• 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 February 21

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
13:32 Carnival Fascination resumes year-round service from San Juan
13:20 Port of Kavkaz sees a 50% spike in freight volumes, to 1.98 million tonnes
13:09 Rosterminalugol coal exports reach 150-millionth tonne milestone
13:02 Partners start financing waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam
12:35 First foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak installed in Denmark
12:18 Bunker fuel prices in the Far East ports remain firm
12:07 United Shipbuilding Corp: the floating co-generation plant Akademik Lomonosov is 96% complete
11:32 Rotterdam port diminishes the sale of bunker oil to 9.9 million m3 in 2017
11:27 APM Terminals Itajaí to double monthly volume
10:44 Crude oil futures price slides 0.29% to $65,48 in London, in New York gains 1.17% to $62,27
10:36 Sevastopol to host 6th Business Forum SIMBF 2018, June 6-7
09:49 Russian M100 product spot price gains last week to RUB 5,594/mt
09:30 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1087 points

2018 February 19

18:52 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to new phases of ZVEZDA Shipyard construction
18:05 Maersk Line increases FAK rates from Europe to West Coast South America, Caribbean and Middle America
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd introduces Asia – Middle East – New Asia Red Sea Service (AR1)
16:05 Maersk Line increases Reefer FAK rates from North Europe to Far East Asia
15:49 Iskes Towage & Salvage adds two more Damen ASD Tugs 2810 to its fleet
15:25 Maersk Line increases DRY rates from Russia to Far East Asia
15:02 The Russian Register of Seaports updates Port of Tuapse details
14:53 Nevsky Shipyard prepares the Akademik Pashin to test underway replenishment capabilities
14:26 Xeneta increases its data coverage by 161% in 2017
13:49 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assist shipping in the Gulf of Finland, escorted 17 vessels
13:12 GasLog reports financial results for 2017
12:01 GoodBulk announces delivery of Capesize vessel
11:46 Port of Mariupol freight volumes soar 32.3% to 455,860 tonnes
11:08 APL expands Eagle GO. Guaranteed service to 29 Asian port origins
10:48 NOVATEK inks cooperation MoU with Saudi Aramco
10:34 Crude oil futures price grows by 0.85% to $65,39 in London, in New York - by 1.25% to $62,45
09:08 Baltic Dry Index edges down 0.46% to 1084 points

2018 February 18

09:24 Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from Finland, Russia, Baltic States, Sweden, UK to East Asia (incl. Japan)
09:21 Preparing to define the Baltic Sea’s significant marine areas
09:19 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the Fourth Container Terminal of JNPT in Mumbai