• 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 August 22

09:08 Atlantic RoRo Carriers makes its first vessel call at The Port of Philadelphia
08:35 Maersk Line introduces digital rate distribution solution

2018 August 21

18:28 JMS-designed RV Virginia is launched, to be delivered to VIMS
18:11 UCL Ports’ Multipurpose Reloading Complex invests heavily in development
18:02 Railway to Sabetta to be built on a concession basis, regional official says
17:24 Ukrainian seaports see a 2.5% decline in Jan-Jul cargo volumes, to 73.9 million tonnes
17:12 Equinor extends contract with Prosafe for Safe Boreas
16:16 M/V RK-19 drydocking and refit begins at Delo Group’s Aleksino Port Marina Shiprepair Yard
16:12 V.Group launches project ‘Embark’ to transform crewing
15:31 Team Tankers reports Q2 net income of $4.4 million
15:11 MOL announces additional investment in PKT Logistics Group, Malaysia
14:47 Kenia Port Authority takes delivery of new 75bp tugboat Eugene
14:31 GasLog inks new charter agreements, orders LNG carrier duo
13:38 All-Russian Aquarobotech 2018 marine robotics competition kicks off in Vladivostok
13:08 Fangcun Port in China to close effective 1st October 2018
13:02 Ministry of Natural Resources offers to set up the NSR development project office
12:24 Far East ports bunker prices open the week on a bearish note
12:08 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia, India, the Middle East and America to Nigeria
11:21 OSCE mission barred from access to the Russian flagged tanker detained in Kherson port
11:13 Wärtsilä to build Smart Technology Hub, next-generation innovation and production centre in Finland
11:08 MSC slows ships to help protect whales in U.S. waters
10:41 Baltic Dry Index adds 4 pts to 1727 points
10:28 Port of Long Beach box volume rose 11.3% in Jan-Jul to 4.64 million TEUs
10:17 Crude oil futures gain slightly to $72.23 in London and to $65.53 in New York
10:08 HELCOM publishes report on sewage port reception facilities in the Baltic Sea
09:29 Port of Los Angeles seven-month container volumes down 2.59% to 5.14 million TEUs
09:08 Port of Long Beach approves Toyota's Green Terminal makeover
08:26 Crowley successfully supports Appomattox platform tow-out in the U.S. Gulf

2018 August 20

18:26 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard delivers sixth serial oil barge BELMAX 6 of ROB20 design
18:06 Dan-Bunkering expands and merges with Australian company
17:36 Carbon Trust and Fistuca announce successful execution of offshore test of innovative new installation technology
17:26 Russian owners, operators stop shipping to Ukraine for fear of loosing cargo
17:09 ESL Shipping takes delivery of eco-friendly bulk carrier Haaga
17:05 Teekay LNG Partners mandates banks to arrange Fixed Income Investor Call
16:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
16:05 Royal Wagenborg's m.v. Nassauborg discharges timber in Alexandria
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
15:02 Maersk and Vopak to launch 0,5% sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam
14:48 SHI awarded contract for LNG carrier duo from Celsius Tankers
14:23 Spot market price for Russian M100 product ended last week higher at an average of RUB 18,212 / pmt
13:21 Baltic Shipyard loads heavyweight propulsion units onto the 60MW LK-60 nuclear-powered icebreaker URAL
13:11 APL's Eagle Express Service delivers X-factor in Los Angeles
12:13 Golden Ocean Group to equip its 16 Capsize vessels with scrubbers
12:10 ANL to implement Operational Cost Recovery Surcharge in Chittagong Port
11:07 Port of Vyborg volumes in first seven months rose 28% to 970,000 tonnes
10:57 Golden Ocean announces Q2 2018 results
10:17 Crude oil futures prices edge down to $71.61 in London, in New York to $64.95
10:03 Port of Everett breaks ground on $36 mln South Terminal Wharf Modernization Project
10:03 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1723 points
09:57 Chinese Blockchain Company Yuanben to protect the safety of global maritime freight data
09:36 Box traffic at busiest Chinese ports in Jan-Jul rose 4.1% to 5.36 billion tons
09:28 Port of Hong Kong seven-month box volumes drop 4.4% to 11,5 million TEUs
08:44 Kongsberg Maritime wins contracts for nine hybrid Ro-Ro vessels

2018 August 19

08:19 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
08:14 Maersk Line introduces Peak Season Surcharge – Scope World to Apapa, Nigeria and Tin Can Island Port, Nigeria
08:12 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
08:07 Maersk Line increases rates from Middle East & Indian sub-continent to North America

2018 August 18

08:03 Port of Oakland to build Seaport Logistics Complex
08:00 CMA CGM announces PSS from Europe, Scandinavia, Black Sea and West Med to Indian Ocean islands
07:57 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe