• 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.

2018 September 25

18:37 Colombo Dockyard achieves recognition at the Presidential Export Award
18:10 Tersan Shipyard (Turkey) lays down lead crab catching and processing ship of Project ST184 for Arktikservis
17:56 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
17:36 The Ocean Cleanup chooses Iridium as provider of satellite communications services
17:20 First RITM-200 reactor intended for nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural left for Baltiysky Zavod shipyard
17:06 ABP opens up Humber International Enterprise Park development plans to public
16:57 Shippers suspect sulphur stitch-up
16:29 Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton
16:20 Portugal joins WISTA International
15:38 Volga Shipping Company named the best in terms of transport security
15:12 Mr. Birkir Hólm Guðnason hired as CEO of Samskip Iceland
14:11 CMA CGM to review sales policy regarding Low Sulphur IMO 2020 Regulation
13:49 NIBULON successfully completed its passenger transportation season
13:11 North Carolina Ports’ terminals resume full commercial operations following hurricane Florence
12:50 Fuel oil prices are going up in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 Havila Kystruten selects Havyard to deliver the ship design and extensive equipment package for four new vessels
12:14 European ports welcome Parliament’s explicit support to remove the tax barriers for shore-side electricity for ships
12:01 Long Beach Commission OKs budget for expanded rail yard
11:43 DHT Holdings announces $50 mln scrubber financing
11:32 Nevsky Shipyard takes part in «Marintec Offshore Russia» exhibition
11:00 GTT receives a new order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
10:55 NYK announces delivery of new wood-chip carrier for Hokuetsu Corporation
10:24 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,434 points
10:01 Brent Crude futures price up 0.2% to $80.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.12% to $72.17
09:38 Yaroslavsky Shipyard lays down oil recovery vessel of Project Р2114 for Transneft
09:15 Audit summary report to be considered by Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments

2018 September 24

18:36 DNV GL unveils the complexity of ocean governance in report for the UN Global Compact
18:03 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS announces completion of USD 45.0 million private placement
17:52 Port of Southampton recognised in top 20 under 40 cruise award
17:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from India West Coast to Mozambique
17:03 Metropolitan Plan for Great Newcastle endorses Port of Newcastle vision
16:50 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handles cargo for Nord Stream 2
16:47 Wightlink names its new flagship
16:45 Bomin exits the bunker markets in Singapore and Antwerp
16:43 Hamburg and St. Petersburg strengthen cooperation at the Port Evening
16:33 DNV GL ends operations in Iran by 4th November
16:19 Vladimir Panchenko dredger built by Shipbuilding - Ship Repair Corporation features local content of 90%
16:03 IMO sadness over Nyerere casualty
15:47 Moby Dik terminal starts handling vessels of Sea Connect line
15:33 Wärtsilä inaugurates upgraded EGC test facilities in Norway
15:20 ESPO wants more ambition on harmonisation of data, while maintaining flexibility in reporting systems
15:03 Vinalines to build 2 terminals at $299 mln in Lach Huyen Port
14:46 Port of Antwerp presents smart port of the future at Supernova
14:33 DFDS Seaways raises capacity on route Zeebrugge - Norway
14:18 Feasibility study of concession of state stevedoring companies «Olvia» and «Kherson» presented for acquaintance to potential investors
14:03 Norway’s largest cruise port of Bergen to build Europe’s largest onshore power supply facility
13:59 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg named one of the best transport infrastructure facilities
13:34 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 21,529 in RF spot market
13:11 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
12:45 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to Brazil
12:23 Finalists for the Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai announced
12:00 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
11:16 Longline factory ship Marlin laid down by Severnaya Verf shipyard to feature 40% of local content
10:54 Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker
10:52 NOVATEK increases number of Management Board members
10:28 Smart shipping to be under the spotlight at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
10:05 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,413 points
09:43 Brent Crude futures price up 1.25% to $79.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.2% to $71.63
09:21 Freeport of Riga’s project on construction of Krievu Island Terminal enters its final phase
09:00 Vice Premier Han Zheng inspected COSCO-PSA terminal in Singapore