• 2019 August 15 13:52

    Port of Oslo speaker to join Int'l Baltic Transport Forum, Sept. 11

    On September 11, 2019, in Kaliningrad, at the 11th International Baltic Transport Forum, experts from different countries will share their vision of the development of the region.

    Carl Johan Hatteland, Oslo Port Business Development Advisor, says that: “trade between the countries in the Baltic region and Norway has grown over the last two decades, and a lot of production for the Norwegian market is done in the Baltic region. Transport and logistic companies in the Baltic countries have also acquired a leading position, not only in terms of price but also in terms of quality.

    Many have also established branches in Norway. Over the last years, due to increasing costs and constraints for road transport, environmental awareness, etc., shortsea transport from the Baltic region has become not only competitive with road transport but is now the fastest-growing region for shortsea transport with containers to/from Oslo. In Norway (and Sweden) transit over the Norwegian border and through the whole of the Swedish west coast is controversial, and the scope and societal interest in transfer from road to the sea are important – and now competitive in price as well as quality.

    At the same time, truck drivers are becoming a scarce resource that is needed for better purposes than long transits with small hope of return cargo. The incentives to cooperate rather than compete between road and sea are improving to utilise resources in the best possible way. We also see scope for further growth in trade and logistics in several areas, in particular relating to the circular economy where many production facilities are located in the Baltic region. The scope for shortsea transhipment of cargo to/from the Europe-Asia rail systems is also developing”.

    Interest in the Russian direction is growing too. The trade turnover between Russia and Norway is about $ 1.5 billion. Norway took 55th place in terms of the share of Russian trade in 2018 (57 in 2017).

    “Russia is always interesting, but also very big, - Mr Hatteland adds, - Russian Railways Kaliningrad took the initiative some months ago to look into possibilities for cooperation, and we signed a memorandum of understanding regarding this at Transport Logistic Munchen. We also had very interesting meetings with Port of Kaliningrad. We have an ongoing project on shortsea in the Baltic region, primarily focusing on the Baltic countries and Poland, whereas we had problems in understanding how we should approach Russia. Russian Railways and Port of Kaliningrad have been instrumental in showing us a way to learn more about Russia, providing us with a window to Russia. Russian Railways Kaliningrad and Port of Kaliningrad informed us about the Baltic Transport Forum.

    We have reasons to hope and believe that this forum can facilitate our learning and understanding of the Baltic region, and hopefully, we might be able some share some insights into development in Norway and Oslo. First and foremost, these forums are about connecting people in a somewhat focused way, and then it is up to us all to take those connections further".

    Among the delegates of the Baltic Transport Forum are also: Rosmorport, Association Port Hamburg Marketing E.V. (Germany) in the Russian Federation, State Enterprise Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, Freeport of Riga, Stena Line, Baltic Shipping, Baltic Stevedoring Company, Government of the Kaliningrad Region, Ministry of Infrastructure Development of the Kaliningrad Region, Eurasian Economic Commission, Kaliningrad Railway - branch of Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway , LG CARGO (Lithuanian Railways), PCC Trade & Services GmbH, Uralkali, Sodrugestvo (International agro-industrial group), Belintertrans,  First Freight Company, Federal Freight Company, Baltkran, Ocean Container Service Kaliningrad, Bertling Kazakh Logistics, Orenburg State Leasing Company, Sberbank, Contrans (DVTG group) and many other companies.

    The main event will take place on September 11. The conference dedicated to various issues of the transport and logistics business will be at the business centre "Na Ostrove".

    After the conference, there will be an evening party, a Prussian-style gala dinner aimed at establishing informal contacts among the participants.

    The second day, September 12, will be not less fascinating. The forum delegates will visit an industry excursion to the terminal of the Sodrugestvo (International agro-industrial group), as well as enjoy a sightseeing bus tour of the historic centre, sightseeing of Kaliningrad, once the Prussian Königsberg.

    We invite you to take part in the 11th International Baltic Transport Forum.

    Book now and join these experts to hear expert speakers' presentations, discuss with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.

    For more information on the program, please visit the event website: https://icf.events/btf2019 or request agenda via e-mail

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    See you at the Baltic Transport Forum!




2019 October 23

09:50 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduced a new edition of the Container Rules set
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,806 points
09:15 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.49% to $59.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.83% to $54.03
09:08 CMA CGM implements Winter Surcharge on imports into St Petersburg, Ust-Luga & Bronka (Russia)
08:53 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 23
08:42 Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit Europort 2019 launch led by shipowner summit

2019 October 22

18:09 Alfa Laval Aalborg boiler technology offers an easier path to LNG propulsion
17:53 NOVATEK issues update on Arc7 LNG tankers
17:30 Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect team up with the NOx Fund to build digital emissions infrastructure
17:02 Total and Zhejiang Energy Group join forces to develop the growing low sulfur marine fuel market
16:48 North-Western Shipping Company carried 3.7 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’2019
16:25 Wärtsilä retrofit to reduce environmental impact of ferry operating in ecologically sensitive waters
16:02 McDermott International enters into agreement for up to $1.7 bln of new financing
15:41 Latest Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels for Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited arrive in Nigeria
15:27 Victor Chernomyrdin icebreaker successfully completed sea trials
15:02 Deltamarin signs design contracts with Merima
14:44 Pella shipyard started mooring trials for lead crab catching vessel of Project 03070
14:10 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
13:49 Patrol ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet left Greek port of Pylos
13:02 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S upgrades EBITDA expectation for 2019
12:50 Marine Recruiting Agency trained 1,344 specialists for port and construction segments in 9M’19, up 14% YoY
12:28 DP World reports 1.1% gross like-for-like volume growth in 3Q 2019
12:26 ESPO congratulates port of Barcelona, Vigo and Baku for getting EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
12:01 Cook Islands, Sao Tome and Principe accede to Cape Town Agreement, 46 declare support
11:45 MPSV12 project vessel "Bahtemir" took part in emergency response exercises in the Gulf of Finland
11:22 3rd “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference kicks off in Moscow
11:13 Bio-based welding-gas production facility to open in the port of Amsterdam
10:44 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from Europe and the Mediterranean to Australia and New Zealand
10:20 BLRT Grupp’s Noblessner Homeport project wins in “Best Development Project of 2019” nomination
09:56 Poland's first training centre for port staff opened at the Port of Gdansk
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.22% to $58.83, Light Sweet Crude – fell by 0.26% to $53.37
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,846 points
08:31 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 22

2019 October 21

18:25 Navios Acquisition announces $15 mln offering of common stock
18:02 Temasek subsidiary plans to acquire 30.55% of shares in Keppel
17:50 Two LNG-powered Sovcomflot tankers successfully completed voyages along Northern Sea Route
17:36 Anglo-Eastern signs Cyber MOU with Naval Dome
17:13 Guard ship "Yaroslav Mudry" of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet made business call in Limassol
17:05 Blockchain and DNA-based marine fuels tracking solution BunkerTrace goes live
17:02 Castor Maritime announces vessel acquisition
16:40 Yaroslavsky shipyard launches diving ship '75 Let Pobedy’ built for Transneft UW Service
16:21 Ministerial Conference pushes ratification of Cape Town Agreement
16:16 ACO Marine secures order to design and manufacture a Clarimar MF-3 biological wastewater management system for installation to the luxury yacht
16:09 ABB to bring autonomous technology to the Port of Singapore
16:02 Hunter Group ASA announces delivery of Hunter Saga
15:39 TransContainer reports 9M’19 net profit of RUB 10.426 million, up 68.3% YoY
15:02 Epic Gas completes major refinancing of twenty ships
14:47 Port of Baku becomes first Green Port in Caspian region
14:13 Sulphur 2020: stakeholders prepare for a sea change from 1 January 2020
13:52 USPA starts accepting applications for participation in concession tender of “Olvia Stevedoring Company”
13:34 ABP is ‘calling on all UK technology companies’ to drive innovation
13:13 Innovative vessels visit port of Brussels
12:39 Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge initiate merger negotiations
12:12 Aker Solutions and EDP Renewables to develop floating wind farm in Ulsan, South Korea
11:55 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Sep’2019 declined by 0.5% to 467.9 million tonnes
11:36 Port of Rotterdam posts Q3 2019 results
11:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.5% to 13.68 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’2019
11:00 CMA CGM launches SHIPFIN TRADE FINANCE, its new range of import and export financing solutions
10:48 Port of Helsinki volumes in January-September down 3.3% to 11.16 million tonnes
10:33 Damen partners with Maris to consider seaweed solution