• 2018 July 10 15:03

    Port of Gdansk and Halcrow Group ink agreement for development of Wisla River Waterway feasibility study

    On 2 July, an agreement for the preparation of a feasibility study for the Wisla River Waterway was concluded in Gdansk. It was signed by representatives of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA: President Lukasz Greinke and Vice-President Macin Osowski, as well as Artur Mazurek, representing the contractor selected by tender, the British company Halcrow Group Limited. The event was also attended by Marek Grobarczyk, the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, the PGA said in a press release.

    Minister Grobarczyk emphasised that the conclusion of the agreement is the next step on the way to ensuring navigability of the Wisla River.

    "Opening Gdansk and the entire Tri-City is the opening of a new direction - connecting the Baltic Sea with the Black Sea. We can see how much remains to be done in order to put the last rivers in Europe with such huge potential into use," said the Minister. He also thanked the Port of Gdansk Authority for its engagement in the initiative.

    He added that the process of ensuring the navigability of Polish rivers was taking place after careful consideration of all the environmental restrictions, and after considering the risks to the environment that it involves.

    The feasibility study for the comprehensive development of the international waterways E-40 for the Wisla River between Gdansk and Warsaw, E-40 between Warsaw and the Polish-Belarusian border (Brest), and E-70 between the Wisla and the Wisla Lagoon (Elbląg) will consist of three stages, including the preparation of the necessary analyses and a survey of the current state, including the analysis of the location, primary stakeholders, legal environment, the area and source of funding, a survey of the condition of existing infrastructure, and the analysis of the needs and problems related to the implementation of the programme. The planned execution period of the agreement is 18 months.

    This new policy towards the inland navigation sector has led to the development of inland waterways and the reactivation of the idea of the economic use of rivers, while preserving their natural features, which is reflected in the strategic plans and projects. Following the provisions of the Water Law Act, the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation began work on preparing feasibility studies for the main waterways in Poland, including the Wisla River Waterway - the entire Polish section of the E-40 international waterway. When it comes to the E-40 waterway, the Ministry is working in cooperation with the Port of Gdansk Authority.




2018 September 24

13:11 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
12:45 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to Brazil
12:23 Finalists for the Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai announced
12:00 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
11:16 Longline factory ship Marlin laid down by Severnaya Verf shipyard to feature 40% of local content
10:54 Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker
10:52 NOVATEK increases number of Management Board members
10:28 Smart shipping to be under the spotlight at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
10:05 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,413 points
09:43 Brent Crude futures price up 1.25% to $79.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.2% to $71.63
09:21 Freeport of Riga’s project on construction of Krievu Island Terminal enters its final phase
09:00 Vice Premier Han Zheng inspected COSCO-PSA terminal in Singapore
08:14 International maritime community reaffirms cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

2018 September 23

10:47 DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’
10:33 Global Ship Lease secures additional charter coverage and adds Maersk Line to charterer portfolio
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Latin America to North Europe and South Europe

2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście
17:06 Gibdock, RSP Systems and New Zealand fisheries choose LR
16:31 Outlook for marine cargo insurance challenging but opportunities remain for underwriters, says IUMI
16:04 Babcock ecoSMRT receives LR acknowledgement for ship application
15:09 Trafigura holds naming ceremony for first of 35 newbuild crude oil and product tankers
14:56 IBIA takes part in SIBCON 2018
14:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 built for Pola Rise
14:09 British International Freight Association fumes over sulphur surcharge
13:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.5 million passengers in 8M’18, up 10.5%, Y-o-Y
13:31 Maersk’s regional carriers go to market under one brand
13:09 GE Shipping takes delivery of Secondhand Very Large Gas Carrier “ Jag Vasant ”
12:50 ABP aims for frictionless trade with blockchain
12:28 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport declined by 1.9% to 3.6 million tonnes in 8M’18
12:09 COSCO SHIPPING Tanker (Dalian) takes delivery of 319,000 dwt Mt Cosnew Lake
11:07 Odfjell finalizes sale of Rotterdam tank terminal
10:36 ABP promotes South Wales ports as cruise destinations
10:07 Georgia Ports plan 8 million TEU capacity by 2028
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $78.75, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $70.22
09:35 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,396 points
09:03 APL’s Eagle Express service makes a solution for precise logistics management
08:07 Yang Ming to upgrade China-Vietnam-Thailand service
07:20 Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius

2018 September 20

21:17 Expert says production declines and geopolitical unrest may push bunker prices up
18:02 SITC holds naming & delivery ceremony for M/V “SITC TOYOHASHI”
17:54 Sovcomflot participates in Eastern Economic Forum’s business programme
17:30 Kurt Bodewig appointed as new European Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea
17:07 Port of Singapore holds annual multi-agency ferry emergency exercise
16:46 IAPH regional conference sets pan-African ports agenda
16:25 UAE to host Dubai Marine Insurance Conference 2018 on November 20-21
16:07 Governments of New Zealand and Australian announce fumigation requirement for import cargos
15:48 Sovcomflot is a Partner of the Second Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”
15:32 NYK product tanker rescues 28 fishermen off the coast of Colombia
15:04 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
14:56 Admiralteiskie Verfi launches the Kronshtadt, diesel-electric submarine of Project 677
14:32 DNV GL releases autonomous and remotely operated ship guideline (UPDATE)
14:04 Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 mln security grant
13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP