• 2021 February 26 10:14

    Port of Gdynia welcomes largest single delivery of wind turbine propeller blades in Polish history

    Tian XI vessel, measuring 190 meters long, delivered as many as 114 blades

    Wind turbine propeller blades has arrived at the Port of Gdynia. MAG together with DSV broke another record. Tian XI vessel, measuring 190 meters long, delivered as many as 114 blades commonly known as propellers, Port of Gdynia Authority says in a press release.

    The cargo is impressive, because all the elements were attached to the deck, and the propellers themselves measure 54 meters in length. Another such cargo this year was unloaded at BCT Gdynia terminal. The unloading took two and a half days, and the delivered blades set off on their further journey to wind farms in Poland. MAG has traditionally provided agency and port services for the ship.

    The growing wind power market in Poland and the efficient handling of logistics chains makes the Port of Gdynia a leader in handling wind turbine components in this part of the Baltic Sea.

    "This type of cargo is received at the Port of Gdynia more and more often. We are intensively preparing for projects that will be implemented not only on land, as is currently the case, but also in the Baltic Sea. Our terminals are already 100% ready, there are still some minor investment works to be done," comments Maciej Krzesinski, director for marketing and international cooperation of the Port of Gdynia S.A.

    Both the location, infrastructure and experience in handling this type of cargo make the Port of Gdynia seem to be the first choice for handling offshore wind farms.

    Offshore wind energy can add significant value to the GDP and create additional jobs by 2030. Already today, more than 100 Polish entities that can be successfully involved in the processes of preparation, construction and operation of wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea have been identified. For many local Polish companies, becoming involved in the offshore energy industry will be an opportunity for significant growth, providing them with an opportunity to generate high revenues. At the beginning of February this year the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms was published in the Journal of Laws. It contains the regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea.

    European investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020 amounted to EUR 26.3 billion, according to a report published on Monday by WindEurope - the largest European organization in the wind energy sector. Europe currently has 25 GW of offshore capacity, with less than 3 GW added in 2020. According to the EU strategy, in 2050 the EU should have 300 GW in operation. Today, offshore wind energy in Europe employs about 77 thousand people, and in 2030 the sector should employ 200 thousand people. In Europe there are currently 116 farms in 12 countries, of which 40 percent of the capacity are British.  Investors recognize that offshore is cheap, reliable and resistant to economic turbulence.

2021 July 30

12:53 Warships of Iran, India and Pakistan navies left Kronstadt after participating in the Main Naval Parade
12:34 12th Dredging & Land Reclamation Asia Summit to be held on September 27-30
12:15 Konecranes wins first customer for EPA-approved new diesel-to-hybrid conversion technology
11:49 Changes in Finnlines’ Management: Marco Palmu appointed as Head of Passenger Services
11:26 Handling of dry bulk cargo in Azov-Black Sea Basin expected to grow by 2035
11:20 MAN Energy Solutions and ANDRITZ Hydro agree on hydrogen cooperation
11:03 Broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions selected for OHT’s next-generation wind turbine installation vessel
10:57 Russian cargoes leave neighboring countries’ ports for domestic terminals
10:21 ONE launches Marine Safety and Quality Campaign 2021
10:15 New container terminal for 2,000 TEU put into operation in Novorossiysk
09:38 Nevsky Shipyard welcomes students for summer internship
09:20 Baltic Dry Index as of July 29
09:09 Crude oil market sees downward price correction after a two-day long growth

2021 July 29

18:26 GTT appoints its new Chief Financial Officer
18:06 PGNiG terminates Port Arthur LNG agreement
17:54 FESCO, RZD Logistics and Nurminen Logistics launch regular intermodal service from Asia-Pacific countries to Finland via CPV
17:36 PGNiG Group expands its fleet of gas tankers
17:16 The Hebridean Princess returns to ABP’s Port of Cardiff
16:58 Okskaya Shipyard to build five tugboats of Project NE025 for Marine Rescue Service
16:42 Ever Given arrives to the port of Rotterdam
16:34 PGNiG to purchase more LNG from Venture Global LNG
16:17 Kalmar to deliver 12 straddle carriers to long-term partner Medcenter Container Terminal in Italy
15:56 New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage
15:11 Railway traffic launched through the second Baikal tunnel
14:48 Rosmorport's Petropavlovsk Branch takes part in exercises on maritime search and rescue of people
13:59 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore forms Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
13:15 Hydrographic Company to hold auction for construction of Arc7 hydrographic ship
12:37 Baltiysk ferry meets ISM Code requirements
12:13 Sembcorp Marine bags 24 Workplace Safety and Health Awards
11:46 Ongoing travel restrictions continue to impact Tallink Grupp financial results in Q2 2021
11:08 MARAD awards vessel acquisition management contract to Crowley
10:43 Rosmorport’s tugboats assisted sailing boat Pallada mooring in Egvekinot and Provideniya ports
10:08 Thun Tankers announces the launching of product tanker Thun Empower
10:00 British Ports Association welcomes the resumption of international cruise in England
09:35 Baltic Dry Index as of July 28
09:18 SCHOTTEL to deliver a total of ten rudder propellers and two transverse thrusters to Sanmar Shipyards
09:09 Crude oil prices rise on reduction of US reserves
08:00 Verifavia shipping highlights widespread confusion over EEXI technical parameters
07:55 Drewry launches shipmanager Steering Group to power vessel opex benchmarking

2021 July 28

18:20 NOVATEK announces consolidated IFRS results for Q2 and H1 of 2021
18:01 New BIMCO/ICS Seafarer Workforce Report warns of serious potential officer shortage
17:09 PSA & ONE team up to enhance sustainability and reduce maritime environmental footprint
16:28 ECSA and ETF welcome WHO decision to prioritise seafarers’ vaccination
16:03 Rosmorrechflot supports the International Conference “Development of Icebreaking and Support Fleet”
15:42 ERMA FIRST adds world’s smallest ballast water treatment system to product range
15:18 DCT Gdańsk and the Port of Gdańsk enter a new era of container handling on the Baltic Sea
14:51 Oleg Shakhmardanov appointed as head of FSBI Moscow Canal
14:10 MAN wins the world-first order for methanol engine within container segment
13:56 Amursky Shipyard should enter the APR markets – Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin
13:14 Norcod finalizes transfer of 2.4 million fish into sea phase
12:55 Captain Guryev, rescue vessel of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet passed the Suez Canal
12:32 Onezhsky Shipyard to get first federal tranche of RUB 1.3 billion for creation of ‘digital shipyard’ this year
12:13 DNV backs crew change programme in South East Asia
11:10 Firth of Forth proposed as Scotland’s Green Port
10:38 The Port of Gdansk welcoms the first cruise ship of the season
10:10 Andrey Severilov re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of FESCO
10:03 Haldor Topsoe and Yanchang form joint venture and build methanol catalyst facility in China
09:47 FESCO held repeated Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
09:28 Crude oil prices rise on reduction of US reserves
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of July 28