• 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 February 24

17:06 HHLA: First 20,000 TEU container ship at Tollerort
17:02 Jumbo completes project for the Arkona offshore wind farm

2018 February 22

18:25 European Commission fines maritime car carriers, parts suppliers in three separate cartel settlements
18:11 Port of Gdansk expects multimilloin investments
17:51 Port of St. Petersburg bunker prices edge up (graph)
17:35 Russia’s antitrust regulator gives Transneft green light on Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port deal
17:02 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
16:02 The tall ship that harnesses the wind to recharge its batteries
15:29 Port of Tallinn opens passenger terminal A renovated arrivals hall
15:13 MABUX: Bunker market may continue moderate upward evolution next week
15:02 GoodBulk announces delivery of two Capesize vessels
14:40 New product tanker of RTS27M series Balt Flot 20 takes to the water at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard
14:02 European Commission issues decision concerning the Violation of European Antitrust Law
13:35 Vostochny Port JSC picks contractors for coal transfer stations Phase 3 project
13:32 HMM reaches over 10,000 TEU in terms of volume of its US Premium Service
13:02 Boskalis receives EUR 300 million Letter of Award for Singapore Finger Pier 3 development
12:24 Northwest Seaport Alliance container volumes decline in January
12:17 Bunker prices in Far East seaports close the week flat
12:12 Rolls-Royce to supply propellers and mission bay technology for UK Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship
10:41 Crude oil futures prices fell 0.81% to $64,89 in London, in New York – by 1.07% to $61,02
10:32 Waterborne freight in Ukraine rose in January by 71.7% to 300,000 tonnes
10:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from the U.A.E. to West Africa
09:18 Waterborne passenger traffic in Ukraine plummets 44.4% in January
09:13 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1146 points
09:05 Konecranes strengthens its bulk handling presence in Japan with a Model 4 mobile harbor crane
08:17 World port accelerator programme PortXL to be launched in Singapore

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