• 2017 April 6 14:54

    Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority presents port infrastructure development plans to leading contractors

    (USPA) says it has presented the projects of berth infrastructure development to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, as well as to key Ukrainian and foreign engineering and construction companies. Raivis Veckagans, Acting CEO of SE “USPA”, presented the list of objects, principles of construction and price parameters at the «Port Infrastructure Development Day», which was held in cooperation with the Chamber on April, 4th 2017.

    The event was attended by Ukrainian design and construction companies, as well as world industry leaders — China Harbor Engineering Company (China), Sumitomo Corporation (Japan), Cyes Maritime Works (Spain), AECOM (USA) and other companies that had not previously participated in the tender bidding of SE “USPA”. Attracting new contractors will ensure the most efficient offer in terms of quality and cost, will open market and give impetus to the development of businesses operating in the ports.

    In particular, it is planned to continue implementing projects of construction of berth № 1-z and reconstruction of berth № 7 in Odessa seaport and start reconstruction of the hydraulic part of berths №№ 1, 2 in Chernomorsk seaport this year. SE “USPA” also plans to start the reconstruction of the hydraulic part of berths № 3, 4 in Mariupol seaport and the construction of berth № 8 in Nikolaev seaport. SE “USPA” plans to spend 966 million UAH on the berth infrastructure development before the end of the year.

    “The best quality and price for the contractor's work in the port infrastructure will be achieved by significantly expanding the tender competition of SE “USPA” and by opening this market to companies with a worldwide reputation. That is why, we are simplifying the project documentation in accordance with the international standards of FIDIC. This will ensure a tripartite analysis of the project, maximum transparency of the process and indispensable grade «quality»“, – said Raivis Veckagans, Acting CEO of SE “USPA”.

    Moreover, it is necessary to simplify the procedures for approving the project documentation of the facilities construction by budgetary funds. Therefore, SE “USPA” prepared proposals for amendments to the current acts of the Cabinet of Ministers. «Their adoption will allow eliminating the double procedure of project documentation concordance by state bodies, simplifying the conditions for implementing capital investments and reducing the time for concordance and approval of projects up to two years. We will discuss our achievements with experts and business in the nearest future», – Raivis Veckagans added.

    President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Andrei Gunder, noted: «Public presentation of development plans of port infrastructure contributes to transparency of tender procedures, and this is the key to the successful operation of the port industry. At the same time, both the business and SE “USPA” are interested not only in informing about current and forthcoming ports’ projects, but also in carrying out the work, especially regarding the announced capital investments in the amount of approximately 3.5 billion UAH for the construction and reconstruction of berths, dredging projects. The implementation of the announced projects, including the start of new ones, approved by the government, should be reflected in the financial plan of the enterprise, which will allow the realization of the declared investments.»

    Lev Partskhaladze, the Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services, emphasized the importance of building port infrastructure in accordance with modern technologies and developments: «Both reconstruction and construction of ports should be carried out only by modern technologies, therefore one of the main tasks of the Ministry of Regional Development is to bring to conformity state construction norms and requirements with internationally recognized regulation principles that consider the latest scientific developments. Our country has great potential in implementing such projects», – Partskhaladze said.




2018 October 16

11:55 The Port of Riga outlines a vision for future development of Spilve Meadows
11:31 Ørsted selects GeoSea for Borssele 1 & 2 foundation and turbine transport and installation
11:14 Jan De Nul will dredge access channel to Guayaquil Port
11:11 RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet detachment completed tasks in Mediterranean Sea
10:59 Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam celebrates 70 years and bids farewell to director Frits van Dongen
10:50 Detachment of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completes visit to Republic of Korea
10:28 WMU holds needs assessment workshop in Jordan
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.31% to $81.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $71.86
09:43 IMO ​pushing forward with tackling greenhouse gas emissions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,584 points

2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture