• 2017 July 18 13:01

    Krievu Island territory local plan development was started

    Development of a local plan for the territory of the Krievu Island terminal project, covering approximately 156 ha, was started. According to the Freeport of Riga, the reason for its development is the necessity to provide more detailed conditions for the use of the territory of the Krievu island and to improve the requirements for cargo storage, processing and handling, specified in the current spatial plan, harmonizing them with the best available industry methods set forth in the guidelines of the European Commission's Joint Research Center's “Emissions from storage”. The details and improvements will not change and will not affect the objectives of the use of the Krievu Island territory, which are currently defined in the Riga spatial planning.

    Today the newly built Krievu Island terminals were visited by the representatives of public organizations of residents of areas, located in the vicinity of the Freeport Territory, such as Bolderaja, Kundzinsala and Vecmilgravis, as well as the members of the Environment Protection Club. The purpose of the visit, dedicated to the development of the local planning commencement, was to see the results of the work carried out within the framework of the 1st round of the Krievu Island Project, as well as to get acquainted with the objectives and tasks of the local planning and the works planned for the second round of the project.

    The local plan will be developed by SIA METRUM, which obtained the right to perform this work as a result of an open competition. The local plan for the territory of the Krievu Island will consist of 3 interconnected parts - the explanatory memorandum, the graphic part and the terms for construction and the territory use. Due to importance of the project and the high public interest for the project design, in addition to the public engagement activities, specified in the regulatory enactments, additional information measures are planned, including, if necessary, arranging meetings and discussions with interested parties.

    The aim of the project “The Krievu Sala Infrastructure Development for Relocation of the Port Operation from the City Center” is to free the historical center of Riga from polluting cargo handling operations, transferring the port terminals to a more appropriate place - Krievu Island (Krievu Sala), while ensuring the competitiveness of the Riga port in the Baltic Sea region.

    The project part with the Cohesion Fund co-financing has been implemented from 2010 till the end of 2015, when the project infrastructure was put into operation. In the framework of the project the port infrastructure, which complies with the world standards, was built with four deep-water berths with a total length of 1,180 m and a 249 meters long connecting berth. The depth at berths is 15.5 m, with the possibility to extend up to 17 meters. With the purpose to create a new territory and in the process of access fairway dredging activities 2.7 million cubic meters of sand were dredged from the Daugava riverbed and due to reclamation the Krievu Island territory of 75 ha is currently 2.50 m above the sea level. Access roads and streets (of 5.2 km) were built to access the terminal, as well as the rail network (of 11 km) and all the necessary engineering infrastructure and communications.

    Currently, the Freeport of Riga Authority, in co-operation with terminal operators, has started the implementation of the second phase of the project, during which construction projects are being developed for construction of two bulk and general cargo handling terminals on the territory, created during the first phase of the project, thus providing the efficient relocation of bulk cargo operations from the territories of Andrejsala and Eksportosta to Krievu Island.

    The planned terminal throughput capacity is from 15 to 20 million tons per year. The total project cost is 151.8 million euro. By thoughtfully implementing project activities, it was possible to achieve 10 million EUR savings.




2018 May 22

18:37 CMA CGM announces GRR from India and Sri Lanka to West Africa
18:07 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company adopts ABS Subchapter M regulatory compliance mobile software
17:47 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 2.8% to 6.49 million TEUs in Jan-Apr’18
17:33 Suez Canal revenues up to 479.3million dollar in April
17:26 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for initial section of longline factory vessel (photo)
17:05 Med Marine signs two new design contracts with Robert Allan
16:28 Okskaya Sudoverf launches second shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 2 (photo)
16:05 Bibby Offshore secures multimillion North Sea contract
15:50 RF Ministry of Justice registers order on designation of caution areas in ports of cities hosting World Cup 2018
15:34 New generation of RoRo’s designed by KNUD E. HANSEN for Grimaldi
15:04 Iridium network approved to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services
14:39 North West MP finds out more about how the Port of Barrow is powering the region
14:10 Rosmorport continues providing icebreaker assistance in the Arctic Basin
13:45 Bunker prices are going up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:21 Van Oord marks 150th anniversary with christening of SRI vessel Bravenes
12:42 IMO approves joint RF/USA proposal on regulation of shipping in the Bering Strait (photo)
12:23 Wärtsilä LNGPac passes 100th order milestone
12:14 Jotun Australia is formally open for Yacht business with complete yacht coating solutions
11:30 ABS Nautical Systems chosen as exclusive mobile compliance solution for Crosby tugs
11:26 Baltic icebreaking season 2017-2018 ends
11:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 4M’18 up 51% Y-o-Y to 11.28 million tonnes
10:48 IMO agrees to recognize that the Iridium network meets all the criteria
10:37 Presidents of Iceland and Finland discussed Arctic matters on board IB Urho
10:12 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $79.44, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.32% to $72.58
09:44 Development and financing of strategic transport projects uniting Lithuania and Poland discussed in Vilnius
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,239 points

2018 May 21

18:31 P&O Cruises marks first construction milestone for newest ship with steel cutting ceremony in Papenburg
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)