• 2019 September 23 12:31

    USPA Supervisory Board discussed corporatisation, integrated audit and dividend reduction

    Corporatisation, integrated audit and dividend reduction was discussed during the meetings of the Members of the Supervisory Board of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority” with the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii and the representatives of the Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Infrastructure, which took place on September 19th, 2019, USPA says in a press release.

    The Members of the USPA Supervisory Board shared with the legislative and executive power representatives their vision of the development of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Administration and of the port industry, as well as obtained the necessary information on the priorities which the state as an owner tasks the enterprise with.

    “Most importantly, the USPA Supervisory Board, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and the Members of Parliament representing the relevant Transport Committee of the Verkhovna Rada as a whole have a common vision of the main directions of the enterprise development. The main priorities are as follows: the improvement of the competitiveness of ports, the increase in financing of the port infrastructure projects, the USPA corporatization, and essentially, the further development of transparent relations with the port community”, − Dmytro Barinov, the Chairman of the USPA Supervisory Board said.

    Upon the outcome of the meetings, he emphasized that one can now be confident that the process of reforming the port industry, in particular the implementation of European governance principles and mechanisms of public-private partnerships in ports, would be supported by the government. It is planned that the rate of dividends coming from the USPA’s profit to the state budget would be reduced from 90% to 50% in 2020. This will allow to boost financing of the port infrastructure development projects. In turn, the Sea Ports Authority has to ensure the maximum openness and cost optimization, as well as to undergo an integrated audit.

    “The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine also stressed upon the importance of closer collaboration of the USPA Supervisory Board with the management of the enterprise to increase the efficiency and transparency of internal business processes. In particular, the Minister of Infrastructure is supporting the expansion of the authority of the USPA Supervisory Board in deciding on the staff issues at the management level on an open competition basis with the involvement of international experts”, − Dmytro Barinov emphasized.

    “We are grateful to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Vladyslav Kryklii, and the Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure of the Verkhovna Rada, Yurii Kisel, for the opportunity to discuss in detail the issues of particular importance to the industry and are ready to actively cooperate with the legislative and executive power representatives to achieve fast and efficient results for both the state and businesses”, − the Chairman of the USPA Supervisory Board summarized.

2020 July 7

18:06 ZIM unveils new digital services
17:49 Great Arctic Regatta started in Saint Petersburg
17:27 Crude exports via Kozmino in HI’2020 grew by 5% YoY
17:02 Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig returning to Johan Sverdrup
16:35 Optimarin successfully completes IMO G8 and USCG test programme
16:12 Alfa Laval takes its service offer to the next level through remote service guidance
15:56 New ferry line Baltic Link launched at the port of Riga
15:28 RF Government allocates RUB 320 million to subsidize shipping companies
15:02 ABP delivers project cargo using North Lincolnshire’s waterways
14:32 Air Liquide and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch initiative for hydrogen road transport
14:02 Konecranes to deliver mobile harbor crane to new terminal in Trieste
13:46 Bunker prices rise at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:32 KNOT concludes long-term charter contract with PetroChina for shuttle tanker
13:11 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
12:49 Throughput of Vostochny Port in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
12:30 GTT Training and Wavelink Maritime Institute in collaboration to deliver LNG training in Singapore
12:23 Tom Hautekiet becomes new CEO Port of Zeebrugge
12:01 IMO endorses guidance on ensuring seafarers’ access to medical care onshore
11:58 NRP facilitates long-term financing for a newbuilt arctic container vessel
11:00 The CMA CGM Group simplifies its trade network on the Transpacific trade
10:52 First jacket successfully installed at Moray East, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm
10:52 Aker Arctic joins ePIcenter project
10:14 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 07
10:08 Zvezda shipyard starts steel cutting for nuclear-powered icebreaker Rossiya, Project 10510
09:31 Oil prices are decreasing
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of July 6
08:40 Klaveness Combination Carriers secures the first sustainability linked bank financing in Norwegian shipping

2020 July 6

19:07 Equinor awarded framework contract for engineering and installation services on Statfjord
18:27 CMA CGM to launch Round the Africa service
18:07 APM Terminals Buenos Aires facilitates first ever export of lemons from Argentina to China
17:31 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic in 6M’2020 reached 14.8 million tonnes
17:30 Kloosterboer starts construction of Cool Port II at City Terminal Rotterdam
17:06 ArcelorMittal issues invitation to tender for heat network in North Sea Port
16:45 Damen delivers five zero emissions propulsion ferries to Arriva in Copenhagen
16:12 Kvaerner improves financial results and outlook
15:32 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO fell to RUB 9,623 in RF spot market
15:08 EMSA’s RPAS to support Finnish, Estonian and Swedish Coast Guard functions
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