• 2018 January 10 17:27

    Port of Gdansk handled about 40.6 mln t of goods in 2017, nearly 9% more than in 2016

    The Port of Gdansk Authority SA summed up its 2017 transshipments. According to initial data, the Port of Gdansk achieved an unprecedented record - within the last year, it handled over 4% more goods than planned.

    According to forecasts, the previous year at the PGA was to be concluded with a result of 38.9 million tonnes. Initial data shows, however, that the result is higher by 4.3%, which means that within the last 12 months, about 40.6 million tonnes of goods were handled. This is nearly 9% more than in 2016.

    "It is a historic record. The Port of Gdansk has never handled such amounts of goods before. We would like to express our gratitude and recognition for our operators, because they are the ones to have worked for this huge number. The result was mainly influenced by higher transshipments within the last quarter of 2017, when the Port handled more than 12 million tonnes of cargo," says Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the Port of Gdansk Authority.

    2017 abounded in records, both monthly and quarterly. The first half of the year was concluded with the result of 18.6 million tonnes. Towards the end of the year, the Port recorded transshipments on an unprecedented scale. About 4.3 million tonnes were handled in December alone.

    "The record results of the Port of Gdansk prove that the area of maritime economy finally has a proper administrator, which is the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation. We are all the more pleased, because for many years, this area has been neglected by our predecessors. The Port's transshipment results prove that the maritime economy has a potential for development. Poland has been and will be located by the sea, which is why the economic development of the country has to also be based on the Baltic Sea and the Polish ports. The Polish government understands that very well and intends to use this potential," says Grzegorz Witkowski, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation.

    General cargo, predominant in the transshipment structure, achieved the result of 18 million tonnes for the first time in 2017, exceeding the result from 2016 by 24%. Both a higher volume of containerised general cargo and a higheramount of Ro-Ro cargo, including commercial vehicles, has translated into such an effect. Within the last year, 73,207 cars were transported via the Port of Gdansk, which is a result better than in 2016 by 412%.

    In 2017, the container volume was also exceptionally high at the Port of Gdansk - achieving a never before recorded result of 16,413,971 tonnes (1,580,505 TEU), exceeding the 2016 result by 22%. Thanks to that, the Port of Gdansk consolidated its position as the second largest container port in the Baltic Sea.

    It also achieved a very high result in the transshipment of liquid fuels. In 2017, it amounted to 13,157,582 tonnes of fuels, i.e. 2.7% more than in 2016.

    The predominant transshipment group at the Port of Gdansk is general cargo (44.5% of all the transshipments), the second largest one is fuels (32.4%), and the third largest one is coal (12.5%). In the transshipment of coal, the Port also recorded an increase at the level of 0.05%, concluding the year with the result of 5,083,349 tonnes.




2018 May 23

17:54 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 256 million in modernization of its facilities in QI’2018
17:27 Greece suggests arranging cruise lines to Russia
17:00 Rosmorrechflot comes out for replacement of shipbuilding subsidies with cheap financing
16:16 Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation enters into force
15:48 New Belgium container connection bolsters Port of Hull
15:25 DALO chooses SARIS to support SAR operations
15:03 FESCO transports three transformers from Novorossiysk for Moscow central heating and power plants
14:42 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.3 million passengers in 4M’18, down 3%, Y-o-Y
14:21 Hapag-Lloyd update on restrictions for DG cargo handling at FIFA World Cup in Russia
13:59 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 18.5% to 1.0 million tonnes in 4M’18
13:36 SASCO BoD elected Aleksey Pavlov as Director General of the company
13:13 “K” Line announces delivery of special coal carrier “CORONA XANADU”
12:52 Tallink Grupp to list shares also on Helsinki Stock Exchange
12:31 Rosmorport appoints Sergey Lyamtsev as Acting Director of its Azov Basin Branch (photo)
12:13 MPC Container Ships ASA acquires three 2,500 TEU feeder container vessels
11:43 Strong programme raises profile of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference
11:18 Gunvor forms new ship holding jv СlearOcean Tankers
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 4M’18 grew by 1.1% Y-o-Y to 207.78 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price down 0.63% to $79.07, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $71.91
10:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v P. S. Palios with Koch
09:55 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down lead multi-purpose dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
09:52 Container shipping is smart to collaborate on standards, says MSC CIO
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,199 points

2018 May 22

18:37 CMA CGM announces GRR from India and Sri Lanka to West Africa
18:07 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company adopts ABS Subchapter M regulatory compliance mobile software
17:47 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 2.8% to 6.49 million TEUs in Jan-Apr’18
17:33 Suez Canal revenues up to 479.3million dollar in April
17:26 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for initial section of longline factory vessel (photo)
17:05 Med Marine signs two new design contracts with Robert Allan
16:28 Okskaya Sudoverf launches second shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 2 (photo)
16:05 Bibby Offshore secures multimillion North Sea contract
15:50 RF Ministry of Justice registers order on designation of caution areas in ports of cities hosting World Cup 2018
15:34 New generation of RoRo’s designed by KNUD E. HANSEN for Grimaldi
15:04 Iridium network approved to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services
14:39 North West MP finds out more about how the Port of Barrow is powering the region
14:10 Rosmorport continues providing icebreaker assistance in the Arctic Basin
13:45 Bunker prices are going up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:21 Van Oord marks 150th anniversary with christening of SRI vessel Bravenes
12:42 IMO approves joint RF/USA proposal on regulation of shipping in the Bering Strait (photo)
12:23 Wärtsilä LNGPac passes 100th order milestone
12:14 Jotun Australia is formally open for Yacht business with complete yacht coating solutions
11:30 ABS Nautical Systems chosen as exclusive mobile compliance solution for Crosby tugs
11:26 Baltic icebreaking season 2017-2018 ends
11:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 4M’18 up 51% Y-o-Y to 11.28 million tonnes
10:48 IMO agrees to recognize that the Iridium network meets all the criteria
10:37 Presidents of Iceland and Finland discussed Arctic matters on board IB Urho
10:12 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $79.44, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.32% to $72.58
09:44 Development and financing of strategic transport projects uniting Lithuania and Poland discussed in Vilnius
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,239 points

2018 May 21

18:31 P&O Cruises marks first construction milestone for newest ship with steel cutting ceremony in Papenburg
18:00 IMO continues roll out of new port emissions training
17:35 Preliminary preparation stage for concession on Northern Latitudinal Railway completed
17:08 Two more vessels added to Offshore Fleet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company
16:40 Oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky arrives at port of Messina (Sicily)
15:59 Federal funding contributes to critical infrastructure projects to support trade through the Port of Vancouver
15:31 Vympel Shipyard launches 75th Mangust patrol boat for Russian FSB Border Service (photo)
15:00 Marine Recruiting Agency starts implementing a package of educational software for UCL Holding companies
14:29 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 6,326 in RF spot market
14:03 'Sulphur cap chaos in 2020' warn world’s shipowners - ICS
13:57 BMT supports installation of Kriegers Flak Foundations