• 2020 April 8 14:02

    The Kings of Spain check the maintenance of the supply chain in the port of Valencia

    The Kings of Spain met by videoconference with the President of the Valencia Port Authority (PAV), Aurelio Martínez Estévez, and the Head of the Cabinet of the Valencia Port Authority, Marta Villalonga. His Majesty the King also spoke on the phone with the president of the Valencian Association of Entrepreneurs (AVE), Vicente Boluda.

    The President of the PAV has pointed out to the Kings Felipe and Letizia that 70% of what Spain does not produce and has to import is done through ports. These days, due to COVID19, it is observed that the critical role that they are playing in guaranteeing the essential products to supply our markets or bring these supplies to the island communities, which have experienced a spectacular growth in traffic. Their Majesties the Kings transmitted a message of encouragement to all the people who make it possible to guarantee this supply chain day after day, from the professional who unloads the cargo to the person who manages it on land.

    He has also detailed to Their Highness the Kings that, behind these flows of goods, there is a whole port community – which make possible their reception and transfer to the consumption centers, stevedores, truckers, pilots, mooring lines, tugs, port police, maintenance , shipping companies, freight forwarders and customs agents, border inspection services, PAV personnel, etc., who have not stopped working 24-hour work shifts for reception and delivery services at all terminals to guarantee supply at the supply chains. All port services (stowage, towing, mooring, pilots, transport, port police, etc.) are considered essential services.

    In recent weeks there has been a high increase in the traffic of cargo in the agri-food sector and hygiene products; while the traffic of the products of the industrial sectors slows down (chemical, iron and steel, wood, etc.).

    Specifically, in recent weeks, food and hygiene product traffics have registered average daily growths of over 15%, with high point of over 40%. In any case, always double-digit increases with respect to the same days of the 2019 fiscal year.

    The port of Valencia is the leading Spanish port in the Mediterranean in commercial traffic, mainly of containerised goods, and constitutes the main maritime gateway in terms of production and consumption of the entire Iberian Peninsula, mainly of containerised goods, thanks above all to a dynamic area of ​​influence and an extensive network of connections with the main ports of all around the world. The 36% of the containers destined for Spanish foreign trade are operated in the port of Valencia, which manages almost 60% of the containers in the Madrid area. Its area of ​​influence covers the 55.5% of Spanish GDP and is the leading port in Spain’s trade relations with 84 countries, among which stands out the United States (47.93% of full container traffic in Spain), China (43.06% of full container traffic in Spain) and Turkey (38.7% of full container traffic in Spain). The first three shipping companies in the world (Maersk, MSC and Cosco) have their Spanish terminal in Valencia.

2020 June 2

18:24 Consortium of Boskalis, Bouygues and Saipem selected for Fecamp Offshore Wind Farm foundations
18:07 Alfaport-Voka, Antwerp Port Authority and Maatschappij Linkerscheldeoever agree to extend payment period for concessions
17:39 About forty ships, boats and vessels of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet went to sea for training
17:34 Stena Line is now ten years ahead of the international shipping targets for reducing emissions
17:17 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput returned to Murmansk, its port of registration
16:51 The world's second largest container ship begins operating in the Port of Barcelona
16:15 Rosmorport announced successful bidder for adjustment of Pionersky terminal project
15:36 Associations call for accelerating digitalisation of maritime trade and logistics
14:51 POT celebrates its 25th anniversary on 16 June 2020
14:28 Nakhodka Ship Repair Yard lays down a series of eight crab catching ships
14:02 Ole Martin Grimsrud to leave his position as CFO of Aker Solutions
13:53 Effects of coronavirus epidemic prevention regulations on Finnlines Passenger traffic
13:35 WMU joins On Shore Power Supply in the Nordic Region project
13:02 DCSA establishes IoT standards for container connectivity
12:48 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:26 Qatar Petroleum signs the largest LNG shipbuilding agreements in history to secure more than 100 ships valued in excess of QR 70 billion to cater for its LNG growth plans
12:00 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of time charter contract for m/v Phaidra with Uniper
11:47 Research vessel of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet completed round-the-world route
11:22 Financial and operating results of FESCO Transportation Group for 2019
11:03 Ocean Network Express to extend the suspension of China-Australia service
10:29 “Zigh” Ship Repair and Construction Yard completes high-quality overhaul of “Nakhchivan” ferry vessel
09:58 Oil prices rise within $1
09:40 RS specifies requirements to roadster and harbor craft
09:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 02
09:12 Baltic Dry Index on June 1

2020 June 1

18:37 KIZAD breaks ground on largest rest, refuelling facility in region
18:21 Christophe de Margerie completes eastbound transit of NSR two months earlier than usual
18:13 Tallink Grupp to reroute its vessel Isabelle to operate on the Paldiski-Kapellskär route from 7 June 2020
18:07 ZIM starts eCommerce Xpress
17:52 Tallink to provide weekly sailings to Mariehamn in June and July 2020
17:29 Tallink adds more departures and additional vessel to Tallinn-Helsinki route
17:05 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from North Europe to Mexico East Coast, USEC and USGULF & USWC
16:48 Throughput of port Azov in 5M’2020 fell by 9% YoY
16:30 Speakers announced for webinar “River fleet of the USA and Europe. What is useful for us or how do they make profit?”
16:05 MV Barracuda makes the first switch from dry cargo to jet fuel
15:26 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 5M’20 climbed by 8.3% YoY
15:01 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Mediterranean to USEC, USGULF, Mexico East Coast and Canada East Coast
14:57 CANDEN Marine Fuel Services joins Glander International Bunkering Group
14:55 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO rose to RUB 6,641 in RF spot market
14:33 Northern Sea Route cargo traffic in 5M’2020 rose by 2.95%
14:10 Bollinger Quick Repair takes delivery of new dry-dock – “MR. Eddie”
13:52 Shuttle tanker Mikhail Ulyanov loads 200th crude oil cargo for Prirazlomnoye project
13:10 Neptune Energy welcomes DEME as a partner in the PosHYdon offshore green hydrogen pilot
12:46 Russian Railways' network loading fell by 4.5% in 5M’ 2020
12:10 Tanger Med partners with the initiative of the largest world ports to guarantee the continuity of international supply chains
11:57 Vladimir Putin approved a list of instructions following a meeting on transport sector development
11:31 CMA CGM ends PSS for exports from East Russia
11:05 Van Oord develops Green loan framework
10:30 CMA CGM announces PSS for Reefer Exports from Europe to West Africa (Nigeria excepted)
10:03 Oil prices decrease by about $1
09:46 Royal IHC to deliver design package and key components for new TSHD of Weeks Marine
09:42 Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Yard named after Lenin launched crane ship built for RF Navy
09:20 Baltic Dry Index on May 29
08:39 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 1

2020 May 31

16:57 RINA: shareholders’ meeting approves the financial statement for 31 December 2019 and appoints a new Board of Directors
15:31 Board appoints non-executive director at V.Group
14:48 MM&P seeks help from Congress in battle to repatriate offshore crews
13:24 Svitzer A/S names new CEO
12:31 Subsea 7 announces cost reduction measures
10:52 Drydocks World begins second project for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Windfarm