• 2017 October 23 15:28

    Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority announces 6.3-pct growth of cargo handling

    Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority says nearly 19 m tons of cargo have been handled by port operators at quays under SSSA administration. It accounts for 6.3 percent increase comparing to the previous year.

    Almost all cargo groups have noted growth, i.e. oil (+58.1 percent), ore (+54.7 percent), other bulk (+10.4 percent), general cargo (+3.7 percent). In the case of oil, the increase in imports from Russia was notable, as well as increase in exports of oil products to Benelux, as well as larger import of Diesel oil and export of oil. An increase in this cargo group is the result of gas import from Qatar and Norway. The growing ore handling resulted from increased demand among Polish and Czech steel mills for iron ore to be able to produce more steel. As regards other bulk, this year, port operators handled more ships importing methanol, pig iron, fertilisers and aggregate, and exporting fertilisers, tar, pitch and scrap metal. Larger handling of imported wood pulp, aluminium, and steel products as well as exported steel products, containerised general cargo, and growing ferry transport account for the increase in the group of general cargo.

    The increase in container handling has continued. Comparing with the previous year, container handling grew by 6.9 percent. 

    Reduced cargo handling remains in such cargo groups as coal (-33.8 percent) and grain (-24.7 percent). In the case of coal, the downward trend has continued for several years. On the one hand, it results from lower demand for coal, and on the other, it is a consequence of limited technical parameters of the fairway (depth of 10.5 m) and the facts that larger vessels tend to choose other ports. The decrease in grain handling is the result of poor yield this year and reduced demand for soybean meal.

    Comparing with a corresponding month last year, cargo handling in September this year was better by nearly 9 percent. An increase had been noted in such groups as ore (+137.4 percent), other bulk (+20.9 percent), oil (+22.5 percent), containers (+7.2 percent) and general cargo (+1.5 percent). Negative figures have noted regarding the handling of coal (-31.6 percent) and grain (-5.5 percent).

    The universal profile of ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście is the guarantee of stability in cargo handling. A decrease in one cargo group is compensated by an increase in another. Nevertheless, to maintain a growing trend, it is necessary to invest in access and port infrastructure. In the upcoming years, investment in the two areas is expected to exceed three billion Polish zlotys. This comprises both investment by the Ports Authority and other organisations, such as the Maritime Office of Szczecin and PKP PLK.




2017 November 23

16:05 CMA CGM announces GRI from Asia to ECSA
16:03 Bunker prices may turn into irregular phase in the lead-up to OPEC’s meeting
15:44 Okskaya shipyard lays down the first non-self-propelled oil barge in a series of ten vessels ordered by STLC
15:33 European Sea Ports Organisation welcomes a deadline for global solution on CO2 from shipping
15:00 Ports of Ayr and Troon celebrate delivery of new Scottish-built pilot vessel
14:19 Corvette Soobrazitelny, Baltic Fleet, performed some training missions in piracy affected areas in Gulf of Aden
14:02 Wärtsilä engines and exhaust gas cleaning chosen for new cruise ship
13:23 Navigation 2017 to close in Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW on 1 December 2017
13:02 Oldendorff Carriers receives IBJ Bulk Ship Operator of the Year award
12:36 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approves Phase I of Bagayevsky Hydrosystem project
12:10 Ports of Ayr and Troon celebrate delivery of new Scottish-built pilot vessel
11:52 Marine Recruiting Agency goes on with the program of RTG operators training
11:29 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 22 mln t milestone this year (photo)
11:04 MGO prices are still high at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:41 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Oct'17 grew by 16% to 11.28 mln t
10:18 Brent Crude futures price down 0.25% to $63.16, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.21% to $57.90
09:53 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 mln passengers in Jan-Oct'17, up 30.2%, Y-o-Y
09:35 Port of Singapore throughput up 5.9% to 519.68 mln t in 10M’17
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,413 points

2017 November 22

18:02 Throughput of port Vyborg up 13% to 1.24 mln t in 10M’17
17:46 New research reveals ‘golden period’ ahead for the Port of Barrow
17:24 Iceland accedes to air pollution treaty
17:03 MSC receives the ‘Container Line of the Year’ award
16:35 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’17 down 9% Y-o-Y to 49.40 mln t
16:03 Scottish energy ports capability directory launched
15:47 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 2% to 14.42 mln t in 10M’17
15:21 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 13.3% to 4.8 mln t in 10M’17
15:03 Otto Energy confirms the installation of the jacket and decks comprising the SM 71 F Platform
14:44 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 85.04 mln t in 10M’17
14:36 APM Terminals opens a new era for Puerto Quetzal
14:22 Okskaya shipyard will build a series of six trawlers for fishing company Variant
14:03 Forth Ports installs NORBIT survey system for the Forth and the Tay
13:21 DOF sells the vessel Skandi Møgster
12:39 ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision looks beyond human vision for ship automation
12:16 Crowley provides ATB to deliver jet fuel from U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico
12:15 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 44.01 mln t in 10M’17
11:46 Navigation season at the main route of the Volga-Baltic Waterway is over (photo)
11:08 Hapag-Lloyd buys low carbon refrigerant containers from Maersk Container Industry
10:51 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 0.13% to $62.30, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.12% to $56.49
10:07 Wagenborg Offshore chooses ULSTEIN PX121 design
09:44 Composit LLC supports “Hydraulic Engineering Structures of Water Transport” Congress as its Sponsor
09:21 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,396 points
09:07 OOCL introduces new containership OOCL Scandinavia
08:30 INEOS to deliver first ever US ethane from shale gas to China in 2019 using world’s largest ethane carrier
08:07 Further SharpEye™ order for Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrade
07:30 Ekofish Group builds twin-rigger at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam

2017 November 21

18:24 Navios Maritime Holdings reports 3Q, 9 months financial results
18:19 Philly Shipyard delivers fourth and final product tanker to Kinder Morgan
17:59 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters Norwegian Sea
17:37 Sokhna World Zone project presented to investors in Dubai
17:23 Mathilde Maersk rescues stranded fishermen
17:12 Tuco and Sea Machines unveil remote controlled ProZero workboats
16:51 Sea Port of St.Peterburg completed another stage of machinery modernization
16:34 Hapag-Lloyd announces vessel delay and port omission on WAN service
16:27 MOL and joint PBCF developers attend 2017 Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award ceremony
16:17 MMT starts offshore geophysical survey for AQUIND Interconnector
15:54 Gazprom and Shell discuss LNG projects and Nord Stream 2
15:35 IMO’s technical cooperation activities have received a boost of US$1.0 million
15:11 Kleven signs MoU with De Beers Marine Namibia