• 2018 July 18 12:59

    Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście announce 12-pct increase of cargo handling in HI’18

    Over 14 m tons of cargo have been handled in the Szczecin-Świnoujście Seaports Complex. According to the Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście, this means an almost 12% increase comparing with a corresponding period last year.

    Leading cargo includes coal (90.4%) and ore (24%). Moreover, a double digit results have been noted regarding oil and oil products (increase by 14.4%). General cargo handling has been growing as well (increase by 6%), and the same applies to other bulk (2.4%).

    Comparing with last year, grain handling dropped by one third but there is a chance that this cargo group will pick up, especially that the comparison of results June to June shows that grain handling this year increased by 81.4%. 

    In the first half of the year, container handling slightly decreased by two percent.

    However, June this year turned out to be a record month in cargo handling. It accounted for 25% increase comparing with the corresponding period last year.  

    ‘Ports immediately reflect changes in the national economy. And since the economy has been rapidly growing, the growth is reflected in larger cargo volumes in our ports’, said Dariusz Słaboszewski, CEO, Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority.

    Ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście comprise a universal port complex. They are prepared to handle virtually any type of cargo. This is their major advantage, since down turns in one cargo group can be compensated by an increase in another. This translates into security of cargo volumes handled. This year, the ports should exceed 26 m tons of cargo handled.  

    D. Słaboszewski emphasised that while considering the need for further development of both seaports, the Ports Authority has been implementing projects aimed at optimised use of land available and creation of new jobs. ‘We want companies based in our ports to run their business with due respect to fair competition’, he added.

    At the moment, the Ports Authority has been implementing an investment package worth nearly PLN1.5 bn. It includes the modernisation of quays at the Kaszubski Basin and Dębicki Canal in Szczecin. Additionally, in the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście, the modernisation process provides for improvement of technical infrastructure and creation of new deep water quays. Moreover, in Świnoujście, a new jetty for exporting LNG is going to be built and the ferry terminal will be converted to handle intermodal transport.

    All those projects are designed to enhance the competitiveness of Szczecin and Świnoujście seaports. This combined with the dredging of the Świnoujście-Szczecin fairway to 12.5 m and improved shipping capacity of the Oder Waterway is expected to translate into nearly 100% increase in cargo volumes handled.




2018 October 16

14:41 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 9M’18 declined by 5% Y-o-Y to 72.38 million tonnes
14:20 CMA CGM announces GRR from Far East to West Africa
14:03 Lithuanian Railways, Metrans and the Port of Hamburg strengthen relations
13:52 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg up 12% to 44.22 million tonnes in 9M’18
13:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces update on scrubbers
12:39 Project 22800 small missile ship Burya to be floated out on 23 October
12:13 Rolls-Royce and Intel announce autonomous ship collaboration
11:55 The Port of Riga outlines a vision for future development of Spilve Meadows
11:31 Ørsted selects GeoSea for Borssele 1 & 2 foundation and turbine transport and installation
11:14 Jan De Nul will dredge access channel to Guayaquil Port
11:11 RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet detachment completed tasks in Mediterranean Sea
10:59 Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam celebrates 70 years and bids farewell to director Frits van Dongen
10:50 Detachment of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completes visit to Republic of Korea
10:28 WMU holds needs assessment workshop in Jordan
10:02 Brent Crude futures price up 0.31% to $81.03, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $71.86
09:43 IMO ​pushing forward with tackling greenhouse gas emissions
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,584 points

2018 October 15

18:23 MOL joins hands with partners to launch FOCUS project
17:59 Moscow to host a conference on construction of LNG-powered and LNG bunker ships on October 24
17:46 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian newbuilds contracts
17:05 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS registered on NOTC
16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe