• 2019 October 21 14:47

    Port of Baku becomes first Green Port in Caspian region

    On October 16th, the Port of Baku became the first port in the Caspian region to be awarded the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO)’s PERS -“EcoPorts” certificate, the port says in a press release. The Port Environmental Review System (PERS) is Europe’s port sector specific environmental management standard that raises awareness on environmental protection and helps ports reach sustainable development targets. It encourages application of the cutting-edge technologies, particularly in aspects of energy use, waste management, air quality, digitalization and automation.

    During the awarding ceremony that took place in the Green Port conference in Oslo, Norway, Director-General of the Port of Baku, Dr. Taleh Ziyadov noted that “For the Port of Baku, becoming an EcoPort embodies a genuine belief in a green and sustainable future. It is the tedious work in the last three years by the Port of Baku staff and its European partners that resulted in today’s recognition. Through its eco-conscious policies, the Port of Baku will continue to set an example to follow for other ports in the region.”

    ESPO’s Secretary General Isabelle Ryckbost congratulated the Port of Baku for obtaining PERS certificate. “The relationship with the local community is of outmost importance for port authorities and EcoPorts contributes to further enhancing transparency and accountability of the port sector. EcoPorts’ environmental standard requires making port’s environmental policy publicly available and well communicated to the local community and the port stakeholders. With the certification of the Port of Baku, not only the port is breaking new ground, but also the EcoPorts network is now expanding further to the east,” said ESPO’s Secretary General.

    There are 34 EcoPorts in Europe, including busiest ports such as Port of Rotterdam and Port of Barcelona. The Port of Baku has been working closely with the European Union in enhancing its operational efficacy, port management, environmental and risk management policies. It has already achieved ISO 9001: 2015, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 certifications. It has also integrated UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its business processes and operations.

    Located at the strategic crossroads of Europe and Asia and nearby the sizeable markets like China, Turkey, Iran and Russia, the Port of Baku and its Free Zone is poised to become the leading logistics and trade hub in Eurasia. This is a part of a larger strategy of Azerbaijan to strengthen the country’s non-oil economy and diversify it away from hydrocarbons.




2020 March 31

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15:04 ClassNK establishes "Rules for the Survey and Construction of Governmental and Naval Ships"
14:42 NOVATEK declares LNG transshipment in Norway to be a temporary measure caused by Covid-19 pandemic
14:23 Wärtsilä Translink becomes first ever solution fully compliant with latest IEC and DNV GL Cyber Security rules
13:36 Krasnoye Sormovo to build three more ships of RSD59 design
13:09 Hapag-Lloyd revises North Europe – CAF May 1, 2020
12:51 Navigation season opens at Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk
12:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard completed sea and mooring trials of Pola Yaroslava, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
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11:30 Vostochny Port arranged operations under quarantine
11:08 ABS supports U.S. COVID-19 response
10:45 Cruise shipping to be suspended in the port of Kiel until end of April
10:08 COSCO SHIPPING Holdings announces 2019 results
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar 31
09:33 Baltic Dry Index is down to 548 points
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09:08 Sergey Shishkarev headed the Board of Directors of PJSC TransContainer
08:44 Hapag-Lloyd appoints new executive in Asia
08:44 Aker Solutions secures brownfield services contract in Brunei

2020 March 30

18:30 Ecochlor announces collaboration with Horizon Air Freight to expand shipping services
18:15 Inmarsat takes founding role in first Decarbonising Shipping programme for Asian start-ups
18:05 Start of cruise season in Kiel to be postponed until end of April
17:57 Globaltrans’ profit for 2019 climbed 16% YoY to RUB 22.7 billion
17:03 CMA CGM announces PSS from Romania to the Mediterranean
16:35 OOCL announces Transpacific product update
16:20 About 40 small- and mid-size ships to be built for Russia’s Far East by 2025
16:03 ClassNK releases Guidelines for Non-destructive Inspection by Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
15:45 Gasum to supply Preem with renewable maritime fuel
15:24 Two ferries operate between seaports of Kaliningrad and Ust-Luga
15:03 NuStar extends Svitzer contract in Point Tupper, Canada, by five years
14:58 5G innovation put to a practical use in the Port of Zeebrugge
14:46 Global Ports terminals add new transit intermodal service from Europe to Asia via Russia
14:28 BPO and BTJ prepared overview of measures introduced in ports and shipping lines within Baltic Sea region
14:02 Port Houston posts cargo volume results for Feb 2020
13:51 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO fell to RUB 8,177 in RF spot market
13:20 Wärtsilä signs agreement with Kuribayashi Steamship in Japan for deployment of innovative gate rudder technology
13:10 Maersk’s first intercontinental train from Europe to Asia dispatched from St. Petersburg
13:03 Tianjin Port Development announces 2019 unaudited annual results
12:29 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes center for prevention of Covid-19 spread
12:02 Ports of Bremen fully functioning
11:37 Abu Dhabi, UAE to host ADIPEC 2020 on November 9-12
11:12 MABUX Digest: Top events on global bunker market. Week 13
11:02 First-stage land usage permit issued to APM Terminals Poti
10:50 KN moves its LNG Terminal from its normal location due to cleaning work
10:28 Port of Riga reports no significant changes in cargo handling
10:21 Panama Canal backs efforts to expedite return home of the passengers and crew on Holland America’s Zaandam
10:04 NCSP Group published its consolidated financial results for 12 months 2019
09:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar 30
09:26 RF Government limits crossing of state border checkpoints
09:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 556 points

2020 March 29

16:29 Coast Guard and a salvage towing company rescued three people near Key Largo
14:35 AAM to complete construction of the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the U.S.
13:17 Fischer Panda UK introduces standardised FP Control across new models
12:03 USCG responds to grounded container vessel in Mississippi River
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2020 March 28

15:13 Belov Engenharia Ltda to operate Robert Allan designed DSV for Petrobras
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