• 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.




2018 February 21

19:06 Russia’s State Duma set to change tariff policy to lend a helping hand to inland water transport
18:07 ONE, OOCL and SACO Shipping use booking tool eBooking
17:43 Renovated Stena Line Terminal at Europoort starts operation
17:06 Project to map ocean floor by 2030 now operational
16:52 Rosterminalugol export coal terminal handles 3-millionth tonne YTD
16:22 Zelenodolsk Shipyard to host keel-laying of 11th Buyan-M class corvette, Feb. 23
15:03 Launching of RST27M Balt Flot 20 at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard slated for Feb. 22
14:14 NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017
13:18 ATOMFLOT says Russia needs nine more icebreakers for the Northern Sea Route by 2025
13:01 Clarksons Platou collaborates with Maersk Line to provide shipping services in Egypt
12:43 Big Port of St. Petersburg imposes ice restrictions in the harbour effective as of March 7, 2018
12:31 Castellammare Di Stabia starts slipway works on the multipurpose amphibious unit
12:10 Rosterminalugol transferred over RUB 1.5bn of taxes to different budgets
12:01 Panama Canal hosts Cheniere Energy to discuss LNG’s Future at the waterway
11:25 MOL car carrier rescues castaways in the North Atlantic Ocean
10:53 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.8% to $64,73 in London and 1% to $61,17 in New York
10:46 Sovcomflot and Shell ink time-charter agreements for Aframax LNG-powered duo
10:35 Vostochny Port obtains ISO 14001:2015 certificate
09:48 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices move upward
09:26 Baltic Dry Index rises 2.76% to 1117 points

2018 February 20

18:37 Time is running out to register for the Dangerous Goods: New Requirements for Transportation Conference, March 1, 2018
18:31 Russian association of fishery businesses call to revise a 'fishing quotas per a keel' terms
18:06 AVANZA completes a successful trial with Daikin Reefer
17:38 The Maritime CIO Forume Cyprus 2018 to be held in Limassol, March 27
17:03 DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates
16:55 RIMS secured a further class approval from Korean Register of Shipping for the use of drones during surveys
16:39 Taganrog Commercial Sea Port spent $156 000 on environment protection in 2017
16:34 Wärtsilä and Maersk Drilling create a joint 25-year strategy for thruster services to increase uptime and reduce costs
16:04 Post-Brexit port health border disruption still a major concern for British ports
15:34 Goltens teams up with Yara Marine on SOx scrubbers
15:21 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port earmarked $74,4 to support social programmes in 2017
15:04 US Navy awards concept design contract to Fincantieri to evolve FREMM into FFG(X)
14:32 Port of Marseille Fos traffic up 8% in 2017
14:02 The largest vessel enters Busan Port since its opening
13:32 Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan
13:20 Port of Kavkaz sees a 50% spike in freight volumes, to 1.98 million tonnes
13:09 Rosterminalugol coal exports reach 150-millionth tonne milestone
13:02 Partners start financing waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
12:35 First foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak installed in Denmark
12:18 Bunker fuel prices in the Far East ports remain firm
12:07 United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
11:32 Rotterdam port diminishes the sale of bunker oil to 9.9 million m3 in 2017
11:27 APM Terminals Itajaí to double monthly volume
10:44 Crude oil futures price slides 0.29% to $65,48 in London, in New York gains 1.17% to $62,27
10:36 Sevastopol to host 6th Business Forum SIMBF 2018, June 6-7
09:49 Russian M100 product spot price gains last week to RUB 5,594/mt
09:30 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1087 points

2018 February 19

18:52 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to new phases of ZVEZDA Shipyard construction
18:05 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Europe to West Coast South America, Caribbean and Middle America
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd introduces Asia – Middle East – New Asia Red Sea Service (AR1)
16:05 Maersk Line increases Reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
15:49 Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
15:25 Maersk Line increases DRY rates from Russia to Far East Asia
15:02 The Russian Register of Seaports updates Port of Tuapse details
14:53 Nevsky Shipyard prepares the Akademik Pashin to test underway replenishment capabilities
14:26 Xeneta increases its data coverage by 161% in 2017
13:49 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assist shipping in the Gulf of Finland, escorted 17 vessels
13:12 GasLog reports financial results for 2017
12:01 GoodBulk announces delivery of Capesize vessel
11:46 Port of Mariupol freight volumes soar 32.3% to 455,860 tonnes