• 2015 April 15 13:02

    EUROGATE Group operating profit up by 10.2% in the past fiscal year

    The EUROGATE Group increased operating profit (EBIT) by 10.2% to EUR 76.5 million (previous year: EUR 69.4 million). Container handling volumes were the highest ever in the Company’s history and rose by 4.2% to 14.8 million standard containers (TEU). Consequently, revenue was up by 5.3% and stood at EUR 566 million (previous year: EUR 537.5 million).

    The overall development of container handling volumes at the various EUROGATE locations was mixed in 2014. Between them, the German terminals handled 8.1 million TEUs and thus sustained their market leadership. Bremerhaven, EUROGATE’s biggest German terminal location, stagnated at the previous year’s level with 5.8 million TEUs. The era of ultra-large container ships >10,000 TEUs (ULCSs) set in earlier here than at other seaports back in 2006 when the “Emma Mærsk”(15,500 TEUs) docked at the port. Bremerhaven’s location on the open sea provides good nautical conditions for the handling of mega container carriers. Thanks to these, in 2011 this site was the first to once again reach the peak handling volumes of 2008. On 6 March 2015, the terminal handled the “MSC Oscar”,the world’s largest container vessel to date (19,224 TEUs). In November 2014, NTB North Sea Terminal Bremerhaven received an award from theJournal of Commercefor its outstanding productivity.

    Recording excellent growth of 16.7% in 2014, EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg built on the growth dynamic of the pre-crisis years up to 2008. Handling volumes here totalled 2.3 million TEUs. Last year, the Hamburg terminal received awards from two industry journals for its high productivity rates: in June fromCargonews Asiaand in November from theJournal of Commerce. On 16 January 2015, the terminal handled the “CSCL Globe” (19,100 TEUs) – for 51 days the largest container ship in the world.
    On 20 February 2015, the first ship operating on the Far East – Northern Europe service (AE5/ALBATROS) of the 2M Alliance between Mærsk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company docked at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven. The 2M Alliance has included Germany’s only deep-water port in its schedule with two liner services on its Far East – Europe routes and three feeder services. Mærsk Line also started a third liner service between the Middle East and India. The seaport location is seeing increasing demand on the part of shippers. Especially in light of the trend in ship sizes, there are positive signs that Wilhelmshaven will find its position on the market from this year on. Given its nautical advantages and congestion-free hinterland connections, Wilhelmshaven is an excellent alternative or supplementary port to the established seaport locations.
    The Italian container terminals achieved slight growth of 0.3%. 16,000-TEU ships in the meantime regularly call at the southern European terminals in the EUROGATE Group. On 30 January 2015, the “MSC London”, the biggest container ship ever handled by Medcenter Container Terminal with a transport capacity of 16,600 TEUs, docked in Gioia Tauro. One week later she called at La Spezia. LSCT La Spezia Container Terminal responded to the rapid rise in the number of large ships with an extensive investment programme. Last year, LSCT acquired the neighbouring Speter Terminal, thus laying the foundation for expanding the terminal by an area of 162,000 m² and 1,000 m of quayside berths. To facilitate handling of large container ships with 23 container rows on deck, two new container gantries were ordered, which were delivered on 24 March 2015.

    Currently the Group’s most dynamic terminal, it continued its remarkable growth trend and increased handling volumes substantially by 33.2% to 1.4 million TEUs. Located right on the Strait of Gibraltar, it is in direct competition with the expensive Spanish ports on the European continent, but at the same time serves as a gateway to the up-and-coming Moroccan market. The biggest customer is the French shipping line CMA CGM, whose 16,000-TEU class regularly docks here. Negotiations are currently under way about a further involvement of EUROGATE Tanger in the TangerMed II port extension area and increased terminal capacities at the site.

    The trend in handling volumes was also very gratifying at the Ust-Luga Container Terminal, which despite the Russia crisis recorded a rise of 68.1% to 103,521 TEUs.
    EUROGATE is placing its faith in “green power” to operate its container terminals and on 21 January 2015 took its second wind turbine into operation. This generator stands in Bremerhaven and has an annual energy output of 9 million kilowatt hours, equivalent to an energy saving of 4,600 t CO2. EUROGATE has become a pioneer in this field. In the past few years, the Company has progressed a long way in its efforts to save energy and lower CO2 emissions per container and has come an important step closer to achieving its overriding goal. Since 2008, energy consumption per container has been reduced by 13% and CO2 emissions by 18%.

2020 July 6

14:05 Zvezda Shipyard lays down fifth Aframax tanker, Nursultan Nazarbayev
13:33 Throughput of Port Vysotsky in 6M’2020 fell by 16.5% YoY
13:10 CMA CGM announces PSS from the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East Gulf, Red Sea & Egypt Red Sea ports to the US Gulf, US East Coast & Canada East Coast
12:00 Sembcorp Marine President & CEO appointed Co-chair of International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation
11:01 A.P. Moller - Maersk to acquire European specialist KGH Customs Services
11:00 The car carrier Höegh Xiamen declared a constructive total loss after fire
10:31 IMO is holding an informal (virtual) preliminary discussion session on short-term measures for reducing GHG emissions from ships
10:22 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 06
10:00 GTT receives an order from Zvezda for the tank design of five ARC7 ice-breaking LNG carriers
09:56 Republic of Korea implements national sulphur emission control area
09:47 Tallink Grupp cancels Riga-Saaremaa direct special trip
09:29 AS Tallink Grupp published its statistics for June 2020 and 2Q of 2020 financial year
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of July 3

2020 July 5

15:02 FURUNO acquire EMRI A/S, Danish based provider of advanced ships Maneuvering and Steering Systems
14:51 HamiltonJet partners with RIBCRAFT to power 48 US Navy RHIBs
13:42 Ingalls Shipbuilding awarded $936 million contract to build navy destroyer
12:18 Huisman to deliver offshore mast crane for wind turbine installation in Taiwan
10:44 USCG assists disabled vessels near Freeport, Texas

2020 July 4

15:01 APL announces storage arrangements for China reefer imports
14:39 MAN to supply compression technology for offshore gas production
13:28 Naval Group selected iXblue to supply navigation systems for Gowind-class vessels
12:33 USCG halts illegal charter, rescues 2 on disabled jet ski near Venetian Causeway Bridge
11:04 DNV GL: Ports can be the front runners of the energy transition, if port authorities and industry sectors join forces

2020 July 3

18:37 DistriRail adds its rail schedules to the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Navigate tool
18:07 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
17:44 Possibilities of digital transformation of military shipbuilding to be discussed at "ARMY-2020" forum
17:05 ECSA welcomes study on social aspects within the maritime transport sector
16:50 Rosmorrechflot warns about Russia’s risk to move from White to Grey list of Paris MoU
16:24 11 major international companies join forces to accelerate the energy transition in transport and logistics
15:48 Hydrographic Company and MRTS sign contract on construction of Utrenny terminal facilities
15:10 CMA CGM announces rates from Asia to Red Sea
14:43 ABP publishes its Annual Review 2020
14:10 Port of Savannah’s Ocean Terminal takes delivery of two mobile harbor cranes
13:12 Alfa Laval wins SEK 130 million offshore order in China
12:26 Throughput of port Azov in 6M’2020 fell by 15% YoY
12:01 ICS launches Guidance for Engine Room Safety
11:47 North-Western Shipping Company merges into Volga-Fleet
11:15 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
10:59 Finnlines announces bunker surcharge for Malmö-Travemünde-Malmö
10:13 Ocean Yield takes delivery of newcastlemax dry bulk newbuilding
10:12 GTT and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex sign a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of LNG carriers incorporating membrane tank systems
09:52 Bunker prices changed slightly at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:34 Baltic Dry Index as of July 2
09:20 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 03
09:16 Oil prices start decreasing
09:09 Baleària presents a proposal for the construction and operation of the new passenger terminal in the Port of Valencia

2020 July 2

18:37 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
18:04 ClassNK releases Annual Report on Port State Control
18:04 CMA CGM updates PSS for Reefer Cargo from North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland & Baltic, West Med & Adriatic to the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East Gulf & Red Sea
17:52 Glavgosexpertiza approves expansion of access canal to Sabetta port
17:35 Royal Niestern Sander delivers the hydrographic survey vessel ‘Geo Ranger’ to Geo Plus B.V.
17:21 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 6M’20 climbed by 2.2% YoY
17:04 Kongsberg Digital acquires Danish maritime software company COACH Solutions
16:55 Federal government waives the traffic dues for the Kiel Canal until 31.12.2020
16:45 Fincantieri subsidiary INSIS acquired a majority share in Support Logistic Services
16:23 Webinar “Pusher-tugs as a pivot of river transportation chain. Will we have them built?” slated for 8 July 2020
16:04 IPCSA launches the Network of Trusted Networks
15:42 Shipbuilding facility of Neptun CDB in Novaya Ladoga lays down two cruise ships of Project PV20S
15:20 New transshipment terminal soon to become operational at the Port of Gothenburg
15:04 250,000 m2 of rooftop solar panels to be installed in the port of Amsterdam by 2024