• 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 August 16

14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says
17:34 Maersk Line to rise rates from Far East to East Coast South America
17:30 Yang Ming orders ten 2,800 TEU containerships
17:19 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
16:05 New Times Shipbuilding announces delivery of oil tanker
15:04 Rosrybolovstvo looks into building a series of three RVs as from 2020
15:04 Concordia Maritime AB announces interim report for H1 2018
14:12 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spends over RUB 600,000 on employee benefits and rewards programme
13:20 Konecranes to deliver more electric RTGs to Luka Koper in Slovenia
13:02 Join Marinet Conference at SMM 2018, Hamburg
12:32 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives green light to NLR construction project
12:01 WW Ocean presents new-look trade maps resembling public transit maps
11:15 Port of Vancouver posts H1 2018 results
10:41 Aker Solutions wins orders for Liuhua power umbilical systems in China
10:21 Nor-Shipping 2019 devotes entire hall to new focus on Blue Economy
10:05 Crude oil futures drop 0.22% to $72.3 in London and 0.48% to $66.72 in New York
09:29 Bunker prices at Port of St. Petersburg show mixed movements

2018 August 14

18:30 Hapag-Lloyd annonces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:12 FE Railways' loaded freight in Jan-Jul up 2% to 28.2 million tonnes
18:07 Hapag-Lloyd changes terminals at Genoa on its MPS service
17:47 British Ports Association launch Sustainable Development Resolution
17:45 Euro Tank Terminal extends jetty at the port of Rotterdam
17:31 MEYER WERFT holds float out procedure for cruise ship for AIDA Cruises
17:29 APM Terminals launches online customer platform in Bahrain
17:27 MED MARINE delivers a 24m ASD Tug from Turkey to Estonia
16:24 Offshore installation vessel starts work on Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
15:44 Logistec Corporation declares quarterly drvidends on shares
15:21 Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum Singapore initial speakers announced
15:02 Danaos Corporation announces closing of comprehensive debt refinancing
14:16 Sea Port St. Petersburg earmarked over $337,000 for bonus and social responsibility programmes
14:13 TTS Group ASA secures new contracts for access equipment and cranes for two reefer vessels
14:06 Ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga support green shipping, to implement incentives for LNG-powered ships as from August 15, 2018
13:39 Bunker prices in Far East seaports edge down
13:14 ExxonMobil is first to supply via an independently accredited MFMS in ARA
13:10 Port of Brisbane announce a successful bid for funding of Heavy Vehicle Safety Around Ports project
12:13 HHLA posts operating result for H1 2018
11:29 Rosterminalugol’s seven-month coal throughput hits the 13-million tonne mark
11:11 Crude oil futures price rises to $73.28 (London) and $67.81 (New York)
11:01 Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter contract for m/v Protefs and a new time charter contract for m/v Nirefs with Hudson
10:58 GeoSea has taken delivery of self-propelled DP2 jack-up vessel ‘Apollo’
10:09 Safe Bulkers announces acquisition of a Capesize class dry-bulk vessel
09:30 Consolidated Marine Management selects ABS Advanced Solutions Enterprise Asset Management
09:14 Baltic Dry Index gains 18 points edging up to 1800pts mark