• 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.




2019 January 21

21:25 Nine dead in two ships fire accident in the Kerch Strait
18:15 Port of Oakland hails shipping lines, terminal for clean air work
17:36 Evac acquires of UK service company Transvac
17:06 High Speed Transfers signs contract for third Damen FCS 2710 fast crew supplier
16:35 DFDS starts trials of Jinling Shipyard’s newbuild
16:05 Prototype most powerful wind turbine in the world Haliade-X 12 MW installed at Maasvlakte this summer
15:36 Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping launched today
15:29 Yang Ming provides new China-Malaysia direct service
14:55 Szczecin-Świnoujście Port Complex handled over 28.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 12.5% Y-o-Y
14:33 Incat to build a new ship for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago
14:03 CMA CGM joins to the world’s largest operational agreement extention
13:27 Algoma receives full refund for shipbuilding contracts with Uljanik and 3Maj Shipyard
13:13 ESL Shipping strengthens its Chartering team
12:46 Leonid Mashaev appointed as Acting General Director of “State Customer’s Directorate for Seaborne Transport Development Programmes”
12:18 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 14,769 in RF spot market
11:49 Dublin Port’s сargo volumes up by 4.3% in 2018
11:22 FESCO and ZIH launching a container train from Germany to China through the Far East
10:55 14 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 20-21
10:27 TransContainer announced its preliminary operating results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2018
10:04 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.43% to $54.28
09:40 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 2018 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 14.05 million tonnes
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,112 points

2019 January 20

16:08 Subsea 7 acquires multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel
15:03 TEPCO and Ørsted sign MoU to work jointly on offshore wind projects
13:51 Major contract for JSS awarded to Montreal-based company
12:42 Huntington Ingalls Industries to acquire Fulcrum IT Services
10:47 Algoma provides update on status of fleet renewal

2019 January 19

16:19 Ocean Yield acquires Suezmax tanker Milos for $56.0 million
15:16 Evac expansion continues with acquisition of UK service company Transvac Systems
14:02 Deltamarin contracted to continue with Titanic II project
12:51 SGRE launches 10 MW offshore wind turbine
11:44 Algoma increases its interest in the ocean self-unloader Pool

2019 January 18

18:06 North Carolina Ports sets new record in 2018
17:47 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2018 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 3.2 million tonnes
17:25 Okskaya Sudoverf obtains patent for state-of-the-art pontoons
17:06 Hamburg prepares for ‘Hard Brexit’
16:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2018 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 53.48 million tonnes
16:23 GTT receives a new order from SHI to design the tanks of two LNG carriers on behalf of Gaslog
16:20 NOVATEK elects new Board of Directors
15:56 Throughput of port Vyborg in 2018 grew by 25% Y-o-Y to 1.93 million tonnes
15:33 Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China
15:21 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2018 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 49.8 million tonnes
15:03 Panama Direct service CMA CGM to resume weekly rotations
14:47 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2018 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 18.79 million tonnes
14:33 GranIHC appointed contractor for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II Project
14:19 Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes in 2018, down 4% Y-o-Y
14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points