• 2020 April 8 10:38

    Port of Gdansk actively supports fight against coronavirus

    The PGA says it donated 10 fully equipped tents to the National Fire Service to help combat the coronavirus. They may also be used as temporary admission rooms in front of hospitals, if needed, and streamline the paramedics' work.

    Today's handover of the equipment was attended, among others, by Dariusz Drelich, the Pomeranian Governor. As he said: "The Port of Gdansk Authority was one of the first companies to come to me with an offer of providing support in our fight against the coronavirus. We can already see the effects of this help. Representatives of the Gdansk port have already delivered the medical equipment, masks, and hand sanitisers to the selected facilities. Today, responding to the needs of the National Fire Service, the PGA is donating 10 fully equipped tents."

    Specialist tents may function as mobile admission rooms or places where patients can be grouped, or even as field hospitals in the case of an actual large inflow of patients. They will also make it possible to avoid overcrowding and lower the risk of contracting the coronavirus in the emergency departments. Every facility which reports such need may be equipped with a field tent.

    As Dariusz Drelich adds: "There are already over 30 tents of this type in the Pomeranian Region. All of them come from the warehouses of the National Fire Service. It is very important that Gdansk's port decided to support our firefighters with as many as 10 tent sets complete with heating and lighting. This way, we can be confident that the firefighter teams are properly equipped. They not only have the necessary equipment for hospitals, but can also take action in the field, without fear that there will be a shortage of these tents."

    When purchasing the equipment, the Port of Gdansk Authority decided to support the local entrepreneurs. As Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board at the Port of Gdansk Authority, said: "We decided to purchase the tents and devices from Polish manufacturers (apart from the generators, of course, which are manufactured abroad). This way, we had the opportunity to support our local market. In this difficult time, we all need to work together. We understand this and will continue to help as much as we can."

    The Port of Gdansk Authority has been actively involved in the combat against the coronavirus, supporting the Pomeranian medical facilities. It has recently donated 2,000 face shields to the University Clinical Centre, as well as personal protective equipment (masks, goggles, gowns, and cooler boxes) to the Hospital in Koscierzyna. Moreover, Gdansk's port is participating in a fundraiser for meals for health service employees and announces that its help will not end there:

    "It is a kind of gift from silent heroes to other silent heroes. We need to remember that ports are our window on the world, enabling import of the goods which are in such shortage now, and at the same time - an export window that helps maintain production for our economy," Greinke adds.

    Senior Foreman, Piotr Socha, the Pomeranian Regional Chief of the National Fire Service, expressed his satisfaction with the initiative of the Gdansk port: "Today, we received the equipment, which will be of much use to us. It includes tents, heaters, generators, ozonators, basically everything that is used on the front line today. Solutions of this type are currently in use in 15 locations next to hospitals. Unfortunately, such equipment runs down rather quickly, which is why we need to be prepared for what is going to happen in a week or two. The tents we received today will considerably improve our resources and efforts."

2020 June 5

13:29 Zvezda Shipyard stars cutting steel for yet another Aframax tanker
13:01 Keppel enters into framework deed with Borr Drilling to defer scheduled delivery of rigs
12:01 Port of Rotterdam Authority decides to hold RFT for transport service along Container Exchange Route
11:47 Yevgeny Ditrikh takes helm of STLC Board of Directors
11:04 The second largest container vessels in the world, now has its “Socarrat”
10:41 Oil prices rise within $1
10:28 Marseille Maersk sets up new record for the port of Rotterdam
10:23 Training exercise held with rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern fleet to assist emergency ship in the Arctic
10:00 RF Navy's oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky entered the North Sea
09:39 Bunker prices rise at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:18 Baltic Dry Index on June 4
08:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 05

2020 June 4

18:20 Wärtsilä to supply Europe's most modern simulator for inland shipping training
18:02 Dutch innovative app trains 10,000 process industry workers in Singapore during Covid-19 lockdown
17:47 Singapore Maritime and Ports Authority issues guidelines for crew change
17:25 Gasum performs first LNG bunkering to Heerema’s Sleipnir
17:02 China Merchants Group's emergency working group of the prevention and control of COVID-19 holds 20th meeting
16:34 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 5M’2020 fell by 24.2% Y-o-Y
16:02 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v G. P. Zafirakis with Koch
15:41 NS Power's crew rescues two people in the Andaman Sea
15:23 RS Rules update: hybrid propulsion
15:02 Grimaldi boosts its Italy-Greece connections
14:32 DNV GL and ABB launch new MOU to advance marine digitalization with a remote signing ceremony
14:02 150 trapped eels rescued at the Port of Gothenburg
13:48 Bunker price are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company extends the seasonal blanking programme on its Asia–Europe network
13:01 Wärtsilä offers new remote service to overcome Covid-19 travel restrictions
12:31 DEME to build the Scheldt tunnel
12:03 Havyard presents new design concept for zero-emission sightseeing vessels
11:45 Annual throughput of Murmansk Transport Hub to be raised to 100 million tonnes
11:23 Construction of automated gate complex commences at APM Terminals Aarhus
11:10 Port of Zeebrugge joins the International Port Community Systems Association
10:58 Jiangnan Shipyard and Gabadi teams complete construction of the first LNG tank as part of an LNG-fuelled container ship project
10:57 AS Tallink Grupp Statistics for May 2020
10:33 More departures added for Helsinki-Tallinn route vessel Star from 4 June 2020
10:11 Oil prices go down by 1.48%-2.06%
10:00 CMA CGM cancels Low Sulphur Surcharge from July 1st, 2020
09:52 Russia’s leading shipping companies suggest development of ATB services by the USA example
09:40 PIER71 launches Smart Port Challenge 2020 with New Venture Capital Partners for maritime tech start-ups investments
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 04
09:14 Baltic Dry Index on June 3

2020 June 3

18:25 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves construction of operational water area under Obskiy LNG project
18:03 Cargotec’s Kalmar and MacGregor to help drive development of connected automated waterborne transport through participation in AEGIS project
17:46 Rosmorport announced tender to reconstruct coastal facilities of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry service
17:24 RF Government approved allocation of RUB 60.5 billion for Russian Railways’ BAM and Transsib projects in 2020
17:02 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for July, August and September 2020
16:35 Russian Railways CEO says railway link with Murmansk to be restored by June 23
16:11 Transport route to link Quy Nhon Port with Northeast Asia
15:49 Rosatomflot completed escorting Vladimir Voronin gas carrier along the Northern Sea Route
15:33 Fincantieri and ENI extend an agreement in the field of circular economy and decarbonisation
15:01 Austal announces CEO transition
14:33 HHLA handles world’s largest container ship at Burchardkai
14:11 Key players develop emission-free navigation solution for barges
13:32 The CMA CGM Group heads towards carbon neutrality by 2050
13:26 Bunker sales at Vladivostok port in 5M’2020 fell by 27% YoY
13:01 APM Terminals Mobile gains another distribution center
12:31 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East Africa
12:01 Savannah harbor deepening sets precedent with four dredges working simultaneously
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports launches “SAFEEN FEEDERS” shipping service in response to growing regional and global trade
11:00 EIZO secures LR type approval for maritime monitors via remote survey