• 2020 September 15 13:28

    Baltic ports share experience on offshore wind energy

    On September 10-12, Minister Zbigniew Gryglas, together with representatives of the Port of Gdynia Authority SA, took part in a site visit at the Port of Amsterdam and the Port of Oostende. The main purpose of the visit was to exchange knowledge and experience in connection with the preparation of port infrastructure in terms of creating offshore facilities at the Port of Gdynia.

    During the meeting, port representatives shared their valuable experience related to reloading of elements for the construction of offshore wind farms. The highlight of the program was a visit to the wharves and storage yards of the Port of Amsterdam and the Port of Oostende, where offshore components are reloaded. During the visit, the participants also visited the assembly plants of elements for the construction of offshore wind farms.

    During the vision, meetings were also held in Brussels with representatives of Hydrogen Europe and WindEurope, to which the Port of Gdynia Authority SA joined this year. During the meetings, the project to create an offshore facility at the Port of Gdynia was presented, key issues and milestones related to the implementation of the project were also discussed. Another aim of mentioned meetings was also to establish wider cooperation with the offshore project. All Parties participating in the vision expressed great interest in the project and willingness to establish wider cooperation within the offshore project at the Port of Gdynia.

    Gdynia will be an installation port for Polish wind farms in the Baltic Sea. It is a huge offshore wind energy project that is one of the epochal infrastructure projects. Hence, the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. in view of the development of the offshore industry in Poland, become a member of the WindEurope organization associating over 400 members in 30 countries, thus creating the largest organization related to the offshore industry in the world. Among the members there are European ports where elements of offshore wind farms are handled. Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. makes every effort to become the first Polish port on the world offshore map.

    Polish offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea have a chance to play a key role in Poland's energy transformation in a low-carbon economy, contribute to guaranteeing the country's energy security and help in the decarbonisation process. Offshore wind farms are to be the main driving force behind the development of green energy in Poland in the next two decades.

    The seaport in Gdynia is the closest port (from the east) to the maritime areas in the Polish coastal zone intended for the location of offshore wind farms. The location of the logistics support for the elements for the construction of offshore wind farms (OWF) in Gdynia meets the necessary requirements for this type of facilities - DOWNVInD (Distant Offshore Windfarms with No Visual Impact in Deepwater).

    In addition, the Port of Gdynia conducts research aimed at the development of the offshore sector, in particular regarding the possibility of establishing a back-up facility for servicing elements for the construction of offshore wind farms, and actively participates in the creation of local facilities covering the communes of Kosakowo, Rumia and the city and commune of Gdynia (in 2019, letter of intent on cooperation).

    The Port of Gdynia is an universal modern port specializing in handling general cargo, mainly unitized cargo transported in containers and in a ro-ro system, based on the well-developed network of multimodal connections including hinterland, regular Short Sea Shipping Lines as well as ferry connections (ferry terminal). The Port of Gdynia is an important link in the Corridor VI of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

2020 September 18

18:53 Russian ports switch to unified digital platform for daily scheduling of vessels layout and traffic
18:17 KR issues world’s first cyber security class notation to HHI for very large LPG carriers
17:59 Rosmorport takes part in TRANSTEC International Transport Corridors Forum
17:37 Land purchase in Saint Petersburg: new service center for SCHOTTEL in Russia
17:26 Start-ups invited to enter competition to win £75,000 grant to develop innovate port technology
17:11 New high-speed passenger ship put into operation in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District
17:06 SEACOR Marine forms new Sustainability Council to lead enhanced ESG program
16:51 District awards $15.4 million contract to dredge Freeport Lower Stauffer Reach channel
16:48 DP World and Dubai Customs to assess opportunities to develop trade links between UAE and Israel
16:30 Gazprom Nedra and Marine Rescue Service test SeaDrone MG in Arctic conditions
16:09 SG-STAR Fund: First global tripartite initiative to support countries for crew change
16:02 IUMI raises concerns over increased accumulation risk for yachts and inland vessels
15:43 USCG releases new plan to protect global maritime security
15:08 CMA CGM informs of revised port charges in Ghana
14:51 Bunker prices are stable at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
14:24 Goods traffic between North Sea Port and hinterland by inland waterways continues to increase
14:07 Vostochny Port installs four more dust capturing units
13:10 Last jackets to leave Dubai and head for the Moray East offshore wind farm
12:53 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard starts assembling major equipment on two trawlers for RFC
12:22 Reconstruction of Klaipeda Seaport breakwaters to increase competitiveness of economy in Lithuania
12:01 Kalmar to support DP World’s continuing expansion at Caucedo with new terminal tractors and empty container handlers
11:03 Naming ceremony held for Japan’s first LNG bunkering vessel
10:48 BIMCO introduces new PIs and KPIs to help improve performance
10:16 ECSA publishes study on implications of EU ETS for shipping
10:10 Keel laying of Tallink’s newest vessel MyStar takes place in Rauma shipyard, Finland
09:54 Port of Oakland import volume up for third straight month
09:51 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 16
09:47 Tallink Grupp’s vessel Baltic Queen arrives in Riga for the first time
09:23 Oil prices rise after a recent decrease
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of September 17

2020 September 17

18:05 Digital Twin Ready certification awarded to Furuno
17:54 Damen launches Marine Aggregate Dredger for Hanson
17:52 Verifavia launches industry’s first “3-Way Plug & Play” dashboard
17:41 Nord Star officially listed as first resident of RF Arctic Zone
17:30 ITF and IMEC contribute US$500,000 to the Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience
17:06 Azerbaijan State Marine Academy offers skills development and advanced training courses for ASCO employees
16:43 Ship banned in Australia for AUD $118,000 in unpaid crew wages
16:15 COVID-19 is negatively impacting the offshore energy insurance sector, but market is beginning to harden, says IUMI
16:00 Gasum secures contract with Celsa Armeringsstål AS including LNG deliveries and new terminal
15:42 Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel
15:28 FESCO launches regular intermodal service for seafood delivery from Far East to China
15:18 MABUX releases Bunker Weekly Overview
15:09 IMO-Singapore webinar charts ways forward for decarbonisation of shipping
14:15 Bollinger awarded contract for state-of-the-art floating dry dock for the US new Columbia Class ballistic missile submarine
13:56 Bunker prices are going down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:32 LR accepted by MarinTrust as a new registered Certification Body
13:10 Rosmorport announces expansion of Onega seaport limits
12:33 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, leaves for Murmansk on September 22
12:01 Konecranes wins order for two more mobile harbor cranes from ZHD Stevedores in the Netherlands
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports’ Smart Container Initiative to cut emissions by half
11:05 New rail link opens between Oslo and the Port of Gothenburg
10:54 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Pakistan to North Europe, North Africa and Mediterranean
10:52 Fleet of Rosmorport’s Astrakhan Branch expanded with Nerpa aerosleigh
10:29 Rosmorport signs contract with Marine Rescue Service for reconstruction of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry crossing
10:04 Powers of Konstantin Palnikov as RS General Director extended from October 2020
09:33 Oil prices decrease after a recent rise
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of September 16

2020 September 16

18:05 Busan Port enhances protection of Gamcehon Port from COVID-19
17:52 Launching of trawler Vseslav and keel-laying of similar ship held in Svetly of Kaliningrad Region