• 2018 June 14 11:43

    Extensive geotechnical investigation of the Port of Riga territory commenced in Spilve meadows

    To plan the further development of territories of the Freeport of Riga and improve offers for potential investors, the Freeport of Riga Authority commenced an extensive geotechnical investigation of free port territories in the meadows around Spilve. Acoording to the Freeport of Riga, it is planned that the perspective territory of the Spilve meadows might be developed as a place for logistics and industrial companies to operate. The development of port territories on the left bank of the Daugava River will be also included in the Freeport of Riga Development Plan for 2019–2028, a functional document which will outline the development of the Port of Riga from the point of cargo, functions and territories.

    The geotechnical investigation will be carried out within a 66 hectare territory of the Freeport of Riga on the left bank of the Daugava River in the Spilve meadows. Ever since the Spilve meadows became a part of the territory of the Freeport of Riga, they have been available to private investors for the development of warehouse, logistics centre or manufacturing company projects. Likewise, entrepreneurs can also operate within the entire territory of the Freeport of Riga in the Spilve meadows in a free-zone mode, which is particularly favourable for investors due to tax discounts. Until now, the impediment in attracting investors was caused by the fact that no sufficient geotechnical investigation had been carried out for these territories. Hence, investors and project developers had no sufficient information and no possibility to plan the necessary amount of investments.

    “During the project, the preliminary geotechnical investigation will be carried out in the territory of the Spilve meadows, as a result of which the Freeport of Riga Authority will obtain full information with recommendations regarding the suitability of the territory for various types of structures and project development. 3D modelling of the future vision of the territory will be carried out as well. These measures will provide us with the full information and will be a crucial precondition for further development of the territory”, Edgars Sūna, Deputy CEO of the Freeport of Riga Authority for port development matters, noted.

    The Spilve meadows geotechnical investigation project is also crucial in context with the development of the port’s Development Programme for 2019–2028. “The new port’s Development Plan will focus on the development of the Port of Riga territories on the left bank of the Daugava River. Historically, the port’s operations were mostly concentrated on the right bank of the river. Currently, we observe faster development of the port on the left bank of the Daugava, where private merchants develop various projects relating to the port’s operations: new terminals, cargo warehouses and logistics companies. The left bank of the Daugava does not display this rapid development at the moment; however, along with the completion of the Krievu Island project, this historical situation will change. In the upcoming decade, we are planning to ensure faster development of port operations on the left bank of the river, including in the territories of the Spilve meadows, and the geotechnical investigation will be a logical start for the development of these territories”, Sūna highlighted.

    As a result of the public procurement, the project “Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation and Modelling for the Development of the Territory in Spilve Meadows” will be implemented by Firma L4 SIA. Investigation and modelling works are planned to be completed by this October.




2018 June 20

18:00 Lead landing ship of Project 11711, Ivan Gren, joins the fleet of RF Navy
17:33 Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions
17:05 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited completes common stock offering
16:05 Seatruck Ferries to use larger vessels for Warrenpoint service
15:51 Maritime leaders endorse green initiatives for shipping
15:30 Mitsui to make entry into subsea support vessel business through acquisition of shares in AKOFS Offshore
15:04 Eighty-two Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 613 combined years of safe operations
14:59 GasLog Partners LP announces new charter agreement with Cheniere Energy
14:24 Small icebreakers of Project 22740 can be converted to run on LNG
14:05 Cheniere Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners announce definitive merger agreement
13:13 ABB brings efficiency and sustainability through system integration to two new Indian ferries
12:39 Dredging works commenced at the port of Ust-Luga
12:01 ABP Southampton publishes Air Quality Strategy with package of commitments
11:20 Bunker prices are down up at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:01 Crowley adds 40 ISO tanks
10:45 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant completed the series of six boom-laying boats
10:31 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the tanks of a new LNG carrier
10:22 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:05 Euroports increases pulp & paper warehousing capacity in Tarragona, Spain
10:00 RF Government expands the list of publicly funded projects in seaports and on IWW of Russia
09:37 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,419 points

2018 June 19

18:06 100 million dollars to link the Nile with Suez Canal Region
17:03 DNV GL partners with the EU and Government of India to bring offshore wind to the Indian market
16:32 CMA CGM deploys its innovative solution for containers tracking, TRAXENS by CMA CGM
16:18 APM Terminals ‘Cool port’ barge service speeds up distribution from Rotterdam
16:02 Multraship acquires an ASD Tug from Med Marine for Terneuzen operations
15:32 Koper remains the most important port for Austria
15:02 CMA CGM announces GRR from East Coast South America to Africa, Gulf and West Coast North of India
14:32 Port of Oakland import volume flat in May 2018
14:25 Europort Romania maintains its position as the premier Black Sea martime event
14:02 British Ports Association comments on new report on Northern ‘Free Ports’ strategy proposal
13:32 Port seeks to double rail volume with Railport Antwerpen
13:02 Rijkswaterstaat awarded Van Oord the contract to dredge Marker Wadden channel
12:32 MOL to make full-scale move into subsea support vessel business by acquiring stake in AKOFS of Norway
12:28 HELCOM Heads of Delegation approve Baltic Sea Action Plan update process and welcome new HELCOM Chair
12:02 Bunker prices continue growing at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:37 Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette
11:34 Saturnus, first vessel in the Evolution series, launched at AVIC
11:09 Marine Technics and Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau extend joint projects
10:45 Arctia appoints Senior Vice President for Offshore and Marine Services
10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.64% to $74.86, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.62% to $65.28
10:01 Small missile ships of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla sail from Sevastopol to Mediterranean Sea
09:40 Rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet train in rendering assistance to submarine in Kola Bay
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,442 points

2018 June 18

18:12 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company takes part in TransCaspian/Translogistica 2018
17:57 Legislative amendment promotes automatisation tests in maritime transport with regard to manning and watchkeeping
17:35 First major forum on the new Silk Road organised by the Port of Marseille Fos
17:05 Aker Solutions teams up with SAP for next steps in digitalizing its business
16:45 HMM signs Letter of Intent for its mega containership orders
16:24 Victor Olersky handed in his resignation notice
16:18 European Council extends sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol for another year
16:05 DryShips announces agreements to sell two older Panamaxes
15:40 Tuapse Commercial Seaport elected seven BoD members
15:33 Poland holds World Maritime Day Parallel Event
15:13 IMO member states must progress on key sulphur cap issues at critical meeting in July
14:59 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,923 in RF spot market
14:13 Navios Maritime Containers announces acquisition of five containerships and options to acquire four additional containerships
13:35 Maersk launches a new line to the Middle East from Fos
13:00 Aker Arctic demonstrates autonomous vessel in model tests