• 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 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC
16:03 Safe Bulkers, Inc. announces installation and commissioning of the first scrubber on MV Martine
15:44 Germany accedes to ship recycling convention
15:27 South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
15:02 BHP to introduce low emissions LNG freight
14:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
13:32 McDermott awarded FEED contract for Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman
13:15 Pilbara Ports Authority delivers a total annual throughput of 697.2 million tonnes for the 2018/19 financial year
12:39 Exports of Russian oil products from Kambarka oil tank farm resumed by river route via RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II
12:01 Aker Solutions announces Second-Quarter and Half-Year results 2019
11:51 New edition of Rules for Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk published by RS
11:44 Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020
11:26 NIBULON shipyard continues forming the hull of its 140-m NIBULON MAX floating crane
11:02 The President of the European Council visits the new Port of Baku
10:40 Gasum Group reports its financial results for Q2 2019
10:30 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 17
10:17 AS Tallinna Sadam reports its 2019 Q2 passenger and cargo flows
09:54 Bunker prices increase at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.25% to $64.51, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.03% to $57.64
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,011 points

2019 July 16

18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
17:49 Marine Recruiting Agency to recruit personnel for Petrolesport
17:36 Hapag-Lloyd adds vessel to its North America Westcoast / Oceania Service
17:24 Turnover of DeloPorts’ terminals in 1H’19 decreased by 25% YoY to 3.2 mln tonnes
17:06 Odfjell SE sells its ownership share of terminal in Jiangyin, China
16:30 Keppel secures contract from Yinson for the modification of FPSO
16:01 More than 100,000 containers shipped via Intercity Barge at the Port of Rotterdam
15:56 Van Oord orders third trailing suction hopper dredger from Keppel
15:35 Rostransnadzor launches pilot project on remote monitoring of water transport companies’ compliance with mandatory requirements
15:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces rate restoration from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
14:51 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:29 Baltic Transport Forum - development momentum for the region
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service
13:46 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg puts into operation new ecological equipment
13:25 Leading Port Planning & Development World Summit comes to Brussels, Belgium this October
13:01 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
12:37 Naval Group launches first in Barracuda-class series of six nuclear submarines
12:10 Port of Oakland exports up 4.2 percent in June 2019
11:26 Nefteflot CJSC lays down third 4,800DWT barge of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
11:01 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
10:40 Scope of repair dredging performed by FSUE Rosmorport in 2019 to total about 10 million cbm
10:17 Investment dues collected in Russia’s seaports in 2019-20 to be used for four projects
10:14 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 16
10:14 Wärtsilä chosen for another environmentally sustainable hopper dredger from Damen Shipyards
09:54 Icebreaking and Support Fleet conference to be held in Saint-Petersburg on September 16 as part of NEVA-2019 exhibition’s zero day
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.06% to $66.52, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $59.55
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,928 points

2019 July 15

17:58 IAPH welcomes new Associate Member from Switzerland
17:33 NIBULON transported 3.5 million tonnes of cargoes by water transport
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd to introduce new Middle East-India-Africa Express Service
16:07 Desktop Just-In-Time trial yields positive results in cutting emissions
15:44 Prevention of marine pollution in South Asia discussed at regional workshop
15:15 Cargotec’s MacGregor receives clearance from the Chinese competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group
14:56 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 116,000 tonnes of cargo in 6M’2019, down 35.5% Y-o-Y
14:39 RS issues revised Rules for Classification and Construction of ships carrying liquefied gas