• 2019 June 17 16:23

    DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year

    Since the establishment of Liepaja SEZ in 1997, LSEZ capital companies have invested in development - infrastructure, terminals, production buildings and modern technologies - 272.9 mln. EUR. In 2017, 50 contracts were concluded for a total amount of 31.6 million euros, but by January 1, 2018, companies had submitted applications and the board decided on 14 investment projects in the amount of 6.8 million euros. "DG Termināls" LSEZ Ltd., has invested about 1 million euros in modernization of liquid cargo terminal in the last year.

    "DG Termināls" LSEZ Ltd., is a company that operates in the port of Liepaja on the Karosta Canal since 2000 and provides continuous operation of transshipment and storage of non-food goods shipped from the CIS, the Baltic States, the European Union and other regions. Over the last year, approximately one million euro has been invested in the modernization of the company, several new tanks have been installed. "The total storage volume does not change because before the modernization we dismantled the old, still -military reservoirs," said Janis Millers, Member of the Board at "DG Termināls" LSEZ Ltd .

    Together with the new reservoirs for bio-oil storage, the terminal capable of storing about 75 thousand cubic meters of cargo. When started of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014, terminal lost half of cargo turnover, however, customers managed to keep up. Now the volume is recovered, and this year will definitely be better than the previous, when the company loaded 257.4 ths. t emphasize director and owner of the terminal, Aivars Millers, ''The most important thing is to understand and guess what services will grow in demand and be prepared for it. We work with several products and even if some product is stopped for some time, there are other products to work with. This, of course, requires both qualifications and investment, but we have been working for over 20 years and more, now it gives a return. ''

    One of the reasons for modernization is the ability to attract new customers and new products. “It is our advantage that we are able to handle a variety of specific products as we continuously invest in modern reloading and storage technologies”: Janis Millers. Both bitumen and oil products, as well as rapeseed oil and molasses, are stored. Each of the goods necessary to maintain a different temperature and pressure control, moreover, it applies both to reservoirs and to pumping equipment. For example, bituminous temperature should be at least 150 degrees Celsius when immersed in a vessel. The turf needs to maintain a temperature of 60 degrees throughout the year. Therefore, the tracks and reservoirs are insulated and heated, processes are automated.

    The terminal also has a natural gas boiler house and a certified laboratory that checks both the quality of the products accepted and outsourced. Particular attention is paid to environmental and occupational safety. Each process is automatically managed and controlled at several levels. A new oil product vapor collection system will be installed in the near future, which will allow the transshipment of products with less environmental impact.

    The company employs 65 people who need higher qualifications and responsibility. The average salary is over 1200 euros, because the variation is low, emphasizes Janis Millers. In order for the company to succeed, it would be important to build another berth to handle more ships. As the land belongs to the Ministry of Defense, solutions for investing in the construction of the berth are currently being sought.

2019 November 21

09:51 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.2% to 15.27 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’2019
09:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 21
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.32% to $62.2, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.25% to $56.87
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,260 points
08:29 Port of Hamburg cargo throughput grows 3.2 percent to 104 million tons in first three quarters of 2019

2019 November 20

18:10 FESCO provided transportation of nuclear submarines’ blocks and tanker from Kamchatka Territory to decommissioning site in Primorye
17:48 Cruise ship Mustay Karim returns from successful sea trials
17:06 ECOsubsea gets permission to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports
16:56 Tallinn Shipyard wins prestigious 2019 Safety4sea Europort Awards
16:19 Wärtsilä solutions chosen to upgrade efficiency and environmental performance of Norwegian fishing vessel
16:03 Oboronlogistics completed the delivery of inert materials and special equipment to the Novaya Zemlya
15:00 ESPO: TEN-T policy review must bring maritime links on equal footing with land links
14:09 RF Govt Transport Commission approved inclusion of 57 projects into comprehensive plan for upgrading and expanding core infrastructure
13:35 Ecosystem-based management and maritime spatial planning are furthered at HELCOM-VASAB meeting in St Petersburg
12:57 RS takes part in Transport of Russia 2019
12:02 The world’s largest wind turbine tested on Maasvlakte
11:44 WMU signs MoU with International Maritime Academy, Lebanon
11:23 Tariffs for LNG services provided by KN approved for 2020
11:02 Bureau Veritas certifies Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
10:28 Hydraulic engineering structures of Volga-Don Canal underwent reconstruction
10:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 20
10:05 Bunker prices are stable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:02 Yang Ming to launch new Southeast Asia Services
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.11% to $60.84, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.04% to $55.37
09:41 Foreship launches Hamburg business to grow in Germany
09:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,304 points
09:14 CMA CGM reviewes Low Sulphur Surcharge for RoRo Med Lines

2019 November 19

18:03 Port of Piraeus throughput reaches 5 million TEU this year
17:50 BPO joins the “More EU budget for transport” coalition
17:22 Throughput of Russia’s seaports expected to grow by 3% to 850 million tonnes in 2019
17:03 Expro awarded contract extension with INPEX, offshore Australia
16:45 Gasum expands their maritime fuel supply by new Swedegas’ facility in the port of Gothenburg
16:24 IMO helps train future leaders in maritime policy
16:03 CSV Bourbon Oceanteam 101 extends charter contract with client for works in Angola
15:03 MSC appoints Soren Toft as CEO for container shipping & logistics
14:21 Shipment of half a billionth tonne of coal from Vostochny Port kicked off by Sergey Ivanov and Yevgeny Ditrikh
14:02 ICTSI proposal to develop Iloilo ports complete
13:23 Med Marine orders MAN 175D for Svitzer ice-breaking tugs
13:00 Havyard Ship Technology AS announces new general manager
12:38 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:02 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes floating storytelling museum
11:44 Registration for the 16th International Transport Forum YugTrans 2020 is open
11:37 Port of Southampton investing in quayside to continue welcoming largest ships
10:59 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Baikal-Angara Basin of Russia’s IWW
10:31 EEC postponed consideration of amendments into Technical Regulation of the Customs Union in the part of sulphur content in bunker
10:05 Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö sign collaborative agreement on sustainability, environment
10:03 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spent over RUB 1 million under its social programme in 9M’19
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.14% to $62.35, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.21% to $57.02
09:25 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,338 points
09:22 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 19
09:08 Nexans secures a 5-year contract extension with Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply cables and services
08:12 Shell Marine secures contract for Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers

2019 November 18

18:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to ISC
18:07 2020 Bulkers extends time charters for Bulk Santiago and Bulk Seoul
17:54 Rosmorport supports 3rd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress as its General Sponsor
17:35 Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Brittany Ferries reach agreement to acquire Condor Ferries from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
17:21 Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Murmansk to host PORA discussion “Development of Water Transport Infrastructure in the Arctic” on Nov'26
17:05 ​Shearwater GeoServices awarded largest-ever 4D campaign in the Asia Pacific region by Woodside
16:35 HYUNDAI Merchant Marine joins “Getting to Zero Coalition”
16:20 Gazprom Neft reports 4.1-pct growth of bunker fuel production to 2.04 million tonnes in 9M’19