• 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 October 23

07:14 GTT receives a new order from DSME for the tank design of an LNG carrier

2018 October 22

18:33 Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker agree new framework agreement for supply of MTU engines
18:32 OOCL introduces new Mediterranean and West Africa direct service
18:29 Rotterdam expects record 50,000-tonne shipment of pig iron
18:01 Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
17:39 IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meets
17:16 Glavgosexpertiza approves modernization of onshore facilities in Salekhard
16:22 Humber International Enterprise Park plans reshaped after public feedback
15:34 Nornickel’s Polar Transportation Division carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo in navigation season 2018
15:10 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard
14:17 Sovcomflot named a finalist in four different categories of 2018 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
13:55 Onezhsky Shipyard delivered ice-class buoy tender named Fortuna
13:23 Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
12:58 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 21,455 in RF spot market
12:36 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
12:13 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 9M’18 down 1.5% Y-o-Y to 37.46 million tonnes
11:51 Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
11:32 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.6% to 14.69 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’18
11:09 Abu Dhabi Ports collaborates with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 9M’18 grew by 0.9% Y-o-Y to 470.49 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $80.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $69.76
10:09 NYK PCTC receives special award from the Association for Rescue at Sea
09:47 STLC to obtain additional RUB 5.9 billion of federal subsidies in 2018
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,765 points
09:06 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s standardized FPSO topside
08:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards
06:22 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s deepwater FLNG hull

2018 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform
16:48 Finland’s Water Transport Act aims to improve safety and increases preparedness for the future
16:26 World’s largest LNG bunker supply vessel “Kairos” started its voyage to Europe
16:04 KN will motivate its employees with the company's shares
15:42 New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
15:20 Seimas members visiting Klaipėda discussed benefits provided by LNG terminal
14:59 Ukraine plans dredging of 16.33 million cbm of material in 2019
14:37 UN agencies delivering on maritime security
14:15 Hapag-Lloyd starts new Red Sea service
14:00 Atomflot: shipments from Arctic LNG and Yamal LNG to be assisted by diesel and gas powered icebreakers
13:31 MOL's newbuilt LNG carrier "MARVEL EAGLE" to transport LNG from Cameron project in U.S.
13:11 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard launches POSS-115 Project tug
13:05 BigLift Barentsz sails Northern Sea route for Pioneering Spirit
12:48 Glavgosexpertiza approves reconstruction of KSK grain terminal to increase its capacity to 4 million tonnes
12:22 Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
12:05 FESCO wins tender for supplying Indian Research Stations in Antarctica in 2019
11:43 Competition for designing and construction of LNG-powered icebreaker to be announced in late 2018 - early 2019
11:20 North Sea Giant turns to The Switch EBL technology
10:54 NOVATEK to place four FLNG facilities on the Northern Sea Route
10:31 RF Navy’s major amphibious ship Ivan Gren enters North Sea