• 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 September 21

17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia
09:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,373 points
09:03 Port of Rotterdam organises information meeting about the replacement of Maaskade quay wall
08:34 DNV GL launches revised design standard and new certification guideline for floating wind turbines
08:04 ABS issues AIP for Jiangnan’s LNG Jumbo

2018 September 19

18:10 Significant reserve growth confirmed at the Utrenneye field
17:53 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
17:35 Rolls-Royce launches new range of powerful medium speed V-Engines