• 2017 November 23 17:20

    Opatija, Croatia hosts three-day conference “The Port of Rijeka, Gateway of the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor”

    On 20th November this year, in Opatija, Croatia, a three-day conference started on “The Port of Rijeka, Gateway of the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor”. Attendees included Dariusz Słaboszewski, the President of Board, and Aneta Szreder-Piernicka, the Commercial Director. President Słaboszewski plays a double role at the conference, since he represents the Ports Authority and the Baltic Port Organisation (BPO), says press center of Port Szczecin-Swinoujscie.

    It is an international conference with an honorary patronage assumed by Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, the President of Croatia.

    Specific panels will discuss opportunities for developing the port of Rijeka and challenges related to it. The agenda includes a study visit to the port.

    In his interventions, President Słaboszewski is going to focus on previous experience of the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście as core ports of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor. Additionally, on behalf of the BPO, he is going to invite to an annual conference of the organization (BPO Conference) to be held in Szczecin in September 2018.

    Our presence at the conference in Opatija results from tightening of the cooperation between the Szczecin and Świnoujście Ports Authority and the Port of Rijeka. On 7th July this year, the authorities of the two ports signed a cooperation agreement during the meeting of the Three Seas Initiative held in Warsaw. It is worth noting that during the Opatija conference a similar agreement will be signed between the Port of Rijeka and the Gdańsk Port Authority.

    The ports complex of Szczecin-Świnoujście is linked with Rijeka by the Baltic-Adriatic transport corridor with the Polish ports situated at one end of the corridor.

    Rijeka is the third largest city (population of about 170 thou.) and the largest port of Croatia. The port has a strategic location, especially considering the extension of the Suez Canal and the growth potential related to it. Therefore, clients of Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports, who are interested in trade between Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, may enjoy ideal conditions for further geographic expansion.Just like ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście, Rijeka is a universal port. In recent years, cargo handling in that port reached 9-13 m tons, including general cargo 2.1-2.3 m tons, dry bulk about 2 m tons, liquid bulk in excess of 6.5 m tons, and timber nearly 400 thou. tons. Container handling in 2015 reached the level of 200 thou. TEU and has been rapidly rowing. Rijeka, like the port of Świnoujście, also operates a ferry terminal.

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum
11:39 Vostochny Port JSC exported 5 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:50 Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement
10:31 Finnlines plans to lengthen two more Ro-Ro ships
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $67.58, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.25% to $63.7
09:51 ABP's Port of Ayr took delivery of Liebherr crane
09:44 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,122 points
08:08 Scottish ports secure AEO status for Leith, Rosyth and Grangemouth
00:32 Ontario Government accepts Damen proposal for full ferry electrification

2018 March 20

18:20 Sirius Petroleum announces delivery of compact well head systems for Ororo-4 and Ororo-5
18:02 Leningrad Region Governor visits Vyborg Shipyard
17:56 PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals enhances Nhava Sheva connectivity with first barge and train volumes
17:40 Van Oord posts results for 2017