• 2018 April 24 09:39

    Freeport of Riga Authority along with several port companies visited TransRussia 2018

    On 17–19 April, the Freeport of Riga Authority along with several port companies visited the International Exhibition for Transport and Logistics Services and Technologies TransRussia 2018 in Moscow. This annual exhibition is the largest event in the transport and logistics sector in Russia, as well as one of the largest forums of the industry in Eurasia. This year more than 350 companies gathered from 29 countries, with the number of visitors exceeding 15 thousand. “This was an opportunity for the Freeport of Riga Authority and port companies to strengthen their current cooperation and establish new contacts with the largest players of the logistics sector in the region”, Ansis Zeltiņš, CEO of the Freeport of Riga, is convinced.

    Although the volume of Russian cargo has dropped by approximately 30% in recent years, its share in Latvian transit is still substantial. In the industry, which employs practically one in ten inhabitants of Latvia (approximately 80,000 employees) and brings 2 billion euro to the national economy every year, it is difficult to overestimate this factor. The need to view things in a pragmatic way and promote cooperation is emphasised by both Latvian and Russian representatives.

    “Businesses should step away from political events, which are anyhow short-term, as far as possible. Cooperation between Latvia and Russia has always been highly mutually beneficial. There is a saying in the East: no clapping is possible without two hands to do it; therefore, we have to be forthcoming with each other, and business must be made a guide to the best relations between the two countries”, emphasised Gennady Bessonov, Secretary General of the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation and Advisor to the President of the Russian Railways (ОАО “РЖД”).

    The annual participation of the Freeport of Riga in the most influential event of the Eurasian transport sector, TransRussia, is natural, as the Freeport of Riga has always positioned itself as a crucial part of the East-West cargo transport corridor. Ansis Zeltiņš, CEO of the Freeport of Riga: “The market represented at TransRussia is still crucial for the Port of Riga and will remain as such in the years to come. This exhibition is a beneficial platform where we must be present and be able to represent ourselves well. The common goal of the Freeport of Riga Authority and port companies is to show that the infrastructure of the Port of Riga is modern and effective, the quality of offered services is constantly high, and the attitude towards every customer is impeccable. Precisely this aspect, in spite of any geopolitical circumstances, has enabled the Port of Riga to retain its customers and successfully compete among the ports of the Baltic Sea.”

    The same is noted by Gennady Bossonov: “The Port of Riga is one of the most advanced and best equipped ports in the region. This makes it highly attractive for Russian companies.”

    This year, the Freeport of Riga was represented by the Freeport of Riga Authority and port companies: Riga Commercial Port, SIA Rīgas Universālais Termināls, SIA Jaunzeltiņi, SIA KS Terminal, SIA Systems terminal, SIA Jaunmīlgrāvja ostas kompānija, SIA Vega Stividors and SIA Frigo Baltic. The Freeport of Riga Authority organised the stand of the Port of Riga at the exhibition for the fifth year now, thus promoting the recognisability of the Port of Riga and creating a convenient and attractive environment for port companies at the exhibition.




2018 May 21

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
13:53 Multipurpose Reloading Complex doubles its investments in development
13:27 Financial report of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company receives positive review
12:58 Tallink wins prestigious tourism award at Asia’s biggest tourism fair ITB China
12:29 IMO supported Regional Workshop for Latin-American countries to implement treaties dealing with liability and compensation
11:56 Vladimir Serebrennikov elected as Director General of Arkhangelsk Sea Commercial Port
11:20 FESCO reduces delivery time from Republic of Korea to Russia from 23 to 15 days
10:31 Water Transport newspaper celebrates its centenary on 31 May 2018 at Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
10:08 MOL starts selling of new "Viable Organism Analyzer" for ballast water
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.7% to $79.06, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.69% to $71.86
09:38 NOVATEK creates Maritime Arctic Transport Company
09:17 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,273 points

2018 May 20

09:21 Hapag-Lloyd announces FAK rates from North Europe to Caribbean, Central America and South America West Coast
09:19 EU Ambassadors visit Peru’s largest multipurpose terminal
09:16 SEA\LNG bolsters its knowledge base with the addition of MAN Diesel & Turbo
09:13 Finnlines starts new direct service between Helsinki and Aarhus
09:11 Canadian Coast Guard selects ABS for fleetwide contract

2018 May 19

10:56 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
10:01 CMA CGM announces PSS from Nigeria to India and Vietnam
07:50 Port of Kiel welcomes “Saga Sapphire” maiden visit
07:47 The “GRANDE HALIFAX” christened in Halifax

2018 May 18

18:00 Denis Manturov appointed as the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
17:44 Port of Hamburg posts Q1 2018 results
17:39 Yevgeny Ditrikh appointed as the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation (photo)
17:38 Seaspan accepts delivery of third 10000 TEU SAVER containership in four ship series
17:35 Prosafe extends standstill agreement with Cosco
17:17 Okskaya Sudoverf delivered Belmax 1, first non-self-propelled tank barge of Project ROB20
16:51 Special event on ports at IMO Headquarters will focus on single window, ports and logistics
16:35 Port of Hamburg receives ‘Best Global Seaport’ award
16:05 IMO begins scoping exercise on autonomous vessels
15:42 Brand-new jetty at Rotterdam LBC Tank Terminals ready for vessels
15:40 HELCOM group meets in Riga to discuss nutrients from land-based sources
15:39 Multimillion pound investment continues in Grangemouth, Scotland's premier port
15:38 India benefits from IMO training on port emissions
15:11 Nevsky Shipyard starts sea trials of medium sea tanker of project 23130 (photo)
14:44 Star Marine takes delivery of RAstar 3400 quartet
13:53 Ladozhsky Bridge in the Leningrad Region drawn twice to let PORT FLEET’s tugboats through
13:47 Eniram signs MoU with Arista Shipping to participate in Project Forward for developing new generation of bulk carriers
13:29 Statoil ASA changes name to Equinor ASA
13:00 Cargo turnover at inland water ways of Azov-Don Basin down 12.7% to 606,000 tonnes
12:42 ABS to provide class and certification services for the entire Canadian Coast Guard fleet
11:57 Astrakhan branch of Zvyozdochka shipyard launches rescue towboat for RF Defence Ministry (photo)
11:35 Huntington Ingalls authenticates keel of submarine Montana (SSN 794)
11:18 Akademik Lomonosov FPU arrives in the Kola Bay (photo)
11:03 UAE signs MoU with ITF
10:32 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 4M’18 up 10% Y-o-Y to 4.71 million tonnes
10:30 Scorpio Tankers announces sale and leaseback agreements for five product tankers
10:13 Brent Crude futures price up 0.30% to $79.54, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.21% to $71.64
09:56 ZNT Yard launched the lead hydrographic survey vessel and lays down two more HSVs (photo)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index fell to 1,305 points

2018 May 17

18:05 Technava and Propulsion Analytics join forces for providing management solutions to the shipping industry in Greece and Cyprus