• 2019 March 22 09:23

    Manufacturing at the Port of Riga beneficial for both businesses and the Port

    The Port of Riga future vision outlined in the Freeport of Riga Development Programme for 2019-2028 foresees transformation of the Port into a smart logistics centre with high added value services and production facilities, the port says in a press release. Development of manufacturing at the Port is a way to create jobs, generate income and ensure stable cargo turnover in the long term perspective. Numerous successful, rapidly growing companies that implement high-quality impressive production projects at the Port which serve their customers all over the world, prove that the Port of Riga is an attractive location for launching new production facilities already at this moment. Operation of these companies at the Port is equally beneficial for the companies and the Port.

    “Madesta” in its production facility at the Port of Riga manufactures large metal structures for oil, gas and various bulk material storage tanks. The company launched business in 2000 in Crimea, Ukraine. After the events of 2014 in Ukraine and following sanctions the company moved all its operations to Latvia. Currently “Madesta” is one of the largest tank manufacturers in Europe with 25 thousand tonnes of products manufactured last year.

    “Today we participate in all major tank construction projects in Europe”, “Madesta” Chairman of the Board Sergii Ganzelynskyi tells the story of the company’s growth. Since 2017, various large scale liquefied natural gas terminal construction projects are under implementation in Europe. They are financed by the US energy giant ExxonMobil to supply shale gas from the USA. “Madesta” supplied steelwork for the construction of the Antwerp terminal and is currently manufacturing structures for terminal construction in Rotterdam. “I am proud that Latvia enables construction of the largest terminals in Europe and in the world!” added Sergii Ganzelynskyi.

    Manufacturing of steelwork for storage of hazardous substances is a complex and knowledge-intensive process. Moreover, the quality requirements for the sheets are that strict that each of them is tested with ultrasound before loading to make sure everything is right. Sergii Ganzelynskyi: ‘We have proven to our customers that we can ensure perfect quality and meet all deadlines at competitive prices. We have a number of advantages, including our location at the Port and ability to provide skilled staff for terminal installation.”

    The leader of “Madesta” sees great development opportunities for manufacturing development at the Port of Riga: “The Port is important for the company’s operations and boosting its competitive advantage. Both the supply of raw materials and delivery of ready-made goods to the customers is executed by sea. In addition, our location in the Port allows us to offer our customers a special service, i.e. large-scale structures are assembled in Riga on the Port’s pier. Together with the Port terminal Extron Baltic we have developed solutions to load assembled large-scale structures on ships and deliver them to our customers thus reducing assembling time ans costs. So far, we are the only company to offer such service and that allows us edging ahead of our competitors.”




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
18:06 DESMI's CompactClean Ballast Water Management System receives US Coast Guard Type Approval
17:36 Denmark's first new-build hybrid ferry on key passenger route
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:38 Matson receives new cranes at its Honolulu hub terminal
16:17 Stena Europe undergoes refit upgrades in Turkey
16:11 Kuehne + Nagel launches first online seafreight service solution with guaranteed lead time in container shipping
15:40 HELCOM addressed nutrients, stormwater and microlitter issues at PRESSURE 10-2019
15:04 Murmansk Commercial Seaport commissions dust and wind shields
14:39 Port of Riga and Port of Qingdao sign Cooperation Agreement
14:02 Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries
13:22 DNV GL awards CMHI AIPs for two new offshore designs
12:53 Pacific Fleet warships and Royal Thai Navy hold joint trainings in the Sea of Japan
12:31 Port of Cardiff prepares for start of 2019 cruise season
12:22 Tristar Group signs second major deal with Shell for 6 chemical tankers
12:06 Far East ports’ capacity exceeds that of Russian Railways by 30-40%
11:38 Gazprom Neft completed development of logistic scheme for shipments of Arctic oil under Novy Port project (video)
11:09 GTT posts revenues of €58.9 million in Q1 2019
10:45 Yury Gilts appointed as Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company
10:23 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.36% to $71.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.67% to $64.48
10:09 Arkona offshore wind farm switched on in the Baltic Sea
09:37 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:34 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr.17
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 749 points
09:04 Keppel receives final approval for the conversion of Gimi FLNG project

2019 April 16

18:36 Bahri further strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region
18:06 Talos Energy provides additional update on Zama appraisal program
17:50 SCF's “Green Finance” wins Marine Money award
17:36 Songa Bulk ASA to merge with Axxis Geo Solutions AS
17:21 Amphibious ships of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet take part in drills in the Barents Sea
17:06 Fincantieri delivers FREMM “Antonio Marceglia” to the Italian Navy
16:56 Scorpio Bulkers announces sale and leaseback agreements for six dry bulk vessels
16:43 Digital Container Shipping Association launched with Maersk exec installed as CEO
16:22 Nauticor commences supply of LNG by ship to the Gothia Tanker Alliance