• 2019 November 18 15:02

    Port of Gdynia prepares to develop acquired land at Węgierskie Quay

    The lease contract of the area where Vistal shipyard operates terminates only in 2021, however the Port of Gdynia already today is taking concrete measures to maximise efficiency of its port infrastructure, Port of Gdynia says in a press release.

    On 24 October 2019 the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. signed an agreement for developing a design documentation for the construction of manoeuvring and storage areas at the Węgierskie Quay. The company winning the open tender is the Gdynia-based design studio called WUPROHYD Sp. z o.o., and the contract in question is worth 1,733,661.63 PLN gross.

    The design will include: land use on more than 45 000 m2  in a manner ensuring optimisation of cargo handling and storage capacities, including yards adjusted to storing general cargo (i.e. paper, cellulose, steel, big-bags, wood-based products, heavy lifts, oversized cargo (including offshore), elements of project cargo, semi-trailers, cars, other vehicles and machines) and bulk cargo ( i.e. cereals, fodder, biomass, coal, coke and aggregate); road system and railway infrastructure with an analysis of cargo effectiveness, taking into account the present pier development; redevelopment of the  Węgierskie Quay on a stretch of 700 linear meters in order to align mooring line at the entire quay length, minimizing exit to sea and taking into account the designed cut structure of the Słowackie Quay, providing technical depth of 15.5 meters, completing a section of the Węgierskie Quay at a stretch of minimum 120 m with reinforced carrying capacity adjusted to handle heavy items, also offshore: redevelopment of the existing infrastructure and construction of a new one, equipped with media on the entire area of planned investment.

    Delivery date: approximately 2 years

    Redevelopment of quays, new turntable and deepening inner port areas are key elements of the Port of Gdynia development. They are of structural significance for Poland and Trans-European Transport Network. The deepening of access fairway and internal port areas is to first of all increase port competitiveness in the Baltic Sea region and in the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network.

    Once completed, it will contribute to improving navigational parameters of the port itself and to increasing competitiveness of maritime transport as the most environment-friendly means of transport.

    For this aim, the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has obtained significant financing for the investment covering important elements of the port development, i.e. “Deepening of the access fairway and internal sea areas of the Port of Gdynia – stages 1 and 3 and the redevelopment of quays in the Port of Gdynia – stages 2 and 3”, contract no. POIS.03.02.00-00-0070/18-00.

    Thanks to UE funds, investments in port infrastructure result not only in national development, but – what is very important – create new workplaces in the area. One workplace at the port stimulates employment of four people in port-related industries.

    Furthermore, according to information from tax authorities, operation of the Port of Gdynia brings more than 6 billion PLN per year. This income comes from duties and taxes collected on trade in goods performed by specialized cargo handling terminals at the Port of Gdynia. In 2018 the Port of Gdynia paid an amount of 14,285,000 PLN to the City of Gdynia budget, and after building the Outer Port it is estimated that this amount will grow to 22 685 000 PLN.




2019 December 8

16:47 ABS and CINS facilitate development of risk-based approach to minimize risk of container fires
15:32 Sea Machines & HamiltonJet collaborate to merge capabilities of autonomous control and jet propulsion systems
14:46 GWS installing turbines at Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm
13:22 Norsepower collaborates with SWS for cost and energy efficient VLCC designs
12:14 Grieg Star adds 64000dwt bulk cargo carrier to its fleet
11:05 ABS grants AIP for first Jones ACT SOV

2019 December 7

16:55 USCG Cutter Steadfast returns to port after 60-day counter drug patrol
15:42 TEN announces charter extension for an LNG carrier
13:08 FMT and Indian Register of Shipping sign MOU on strategic cooperation
11:34 AET secures long-term DPST charter contracts with Shell
10:37 Titan LNG tenders for 8000 cbm LNG bunker barge

2019 December 6

18:11 Lithuania aims to ensure state management of „Rail Baltica“ infrastructure
17:55 More operative services of towboats in the Port of Klaipėda
17:28 Acceptance/delivery certificate for Kalas, first rescue tugboat of Project MPSV12
17:06 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their journey towards climate neutrality
16:04 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam MD receives Harbour Medal
15:57 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic totaled 27.59 million tonnes YTD, up almost 70% Y-o-Y
15:26 IAPH Women’s Forum’s initiative “Women in Ports Mentoring Program” now extended to female Harbour Masters
15:03 Seabourn brings a new experience to guests with unique “Bow Lounge”
14:22 Throughput of port Ventspils (Latvia) in 11M’19 grew by 4% to 19.47 million tonnes
14:03 The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020
13:05 Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises welcomes LNG-powered Costa Smeralda to fleet
12:54 Yacht Zarya with Russian team wins ARC+St.Vicent 2019
12:23 UN maritime agency commits to further action on gender equality
12:01 Jan De Nul sets new sustainability standards for maintenance dredging works in the marinas of Nieuwpoort on the Belgian coast
11:30 Canada Infrastructure Bank invests $300 million in Port of Montreal’s expansion project in Contrecoeur
11:20 Costa Smeralda delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard
11:02 Yang Ming sets up subsidiary in China
10:45 Largest Latvian transit companies represented at 2019 Russian Transport Week
10:17 GTT receives an order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG Carriers
10:12 Joint Russian-Vietnamese exercise underway in Cam Ranh
09:59 MAN Energy Solutions and Orcan Energy agree to collaborate
09:49 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 06
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.44% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $58.23
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,575 points
08:31 DNV GL awards Hudong-Zhonghua AiP certificate for gas-fueled 25000 TEU containership design

2019 December 5

18:05 ABS, MAN & SDARI join forces to develop ammonia-fueled feeder vessel
17:46 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 21.1 million tonnes
17:21 Extraordinary general shareholders meeting of LUKOIL approves interim dividend
17:05 NORDEN enters new biofuel collaboration with Kvasir Technologies
16:28 Cargo traffic on Northern Sea Route can grow to 160 million tonnes by 2035 – Aleksandr Krutikov
16:05 ABS and CATL sign battery research agreement
15:54 Port of HaminaKotka published its statistics for November 2019
15:30 Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Arctic expects special economic regime to come into force in Arctic in 2020
15:03 DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
14:49 Global project launched to tackle plastic litter from ships and fisheries
14:33 IMO Assembly approved renewal of Kitack Lim’s appointment as secretary-general of UN body
14:06 Torqeedo powers all-electric harbour water clean-up boat
13:06 YILPORT Puerto Bolívar now operates with four mobile harbor cranes
12:44 Bunker prices increase at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:25 Norfolk, Virginia to host Port & Terminal Technology USA on 21-22 April 2020
12:17 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 05
12:08 Inmarsat launches Fleet LTE service in the North Sea
11:50 Forum «Arctic: Today and the Future» kicked off in Saint-Petersburg
11:29 “K” Line completes additional development (Phase-2) of “Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions”
11:05 PIL upgrades Redsea Gulf Service and Intra-Redsea Feeder 5
10:37 DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding NDT efficiency
10:01 Bunker sales at port Vladivostok in 11M’19 grew by 53.2% to 1.58 million tonnes
09:36 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.1% to $62.94, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $58.2