• 2019 April 15 15:45

    Ports of Karlskrona and Vordingborg join the BPO

    The last weeks saw the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) joined by two new members – the Ports of Karlskrona (Sweden) and Vordingborg (Denmark), BPO says in a press release. The ports expressed their interest in BPO’s Comprehensive Ports Group, focused on identifying and voicing the needs of smaller ports, as well as their position within the TEN-T network.

    The industrial port of Karlskrona is a medium-sized port, situated at the south-eastern coast of Sweden. It is easily accessible, with only 20 minutes transit from sea and pilot station. The route is straightforward, safe navigable and ice free. The port has enjoyed substantial growth over the last 20 years (growth of 800% in volume units), with the trend set to continue.

    The expansion is underway, increasing the port logistic area by 11 hectares, achieved by filling out of two shallow bays. Further investments are already planned, the first being the construction of new quaysides, approx. 400 meters in length, set to happen in the next few years.

    The public port, sporting a recently updated rail combi terminal, has 3-4 ro-ro/ferry departures per day to Gdynia.

    Vordingborg Port is a Danish industrial port situated on the island of Masnedoe south of Zealand. The port is growing rapidly and is undergoing a substantial expansion. The expansion process took off in 2015 and has included an enlargement of the harbour area and the dredging of the fairway down to a depth of 10.4 meters with a width of 70 meters. Over the past two years, the harbour area has more than tripled in size.

    The port participates in the EU Interreg DUAL Ports project. The specific focus is the renewed use of soil, the main objective being the expansion and development of the port by using recycled products, such as contaminated soil, concrete and excessive soil from building projects in the area.

    The port has around 400 ship calls per year (est. number for 2019), with the expected annual turnover of goods estimated to be close to 1 million tons.

    Bogdan Ołdakowski, BPO Secretary General, shared the following comment:
    “We are very glad to see new members join the Organization and the Baltic community it represents. It shows that the ports in the region remain interested in active engagement in its further development. Both ports declared the intent to join BPO’s Comprehensive Ports Group, which makes us very happy. The group has been gaining new members in recent years, a very welcome sign considering the importance of comprehensive ports for the development of the region”.

     

     




2019 September 17

10:34 Safety at Sea and BIMCO publish cyber security white paper
10:27 ABS and Keppel partner in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations
09:43 Greenland research vessel picks MAN hybrid propulsion package
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.87% to $68.42, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.24% to $61.89
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,311 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17

2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
17:59 GOGL increases investment in Singapore Marine
17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced
17:04 Vestdavit equips Norwegian Coast Guard’s next generation for Polar boat launch and recovery
16:29 USCG halts 2 illegal charters near Miami, Fort Lauderdale
16:04 Royal Caribbean to welcome first Quantum Ultra Class ship to North America
15:27 Boluda Towage Spain manoeuvres world’s largest container ship in port of Algeciras
15:04 Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces in the Medium Range segment
14:10 Zvezda shipyard hosts keel-laying ceremony for third Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:39 Jotun transforms turnaround times for storage tanks with a new TankFast solution
13:16 North Sea Port starts testing more reliable lockage planning for scheduled services in the Terneuzen lock
12:42 Meyer Turku is moving the delivery of Costa Smeralda to November
12:18 AEC welcomes Guggenheim Partners Investment Management as Arctic Partner
11:55 Professional emergency response team of Kontur SPb LLC recommended to be certified for emergency response to oil spills
11:21 Workshop on ISPS Code for Designated Authority and Port Facility Security Officers held in Ghana
10:53 IMO continues work to promote ratification of international treaty covering wreck removal
10:29 GESAMP celebrates fifty years of service in ocean science
10:04 Busan Port Authority and Adani Ports & SEZ conclude MOU
09:50 Brent Crude futures price is up 9.96% to $66.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 8.61% to $59.52
09:32 Gazprom supports 3rd Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its General Sponsor
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,312 points
09:08 Nyborg becomes 30th port to join the Cruise Baltic network
08:44 ECSA, INTERFERRY, EUDA and CLIA Europe welcome report on the evaluation of the Energy Taxation Directive
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 16
08:00 Live webcast of NEVA 2019 zero-day conference begins at 10 am, September 16, on PortNews website

2019 September 15

15:47 M/V "SARA” refused access to the Paris MoU region
14:26 USCG assisted capsized USFSP sail students in St. Petersburg, Florida
12:02 World’s largest wind turbine blade test stand built by Siemens Gamesa
11:21 IMCA to introduce CPD scheme for diving supervisors
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2019 September 14

15:29 Coast Guard reopens Houston Ship Channel after protest demonstration
13:39 Crondall Energy partners with Pharis Energy on innovative Pilot Field development
12:08 Prysmian's new cable-laying vessel Leonardo da Vinci scheduled for delivery in 2Q 2021
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2019 September 13

18:06 Sture terminal situation normalised
17:47 Malaysia encourages gender diversity in the maritime industry
17:24 Multipurpose ship of Project MPSV12, Kalas, successfully completed sea trials
17:06 Frontline extends expiry date of first option for two Trafigura Suezmax tankers
16:30 ABP to welcome Royal Navy’s HMS Grimsby into Port of Grimsby
16:25 Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System chosen for retrofitting to four Korean vessels
16:05 Multi Modal Rail B.V. (MMR) launches rail service between Rotterdam and Ottmarsheim, France
15:48 ABP and WISTA UK host 'Women in Maritime' reception during LISW
15:09 Shearwater GeoServices awarded large South America survey
14:26 ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferries
14:09 Start of the project “Dredging the Nieuwe Diep – Port of Den Helder”
13:45 First ever ABB electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier
13:20 Port of Oakland opens peak season with cargo volume growth
12:47 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 8M’2019 fell by 30% Y-o-Y to 22.35 million tonnes
12:09 MOL starts demonstration test of vessel image recognition system using AI technology on Nippon Maru
11:28 RS introduces new requirements into Part I of Rules for Classification and Construction of Sea-Going Ships
11:09 Rolls-Royce achieves 50th MT30 production milestone
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10:09 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes hit 663,992 TEUs in August 2019