• 2017 June 19 11:03

    5th International Maritime Congress held in Szczecin with Port of Gdansk as a partner

    On 8-9 June, the International Maritime Congress was held in Szczecin for the fifth time. The Port of Gdansk Authority SA, a partner of the event, says it is an event which provides a platform for discussion and meeting for representatives of the broadly defined maritime economy sector, including representatives of the world of industry, science, and politics.

    During the two days of meetings, representatives of the maritime sector discussed topics such as inland navigation in the European Union's transport corridor development policy, the significance of rivers in the development of cross-border regions, and the economic benefits from their navigability. A lot of space was also dedicated to maritime education, the development of the shipbuilding industry and navigation project financing.

    On the second day of the congress, during the discussion panel dedicated directly to ports, issues such as investments in the so-called green infrastructure at the Baltic ports, and their influence on enhancing the competitiveness of the ports in the global market were raised. The issue of the Silk Road and its predicted economic and geopolitical consequences, especially important to Europe, was also brought up.

    The panel entitled "The Baltic on the global sea shipping map" enjoyed particular interest. It was initiated by Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA, who presented the current situation of the Baltic Sea in the context of the development of sea logistics routes in Europe.

    In his presentation, President Greinke emphasised the great dynamics of the Baltic Sea's development within the last dozen or so years. As he stressed during his speech, since the beginning of the 21st century, an over 50% increase in commodity turnover was recorded within the basin, and as a consequence, a considerable increase in the Baltic's share in Europe's maritime turnover. Significant changes also took place in terms of the distribution of powers among the Baltic countries, whereby - as L. Greinke emphasised - Poland advanced from fifth to second position within the past 20 years, outdistancing the Scandinavian ports.

    Further on during the panel, port authority Presidents discussed important changes which have taken in the Baltic Sea, above all the tremendous surge of the Polish ports and their significance in the continent's shipping market. The participants sought answers to questions on how to maintain this positive trend in the Polish maritime economy and further enhance its significance on the global sea shipping map. The development of deepwater port infrastructure and expansion of the Polish ports' impact on its base, including countries such as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, were recognised as the most important factors. The significance of further development of road and railway access infrastructure in the country, expansion of the network of shipping connections from the Polish ports, and providing legislative solutions compliant with Western standards were also highlighted.

    Moreover, the two-day event offered an opportunity to enter into discussion about planned and ongoing infrastructure investments at ports, in which the greatest chance for the further dynamic development of the Polish maritime economy was seen.




2017 December 11

18:27 APL expands coverage in the Trans-Atlantic with New North Atlantic Service
18:07 Keppel secures S$130 million in projects from repeat customers
18:01 NOVATEK: LNG sales under long-term contracts will commence in April 2018
17:39 LR and UMAS release ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’ study
17:38 Port of Riga introduces new and innovative dry bulk handling technology
17:33 Van Oord completes expansion of Taiwan's largest port
17:16 ABB’s first Azipod® D propulsion system now in operation
17:06 Damen Schelde Gears acquired by RENK
16:55 Private sector partners in the pursuit of low carbon shipping
16:55 Teekay LNG Partners secures long-term financing for Yamal ARC7 LNG carriers
16:51 IMO Assembly adopts vision and strategic directions
16:33 Port of Helsinki’s West Terminal 2 awarded recognition for accessibility
16:03 Essar Vizag Terminal to take week-long shutdown to commission 8,000 TPH ship loader
15:47 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’17 grew by 9% to 716.7 mln t (detalization)
15:33 ICTSI agree on Motukea port project framework
15:19 Navigation season is over in Volga-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW (photo)
15:03 Port of Antwerp to invest 1.4 million euros over the next three years in seven projects
14:33 Maersk Line completes the divestment of Mercosul Line
14:21 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 13,104 in RF spot market
14:03 Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, UWT and Smith Holland to launch an Empty Transferium at Maasvlakte’s ECT Euromax terminal
13:37 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for Aker BP's Ærfugl
13:12 Russian seaports handled 716.75 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 9% Y-o-Y
12:50 ABP on course to become one of UK’s biggest corporate solar power producers
12:24 Gdansk, Poland to host Transport Week 2018 on March 6-8
12:01 JNPT records growth of 5.76% in container handling DPD share up at 34.73 per cent
11:48 Marine environment protection in Southeast Asia gets fresh backing from Norad
11:33 IMO took part in Salvage & Wreck London 2017 Conference
11:09 Vroon holds naming ceremony for VOS Stone
10:46 RF Transport Ministry starts drafting a bill to divide work between providers of pilotage services
10:22 Brent Crude futures price down 0.43% to $63.13, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $57.13
10:00 DNV GL presents GTT and TECHNOLOG with GASA statement for exoskeleton LNG tanks
09:59 Throughput of port HaminaKotka (Finland) up 10.4% to 13.36 mln t in 11M’17
09:40 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) up 9% to 18.5 mln t in 11M’17
09:34 China Merchants Port officially operates Hambantota Port
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,702 points

2017 December 9

06:36 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates for all cargoes and all container types from North East Asia to Australia
06:35 British Ports looking for cross border trade solutions as the UK and EU pass first big hurdle in the Brexit negotiations
06:30 Polarcus secures funding for 3D broadband project in Australia
04:11 CMA CGM GROUP completes the acquisition of MERCOSUL Line and strengthens its service offering in South America

2017 December 8

21:46 Neptumar agency successfully completes challenging two-phased delivery of project cargo from China to St. Petersburg
18:17 Yamal LNG loads first batch of LNG on Christophe de Margerie tanker
18:06 Wison multifunctional LNG Distributor granted AiP by DNV GL
17:06 China Classification Society signs Framework Agreement with MAN
16:58 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is ready to lay down yet another mine countermeasures vessel for RF Navy (photo)
16:27 Ice-class ships Spasatel Demidov, Admiral Lazarev and Admiral Serebryakov will assist vessels in the Kerch Strait this winter (photo)
16:05 MAN PrimeServ China signs Service Station Agreement with Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard
15:36 CMA CGM premium service to optimize CO2 emissions
15:34 Morsviazsputnik and Qiwi Blockchain Technology signed cooperation agreement (photo)
15:10 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 18% Y-o-Y
14:46 ABB opens first ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operation Center in China
14:19 ABB AbilityTM extended with digital turbocharging solutions for marine
13:48 Sovcomflot’s Christophe de Margerie named Engineering Project of the Year at 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards
13:43 Jumbo signs LOI to order new LNG powered offshore construction vessel
13:25 Bunker prices go down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
13:01 Teekay Tankers announces management change
12:30 Le Havre, France hosts "Women in Port Management" course
12:01 Port of Virginia posts results for Nov 2017
11:43 LUKOIL starts drilling of first production well at Filanovsky field's Phase 2
11:22 FESCO transported 21 000 tons of cargo to northern Russia
11:01 BMT awarded new funding for autonomous navigation