• 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.

2018 October 23

18:01 Sea trials of SMK-2187, modular search-and-rescue boat of Project 23370М, completed in Kamchatka
17:29 Stevedoring division of UCL Holding handled 27.2 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’18
17:00 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.3% to 6.92 billion tonnes in 9M’18
16:05 MPC Maritime acquires three Panamax-sized container vessels
15:22 Pirate attack averted off the east coast of Somalia
15:03 WinGD set to increase technical capacity through new Engineering Centre in Shanghai
14:57 KfW IPEX-Bank and Commerzbank finance third expedition ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
14:15 Crowley christens Commitment Class combination container/roll on-roll off ship
13:40 Port of Immingham is home to award-winning rooftop solar array
13:14 Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with two major global ship managers
12:26 Bunker prices are flat in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:01 OOCL introduces new Asia – West Africa direct services
11:42 RS class: new supertanker successfully performed ship-to-ship LNG bunkering
11:24 DP World reports 3.7% gross like - for - like volume growth in 9m 2018
10:59 Woodside signs cooperation agreement with ENN
10:35 INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project commences LNG shipment
09:58 Brent Crude futures price down 0.38% to $79.53, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.27% to $69.17
09:24 IMO approves a programme of actions to deliver the initial strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
07:14 GTT receives a new order from DSME for the tank design of an LNG carrier

2018 October 22

18:33 Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker agree new framework agreement for supply of MTU engines
18:32 OOCL introduces new Mediterranean and West Africa direct service
18:29 Rotterdam expects record 50,000-tonne shipment of pig iron
18:01 Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
17:39 IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meets
17:16 Glavgosexpertiza approves modernization of onshore facilities in Salekhard
16:22 Humber International Enterprise Park plans reshaped after public feedback
15:34 Nornickel’s Polar Transportation Division carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo in navigation season 2018
15:10 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard
14:17 Sovcomflot named a finalist in four different categories of 2018 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
13:55 Onezhsky Shipyard delivered ice-class buoy tender named Fortuna
13:23 Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
12:58 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 21,455 in RF spot market
12:36 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
12:13 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 9M’18 down 1.5% Y-o-Y to 37.46 million tonnes
11:51 Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
11:32 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.6% to 14.69 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’18
11:09 Abu Dhabi Ports collaborates with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 9M’18 grew by 0.9% Y-o-Y to 470.49 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $80.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $69.76
10:09 NYK PCTC receives special award from the Association for Rescue at Sea
09:47 STLC to obtain additional RUB 5.9 billion of federal subsidies in 2018
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,765 points
09:06 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s standardized FPSO topside
08:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards
06:22 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s deepwater FLNG hull

2018 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform