• 2020 January 21 16:55

    Letter of Intent signed between Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. and Pelixar S.A.

    PoGA S.A. signed a letter of intent with Pelixar S.A., a company from the Science and Technology Park in Gdynia. It is a very important step in completing security strategy at the Port of Gdynia – a port of fundamental importance for the national economy, Port of Gdynia Authority says in a press release.

    The project will embrace a pilot implementation of an Airborne Monitoring System adjusted to the needs of the Port of Gdynia. The drone is to monitor the environment and security within the PoGA S.A. area and to support the Port Fire Brigade during firefighting and rescue actions. The drone’s construction is to be adjusted to conditions prevailing at the Port of Gdynia. Starting cooperation with Pelixar S.A., who has also signed an agreement with e.g. the Pomerania Development Agency for creation of an automatic drone system for Search and Rescue actions, will provide an innovative approach to the issue and professional know-how.

    “We have signed a letter of intent with Pelixar S.A. which results in a broad cooperation in scope of drones, especially those providing security within the port. We are going to use their know-how to create an effective system of airborne monitoring at the Port of Gdynia with the aim to safeguard our clients and cargoes”, explains Adam Meller, President of the Port of Gdynia Authority.

    Dynamic development of the Crewless Aircraft market may potentially bring a number of opportunities for the business. Poland is a special location on the map of drones. We owe our position to a very user-friendly legislation, quick development of crewless technologies and the largest, after USA and Japan, number of UAVO certified operators. However, Poland’s greatest asset remains Central European Drone Demonstrator (CEDD), whose task is to develop recommendations procedures for future legislative processes. Within CEDD there are DroneLabs, i.e. task units that focus on specific sectors, such as U-Space, Transport, Environment, Energy or Security. According to agreement of 30.09.2019 the Port of Gdynia became owner of the Security DroneLab, one of the most promising and interesting CEDD sectors. The Port of Gdynia, being a dual-purpose port and operator of critical Polish infrastructure and HNS host, treats port security as a matter of priority.

    In April 2019, at a conference called “Critical infrastructure and mass event security in the era of technological breakthrough of XXI century” the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. announced its plans of introducing an innovative, complete drone system based on 3 pillars:

    DTM (Drone Traffic Management) system to manage drone flights over areas of the Port of Gdynia

    Control of dedicated air space using the “AntyDron” system detecting, identifying and neutralising unauthorized drones

    Airborne Monitoring System using crewless aircrafts to identify and verify security incidents and critical situations.

    Integration of the abovementioned systems will let PoGA S.A. develop a world-unprecedented integrated cooperation environment of drone systems. Tests of DTM system and advanced works on controlling dedicated air space are already in progress.
    “Such a pilot programme will place the Port of Gdynia high in the hierarchy of world’s seaports. At seaports and airports alike the main issue is security of transport, infrastructure, crews and of course passengers”, says Sebastian Nowicki, COO of Pelixar S.A.




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13:57 Technical fleet of Moscow Canal to begin navigation season on April 24
13:33 Construction of Tallink Grupp’s newest eco-friendly LNG-powered shuttle ferry to begin at RMC shipyard in Rauma
12:46 World Ports Covid19 Information Portal established
12:22 IMO issues guidance for delays in newbuild vessel deliveries due to COVID-19
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11:18 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO fell to RUB 6,299 in RF spot market
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10:21 Brent Crude futures price is down 1.61% to $33.56, Light Sweet Crude – down 3.18% to $27.43
10:09 NovaAlgoma Short Sea Carriers takes delivery of new mini-bulker
09:50 CIMC Raffles cuts first steel for largest Ice Class ro-ro
09:34 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 06
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2020 April 5

17:08 USCG oversees disembarkation of 250,000 from cruise ships
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15:14 Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 20,000 pounds of illegal drugs
14:33 Huntington Ingalls Industries awarded $1.50 billion contract for the construction of LPD 31
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12:13 Viking launches new channel VIKING TV with daily cultural content
11:29 Crowley tugs work together to load LP Odyssey launch platform for offshore ship transfer
11:06 APL announces arrangement for cargo bound for Chittagong
10:14 U.S. Navy selects HII to provide logistics support for surface ships and submarines

2020 April 4

16:41 Bollinger delivers the 38th FRC Harold Miller to the USCG
15:21 APL announces new LSS as from May for Trans-Pacific eastbound market
14:47 Viking announces Mississippi River cruises
13:34 Iridium partner Globalsat equips Argentine Navy’s Fortuna III yacht with Iridium Certus® Service
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2020 April 3

18:42 Concordia Damen nominated to build new, sustainable training vessel for STC Group
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18:07 Breakbulk Europe to take place from 29 September to 1 October 2020
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17:28 ECSA Board: Shipping industry keeps Europe running but will need more EU support to recover
17:14 Tallink continues transporting passengers on Tallinn-Helsinki route
16:50 GT Morstoy completed slope protection under LUGAPORT project
16:25 World Maritime University stays connected in uncertain times
15:46 FESCO provided agent services for vessel delivering platform of Sea Launch spaceport to Primorye Territory
15:22 Rosmorport's Azov Basin Branch carries out measures to prevent COVID-19 spread
14:57 New bunker alert service available for BIMCO members
14:33 NUTEP recognized as best in Basic business activities nomination of Best Stevedore contest
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13:24 AS Tallink Grupp published its statistics for March and first quarter of 2020
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12:15 Ocean Yield ASA announces delivery of modern dry bulk vessel with long-term charter
11:52 Vladimir Solodov appointed as Acting Governor of the Kamchatka Territory
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10:49 Сorvettes of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet completed training anti-submarine missions at sea
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09:36 Yury Bezdudny appointed Acting Governor of Nenets Autonomous Area
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2020 April 2

18:27 FSL Trust completes disposal of crude oil tanker
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