• 2018 January 11 11:54

    Port of Kiel invests in trade links with Russia

    Another warehouse for Russian forestry products was inaugurated in the Ostuferhafen on Tuesday January 9th. The Port of Kiel says the new Shed 12 was built inside just six months and represents an investment of € 1.5 million. The Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) Dr Dirk Claus said “We are investing in our trade relations with Russia and want to further cement our co-operative partnership with Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH.” The Hamburg-based trading company has signed a long-term rental contract for Shed 12 with the port. “We have already been working with the PORT OF KIEL for several decades and we are looking forward to this further deepening of our co-operation”, said Rolf von Loßberg, Managing Director of Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH. “We value highly the service which the port of Kiel is able to offer us. Smooth processing and flexible support are just two reasons why, at present, we strongly favour Kiel as a Baltic port”, he added.

    The location of the new warehouse - directly next to the berth for Russia ferries in the Ostuferhafen – is also ideal when weather-sensitive forestry products need to be brought under cover quickly and stored in dry conditions. The timber business at Jacob Jürgensen has shown very strong growth in the last few years and a large part of that growth has been generated by Russian timber products. The firm is one of the biggest importers of Siberian larch in Europe and its expanded co-operation now with the port of Kiel contributes to the stable and reliable supply of timber raw materials to European industrial and commercial clients.Dirk Claus said: “With Shed 12 we are meeting a growing need, boosting productivity and further increasing quality”. The new facility boasts 5,000 m² of ground area. It is 100 m long and 50 m wide and has a ridge height of 10m. Last year well over 82,000 m³ of sawn timber products were imported from Russia via Kiel and stored in the Ostuferhafen. That was an increase of 38% over the previous year.

    “Growth in the Ostuferhafen is directly related to our investment in the expansion of warehouse space”, said Dirk Claus. Inside just three years available shed area has just about been tripled and today 85,000 m² are available. Some 20,000 m² of warehousing space alone is available for Russian forestry products. Incoming sawn timber is stored for many months in Kiel before being gradually moved on for finishing in German and west European concerns. Some of the products travel from Kiel to Italy, Spain or Portugal and some overseas containers are occasionally also packed in the Ostuferhafen for destinations in Australia, New Zealand or South America. Widely diverse products are created from the processed timber – from planks to garden sheds and fencing.

    About the port of Kiel
    The Ostuferhafen is the Kiel fiord’s freight and logistics centre. Every day ferries of the shipping company DFDS link Kiel with Klaipeda in Lithuania. Once a week St Petersburg is also called at and in addition SCA RoRo cargo ships operate between the Swedish east coast and Kiel. Last year for the first time, 3.5 million tons of cargo were turned round in the Ostuferhafen. That’s about half of Kiel’s total annual handling. In 2017 about 150,000 tons were transported to and from Russia between Kiel and St Petersburg – an increase of 20% compared to 2016. Mainly trailers with consumer and investment goods are shipped east for on shipment to western Russia, Moscow and also as far as Kasakhstan. Siberian forestry products in particular are transported in the opposite direction for handling and storage in Kiel.

    About Jacob Jürgensen
    The Jacon Jürgensen Group is a leading internationally active trading company wirth more than135 years of experience on the world markets. It specialises in the marketing of forestry products: timber and timber products, cellulose and paper. It serves customers on five continents world-wide from its headquarters in Hamburg and in association with partners and offices abroad. More than 50 company employees advise customers on optimal product and service solutions.Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH moves more than 150,000 m³ of timber and timber products a year and has a turnover of more than €40 million. An attractive product programme is available to industry and commerce, with the emphasis on round wood, sawn timber and planed and semi-manufactured products. An important part of company activity is the import of timber products from Russia. Handling a volume of more than 600,000 m³, Jacob Jürgensen Wood is today one of the biggest European importers of Siberian larch. Extensive service packages are available to customers, ranging from tailor-made product advice to logistics, storage solutions, financing and insurance.




2018 December 18

18:21 Uniper SE and MOL enter into agreement on FSRU project in Germany, and one additional LNG transportation agreement
18:00 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.3% to 8.47 billion tonnes in 11M’18
17:46 Rolls-Royce to deliver advanced ship technology to two more expedition cruise vessels for Mystic Cruises
17:43 Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth enters LR class
17:27 SOL adds Finnish port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad to the Zeebrugge route network
17:04 Finnpilot Pilotage BoD decided for no increase in the pilotage fees for 2019
16:42 GTT bags yet another tank design order for LNGC duo
16:38 PRA starts construction of new plastics recycling facility at the Port of Amsterdam
16:25 Arctia and Meritaito join forces to expand their range of services
16:09 Crowley integrates DFTS management into government solutions group to unify supply chain services
15:42 KN enhances its relations with American LNG giants
15:18 BW Group Limited purchased 137,000 shares
14:53 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted 680 ships in navigation season 2018-2019
14:28 Shell Oman and Port of Duqm ink agreement to develop fuel bunkering facilities
14:11 Golar LNG receives LNTP for an FLNG vessel for Greater Tortue / Ahmeyim Project P1, West Africa
13:47 WEG and Praxis sign MoU to support Damen Saab bid for the Brazilian Navy
13:41 Eni gets approval of the investment plan for Merakes Development Project in Indonesia
13:22 Sovcomflot closes USD 264 million long-term revolving credit facility
12:58 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:40 Antwerp, Belgium will host the 3rd European Environmental Ports Conference on 12-13 June 2019
12:19 Keppel receives limited notice to proceed for GIMI FLNG
11:57 3 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 17-18
11:35 Terna’s MONITA HVDC Project: Nexans reaches key milestone with successful completion of submarine power cable
11:10 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 17.96 million TEUs in Jan-Nov’18
10:46 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 11M’18 down 1.8% Y-o-Y to 45.49 million tonnes
10:23 Maersk announces rate increase for Far East to North Europe trade
10:05 Brent Crude futures price down 1.53% to $58.72, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.61% to $49.39
09:47 Austal export opportunity supported by Australian Government financing
09:31 Rosatom drafted Rules for providing navigational and hydrographic support in NSR waters
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,406 points

2018 December 17

18:23 Sembcorp Marine retains its position as Asia’s top cruise ship repair and upgrade solutions provider with newbuilds projects delivered in 2018
18:02 USPA announced tenders for dredging in Mariupol and Berdiansk seaports
17:48 SITC holds naming and delivery ceremony for M/V SITC SENDAI
17:37 ONE to implement LSF surcharge in China and Taiwan
17:15 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for January-October totaled 116,946 thousand tons
16:41 Moody's reaffirms Panama Canal's A2 long-term rating with stable outlook
16:26 Port of Oakland shatters 11-year-old record for November imports
15:54 Yamal LNG will build one more natural gas liquefaction facility
15:27 Nor-Shipping and Nordic Innovation team up for “Sea Meets Land” funding initiative
15:17 PETRONAS releases Annual Activity Outlook report for 2019-2021
14:56 NOVATEK elects a new member to the Management Board
14:37 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,328 in RF spot market
14:13 Damen’s triple delivery for Murjan Al Sharq Marine Contracting
13:41 Pacific Fleet and Indian Navy warships practice inspection operation as part of Indra Navy 2018 Russian-Indian naval exercise
13:19 Queen Máxima christens Van Oord's TSHD Vox Amalia
12:58 9 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 16-17
12:36 Samsung Heavy Industries secures yet another contract for an LNGC
12:23 Saab secures shipping safety contract for Shangai container port
12:00 Composit supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
11:42 Milaha unveils large plans to upgrade its shipyard in Mesaieed
11:01 IBIA welcomes decision by IMO’s MSC to add new item to its agenda to address concerns about fuel safety
10:43 SENER to design passenger vessel for Tanzanian ferry operator
10:17 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $60.27, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.21% to $51.58
09:58 Port of Singapore throughput in 11M’18 grew by 0.4% Y-o-Y to 575.44 million tonnes
09:40 Floating regasification plant “Marshal Vasilevsky” arrives in Kaliningrad
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,401 points

2018 December 16

16:09 Navios Acquisition completes acquisition of Navios Midstream
15:23 Thun Tankers names environmentally adapted tanker Thun Evolve
13:21 Traxens trials IoT network in port environment for first time, at MSC Terminal Valencia
12:32 Executives must watch both sea and air amid trade war tensions, warns Xeneta