• 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.


2017 December 18

11:23 Sirius Shipping took over the management for the vessel M/T Donia
10:59 The Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority expanded its land by nearly 10 ha in the port of Świnoujście
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.16% to $57.42
10:04 Russian Navy oceanographic ship Yantar pays business visit to Buenos Aires
09:42 Admiral Vladimirsky, research ship of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet, lays it course to Indian Ocean
09:20 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,619 points
09:08 Egypt officially starts operations of the Mediterranean’s largest gas field
08:11 DNV GL introduces first classification guideline for 3D printing

2017 December 17

08:08 APL enhances India Pakistan-Mediterranean Express Service with new port calls
07:06 Data on the LNG terminal in Świnoujście published on the ALSI platform
07:04 HELCOM and BONUS tighten collaboration for the good of environmental protection action in the Baltic Sea
06:57 Viking Sun sets sail on first world cruise from Miami to London

2017 December 16

07:46 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
06:51 Hapag-Lloyd announces new rates from Far East Westbound East Asia (including Japan) to Europe N.C. and Mediterranean
06:49 Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam to launch a pilot project with ‘fixed windows’ for inland vessels with large call sizes
06:45 Miriam Maes to succeed Rutger van Slobbe as Chair of the Port of Rotterdam Authority Advisory Board
06:37 DNV GL launches first class guideline for additive manufacturing

2017 December 15

23:12 Russia and USA filed first ever joint note to IMO on shipping in Bering Strait and Bering Sea
18:20 Onezhsky Shipyard launched self-propelled hopper Silnaya (photo)
18:06 DOF sells the vessel Skandi Marstein
17:06 The Port of Gdansk to expand the Oliwskie Quay
16:50 Russia’s State Duma approves ensuring the priority of ships flying RF flag in the segment of short-sea shipping
16:21 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:34 Construction at NIBULON’s transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv is in full swing
14:45 Klaipėdos Nafta and Eesti Gaas begin cooperation in small-scale LNG distribution business
14:18 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Korea Shipowners’ Association as first sub-Arctic member
13:51 Baltic Workboats delivered 24m combat pollution and diving support vessel to Port of Klaipeda
13:29 WMU Executive Board 21st Session meets in London
12:56 Marine Recruiting Agency launches training project for Rosterminalugol
12:33 Skangas to source LNG at import terminal on Isle of Grain, UK
12:10 Ningbo Zhoushan Port volumes up 9.6% to 933 million tons in Jan - Nov 2017
11:58 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company holds training with participation of crane ships crew
11:32 Africa maritime cooperation centre launched
11:09 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) up 14% to 13.1 mln t in 11M’17
10:44 Brent Crude futures price up 0.11% to $63.38, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.39% to $57.26
10:30 Rolls-Royce delivers first mobile MTU gas engines for Rederij Doeksen
10:11 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 39.21 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 6.5% Y-o-Y
09:57 IAA PortNews offers video of virtual round-table meeting “Best practices of coal transshipment in Russian ports”
09:32 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,668 points
09:16 GTT signs new Global Services Agreement with Chevron Transport Corporation
08:25 Safe Bulkers announces acquisition of a Post-Panamax class dry-bulk vessel
07:05 Port of Los Angeles sets new record for highest monthly container volumes
06:04 CMA CGM announces new FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
05:04 The Foundation Det Norske Veritas assumes full ownership of DNV GL
04:43 Damen Shiprepair & Conversion wins contract for first European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO

2017 December 14

18:03 Bunker prices still maintain the potential for growth
18:02 Pacific centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission
17:37 Gazprom and Shell to handle oversized equipment for Baltic LNG at Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga (photo)
17:29 Key decisions from MEPC 71 related to implementing BWM Convention outlined at BWMTech London Conference
17:05 Ulstein and TTS shortlisted for OSJ Innovation Award
16:35 HHI Group receives support of LR in building an LNG-fuelled future
16:05 Aker Solutions secures subsea services agreement with Statoil
15:50 Commercial Sea Port of Kandalaksha handled 1.46 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 3 times Y-o-Y
15:36 Special issue of PortNews magazine published for Transport Week is available online
15:25 United Nations experts endorse RF initiative
15:07 BASF extend their fleet with another Konecranes barge handler
14:52 Infrastructure development will be one of priorities of Vladimir Putin’s new presidential term
14:45 CMA CGM launches new, innovative and complementary set of products
14:03 Wärtsilä and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MME to collaborate in creating improved power and propulsion for ships
13:31 CLdN adds fourth weekly sailing between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge