• 2020 October 15 14:52

    Port of Zeebrugge posts results for Q3 2020

    The port of Zeebrugge is holding a steady course amid global challenges. Although some sectors are severely under the influence of the Covid-19 crisis, the overall result in the port is positive, the company said in its release.

    Total Tonnage +6.1%
    Roll-on/roll-off -19.9%
    New Vehicles -32.4%
    Containers +10.9%
    Liquid bulk +42.1%
    Solid bulk +33.5%
    Break bulk -31.1%

    Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, roll-on/roll-off volumes in the port of Zeebrugge have taken a downturn. The automotive industry is experiencing difficult times, which results in a decline of the handling of new vehicles in our port. (- 32.4%) This figure weighs on the total roll-on/roll-off tonnage (9,934,693) and causes a loss of 19.9 percent.

    Zeebrugge’s container traffic has grown 10.9 percent to a total volume of 13,049,293 tonnes. Only a few Covid-related deep sea cancellations occurred during quarter 2 and 3, which allowed the sector to continue its growth on all fronts: deep sea containers +65.7%, short sea containers +22.9% and estuary containers +58%.

    The liquid bulk volume went up 42.1 percent to a total of 10,401,855 tonnes. The liquid natural gas (LNG) volume still shows record breaking figures: 86.8% growth in the past nine months. (Total volume LNG: 9,178,173 tonnes)

    Break bulk declines 31.1 percent. (total volume: 473,139 tonnes). A gradual decline in break bulk cargo has emerged over the past few years, due to a shift in the shipping of paper products from break bulk to containers.

    The volume of solid bulk in the port of Zeebrugge grew 33.5 percent to a total of 1,291,549 tonnes. Infrastructural works in and around the port of Zeebrugge boost the handled amount of sand and grint (+34%). Also, the handling of feedingstuffs has increased 68,5%.

    The passenger traffic in the port of Zeebrugge has been reduced to hardly any at all, due to the restrictions concerning travel. Since mid-March, there weren't any cruise calls in the port of Zeebrugge and ferry passenger traffic is very limited.

2020 October 27

18:37 Bahri net profit up 114% in third quarter of 2020
18:07 Premuda and Columbia Shipmanagement form joint venture
17:52 Publication of first N2000 nautical charts postponed to 2021
17:45 Deep water berth extension at Port of Halifax fully operational
17:37 SC Ports welcomes two new ship-to-shore cranes
17:30 FSUE Rosmorport to take part in 4th “LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives” conference
17:06 Costa Cruises completes first LNG bunkering operation in Italy
16:24 OOCL updates North Europe – Turkey service
15:33 New tanks for storage and processing of polluted water have been put into operation in the port of Riga
15:04 Norway's biggest ferry company orders two new ferries from Havyard LAB
14:10 Port of Gothenburg posts results for January-September 2020
14:06 Krasniye Barrikady launched non-self-propelled cargo pontoon of Project GPRN
13:21 Wärtsilä cargo handling system design selected for new Very Large Ethane Carrier vessels
12:52 Bunker prices are stable in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:27 BlueWater Reporting issues Q3 2020 World Liner Supply Report
12:09 HEINEKEN pioneers with zero-emission shipping
11:58 COVAXX and Maersk enter partnership to supply COVID-19 vaccines globally
11:03 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg continues automation of railcars weighing
10:38 RF Government to look into development of national project focused on IWW
10:09 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from India North West ports to Europe
09:45 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 27
09:40 Strategy for Developing the Russian Arctic Zone and Ensuring National Security until 2035 approved
09:22 Oil prices are recovering
09:07 Baltic Dry Index as of October 27

2020 October 26

18:03 Shipping emissions talks stall in London
18:03 Port of Klaipeda to get funds for sustainable development and digitization of the port’ management
17:42 34.6 million tonnes loaded in the Port of Klaipeda in 9 months of this year
16:58 Innovative solutions of MAPEI are increasingly widespread in shipbuilding
16:34 Kalmar continues long-term collaboration with Patrick Terminals with new order for AutoStrads
16:10 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product rose to RUB 12,430 pmt
15:46 Royal IHC and Suez Canal Authority successfully launch CSD HUSSEIN TANTAWY
15:34 EPS secures 15-year TC from STL for four dual fuel VLECs
14:52 RF Prime Minister approves list of checkpoints that can be crossed by foreigners with e-visas
14:31 Ocean Network Express to launch new intra Asia service
14:03 Port of Helsinki passenger traffic down 53.9% to 4.1 million in Jan-Sept 2020
13:06 Passenger turnover in Russian ports plunged by 73.9% in 9M’2020
12:59 ICS welcomes legally binding agreement to significantly improve the carbon efficiency of shipping
12:37 Delo Group and Russian Railways signed Agreement on cooperation in organization of rail container transportation
11:59 Stena Bulk branded class for tanker personnel opened at Admiral Makarov SUMIS
11:58 The Ocean Cleanup introduces first product made with ocean plastic pollution
11:30 NIBULON ranks first among Ukrainian shipyards
10:31 EMA and Keppel jointly awarded a research grant to pilot Singapore’s first floating Energy Storage System
10:15 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard delivered diesel-electric submarine Volkhov to RF Navy
09:50 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 26
09:26 Oil market starts week with decreasing prices
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of October 23

2020 October 25

15:27 USCG: Oil spill cleanup of Delaware Bay coastline continues
14:53 Richmond Council to host first public meeting with Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce
14:38 Deep water berth extension at Port of Halifax fully operational
13:27 Gothenburg Port Authority's Elvir Dzanic named as a member of Electrification Commission
12:43 Maritime NZ welcomes report to MPI
12:18 Oil spill response equipment and vessel rates in Singapore
11:04 GPA holds first virtual State of the Port

2020 October 24

15:47 Ocean transport of the first lot of railway coach to Myanmar completed
14:51 OOCL announces services changes and enhancements on Asia-Europe trade
13:28 Port Authority launches new campaign against litter
12:41 Hapag-Lloyd announces Ocean Tariff rates on East Asia - NEC and Mediterranean trade
11:06 CSD Hussein Tantawy successfully launched at IHC's shipyard in The Netherlands

2020 October 23

18:09 Baltic Data Flows: New HELCOM project seeks to harmonize and harvest environmental data at a pan-Baltic level
17:47 ICS welcomes legally binding agreement to significantly improve carbon efficiency of shipping