• 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.




2019 March 26

14:51 LNG Terminal in Świnoujście accepts fourth LNG spot cargo delivery this year
14:39 NORDEN sells 4 dry cargo vessels
14:27 LOTOS and PGNiG: first commercial bunkerings of ships with LNG in Polish seaports
13:54 Orekhovo-Zuyevo, missile ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet, headed for Mediterranean under combat training plan
13:29 Phase 2 of Krievu Island project receives GRAND PRIX at Latvian Builders Association’s 2018 Annual Awards
13:02 Van Oord posts results for 2018
12:46 Sergey Karataev appointed General Director of Freight One JSC
12:20 Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don
11:35 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its МСП-90 boom-laying boat
11:11 16 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 25-26
10:49 Rosmorport to hold an auction to sell its Leader pilot boat
10:13 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.13% to $66.9, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.65% to $59.20
09:44 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 26
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 689 points
09:07 TenneT awarded a framework agreement to Jan De Nul Group for repairs of TenneT’s offshore high-voltage cables
08:07 Berths for inland shipping now operational in Afrikahaven at the port of Amsterdam
07:41 GTT grants certification to SVEZA Group for production of plywood for Mark III containment system

2019 March 25

18:00 Navis N4 TOS selected to enhance terminal operations at North Carolina Ports
17:50 Increased safety for pilots boarding in Solent with new weather station
17:45 EMAR Offshore Services welcomes Damen ASD Tug 2811
17:25 Three basins of Russia’s IWW prepared for navigation season of 2019
16:48 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard signs contract on construction of 11 dry cargo carriers for STLC
15:52 Kenia host 6th Annual East Africa Transport and Infrastructure conference on 13-14 May 2019
15:26 UK Hydrographic Office works with Seychelles government to help tackle piracy in the Indian Ocean
15:04 Yang Ming reports financial results for 2018
14:03 Closing of MacGregor's TTS acquisition postponed to Q2 2019
13:10 ArcelorMittal and Dow start trials for a new CO2 project in North Sea Port
12:39 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 19,562 in RF spot market
12:05 Port of Antwerp updates figures for 2018
11:47 The Maritime Standard swings into 2019
11:30 Damen Shipyards Den Helder signs order with Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization for Expeditionary Survey Boat
11:21 Working group on construction of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem established under auspices of RF Transport Ministry
11:12 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, March 25
11:04 IMO-executed GloFouling project kicks off to protect marine biodiversity
10:36 Windpark Fryslân awards contract to Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa to build wind farm
10:30 Polarcus announces redelivery of Vyacheslav Tikhonov
10:00 Keppel finalizes the rig construction contract with Awilco Drilling for the construction of semisubmersible drilling rig
09:56 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports grew by 3.2% to 2.03 billion tonnes in 2M’2019
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.64% to $66.32, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.76% to $58.59
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 690 points

2019 March 24

16:29 VARO and GoodFuels extend partnership to scale Bio Fuel Oil availability to deep sea segment in ARA Region
15:13 New Kongsberg Maritime application enables Bureau Veritas to successfully complete the first ‘DP Digital Survey’
14:27 ESVAGT increases presence in dynamic offshore wind market
13:03 Semco secures EPCI contract with Total as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project
12:01 Safe Scandinavia option restructure and extension

2019 March 23

16:03 NCL announces plans for new staff training facility
15:54 ABP Humber provides land to support KIA expansion
14:22 SeaPlanner to support marine coordination for Taiwan's Formosa I offshore wind farm
13:31 Høglund awarded fuel-gas supply systems contract for six Hurtigruten passenger ships retrofits
12:25 McDermott secures substantial offshore EPCI contract in the Middle East
11:21 MacArtney provide Active Heave Compensated MERMAC winch solution to Alcatel Submarine Networks for planned subsea offshore operations

2019 March 22

18:06 GE and Nedstack enter into a partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cell power systems for cruise vessels
17:57 Fitch affirms Deloports rating at 'BB-' with stable outlook
17:36 Samsung Heavy Industries receives a LNGC order
17:05 Maritime Union of Australia issues notice of legal rolling industrial actions at DP WORLD terminals in Australia
16:44 Maersk partners with global companies to trial biofuel
16:44 NATO allied nations from last year’s NATO Summit to attend Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
16:22 15th edition of Expomaritt Exposhipping Istanbul to be held 2-5 April 2019
16:05 Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition partners with Maersk in world's largest maritime biofuel pilot
15:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces 2018 results