $54.21
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is up to 608 points
09:08 ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

2019 February 13

18:10 Shell and partners start deep-water production at Lula North in Brazil
17:46 OLT Offshore LNG Toscana Regasification Terminal works at almost full capacity
17:23 Excelerate’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate
16:58 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan’2019 fell by 8.9% Y-o-Y to 4.12 million tonnes
16:29 II HES and Dredging Forum to address deep-water routes to Sabetta and Novoportovsky terminal
15:57 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan’2019 fell by 2.4% Y-o-Y to 51.93 million tonnes
15:32 Throughput of Russian seaports in Jan'2019 grew by 5.6% Y-o-Y to 67.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
15:05 Bank VTB acquired 50 percent minus one share in United Grain Company
15:04 NYK conducts crisis-response drill with ONE
14:56 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
14:03 WMU and Japan cooperate on advancing BBNJ discussions
13:37 New Freeport of Riga Development Programme provides for expanded port operations
13:14 MOL Chemical Tankers and Den Hartogh Logistics form strategic alliance