• 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 March 26

18:06 Georgia Ports Authority marks decade of partnership with Kia
17:50 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput delivered first batch of cargo for Arctic LNG 2
17:36 ABB wins contract to power the first Chinese-built cruise vessel
17:04 Austal awarded A$369 million U.S. Navy contract
16:34 Nexans to supply turbine cables & accessories for the world’s first floating offshore wind farm operating at 66 kV
16:27 First LNG bunkering operations performed at Polish ports
16:04 CNOOC orders MacGregor on-vessel mooring systems for their new deepwater floating production unit
15:45 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:34 Wärtsilä propulsion solutions producing superior power for two new tug boats
15:04 European Parliament adopts final agreement on the Connection Europe Facility for 2021-2027
14:51 LNG Terminal in Świnoujście accepts fourth LNG spot cargo delivery this year
14:39 NORDEN sells 4 dry cargo vessels
14:27 LOTOS and PGNiG: first commercial bunkerings of ships with LNG in Polish seaports
13:54 Orekhovo-Zuyevo, missile ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, headed for Mediterranean under combat training plan
13:29 Phase 2 of Krievu Island project receives GRAND PRIX at Latvian Builders Association’s 2018 Annual Awards
13:02 Van Oord posts results for 2018
12:46 Sergey Karataev appointed General Director of Freight One JSC
12:20 Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don
11:35 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its МСП-90 boom-laying boat
11:11 16 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 25-26
10:49 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its Leader pilot boat
10:13 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.13% to $66.9, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.65% to $59.20
09:44 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 26
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 689 points
09:07 TenneT awarded a framework agreement to Jan De Nul Group for repairs of TenneT’s offshore high-voltage cables
08:07 Berths for inland shipping now operational in Afrikahaven at the port of Amsterdam
07:41 GTT grants certification to SVEZA Group for production of plywood for Mark III containment system

2019 March 25

18:00 Navis N4 TOS selected to enhance terminal operations at North Carolina Ports
17:50 Increased safety for pilots boarding in Solent with new weather station
17:45 EMAR Offshore Services welcomes Damen ASD Tug 2811
17:25 Three basins of Russia’s IWW prepared for navigation season of 2019
16:48 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard signs contract on construction of 11 dry cargo carriers for STLC
15:52 Kenia host 6th Annual East Africa Transport and Infrastructure conference on 13-14 May 2019
15:26 UK Hydrographic Office works with Seychelles government to help tackle piracy in the Indian Ocean
15:04 Yang Ming reports financial results for 2018
14:03 Closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition postponed to Q2 2019
13:10 ArcelorMittal and Dow start trials for a new CO2 project in North Sea Port
12:39 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 19,562 in RF spot market
12:05 Port of Antwerp updates figures for 2018
11:47 The Maritime Standard swings into 2019
11:30 Damen Shipyards Den Helder signs order with Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization for Expeditionary Survey Boat
11:21 Working group on construction of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem established under auspices of RF Transport Ministry
11:12 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 25
11:04 IMO-executed GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity
10:36 Windpark Fryslân awards contract to Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa to build wind farm
10:30 Polarcus announces redelivery of Vyacheslav Tikhonov
10:00 Keppel finalizes the rig construction contract with Awilco Drilling for the construction of semisubmersible drilling rig
09:56 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports grew by 3.2% to 2.03 billion tonnes in 2M’2019
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.64% to $66.32, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.76% to $58.59
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 690 points

2019 March 24

16:29 VARO and GoodFuels extend partnership to scale Bio Fuel Oil availability to deep sea segment in ARA Region
15:13 New Kongsberg Maritime application enables Bureau Veritas to successfully complete the first ‘DP Digital Survey’
14:27 ESVAGT increases presence in dynamic offshore wind market
13:03 Semco secures EPCI contract with Total as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project
12:01 Safe Scandinavia option restructure and extension

2019 March 23

16:03 NCL announces plans for new staff training facility
15:54 ABP Humber provides land to support KIA expansion
14:22 SeaPlanner to support marine coordination for Taiwan's Formosa I offshore wind farm
13:31 Høglund awarded fuel-gas supply systems contract for six Hurtigruten passenger ships retrofits
12:25 McDermott secures substantial offshore EPCI contract in the Middle East