• 2018 April 12 18:05

    Port of Kiel presents environment concept

    The PORT OF KIEL and the German federal state capital Kiel have together worked out a concept aimed at providing sustainable and environmentally oriented development in the port, the company said in its press release.

    BLUE PORT KIEL outlines strategies and initiatives in three spheres of activity aimed at making energy resources more efficient, reducing emissions and transferring hinterland transport to rail.

    The concept will be discussed over the coming weeks by the city’s leading bodies and put to Kiel’s governing Council for a resolution on May 17th. Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL said: “BLUE PORT KIEL describes the situation as it is now and at the same time looks to the future. In implementing the necessary measures, political support is indispensible”.

    The seaport of Kiel has for many years already been covering all of its energy needs from ecologically sustainable and regenerative power sources. Its modern terminal facilities are oriented towards energy efficiency and equipped with LED technology. In the Ostuferhafen, solar panels mounted on warehouses and on passenger handling buildings utilise the power of the sun. Of the cars in the port’s vehicle fleet, 15 % are all-electric, and in the port’s forest products terminal, electrically-driven fork-lifts are in operation all the time. Dirk Claus: “We have already done a lot in the company to protect the environment. With the implementation of certified environment management we now want to more clearly define the way ahead while continuing to improve ourselves.” Already standard and well advanced in the port is solid and water waste management. Just last year, Europe’s most modern waste-water reception plant went into operation at the Ostseekai.

    Because of its designation as a sulphur emission control area (SECA) the Baltic has become one of the cleanest operating regions in international shipping. Since 2010 only low-sulphur fuel has been allowed in the port of Kiel - unless the ships in question are fitted with scrubber plants. Ulf Kämpfer said: “This year the PORT OF KIEL is building its first shore-based power plant with the aim of further reducing emissions during the time ships are tied up.” This pilot plant is being erected at the Norwegenkai Terminal and will be able to supply ships operating on the Kiel-Oslo route. In addition, studies are being undertaken to investigate whether further shore-based power plants could be technically feasible at other terminals. Dirk Claus said: “To improve economic viability and promote the spread of land-based power for ships, funding of the required technical facilities as well as exemption from levies due under Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is necessary.” Parallel to this Kiel is going to promote the supply of LNG to cruise ships during their stay. The first LNG supply operation is planned to take place in spring 2019, when the “AIDAprima” will be stationed in Kiel.

    Rail/ship intermodal transport has increased a lot in importance in recent years. In 2017 more than 30,000 consignments moved on the port of Kiel’s hinterland rail transport network. Compared to truck transport, rail cargo transport emissions of fine particles, nitrous oxides and even greenhouse gases are significantly lower. Dirk Claus said: “By switching traffic from the roads to the railway we are making a major contribution towards easing pressure on the main traffic arteries within the Kiel City region.” In order to further increase the railways’ share in the modal split, more investment in infrastructures is planned. To that effect the rail marshalling yards at Kiel-Meimersdorf are being upgraded in the coming year to accept goods trains of 750 metres length (as against 550 metres currently). In addition, a third marshalling and composition track will be laid along Kiel’s Railway Quay to increase the capacity of the intermodal facility at the Schwedenkai Terminal.

    The PORT OF KIEL operates Kiel’s commercial port on behalf of the Schleswig-Holstein state capital of Kiel, of which it is a subsidiary company. Last year more than 7.4 million tons of cargo were handled – an all-time record - and a good 2.1 million passengers used available terminal facilities to board or leave ships. The port’s hub business is ferry traffic to Norway and Sweden as well as into the Baltic region and to Russia. In the summer season, Kiel is a centre of attraction for cruise shipping traffic.




2018 November 14

18:37 Savannah achieves all-time record in October 2018
18:20 Sovcomflot concludes USD 149 million project credit facility with leading European banks
18:06 NYK and YLK jointly hold training program for staff from around the world
17:57 Organizers of “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” conference determined subjects to be discussed
17:36 Northwest Seaport Alliance adopts budget for 2019
17:07 DEME’s cutter suction dredger ‘Spartacus’ launched at the Royal IHC shipyard
17:06 Port of Rotterdam Authority wins 2018 ESPO Award
16:40 NIBULON’s fleet masters transportation of bulky cargo
16:38 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Maia with Glencore
16:18 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports Q3 2018 results
15:48 1.348 million cbm to be dredged in Azov-Don River Basin this year
15:20 Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG and Höegh LNG announce joint $182 mln investment in Avenir LNG
14:56 World's most eco-friendly bulk carriers Viikki & Haaga operate in Baltic Sea
14:20 CHI Zhoushan is ready for LNG carrier repairs
13:37 DeloPorts published its operating results for Q3'2018
13:29 Damen Shiprepair Curaçao floating dock operational
13:15 Global Ship Lease announces new charter at increased rate
12:59 LUKOIL drilled second well in Eastern part of Yury Korchagin field
12:33 USC: aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to be out of repair on time
12:01 NYK introduces its initiatives of green bond
11:55 Clean water projects receive $3 mln from Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners
11:28 Navigation on Neva arms in Saint-Petersburg to close on November 15
10:45 IMO holds training for OSR officials in Myanmar
10:21 Brent Crude futures price down 0.29% to $65.28, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.45% to $55.44
10:02 GTT notified by Hyundai Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier
09:59 STX receives AiP from LR for LNG-fuelled 50k dwt MR tanker
09:40 Bunker prices at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia returned to September level (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,064 points

2018 November 13

18:06 Navios Containers seeks to list on a U.S. stock exchange
17:53 BIMCO adopts 2020 bunker clauses
17:34 CMA CGM to revamp its CIMEX 2K2 service
17:11 Nevsky Shipyard takes part in «Transport of Russia» exhibition
16:56 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to CNOOC
16:34 KOTUG and Petroconsult join forces to establish KOTUG PETRO Maritime (KPM)
16:20 Training on oil spill preparedness and response held for countries in eastern Africa
16:04 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel
15:55 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 10M’18 grew by 19% Y-o-Y to 42.6 million tonnes
15:34 Royal IHC wins KNVTS Ship of the Year for SCHELDT RIVER
15:03 Damco launches a dedicated warehouse for Barry Callebaut and inaugurates a new facility in the heart of Poland
14:41 MAN Cryo to design and deliver LNG regasification terminal
14:25 LUKOIL reports preliminary operating data for Q3 and 9M’2018
14:03 COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry and GTT sign agreement for LNG carrier repairs
13:42 Alfa Laval wins two orders to supply Framo pumping systems to oil platforms in the North Sea
13:13 HH Ferries Group officially inaugurates two battery-powered passenger ferries
12:48 BIMCO launches survey to highlight biofouling management
12:24 HHLA container throughput up by 1.0 percent in the first nine months of 2018
12:07 Torqeedo reveals new products for electric mobility on the water
11:51 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 10M’18 climbed by 6.5% Y-o-Y to 29.9 million tonnes
10:53 RF Navy's training ship Perekop returns from distant cruise
10:29 Brent Crude futures price down 1.04% to $69.39, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.33% to $59.13
10:10 ABP invests £1 million in Port of Lowestoft as part of energy hub vision
09:44 National maritime transport policy training held for Mexican officials
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,125 points
09:07 Valencia Containerised Freight Index rises 2.57% and stands at 1,105.61 points
08:07 ERMA FIRST obtains USCG type approval for ballast water treatment system using FILTREX filters
07:18 Long Beach cargo volumes up 5.4 percent in October 2018

2018 November 12

18:01 Major ASW ship Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet participates in Russian-Japanese exericse in the Gulf of Aden
17:42 Maritime Administration of Ukraine announced selection of 13 seaport captains
17:04 Maersk Line announces FAK rates from Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC