• 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.




2019 February 18

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13:39 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress to gather over 200 Russian and foreign participants
13:15 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia Japan service network for 2019
12:51 Nakhodka Trade Sea Port and Damen sign contract on delivery of tug by summer 2019
12:18 33 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 17-18
11:53 World Maritime University signs MoU with Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
11:30 Coastal fish assessments to continue in Baltic Sea with renewed HELCOM project
11:07 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on ultra-luxury cruise ship "Silver Moon"
10:55 Finnpilot Pilotage amendments its service terms during validity of winter assistance restrictions
10:26 ASCO is interested in cooperation with prominent shipping companies
10:07 Diana Shipping announces the sale of two Panamax dry bulk vessels and time charter contracts for m/v Crystalia and m/v Maera with Glencore
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $66.36, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $56.23
09:21 Baltic Dry Index is up to 639 points
09:07 Panama Canal Board of Directors appoints new Canal Administrator and Deputy Administrator
08:07 IMO conducts training course to enhance maritime security in Kenya
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2019 February 17

16:59 Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas
15:09 Kleven Shipyard delivers to Maersk the AHTS Maersk Maker
14:33 Danube high-speed low-wash ferry offers new level of efficiency and reliability
13:21 Interorient Marine Services Ltd. convicted and sentenced for oil discharge
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11:01 European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment

2019 February 16

16:15 Ribbon-cutting kicks off ICTSI´s Batumi terminal expansion project
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10:26 Chevron inks new LNG agreement with GS Caltex

2019 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
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15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
12:08 Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent January 2019
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11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
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10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
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09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
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2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
17:44 Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
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17:03 MOL Techno-Trade takes part in marine environmental protection program
16:25 VTB acquires 100% of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from NSCP Group
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15:49 “K” Line’s LNGC makes maiden call from Ichthys LNG Project to Naoetsu LNG Terminal in Japan
15:40 BSTDB to finance construction of Lavna coal terminal under agreement with STLC
15:21 2nd Conference “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” to be held under the auspices of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15:03 ONE renewes own loading record exceeding 19000TEUs