• 2020 July 10 16:33

    Valenciaport reaffirms its leadership as the first Spanish port at UNCTAD index

    The Port of Valencia reinforces its leadership position as the leading Spanish port in terms of connectivity and advances two positions both at a European and world level, the company said in its release. Thus, Valenciaport consolidates its position as the leading port in Spain (a position it already held in previous editions, improving its overall score with respect to the previous index), and is now fourth in Europe and 21st in the world, according to the Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI) report on world port connectivity drawn up by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for the second quarter of 2020.

    In the European sphere, the Port of Valencia has moved up two places in the ranking compared to 2019, when it was in the sixth position, surpassing Piraeus and Bremen, and in June 2020 it was in fourth position behind Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg. On a world level, the Port of Valencia is in twenty-first place, two positions higher than in the previous report.

    This index is a fundamental value for the competitiveness of the Port of Valencia as better connectivity allows companies to access a greater number of markets, in less time and in a more efficient manner, which is especially important in a global system that requires transport to unite the different stages of production and favour the movement of goods.

    The Port of Valencia’s progress in this ranking reaffirms Valenciaport’s commitment, as a facilitator of commercial exchange, to designing a port policy that strengthens its connectivity by adapting its infrastructures and services to the needs of the market, with the aim of attracting the greatest number of shipping companies and shipping lines.

    Since this report began in 2006, the Port of Valencia has evolved in the score from 42.39 points to the current 68.43. With respect to the data for 2019, in this second quarter of 2020 the facilities in Valencia have improved by 6.75 points. This index measures and analyses a set of data on online shipping connectivity, berths and calls in 900 container ports around the world.

    The world ranking is led by the main Asian ports, with Shanghai at the top of the world ranking followed by the ports of Singapore, Ningbo, Pusan and Hong Kong. In seventh and eighth position are the leading European ports, Rotterdam and Antwerp, respectively, while Hamburg as the third European port is in 14th place. With regard to the Spanish ports, after Valencia which is in 21st position, are Algeciras (23) and Barcelona (24).

    The Liner Shiping Connectivity Index uses different variables to calculate the connectivity of ports such as:
     The number of shipping companies operating container traffic in the ports
     The number of scheduled services offered in these ports
     The number of ships they employ in services to and from the ports of each country
     The average capacity in TEUS offered by vessels operating in those ports
     The maximum size of ships operating in ports
     The number of other ports that are connected to the port by means of hotline shipping services




2020 August 13

20:58 Rosmorrechflot promotes Stanislav Uryupin to Port of Novorossiysk Harbourmaster
18:31 Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to Sovetskaya Gavan LPG terminal project
18:06 Global Industry Alliance issues Just-In-Time Arrival Guide
17:36 HMM Rotterdam en route to Rotterdam
17:18 Ust-Luga Multipurpose Reloading Complex half-year cargo volume down 9% year-on-year
17:06 The operational situation in the port of Beirut is back to normal
16:48 TCSP Group half-year throughput grows 11.4%
16:31 Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity on WWO’s American routes from Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama
16:12 CMA CGM announces PSS from North Europe (except France) to Australia & New Zealand
15:26 Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government opens multi million pound bulks terminal at Teesport
15:21 St. Petersburg set to create infrastructure for all-electric passenger vessels
14:39 First supply of bunker fuel by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker to the brand new cruise ship Mustai Karim
13:52 MABUX releases weekly review of global bunker market
13:21 VIKING delivers first of ambulance boat trio for Hellenic Coastguard
12:32 Grain exports via Krasnodar Krai based seaports in Jan-Jul jump 32%
12:14 Port of Oakland import cargo volume grew 6.4 percent in July
11:33 MacGregor receives EUR 18 million RoRo orders from Japan
10:52 Australia authorities issue fumigation requirements for the 2020/2021 high risk season
10:17 Sea Port of St. Petersburg half-year cargo volume rose 3%
10:14 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 13
09:52 Crude futures prices retreat
09:32 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 12
08:26 ME-GI engine sails through sea trials

2020 August 12

18:57 Risavika LNG index for September up by 8.9 % week on week
18:27 Andreas Rieckhof new Chairman of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH Supervisory Board
18:08 At the three Hamburg container terminals throughput volume down 12.0 % in H1 2020
18:07 Sri Lanka Ports Authority assures safe handling of dangerous cargo under UN regulations
17:47 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea branch adds TSHD Sommers to its fleet
17:43 Boluda Towage Europe takes on two new tugs from Damen Shipyards Group
16:49 Investors set to inject in excess of RUB 19 bn in federal port infrastructure facilities development
15:44 MoD eyes placing more orders for the Steregushchiy class corvettes with Amur Shipyard
15:17 Joint R&D Starts for Use of Ammonia in Marine Transportation to Reduce GHG Emissions
14:47 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
14:21 MST wins contract for building 19m high-speed patrol craft duo for the Royal Navy
14:03 MOL issues an update on the Capesize bulker "Wakashio" aground off Mauritius
13:20 Port of Kiel constructs the new port apron
12:01 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for September 2020
11:57 Northern Sea Shipping acquires the MV Siyaniye Severa
10:36 LNG vessel completes 10,000th Neopanamax transit at the Panama Canal
10:02 Crude futures prices continue upward trend
09:32 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 11
09:00 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 12

2020 August 11

18:07 Saigon Newport chooses Kalmar Essential Terminal Tractor for Cat Lai Terminal
17:43 Global Industry Alliance developes Just In Time Arrival Guide
17:36 Maersk Tankers hires Eva Birgitte Bisgaard as its new Chief Commercial Officer
17:00 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
16:35 NORDEN adds 2 vessels to the existing newbuilding contract with NACKS
16:22 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port’s handled volumes in Jan-Jul dropped 12.7%
15:34 PETRONAS Research joins FASTsubsea’s subsea pump development
15:18 SCF Group's Igor Tonkovidov: Shipowners’ ability to compete with each other will be increasingly determined by their readiness to adopt advanced technologies
14:03 Houlder wins contract for Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s new purpose-built vessel
13:39 IMO assists in MV Wakashio oil spill response
13:11 Cameron LNG Train 3 begins commercial operation
12:56 Seven-month crude exports via CPC Marine Terminal fell 1.4%
12:29 Port of St. Peterburg Captain releases new allowable drafts in Greater Port St.Petersburg basin
12:05 The Standard Club issues Guidelines for the use of electronic record books (ERBs) under MARPOL
11:08 Port of Ust-Luga based Multipurpose Reloading Complex steps up its efforts to protect the environment
11:04 Transhipment in North Sea Canal ports down by more than 10 percent due to coronavirus crisis
10:31 CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal launches new direct services to Europe and Indian Subcontinent
10:15 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 11