• 2019 January 10 14:34

    Polish ports plan significant increase of infrastructure investment

    Anticipating further growth, Polish ports are planning significant increase of infrastructure investment. BALTEXPO International Maritime Exhibition (09-11 September 2019) is a perfect and proven networking opportunity to match and fill their plans with top technologies available globally, say the event organizers.

    In 2017, the leading Polish ports noted record-breaking transshipments. A combined result of over 87 million tons is a historic result. However, 2018 is even better and in the perspective of a few years Polish ports will exceed 100 million tons. The increase in transshipments and long-term forecasts are forcing the boards of the largest Polish ports to seek opportunities for further development. Bold expansion plans move in one direction only - out to sea. Today, these plans are becoming more and more real and it seems that current port management boards will take every step to implement them.

    A gigantic project worth 2-2.5 billion EUR is going to be implemented by the Port of Gdansk's Maritime Authority. The Central Port is a new investment to be created between the mouth of the port channel and Naftoport. It concerns the allocation of several hundred hectares of the area of the Gulf of Gdansk to new, universal terminals in connection with the development of the port. Some of the large scale investments in that area are already launched and by the end of July first bids will be opened in a tender worth over 95 million EUR – for so called Northern Quay, planned to serve primarily for Ro-Ro operations.

    Throughout the years, the intensive development of both the Port and the city of Gdynia has caused a shortage of land for further development of the port. The panacea for this challenge is the concept of building an Outer Port as part of the Port of Gdynia 2030 program. The concept of the construction of the Outer Port was recognized as a project worthy of implementation by Marek Gróbarczyk, Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation. Port management is currently working on a detailed concept of hydro technical solutions and talking to potential investors who show an interest in the implementation of the project.

    It is worth noting, that also Gdynia is condicting infrastructure development investments already. During BALTEXPO 2017, Gdynia port authorities signed contract with company PORR SA Warszawa for expansion of turning cycle nr 2 in the port. Thanks to that, ships of up to 400 meters in length will be able to call at the sea port in Gdynia. The price of turntable expansion will be over 27,7 mln zl. The development strategy of the Port of Gdynia assumes that its transshipment capacity will be about 44.5 million tons in 2027.

    The Port of Szczecin and Świnoujście SA Authority, with a view to ensuring further dynamic development of the seaports in Szczecin and Świnoujście, has made efforts to initiate the development of the port infrastructure for a deep-water container terminal in Świnoujście. It is planned to build a pier, which should be separated from the sea by a breakwater. The infrastructure and superstructure of the terminal is to enable the handling of 1.5 million TEU per year (handling capacity of about 2.0 million TEU). According to preliminary estimates of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, the construction of the terminal would cost about EUR 500 million.

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2019 January 23

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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
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17:03 The Board of Directors of Fincantieri appoints a second General Manager
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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
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10:20 Responsibilities for implementation of state programmes of the Russian Federation divided between Deputy Prime Ministers
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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
15:46 ICTSI Subic hits milestone 200,000th TEU move
15:44 Growth seen in several sectors at ABP South Wales
15:28 KONTUR SPb ERT unit’s drills get thumbs up from Rosmorrechflot’s certification commission
15:22 First ship viaVerbrugge Terminals’ new permanent shipping line with South America docks in North Sea Port
15:00 Meyer Turku delivers New Mein Schiff 2 to TUI Cruises in Kiel
14:41 Jotun looks into expansion of ship coatings production in Russia
14:32 HHLA completes expansion of the container rail terminal Burchardkai
14:19 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:02 North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation opens the Port of Mackay for new bulk material trades
13:32 China Navigation to acquire the bulk shipping activities of Hamburg Süd
13:22 14 crewmembers of gas carriers which caught fire in the Kerch Strait confirmed dead, five missing
13:15 Fincantieri to build LCS 31 for US Navy
12:53 Gdynia, Poland to host Transport Week 2019 on March 5-7
12:31 MOL moves to establish 'Asahi MOL Tankers' for pool operation of MR Product Tankers
12:14 DFDS expands cooperation with Turkish Ekol Logistics
11:45 ABP invests £2.2 million in new agribulk terminal at Port of Ayr
11:17 BIMCO: only international action will stop increase in piracy