• 2018 November 7 11:44

    Baltic Ports Organization took part in DocksTheFuture workshop

    The Baltic Ports Organization was among the participants and speakers of the first series of DocksTheFuture workshops, held on 29-30 October, 2018, in Portugal. The meeting focused on defining the concept of the port of the future.

    The event featured a broad range of topics relevant to the discussion about the policies impacting future ports’ development in the EU. Digitalisation, sustainability, relations between ports and cities, infrastructure development, means of transport and accessibility, as well as cooperation and bridging R&D and implementation headed the talks. The BPO perceives these matters as high priority issues. 

    The Baltic ports display continuous interest in the process of future TEN-T policy and port planning as the Baltic port sector is set to keep developing in the coming years. They are aware of the advantages the TEN-T network poses for their overall development rate and ongoing competitiveness. 

    Topics discussed during the event also tied into the BPO’s role in maintaining the Baltic Sea region’s status as leader in the implementation of sustainable solutions. Over the years, Baltic ports gathered vast amounts of experience in the area of port planning and sustainability, e.g. the preparation for broad-scale implementation of new types of fuels and have always expressed the readiness to share these experiences with the European ports sector. 

    Bogdan Ołdakowski, the BPO Secretary General, offered the following comment after the event: “For the future port concept it is rather obvious that the port sector will experience automation, digitalization and “greening” trends. However, it is also important to underline that the port sector will be exposed to fast-changing environment caused by geopolitical shifts, new trends in world trade, industrial and technological developments and new energy sources. All of these factors have to be taken into account when planning high-cost port investments”. 

    The workshop stretched over two days, held at the Training Center of Leixões and the Cruise Terminal of the Port of Leixões. The terminal, opened in mid-2015 is an architectural treat, its spiral-shaped building covered with ca. one million white tiles certainly makes a lasting impression. The terminal handled over 300.000 passengers and 426 ships in the first three years of its operations. 

    The workshop was a part of the DocksTheFuture Project, which aims at defining the vision for the ports of the future in 2030, covering all specific issues that could define this concept including among other things the contribution to the European Union’s policy to increase the integration of maritime transport and TEN-T ports into the global logistics chain. 

    The project, financed by Horizon 2020 funds, started in January 2018 and will run for 30 months, until June 30th, 2020. It entails a Communication and Dissemination Plan addressing all TEN-T Core and Comprehensive Ports and main port stakeholders.




2019 February 22

18:08 Pacific Fleet AS-34 underwater vehicle practises maneuvering in Kola Bay
17:50 Krasnoye Sormovo launches first ship in new RSD59 series of four ships ordered by STLC
17:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
17:05 Bilfinger expands in international maritime scrubber market
16:35 Aker Solutions to develop digital twin for Wintershall’s Nova field
16:12 Chiquita's new container ship pays its first visit to Kloosterboer in North Sea Port
15:31 DOF awarded contracts for three ROV Support Vessels in Brazil
15:12 Biggest wellboat in the world’s hull arrives at Havyard yard in Leirvik
14:55 Zaliv shipyard (Kerch) launched search-and-rescue ship of Project А163
14:12 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
13:48 32 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 21-22
13:30 GTT creates a Digital Hub of Excellence in Singapore
13:04 The Spectrum of the Seas leaves the MEYER WERFT's dock
12:49 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg upgrades its cane equipment
12:30 Port of Rotterdam bunker figures down to 9.5 million m3 in 2018
12:03 Algoma announces purchase of additional product tanker
11:30 Van Oord is one of the founding partners and main sponsor of PortXL
11:02 Fincantieri and Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding reach an agreement to cooperate in the UAE shipbuilding segment
10:30 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for next-generation LNG carrier "MARVEL CRANE"
10:20 Port of Yeisk handled 159,000 tonnes of cargo year-to-date
10:00 CMA CGM implements Port Congestion Surcharge from Med and North Europe to Canada East Coast
09:58 The Netherlands ratifies ship recycling convention
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.24% to $66.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.16% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 630 points

2019 February 21

18:33 AML’s MVP200 selected for new Swedish “RV Svea”
18:16 ​Shearwater GeoServices and TGS partner for major Brazil survey
18:03 NYK selected as a White 500 company for third consecutive year
17:55 Rosmorport to dredge 12.1 million cbm of material in 2019
17:34 Boskalis expands market position in marine survey through acquisition Horizon
17:29 GE to supply LM2500 gas turbine auxiliary equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A frigates
17:11 Hydrographic Company to get 15 new vessels by 2024
17:05 Rotterdam port innovation programme PortXL participants announced
17:03 H.H. Sheikh Theyab updated on ADNOC L&S strategy to become a global shipping champion
16:14 SCHOTTEL presents new shallow-water thruster SPJ 30 up to 150 kW
15:35 Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for new terminal at the Port of Tilbury
15:16 Algoma announces the Algoma Conveyor is headed for Canada
14:32 A.P. Moller - Maersk accelerates transformation and grows revenue in 2018
14:11 Teekay Tankers reports fourth quarter and annual 2018 results
13:46 Santos posts it 2018 net profit of $630 million
13:15 Gazprom Neft demonstrates solid growth across all key financial indicators in 2018
13:13 A.P. Moller - Maersk initiates demerger and separate listing of Maersk Drilling
12:49 ESPS Relampago’s crew carried out maritime training exercises with the Seychelles Coastguard
11:57 First meeting of Eastern Partnership LNG Network takes place in Warsaw
11:28 42 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 20-21
11:03 The UK publishes draft UK MRV legislation following Brexit
10:39 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port spent USD 60,500 under its social programme in 2018
10:16 IMO treaties ratified by Guyana
09:54 Allocations of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port for its environmental programme in 2018 totaled USD 96,400
09:31 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.18% to $67.2, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $57.45
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 622 points

2019 February 20

18:13 Klaipėdos nafta carried out the 10th operation of reloading LNG from a gas carrier to ground storage tanks
17:52 VNIIR-Progress St. Petersburg supplies electrical equipment for Atomflot icebreaker
17:28 Documents on concession model for Taman dry cargo area project to be submitted to RF Govt in March 2019
17:04 Cammell Laird stages ‘float-off’ for new £10m ferry for Red Funnel
16:46 VTMS, AIS and Pilotage Service on the Northern Sea Route to remain under Rosmorport’s control
16:25 NOVATEK eyes arranging LNG bunkering in Sabetta
16:04 Maersk enhances Asia-Europe network to further improve schedule reliability
15:43 Decision made on transfer of FSUE Hydrographic Company to Rosatom Corporation
15:21 Euronav sells LR1 Genmar Сompatriot
14:54 SIA Extron Baltic receives award for rapid growth in the Port of Riga