• 2018 December 11 10:05

    Port of Gdansk reports new quarterly record

    The transshipment volume at the Port of Gdansk keeps increasing, PGA says in a press release. Thanks to the result for the first half of the year, Gdansk's port managed to go up by two positions in the ranking of the Baltic Sea's largest ports. This new record brings it closer to the very top.

    2017 at the Port of Gdansk ended with a historic transshipment record - more than 40.6 million tonnes of goods passed through Gdansk's quays. The second half of 2018 shows that the port's rapid development is not slowing down.

    Within the first 9 months of 2018, nearly 16 tonnes of general cargo were handled at the Port - this is a record result, exceeding last year's by 24.5%. "This is largely owing to containerised general cargo. We reached another record high, as we handled nearly 15 million tonnes of commodities in this cargo group, 28.5% more than last year. Thanks to this, we have enhanced our position as the second largest container port in the Baltic Sea," explains Adam Klos, Commercial Director at the PGA. Among general cargo, new commercial vehicles achieved a considerable increase - more than 61,000 were handled, that is 14.6% more than after the first three quarters of last year.

    Over 11.5 million tonnes of fuels passed through Gdansk's quays and terminals between January and September. This is yet another record, as in the same period of the previous year, the transshipment volume was lower by nearly 29%. "The largest increase in this group after the first three quarters of the year was recorded at the Port in 2015. We broke that record by almost 5%. We handled about 9 million tonnes of crude oil alone, i.e. nearly 35% more than in the same period of 2017. In the case of aviation fuel, there was an increase of over 97%, and when it comes to petrol - nearly 38%," adds Adam Klos.

    Between January and September 2018, almost 5.5 million tonnes of COAL were handled at the Port of Gdansk, i.e. 62.3% more than in the previous year. Such an increase in the transshipment of coal has never been recorded at the Port before. The other bulk cargo group also achieved good results - the Port handled 2.7 million tonnes of these goods, nearly 6% more than a year ago. There was a particularincrease in the transshipment of aggregate - 16% year to year.

    The amount of wood handled at the Port of Gdansk keeps growing, as well. By the end of September, there were as many as 325,000 tonnes.

    Summing up the first three quarters of 2018, the Port of Gdansk handled nearly 36,5% million tonnes of goods, i.e. 28% more than in the same period of the previous year.

    "We have exceeded our own forecast by 16%. This was yet another period of transshipment increases and records. As we can see, changes to our trade and marketing strategy, as well as hard work, bring results. The basis for our activity is intensive cooperation with our business partners, as they are the ones directly responsible for the transshipments. I am convinced that with this level of engagement, further records are only a matter of time," says Lukasz Greinke, President of the PGA.

    Apart from the transshipment volume, the number of commercial vessels calling at the Port is also growing. Within the first three quarters of 2017, 1,869 commercial ships arrived in Gdansk, while this year, there have already been 269 more - 2,138 in total.

    The Port of Gdansk continues to achieve the highest growth dynamics among the Polish ports. Thanks to its high results, it has maintained its position as the 4th largest port in the Baltic Sea. Only 3.3 million tonnes of goods separate it from Primorsk, which is currently in third place.

2019 January 24

14:37 Polskie LNG terminal is ready for expansion
14:14 German Shipowners’ Association calls upon the EU to find solution for boat refugees in the Mediterranean Sea
13:54 DCT Gdansk terminal expands its fleet of STS and RTG cranes
13:12 “K”LINE awarded CDP’s “A List 2018” on climate change ―Earning highest rating “A” for three consecutive years
12:35 Cargo traffic via Murmansk Sea Fishing Port in 2018 remained flat Y-o-Y at 331,200 tonnes
12:11 COSCO SHIPPING Ports takes 60% stake in Chancay Terminal, Peru
11:36 SEA\LNG releases study revealing compelling investment case for LNG as a marine fuel
11:30 Icebreaker assistance period begins at the port of Primorsk (Leningrad Region) from January 25
11:12 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
11:06 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:47 Monjasa's bunker tanker Accra supplies marine fuel in the Panama Canal
10:29 15 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 23-24
10:04 Port of Gothenburg container volumes up by 17 per cent in 2018
10:00 Brent Crude futures price down 0.36% to $60.92, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $52.43
09:41 Wilhelmsen Ship Management selected as the manager for Pardus Energy’s FSRU
09:37 Matthieu de Tugny takes helm at BV's Marine & Offshore division
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 982 points

2019 January 23

18:27 Planning for 2020 IMO's sulphur cap has already started
18:13 Eagle Bulk receives commitment for a new credit facility totaling $208 million
18:02 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput in 2018 totaled 49.03 million tonnes, up 20.7% Y-o-Y
17:40 Andrei Malyarov elected as Chairman of Severnaya Verf shipyard's BoD
17:19 RWE files acquisition of renewables businesses of E.ON and innogy with European Commission
17:03 The Board of Directors of Fincantieri appoints a second General Manager
16:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Arkhangelsk come into effect on February 15
16:37 USCG interdicts smuggling boat with convicted criminals aboard off Florida
16:24 Regulatory issues related to operation of seaport infrastructure facilities to be discussed at the 2nd HES and Dredging Congress
16:08 First discharge of LPG from Ichthys LNG Project in Japan carried by “K” LINE’s VLGC “GRACE RIVER”
16:03 CMA CGM to launch its Med Pendulum Service (MPS)
15:46 Ice restrictions at the port of Vyborg (Leningrad Region) come into effect on February 6
15:33 Nakilat – Keppel welcomes first FSRU at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard
15:28 MHI Vestas achieves final turbine installation at Horns Reef 3
15:18 Rolls-Royce completes €57 million upgrade of Rauma thruster facility
15:03 NYK announces delivery of new coal carrier for Hokkaido Electric Power
14:33 Port of Oakland reports more ships than ever plugging into grid
14:20 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 10.7% to 7.89 million tonnes in 2018
14:03 Kiel welcomes the TUI Cruises newbuilding
13:45 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard lays down large freezing trawler of Project СТ-192
13:27 Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica
13:02 Rotterdam as a circular hub for the raw materials transition
12:58 The Russian Federation accedes to passenger compensation treaty
12:51 New initiatives to strengthen Singapore as a global maritime hub announced
12:37 SCHOTTEL presents new mechanical hybrid propulsion solution
12:04 Port of Riga cooperates with Balarusian forest industry to further increase its timber cargo volumes
11:42 15 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 22-23
11:16 OSG exercises option for second 204,000 barrel barge at Gunderson Marine
10:55 Maritime Security & Offshore Patrol Week 2019 to be held for the first time ever in Dubai, UAE by IQPC Middle East
10:37 N-KOM welcomes first FSRU at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard
10:20 Responsibilities for implementation of state programmes of the Russian Federation divided between Deputy Prime Ministers
10:06 Brent Crude futures price up 0.03% to $61.52, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $53.03
09:48 Aderco: Planning for 2020 has already started
09:43 Vympel Shipyard lays down yet another hydrographic vessel / buoy tender of Project 19910 for RF Navy
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,036 points

2019 January 22

18:25 Elengy prepares the sale of access capacities to the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for the period 2021-2030
18:05 Monjasa steps up as the 2nd largest local bunker supplier in the Panama Canal in 2018
17:54 Relampago practices skills with UAE Navy ship
17:35 CalMac takes over the tiller at Argyll Ferries
17:05 NYK gets the highest-rated ‘A’ for Climate Change by CDP Survey
16:42 RF Government proposed candidates to Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port's BoD
16:23 Pilbara Ports Authority achieves a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland
15:56 Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam Port Promotion Council renew collaboration