• 2017 March 7 13:40

    Port of Gdansk Authority SA supports development of new technologies for intermodal transport

    On 2 March 2017, Pomorska Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna Sp. z o.o. (the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone) and the Port of Gdansk Authority SA signed a partnership agreement for the project "Satellite techniques for intermodal transport") (Space 3ac Intermodal Transportation) under the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020. PGA says the agreement provides the framework for PGS SA's participation in the project as the Large Enterprise submitting the port's requirement for satellite technology solutions.

    The project implemented by the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone (PSSE) in partnership with the Port of Gdansk Authority SA was among the winners of the ScaleUp competition organised by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development in mid-2016. This is the first competition from the Start In Poland government programme. The purpose is to combine the capacity of creative start-ups working with satellite technologies with the infrastructure, experience and resources of large enterprises, including state-owned companies. The competition was organised by the INNO_LAB - Centre for analysis and pilot studies for new instruments, and funded with Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 funds. 61 participants submitted applications to the competition, whose jury included representatives of the Ministry of Development, the Polish Development Fund and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development. 10 partnerships were successful in the competition, whose award ceremony took place in November 2016. The successful competitors will receive a total of PLN 60 mln in funding for acceleration projects for startups.

    The Space3ac Intermodal Transportation project will support 20 companies working with satellite technologies which, in the acceleration process, will develop solutions for state-owned companies: Port of Gdansk Authority SA, Port of Gdynia Authority SA, C.Hartwig Gdynia SA, the Maritime Institute in Gdansk and the Polish Space Agency.

    The accelerator will provide consultancy and expertise, as well as financial support to companies, to an amount of up to PLN 200,000 per project. Recruitment for the programme is ongoing, and companies and teams may apply through the website www.space3.ac. In its first edition, Space3acaccelerator focused on startup projects - says Aleksandra Jankowska, President of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone. The positive outcome of this edition convinced us to go one step further, and commit the capacity to addressing the needs of a specific industry whose position in Pomerania is particularly strong.

    The Port of Gdansk Authority SA submitted three tasks for implementation by startups. The tasks include the establishment of an IT system supporting port infrastructure, the environment and a smart system for port traffic management.

    - We give the green light to innovative and development projects that will harness the potential of startups and mobilise them for practical implementation of new techniques and technologies serving the development of maritime economy - says Lukasz Greinke, President of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA. - We want the port and its operations to be innovative and forward-looking. We aim to use technical innovations that will help us effectively improve the competitiveness of the port. The project, implemented together with PSSE, gives us exactly that opportunity. We believe that today we are launching a cooperation that will contribute to the development of a smart road traffic management system for the port, but not only. We also hope it will help us find a company to develop a smart noise, dust and odour emissions measurement system for key locations at the port, including the data transmission system. The next task for the startups will be to develop a professional 3D map for the port area with Geographic Information System features.

    The Port of Gdansk Authority SA and PSSE have made commitments to cooperate and announce, together with the Project Partners, two competition calls for startups. The deadline for submissions for the first task expires on 30 March 2017, while stage two will be implemented from 1 September to 30 November 2017. The entire project's term ends on 29 April 2018.

    The "Satellite Techniques for Intermodal Transport" pilot project will be implemented under the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020, priority axis II: Support for the environment and capacity of enterprises for R&D&I activities, Submeasure 2.4.1 Centre for analysis and pilot studies of new instruments - innoLAB Pilot Scale UP.

2017 December 18

11:23 Sirius Shipping took over the management for the vessel M/T Donia
10:59 The Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority expanded its land by nearly 10 ha in the port of Świnoujście
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.16% to $57.42
10:04 Russian Navy oceanographic ship Yantar pays business visit to Buenos Aires
09:42 Admiral Vladimirsky, research ship of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet, lays it course to Indian Ocean
09:20 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,619 points
09:08 Egypt officially starts operations of the Mediterranean’s largest gas field
08:11 DNV GL introduces first classification guideline for 3D printing

2017 December 17

08:08 APL enhances India Pakistan-Mediterranean Express Service with new port calls
07:06 Data on the LNG terminal in Świnoujście published on the ALSI platform
07:04 HELCOM and BONUS tighten collaboration for the good of environmental protection action in the Baltic Sea
06:57 Viking Sun sets sail on first world cruise from Miami to London

2017 December 16

07:46 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
06:51 Hapag-Lloyd announces new rates from Far East Westbound East Asia (including Japan) to Europe N.C. and Mediterranean
06:49 Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam to launch a pilot project with ‘fixed windows’ for inland vessels with large call sizes
06:45 Miriam Maes to succeed Rutger van Slobbe as Chair of the Port of Rotterdam Authority Advisory Board
06:37 DNV GL launches first class guideline for additive manufacturing

2017 December 15

23:12 Russia and USA filed first ever joint note to IMO on shipping in Bering Strait and Bering Sea
18:20 Onezhsky Shipyard launched self-propelled hopper Silnaya (photo)
18:06 DOF sells the vessel Skandi Marstein
17:06 The Port of Gdansk to expand the Oliwskie Quay
16:50 Russia’s State Duma approves ensuring the priority of ships flying RF flag in the segment of short-sea shipping
16:21 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:34 Construction at NIBULON’s transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv is in full swing
14:45 Klaipėdos Nafta and Eesti Gaas begin cooperation in small-scale LNG distribution business
14:18 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Korea Shipowners’ Association as first sub-Arctic member
13:51 Baltic Workboats delivered 24m combat pollution and diving support vessel to Port of Klaipeda
13:29 WMU Executive Board 21st Session meets in London
12:56 Marine Recruiting Agency launches training project for Rosterminalugol
12:33 Skangas to source LNG at import terminal on Isle of Grain, UK
12:10 Ningbo Zhoushan Port volumes up 9.6% to 933 million tons in Jan - Nov 2017
11:58 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company holds training with participation of crane ships crew
11:32 Africa maritime cooperation centre launched
11:09 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) up 14% to 13.1 mln t in 11M’17
10:44 Brent Crude futures price up 0.11% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.39% to $57.26
10:30 Rolls-Royce delivers first mobile MTU gas engines for Rederij Doeksen
10:11 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 39.21 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 6.5% Y-o-Y
09:57 IAA PortNews offers video of virtual round-table meeting “Best practices of coal transshipment in Russian ports”
09:32 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,668 points
09:16 GTT signs new Global Services Agreement with Chevron Transport Corporation
08:25 Safe Bulkers announces acquisition of a Post-Panamax class dry-bulk vessel
07:05 Port of Los Angeles sets new record for highest monthly container volumes
06:04 CMA CGM announces new FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
05:04 The Foundation Det Norske Veritas assumes full ownership of DNV GL
04:43 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion wins contract for first European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO

2017 December 14

18:03 Bunker prices still maintain the potential for growth
18:02 Pacific centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
17:37 Gazprom and Shell to handle oversized equipment for Baltic LNG at Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga (photo)
17:29 Key decisions from MEPC 71 related to implementing BWM Convention outlined at BWMTech London Conference
17:05 Ulstein and TTS shortlisted for OSJ Innovation Award
16:35 HHI Group receives support of LR in building an LNG-fuelled future
16:05 Aker Solutions secures subsea services agreement with Statoil
15:50 Commercial Sea Port of Kandalaksha handled 1.46 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 3 times Y-o-Y
15:36 Special issue of PortNews magazine published for Transport Week is available online
15:25 United Nations experts endorse RF initiative
15:07 BASF extend their fleet with another Konecranes barge handler
14:52 Infrastructure development will be one of priorities of Vladimir Putin’s new presidential term
14:45 CMA CGM launches new, innovative and complementary set of products
14:03 Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MME to collaborate in creating improved power and propulsion for ships
13:31 CLdN adds fourth weekly sailing between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge