• 2019 February 12 10:09

    EUROGATE group’s container handling volumes remain stable in 2018

    Despite the persistently challenging market environment, the EUROGATE Group was able to keep container handling volumes almost stable in the past financial year. In 2018, the Group handled a total of 14.1 million TEUs (standard containers) at its 12 locations in and around Europe. The volume of intermodal container transports increased by 2.8 per cent to around 1.05 million TEUs, the company said in its release.

    At the EUROGATE Group’s five German terminals, the previous year’s handling figures were confirmed. Overall, 7.76 million TEUs were handled here in 2018 (-0.2 per cent, 2017: 7.78 million TEUs).

    At a good 5.48 million TEUs, the Bremerhaven container terminals recorded a throughput almost on a par with 2017 (-1.3 per cent, 2017: 5.54 million TEUs). The schedule changes made by the shipping line alliances in April/May 2018 had no significant impact on this location.

    At EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg by contrast, handling volumes decreased slightly by 3 per cent overall to just below 1.65 million TEUs; however, the integration of Hamburg Süd into the Maersk Group and the successful acquisition of new customer Hyundai Merchant Marine halted the negative trend of the past few years brought about by the restructuring of the alliances. Thus, following a weak first six months with a decline of around 16 per cent, capacity utilisation at the terminal recovered significantly in the second half-year.

    With an increase of 18.3 per cent in 2018, EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven recorded double-digit growth for the third consecutive year. In 2018, in excess of 650,000 TEUs were handled here for the first time.

    Significant declines at the transhipment terminals in Italy impacted negatively on handling volumes. Cagliari in particular has been very hard hit by the transfer of scheduled services to other terminals and is losing almost 50 per cent of its handling volumes. Gioia Tauro recorded a decline of 4.5 per cent but remains at a high level (2.29 million TEUs). Against this trend, the terminals in La Spezia (1.35 million TEUs, +0.8 per cent) and Salerno (332,000 TEUs, +5.6 per cent) developed positively.

    The other terminals in the EUROGATE Group also reported stable handling volumes year-on-year overall. In Tangier, Morocco, the handling volume remained at the same high level as the previous year with 1.38 million TEUs. The strike-related decline in volumes in Lisbon, Portugal, of around 30 per cent to 137,000 TEUs was offset by the positive development of the location in Limassol, Cyprus, with around 14 per cent growth to almost 394,000 TEUs. The transhipment volume in Ust-Luga, Russia, was 69,000 TEUs (-7.1 per cent, 2017: 74,000 TEUs) due to sanctions.




2019 February 18

16:26 VSC receives positive conclusion of state environmental expertise
16:02 Herbert-ABS releases HECSTAB Offshore
15:31 PPR 6 preview: IBIA working for sensible 2020 solutions at IMO meeting
15:02 Suez Canal extends its dry bulk vessels tolls reduction
14:43 Gazprom and Almaz-Antey Corporation sign contract for batch manufacturing of subsea production equipment
14:20 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 15,842 in RF spot market
14:02 MOL Chemical Tankers acquires 20% share of Dutch tank container company Den Hartogh
13:39 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress to gather over 200 Russian and foreign participants
13:15 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia Japan service network for 2019
12:51 Nakhodka Trade Sea Port and Damen sign contract on delivery of tug by summer 2019
12:18 33 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 17-18
11:53 World Maritime University signs MoU with Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
11:30 Coastal fish assessments to continue in Baltic Sea with renewed HELCOM project
11:07 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on ultra-luxury cruise ship "Silver Moon"
10:55 Finnpilot Pilotage amendments its service terms during validity of winter assistance restrictions
10:26 ASCO is interested in cooperation with prominent shipping companies
10:07 Diana Shipping announces the sale of two Panamax dry bulk vessels and time charter contracts for m/v Crystalia and m/v Maera with Glencore
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $66.36, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $56.23
09:21 Baltic Dry Index is up to 639 points
09:07 Panama Canal Board of Directors appoints new Canal Administrator and Deputy Administrator
08:07 IMO conducts training course to enhance maritime security in Kenya
07:32 Valencia hosts first internal technical meeting of European project “H2PORTS - Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports”

2019 February 17

16:59 Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas
15:09 Kleven Shipyard delivers to Maersk the AHTS Maersk Maker
14:33 Danube high-speed low-wash ferry offers new level of efficiency and reliability
13:21 Interorient Marine Services Ltd. convicted and sentenced for oil discharge
12:39 USCG assists in rescue of five people from sunken vessel near Dutch Harbor
11:01 European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment

2019 February 16

16:15 Ribbon-cutting kicks off ICTSI´s Batumi terminal expansion project
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