• 2018 March 13 18:00

    Port of Gdansk Authority to select from five bids for Central Port construction concept

    In the last days of December, the Port of Gdansk Authority issued a call for tenders for a concept for the construction of the Central Port. The bids have just been opened. The PGA says it will select from among five bids from experienced companies.

    One enterprise (ILF Consulting Engineers Polska) and four consortia (1. Industria Project and Europrojekt Gdansk; 2. Sweco Consulting and Wuprohyd; 3. IDOMInzynieria, Architektura i Doradztwo, IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture, S.A.U., and Arcadis i Berenguer Ingenieros S.L.; 4. PROJMORS Biuro Projektow Budownictwa Morskiego and Mosty Gdansk) submitted tenders. The contractor will have 10 months to prepare a complete concept for the Central Port.

    "It is a significant step forward for the construction of the Central Port. The opening of bids and the later selection of the contractor is a clear signal that we are determined and want the Central Port to be built. It is important for us that the concept should be developed with utmost care, so we will examine each offer carefully," said Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the PGA SA.

    The subject of the tender is the preparation of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary concept for the development of the Central Port. The project is to include an analysis of the demand for cargo and passenger sea transport, both domestic and European, or global, as well as forecasts for long-term changes in the demand for this transport until 2050. The company that will be selected to prepare the concept will also be required to make an inventory of the existing technical infrastructure (road, rail, and hydrotechnical).

    The PGA requires the contractor to have a team of experts including experienced architects, hydrotechnicians, and road and railway infrastructure specialists. Three variants of the concept for the Central Port are to be prepared. Each has to include a map and a description, one of them also with a contractor's recommendation.

    "The concept has to be backed up by extensive analyses. We want to have detailed knowledge on the costs and benefits, ways of staging the investment, level of interference in the existing road and railway system, and the safety of vessel manoeuvring and mooring. It is a very complex project," explained Marcin Osowski, Vice-President of the Board and Director of Infrastructure at the PGA.

    The Central Port is a flagship investment of the Port of Gdansk Authority. Ultimately, several terminals for various purposes are to be built, including a bulk cargo terminal, a general cargo terminal, a passenger terminal, and a ro-ro type terminal. The investment is to be carried out as a public-private partnership and assumes gradual construction of more terminals, depending on the needs of private operators. The Central Port has already received governmental support, among others from the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.




2018 November 20

11:30 OOCL introduces the new West Africa Service 2
10:45 Major ASW ship Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet escorts Indian civilian vessel in the Gulf of Aden
10:23 Russian Railways’ BoD makes decision on discounts for cargo transportation in 2019
10:00 Brent Crude futures price down 0.39% to $66.53, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.24% to $57.06
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,023 points
08:51 Valenciaport container vilume increased by 4.78% in the last twelve months
07:51 Klaveness Combination Carriers declares option for sixth combination carrier newbuild

2018 November 19

18:37 IMO holds workshop boosting maritime security in Gulf of Guinea
18:05 MOL conducts tabletop drill for LNG carrier
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to start new Asia – Gulf Service (AGS)
17:43 Busan Port Authority signs Letter of Intent for the Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
17:01 Ocean Network Express expands the partnership of Asia - South America
16:32 BIMCO standard ship repair contracts overhauled
16:05 Port of Hamburg railborne container transport up 4.3 percent in the first nine months of 2018
15:44 FESCO and DB Cargo plan to launch joint transit shipments from China to Europe via Kaliningrad
15:10 Costamare announces the acquisition of the York Capital majority interest in five 14,000 TEU containerships
14:56 Half a billion tones of Kazakhstan oil lifted from CPC Marine Terminal
14:47 Saipem 7000 semi-submersible at Damen Verolme Rotterdam for DPS upgrade
14:33 OpenRisk launches guideline for risk management at sea to improve response to accidental spills
13:59 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for January-September totaled 105,253 thousand tons
13:11 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,660 in RF spot market
12:47 ABP invests over £1 million on a rooftop solar project at the Port of Goole
12:18 Damen supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress as its General Sponsor
12:00 The Fjords plans to add another all electric passenger vessel to its fleet
11:36 TOTE Services' Philip Greene Jr. retires next year
11:02 Damen Shipyards Group celebrates Multraship Carrousel RAVE Tug winning KNVTS Ship of the Year Award
10:44 Port of Oakland cargo volume up 3.9 percent in August - October 2018
10:43 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 9.4% to 6.34 million tonnes in 10M’18
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $67.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.02% to $57.26
09:57 Media Group PortNews issues special edition of its magazine for Transport Week 2018
09:35 Rosmorrechflot reduced operation period of locks in Volga-Don Basin
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,031 points

2018 November 18

16:21 Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding
15:04 SFL continues its fleet renewal programme, to sell its 2002-built VLCC
14:37 Austal delivers Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Burlington to U.S. Navy
14:26 Lockheed Martin gets $282M contract mod for four MMSCs project
14:13 Ulstein Verft starts construction of largest hybrid ship for Color Line
13:41 Klaveness extends contract of affreightment with South32 Marketing Pte Ltd
12:06 PaxOcean wins three newbuilding contracts from Royal IHC

2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste
17:51 BGC Partners acquires Poten & Partners
16:41 ABB wins significant asset management solution order in China
16:11 New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MoU on PSC

2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results