• 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 May 21

18:00 IMO continues roll out of new port emissions training
17:35 Preliminary preparation stage for concession on Northern Latitudinal Railway completed
17:08 Two more vessels added to Offshore Fleet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company
16:40 Oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky arrives at port of Messina (Sicily)
15:59 Federal funding contributes to critical infrastructure projects to support trade through the Port of Vancouver
15:31 Vympel Shipyard launches 75th Mangust patrol boat for Russian FSB Border Service (photo)
15:00 Marine Recruiting Agency starts implementing a package of educational software for UCL Holding companies
14:29 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 6,326 in RF spot market
14:03 'Sulphur cap chaos in 2020' warn world’s shipowners - ICS
13:57 BMT supports installation of Kriegers Flak Foundations
13:53 Multipurpose Reloading Complex doubles its investments in development
13:27 Financial report of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company receives positive review
12:58 Tallink wins prestigious tourism award at Asia’s biggest tourism fair ITB China
12:29 IMO supported Regional Workshop for Latin-American countries to implement treaties dealing with liability and compensation
11:56 Vladimir Serebrennikov elected as Director General of Arkhangelsk Sea Commercial Port
11:20 FESCO reduces delivery time from Republic of Korea to Russia from 23 to 15 days
10:31 Water Transport newspaper celebrates its centenary on 31 May 2018 at Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
10:08 MOL starts selling of new "Viable Organism Analyzer" for ballast water
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.7% to $79.06, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.69% to $71.86
09:38 NOVATEK creates Maritime Arctic Transport Company
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,273 points

2018 May 20

09:21 Hapag-Lloyd announces FAK rates from North Europe to Caribbean, Central America and South America West Coast
09:19 EU Ambassadors visit Peru’s largest multipurpose terminal
09:16 SEA\LNG bolsters its knowledge base with the addition of MAN Diesel & Turbo
09:13 Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus
09:11 Canadian Coast Guard selects ABS for fleetwide contract

2018 May 19

10:56 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
10:01 CMA CGM announces PSS from Nigeria to India and Vietnam
07:50 Port of Kiel welcomes “Saga Sapphire” maiden visit
07:47 The “GRANDE HALIFAX” christened in Halifax

2018 May 18

18:00 Denis Manturov appointed as the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
17:44 Port of Hamburg posts Q1 2018 results
17:39 Yevgeny Ditrikh appointed as the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation (photo)
17:38 Seaspan accepts delivery of third 10000 TEU SAVER containership in four ship series
17:35 Prosafe extends standstill agreement with Cosco
17:17 Okskaya Sudoverf delivered Belmax 1, first non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20
16:51 Special event on ports at IMO Headquarters will focus on single window, ports and logistics
16:35 Port of Hamburg receives ‘Best Global Seaport’ award
16:05 IMO begins scoping exercise on autonomous vessels
15:42 Brand-new jetty at Rotterdam LBC Tank Terminals ready for vessels
15:40 HELCOM group meets in Riga to discuss nutrients from land-based sources
15:39 Multimillion pound investment continues in Grangemouth, Scotland's premier port
15:38 India benefits from IMO training on port emissions
15:11 Nevsky Shipyard starts sea trials of medium sea tanker of project 23130 (photo)
14:44 Star Marine takes delivery of RAstar 3400 quartet
13:53 Ladozhsky Bridge in the Leningrad Region drawn twice to let PORT FLEET’s tugboats through
13:47 Eniram signs MoU with Arista Shipping to participate in Project Forward for developing new generation of bulk carriers
13:29 Statoil ASA changes name to Equinor ASA
13:00 Cargo turnover at inland water ways of Azov-Don Basin down 12.7% to 606,000 tonnes
12:42 ABS to provide class and certification services for the entire Canadian Coast Guard fleet
11:57 Astrakhan branch of Zvyozdochka shipyard launches rescue towboat for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
11:35 Huntington Ingalls authenticates keel of submarine Montana (SSN 794)
11:18 Akademik Lomonosov FPU arrives in the Kola Bay (photo)
11:03 UAE signs MoU with ITF
10:32 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 4M’18 up 10% Y-o-Y to 4.71 million tonnes
10:30 Scorpio Tankers announces sale and leaseback agreements for five product tankers
10:13 Brent Crude futures price up 0.30% to $79.54, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.21% to $71.64
09:56 ZNT Yard launched the lead hydrographic survey vessel and lays down two more HSVs (photo)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index fell to 1,305 points

2018 May 17

18:05 Technava and Propulsion Analytics join forces for providing management solutions to the shipping industry in Greece and Cyprus