• 2018 June 19 14:25

    Europort Romania maintains its position as the premier Black Sea martime event

    The 12th edition of Europort Romania, that took place from 15 - 17 May 2018 lived up to the event’s name. During the premier Black Sea networking event over 50 maritime equipment and service suppliers met with close to 500 maritime professionals from Romania as well as many delegates from other Black Sea countries. Exhibitors highly appreciated the unique and exclusive character of Europort Romania. Within three days, they relished the opportunity to meet and network with the event’s high quality visitors, mostly representing management, purchasing or technical departments and having high decision making authorities for new investments.

    For the Polish company Famor, specialised in ship's illumination, it was the first time to participate in Europort Romania. Ms. Anna Pawlikowska, Marketing Director said: "I have never experienced such a full service marketing event for the marine industry. We have met many professionals from the marine market and we really enjoyed being part of it”. Next to this debutant, many companies have been supporting Europort Romania for over a decade. Michael Johns, Area Sales Manager Marine Division at Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG: "We have been exhibiting in this unique networking event for six editions. We simply have to be there."

    Romania is truly a forward thinking maritime nation. During the official opening ceremony of Europort Romania, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Romania; Mrs Ronner-Grubačić stated: "Romanian ports are developing, and so is the shipbuilding industry. We need to compliment the Romanian wharfs’ accomplishments in today’s technologically advanced industry. With the support of foreign stakeholders and investors, the Romanian shipbuilding sector has matured to where it is today.”

    Beside the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Romania, many officials participated in the official opening ceremony. After welcoming speeches of the Secretary of State from the Ministry of Transport in Romania; Mr Minea, the President of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and also President of the Constanta Chamber of Commerce and Shipping; Mr Daraban, the Mayor of Constanta city; Mr. Făgădău and a special welcome by Raymond Siliakus, Exhibition Manager of Europort, the exhibition was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.    

    New this edition was a matchmaking event, organised by Enterprise Europe Network. This event offered exhibitors the opportunity to gain new international contacts for future technology partnerships. The focus was on innovative technology.

    Europort Romania also hosted a wide range of networking opportunities after closing time of the exhibition. New this year was the wine tasting event and diner afterwards, with traditional Romanian music and dancing. Mr. Chaudhary, 5G Marine stated: "This event allows for excellent networking opportunities.” As is tradition, a shipyard visit was organised as well as the networking reception on the opening day. To conclude the Romanian Shipbuilders Organisation ANCONAV organised their members meeting.


2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine
13:23 NOVATEK’s Board of Directors to be elected on 18 January 2019
13:00 Zvezda shipyard started serial manufacturing of Aframax-class tankers
12:39 Residents of Riga and the Port outline a common vision for the future
12:04 Singapore hosts 10th APEC Port Services Network (APSN) Port Connectivity Forum
11:48 Bunker prices are still high in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:22 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg’s allocations for its development programme totaled RUB 413.5 million in 9M’2018
11:03 NYK promotes decarbonization through exploratory design of NYK Super Eco Ship 2050
10:51 ABS and HHI pioneer Cyber Security standard for new vessels
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.18% to $66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.36% to $56.05
10:11 OOCL introduces new Asia – South Africa direct services
09:58 A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag - Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express plan to establish container shipping association
09:38 ASW Severomorsk of RF Navy's Northern Fleet completed a call to the Republic of Djibouti