• 2019 February 11 16:40

    Transport Week 2019 – going live in three weeks

    “Only three weeks separate us from the Transport Week 2019”, the event organizers say in a press release. The ninth edition of the Baltic region’s hallmark transport event, will be held on 5-7 March at the Courtyard Marriott Gdynia Waterfront hotel in Gdynia, Poland. Join us for the latest insights on port investments, environmental project and more.

    The event will kick off with a thorough overview of the current state of the port market and a forecast reaching as far as 2030. The presentation will be delivered by Bogdan Ołdakowski, CEO of Actia Forum and Secretary General of the Baltic Ports Organization. It will lay the groundwork for the next keynote speech, prepared by James Kyritsis from Drewry, tackling the impact of Chinese investment’s in European ports and the risks and opportunities they pose for the Baltic Sea region. We’ll also take a closer look at opportunities for cooperation between US and European ports, presented by Christopher Quinn from Wexford Strategies.

    An overview of interesting port investment projects will be an important part of this year’s edition of the Transport Week. The delegates will have the chance to get acquainted with Port of Gdynia’s development plans and their 2020 vision and learn more about the 3-year expansion plan of the DCT Gdańsk. Kalmar will offer their insights into leveraging technology and data during terminal design process in order to maximize its benefits.

    You can’t really discuss port investments without talking about the money. Paweł Wojciechowski, the European Coordinator for the Rhine-Alpine core network corridor, will share his thoughts on the place of port investment projects within EU’s 2021-2027 budget and financing opportunities such as the CEF programme. A maritime investor’s best practices and upcoming trends will be analyzed by Anthony van der Hoest from MTBS.

    Port development and financing will be the topic of the discussion panel concluding the first day of the conference. Participants will include representatives of the European Commission, ESPO and the Port of Gdynia.

    Digitalization is without a doubt a major topic for the transport industry, the port sector being no exception. Challenges and benefits linked to this process will be discussed in detail by Isabelle Ryckbost, the Secretary General at ESPO, opening the second day of Transport Week 2019. Representatives from Royal HaskoningDHV and the Port of Rotterdam will then offer a more in-depth view into this highly interesting topic, talking about the smart port concept and offering some concrete implementation examples.

    A deeper look into a few selected innovative projects will round up the event. Przemek Myszka, Editor-in-Chief at the Baltic Transport Journal will takes us on a tour of the next-gen solutions for the transport sector. We will also learn more about Port of Gdynia’s precise mooring system, presented by Wojciech Tucholitz from NAVSIM.

    The main conference will be traditionally accompanied by multiple side-events. The participants will have the chance to gauge the impact of Brexit on the transport industry during a conference organized by Namiary na Morze i Handel (event available in Polish language only). Additionally, the Transport Week 2019 will offer the delegates the chance to take part in a seminar focused on the issues of air pollution in ports, prepared by the Baltic Ports Organization, as well as a workshop focused on guidelines for LNG bunkering, organized in cooperation with EMSA.

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    Transport Week 2019 offers a number of side-events >>>>

    Gdynia, Poland to host Transport Week 2019 on March 5-7 >>>>


2019 April 21

15:38 WheelHouse names Ian Morris as Vice President of Operations
14:34 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to Far East, Middle East Gulf and Red Sea
12:37 USCG offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
11:31 CMA CGM hikes rates on Asia to Kenya, Tanzania service
11:07 Kinder Morgan raises dividend by 25%, announces Q1 2019 results

2019 April 20

16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia - the Middle East Gulf trade
15:02 MOL pledges support for Mozambique in wake of devastating cyclone
14:42 USCG Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
13:27 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trade
13:12 Carnival Cruise Line, CFVI unveil revitalized Griffith Park in St. Thomas for local children
12:26 BC Ferries celebrates Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island
11:04 Certification of Arkona offshore wind farm by DNV GL confirms safe and reliable power supply
10:49 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction
10:38 Boskalis acquires EUR 75M dredging contracts in Indonesia

2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
10:19 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.04% to $71.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.38% to $64
09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019
13:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
12:49 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first quarter 2019
12:13 Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event
11:51 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combat training missions as part of final check for winter training season
11:27 ASCO took part in TransRussia-2019
11:00 ZIM joins to blockchain shipping solution TradeLens
10:44 Shareholders agreement on construction of Lavna terminal signed under Murmansk Transport Hub project
10:28 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $71.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $63.82
10:09 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
09:53 Keppel secures integration and upgrading contracts worth around S$160 million
09:37 Tri-City ports take part in Seatrade Cruise Global
09:36 Bunker Market this morning, April 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 767 points

2019 April 17

19:00 SMS Towage’s Humber fleet adds new tug
18:36 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from Asia to North Africa