• 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 March 19

18:25 Navigation support tool receives 2018 Hydrographic Technology Encouragement Award
18:05 NYK holds conferences to improve the safety of its dry bulk fleet
17:36 Abu Dhabi Ports collects over 120 tons of floating sea debris
17:05 JAXPORT sets record with largest container ship to call Jacksonville
16:35 NYK introduces its market analysis initiatives using AI and big data
16:10 BigLift Shipping and Chung Yang Shipping cooperate in heavy transport
15:53 BW Group purchases a majority stake in Epic Gas from key shareholders and launches unconditional tender offer
15:23 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:12 Royal IHC to design and deliver dredge installations for Van Oord
15:02 CMA CGM updates THC in Lithuania ports
14:31 Wight at the forefront of environmental stewardship – Hybrid Explorer Vessel
14:02 Maersk has announced FAK rates from Far East Asia to Mediterranean
13:31 GC Rieber Shipping: Shearwater GeoServices awarded acquisition and processing contract in Turkey
13:01 PIL starts new Middle East service – China Straits Gulf
12:41 V.Ships Leisure teams up with Mystic Cruises to provide crew services for the first expedition vessel, World Explorer
12:20 Global cruise industry meets at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019
12:01 Global Ship Lease agrees three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd
11:30 ICTSI upgrades Lae unit ahead of schedule
11:19 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 18-19
11:00 ABS expands Best Practices for Ballast Water Management Systems
10:41 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted about 6,000 ships in navigation season 2018-2019
10:22 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.12% to $67.62, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.08% to $59.38
10:04 Draft Decree of RF Government foresees allocation of RUB 4.1 billion for reconstruction of Zhatai Shipyard
09:58 Panama Canal and Maersk to join the IMO-supported Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping
09:46 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning March, 19
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 721 points

2019 March 18

18:26 American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier loads Army aviation unit cargo in Thessaloniki
18:16 Wagenborg SPMTs to relocate giant MV-piling rig at the port of Rotterdam Maasvlakte
18:05 RF President launched Balaklavskaya and Tavricheskaya TPPs and Port substation in Taman
18:00 Indian Register of Shipping wins 5-year contract to provide Emergency Response Services for 33 vessels of The Shipping Corporation of India
17:36 Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivers bulk carrier Divinegate for Indigo Marine Shipping
17:30 NCSP Group’s consolidated cargo turnover for January 2019 increased by 3.3% to 12.063 million tonnes
17:05 Fincantieri starts works in Ancona on the new ship for Viking
16:38 RF Government allows LNG transportation along Northern Sea Route by certain foreign ships
16:32 Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivers sixth new building Ro-Ro for SIEM
16:27 Castor Maritime announces time charter contract for Panamax vessel with Oldendorff Carriers
16:13 CMA CGM announces GRR from East Coast South America to West Africa, East Africa, South Africa, Arabian Gulf and West Coast North of India
15:52 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 19,421 in RF spot market
15:51 Two NYK tugboat subsidiaries to merge
15:33 Global Ports Holding and MSC Cruises announce agreement to support Antigua
15:20 Iceberg to develop design and engineering documentation for nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 10510, Leader
15:13 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
14:33 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada West Coast to worldwide destinations (Excluding Africa, EU, Russia and USA)
14:01 MSC adds vessel to its Lone Star service from Asia to USEC and Gulf of Mexico
13:46 Victor Gusev appointed General Director of Nakhodka Sea Fishing Port
13:27 Jumbo wins offshore subsea decommissioning project in North Sea
13:11 The largest fuel tanker to enter Port of Newcastle
12:55 10 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 17-18
12:31 Contship Italia S.p.A. has entered into negotiations with MSC for sale of MCT
12:10 Maersk Line announces FAK rates – Scope Far East Asia to Mediterranean
11:51 Russia, Finland satisfied by shipping and environmental cooperation in Baltic and Arctic regions
11:32 Navig8 Chemical Tankers enters into sale and leaseback agreements with ICBC for four 37,000 DWT product oil/chemical tankers
11:02 Incheon Port container volumes up 7.5% to 266,000 TEU in January 2019
10:44 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar.18
10:15 SCF achieved adjusted profit of USD 6.9 million for 2018 vs USD 5.3 million loss for 2017
09:54 USA, EU and Canada impose sanctions on several Russian shipyards
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.21% to $67.02, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.21% to $58.61
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 730 points
08:07 Port of Oakland cargo volume down 1.3 percent in February 2019
07:26 Port of Long Beach container volumes down 9.8 percent in February 2019