• 2017 March 13 09:37

    BPO held final seminar summing up Green InfraPort project

    The final seminar summing up the successful BPO-led Green InfraPort project was held on 7.3.2017, during the first day of the Transport Week 2017 conference, says BPO. Topics discussed included energy management in ports and terminals, on-shore power supply (OPS), port reception facilities (PRFs) and small-scale LNG infrastructure development. 

    The seminar was opened by the Baltic Ports Organization’s (BPO) Secretary General, Bogdan Ołdakowski., who introduced the main environmental developments and challenges addressed by the initiative. He also underlined the importance of the Baltic region as the model region for green ports and maritime transport.

    Marcin Włodarski from the MOTUS Foundation, one of the Green InfraPort project’s partners, took over from there and gave an overview of the best practices regarding energy management in ports and container terminals. He noted, that there is still a significant number of ports without energy policies and that only 20% of the port energy policies developed for the ports target the port as a whole.

    As one of the initiative’s key issues and a topic closely linked to energy management in ports, on-shore power supply (OPS) also made an appearance at the seminar, presented from the operator’s perspective by Poul Woodall, Director for Environment & Sustainability at DFDS. He listed the main reasons making OPS an attractive choice, i.e. noise reduction and reduction of GHG, NOx and particle emissions. He underlined that OPS isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution and that some problem need a more specific approach. Nevertheless, OPS remains an answer to a wide variety of different issues, carrying benefits in multiple areas.

    Andrius Sutnikas from the Klaipeda Science and Technology Park took the stage next, elaborating on another of the Green InfraPort project’s key – the promotion of usage of LNG as an alternative fuel for ships and source of energy for terminal vehicles. A joint venture between Bomin Linde LNG and Klaipedos nafta to operate a LNG bunkering vessel, planned to supply a truck loading station in Klaipeda and satellite LNG terminals in the Baltic Sea, was used as an example. Delivery to end users via intermodal LNG tanks by trucks, trains and marine barges was also touched upon.

    The seminar ended with a presentation by Monika Rozmarynowska-Mrozek, another representative of the MOTUS Foundation, containing a thorough examination of the state of sewage reception facilities development in Baltic sea ports. She touched upon the challenges facing the development process of PRFs, including the issues of various quality of sewage discharged by ships, the overall cost of the infrastructure and the need for improvement in information flow between port authorities and the shipping lines. 

    The existing system of fees has also been mentioned, with focus on the fact that it needs a more clear definition by HELCOM, currently leaving too much room for free interpretation, leading to ports implementing the system in different ways.

    Financing remains a vital part of the discussion started by the project, with sufficient governmental support named as one of the key aspects.

2019 November 19

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15:03 MSC appoints Soren Toft as CEO for container shipping & logistics
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14:02 ICTSI proposal to develop Iloilo ports complete
13:23 Med Marine orders MAN 175D for Svitzer ice-breaking tugs
13:00 Havyard Ship Technology AS announces new general manager
12:38 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:02 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes floating storytelling museum
11:44 Registration for the 16th International Transport Forum YugTrans 2020 is open
11:37 Port of Southampton investing in quayside to continue welcoming largest ships
10:59 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Baikal-Angara Basin of Russia’s IWW
10:31 EEC postponed consideration of amendments into Technical Regulation of the Customs Union in the part of sulphur content in bunker
10:05 Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö sign collaborative agreement on sustainability, environment
10:03 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spent over RUB 1 million under its social programme in 9M’19
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.14% to $62.35, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.21% to $57.02
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,338 points
09:22 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 19
09:08 Nexans secures a 5-year contract extension with Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply cables and services
08:12 Shell Marine secures contract for Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers

2019 November 18

18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to ISC
18:07 2020 Bulkers extends time charters for Bulk Santiago and Bulk Seoul
17:54 Rosmorport supports 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress as its General Sponsor
17:35 Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Brittany Ferries reach agreement to acquire Condor Ferries from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
17:21 Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Murmansk to host PORA discussion “Development of Water Transport Infrastructure in the Arctic” on Nov'26
17:05 ​Shearwater GeoServices awarded largest-ever 4D campaign in the Asia Pacific region by Woodside
16:35 HYUNDAI Merchant Marine joins “Getting to Zero Coalition”
16:20 Gazprom Neft reports 4.1-pct growth of bunker fuel production to 2.04 million tonnes in 9M’19
16:05 Essar Ports completes work on the Hazira-based Passenger Ferry Terminal
15:41 Epic Gas completes acquisition of 11,000 CBM Epic Sicily
15:37 Gazprom Neft increases net profit by 7% in 9M 2019
15:02 Port of Gdynia prepares to develop acquired land at Węgierskie Quay
14:39 Training for African women working in SAR operations held at Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Morocco
14:15 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
13:36 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg allocated RUB 10.4 million under its 9M’2019 social and environmental programmes
13:15 MacGregor secures complete piggy-back hatch cover order from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
12:53 Vympel Shipyard delivers Grachonok-class special purpose boat to Federal National Guard Troops Service
12:32 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 8,159 in RF spot market
12:09 Kim Heng signs MoU with subsea cable installer for offshore windfarm cable-laying projects in Taiwan
11:51 New national port operator WT Terminal established in the Freeport of Riga
11:09 Stena Line takes delivery of new ferry Stena Estrid
10:54 Series of eighth dry cargo carriers of Project RSD32M completed with delivery of Anatoly Nikolayev
10:33 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 6.4% Y-o-Y to 38.92 million tonnes
10:19 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 18
10:15 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Oct’2019 declined by 0.6% to 520.7 million tonnes
09:52 DEME and Royal IHC launch TSHD MEUSE RIVER
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09:32 IMO's working group agrees National Action Plans – draft MEPC resolution
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,357 points

2019 November 17

16:12 Port of Dover wins ESPO Award 2019
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11:38 A.P. Moller-Maersk improves operational profitability
10:15 ABS and Arista launch smart shipping journey

2019 November 16

16:42 Team Tankers International Ltd. announces Q3 2019 results
15:02 GasLog places NOK 900M of senior unsecured bonds due 2024
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