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


2019 February 16

14:42 Höegh’s RoRo solution chosen for 112MT Transformer shipment
13:28 Torqeedo wins Innovation Award at Miami International Boat Show for powerful new inboard electric propulsion system
12:13 Telford Offshore beefs up its fleet
10:26 Chevron inks new LNG agreement with GS Caltex

2019 February 15

18:05 Noble Corporation announces purchase of a second newbuild jackup rig from PaxOcean
16:57 Port of Goole powered by £1 million solar installation
16:26 ABP continues support of Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
15:30 Sea Cup 2019 preliminaries kick off in Kamchatka
15:04 CNIIMF authorized to confirm conformity of dangerous cargo containers
13:59 Nevsky Shipyard starts cutting metal for cargo-passenger ship of PV22 project
13:32 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 5,500 tonnes fish in Jan’2019, down 48% Y-o-Y
13:08 Fincantieri and Princess Cruises celebrate three construction milestones of three “Royal” class ships at the Monfalcone shipyard
12:45 Dredging under Sea Port Sukhodol project to exceed 7 mln cbm – details to be covered at the Congress
12:08 Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent January 2019
11:46 8 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 14-15
11:27 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down seventh dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
11:08 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
10:53 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in Jan’19 grew by 3.4% Y-o-Y to 11.19 million tonnes
10:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.63% to $64.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.57% to $54.72
10:08 EFIP welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament resolution on NAIADES II
09:41 Bunker prices are going up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up down to 628 points
09:07 ICTSI inaugurates the expansion of its Batumi International Container Terminal
08:07 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the engines for a new harbour tug in Spain
07:41 Inmarsat announces new initiatives to support maritime, ports and logistics start-ups with Rainmaking and Bluetech

2019 February 14

18:03 Austal's LCS 20 completes acceptance trials
17:44 Royal Navy to discuss the future of unmanned and autonomous naval warfare at SMi's 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
17:22 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in January 2019 fell by 26% Y-o-Y to about 190,000 tonnes
17:03 MOL Techno-Trade takes part in marine environmental protection program
16:25 VTB acquires 100% of Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from NSCP Group
16:03 Port of Virginia container volume up 8.9% to 134,638 TEU in January 2019
16:03 Expert expects uncertainty on global fuel market next week
15:49 “K” Line’s LNGC makes maiden call from Ichthys LNG Project to Naoetsu LNG Terminal in Japan
15:40 BSTDB to finance construction of Lavna coal terminal under agreement with STLC
15:21 2nd Conference “Dangerous cargoes: new transportation requirements” to be held under the auspices of RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry
15:03 ONE renewes own loading record exceeding 19000TEUs
14:33 Maersk and PBF Logistics LP announce agreement for production and storage of 0.5% sulphur fuel on the U.S. East Coast
14:02 Port of Long Beach volumes decrease 0.1 percent to 657,286 TEU in Jan 2019
13:50 Multipurpose Transshipment Complex to be built in Primorsk
13:32 Port of Los Angeles volumes up 5.4 percent to 852,449 TEUs in January 2019
13:02 Port of Rotterdam throughput volume up to 469.0 million tonnes in 2018
12:46 Supply vessel OCEAN COOPER 2 sinks in Singapore waters
12:25 Baltic Sea Region cruise ports commit to reducing negative ecological impacts
11:27 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:09 Port of Marseille-Fos to deliver the first phase of the subsea cable landing infrastructure by Q3 2019
10:31 9 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 13-14
10:09 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG Carrier for Minerva Gas
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.66% to $64.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.58% to $54.21
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is up to 608 points
09:08 ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

2019 February 13

18:10 Shell and partners start deep-water production at Lula North in Brazil
17:46 OLT Offshore LNG Toscana Regasification Terminal works at almost full capacity
17:23 Excelerate’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate
16:58 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan’2019 fell by 8.9% Y-o-Y to 4.12 million tonnes
16:29 II HES and Dredging Forum to address deep-water routes to Sabetta and Novoportovsky terminal
15:57 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan’2019 fell by 2.4% Y-o-Y to 51.93 million tonnes
15:32 Throughput of Russian seaports in Jan'2019 grew by 5.6% Y-o-Y to 67.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
15:05 Bank VTB acquired 50 percent minus one share in United Grain Company
15:04 NYK conducts crisis-response drill with ONE
14:56 DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel