• 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 August 18

08:03 Port of Oakland to build Seaport Logistics Complex
08:00 CMA CGM announces PSS from Europe, Scandinavia, Black Sea and West Med to Indian Ocean islands
07:57 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
07:41 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S posts results for Q2 2018

2018 August 17

20:03 A system of floating containment booms installed near two jetties of Petersburg Oil Terminal
18:26 Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard launches Pola Feodosia, forth of RSD59 dry cargo vessel series
17:54 Primorsk Oil Terminal’s throughput in Jan-Jul falls 12% to 31.38 million tonnes
17:51 Nevsky Shipyard continues testing of unique replenishment system
17:08 Marine Robotics: Laws, Applications, Technologies roundtable registration underway in Moscow and Vladivostok
17:03 Port of Vysotsk volume in Jan-Jul down to 10.45 million tonnes
16:27 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Jul down 4% to 56.27 million tonnes (details)
16:04 Western Bulk publishes First half 2018 results
15:53 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes grow 13% to 34.39 million tonnes (details)
15:34 Stena Blue Sky delivers the first LNG cargo at energy giant ENN's new terminal in China
15:03 ANL announces FAK rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia
14:33 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S delivers revenue growth in the second quarter of 2018
14:03 Third railway track put into operation in Port Bronka
13:58 Nevsky Shipyard wins contract for Arc4 passenger/freight vessel duo to be deployed on Sakhalin-Kurils route
13:51 Samsung Heavy Industries wins two eco-friendly LNG carriers
13:21 TORM posts H1 2018 interim results
13:04 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S to pursue a separate listing of Maersk Drilling
12:30 Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market
12:07 Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce
11:07 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates for Far East Westbound East Asia (including Japan) to North Europe and Mediterranean
10:45 Crude oil futures price edges down to $71.38 in London, in New York to $65.44
10:07 Latest Sanmar tugboat under trials
10:02 Gazprom Neft 1H 2018 net profit soars 1.5-fold
09:41 Baltic Dry Index adds 2 pts to 1727 points
09:37 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Coronis
09:32 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices close the week on a down note
09:06 Gulftainer invests AED11 mln in road extension
08:27 CMA CGM implements new FAK rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia

2018 August 16

18:45 Kalashnikov Concern’s Vympel Shipyard lays keel for freezer trawler of Project T30
18:06 Port of Dover awarded contract to Solent Marine Ltd to design and fit-out Dover's new marina
17:32 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd increases reefer fleet by 11,100 containers
16:56 DFDS orders additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Sovcomflot’s shuttle tanker Governor Farkhutdinov ships 600th crude oil cargo for Sakhalin-2
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Mozambique
15:47 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port's H1 2018 employee benefits and rewards programme totals RUB 2.2 million
15:31 Melbourne port operator ICTSI may be investigated by State and Federal authorities
15:09 Bunker prices at Far Eastern ports remain flat
14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says