• 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 August 16

15:31 Melbourne port operator ICTSI may be investigated by State and Federal authorities
15:09 Bunker prices at Far Eastern ports remain flat
14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says
17:34 Maersk Line to rise rates from Far East to East Coast South America
17:30 Yang Ming orders ten 2,800 TEU containerships
17:19 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
16:05 New Times Shipbuilding announces delivery of oil tanker
15:04 Rosrybolovstvo looks into building a series of three RVs as from 2020
15:04 Concordia Maritime AB announces interim report for H1 2018
14:12 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spends over RUB 600,000 on employee benefits and rewards programme
13:20 Konecranes to deliver more electric RTGs to Luka Koper in Slovenia
13:02 Join Marinet Conference at SMM 2018, Hamburg
12:32 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives green light to NLR construction project
12:01 WW Ocean presents new-look trade maps resembling public transit maps
11:15 Port of Vancouver posts H1 2018 results
10:41 Aker Solutions wins orders for Liuhua power umbilical systems in China
10:21 Nor-Shipping 2019 devotes entire hall to new focus on Blue Economy
10:05 Crude oil futures drop 0.22% to $72.3 in London and 0.48% to $66.72 in New York
09:29 Bunker prices at Port of St. Petersburg show mixed movements

2018 August 14

18:30 Hapag-Lloyd annonces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:12 FE Railways' loaded freight in Jan-Jul up 2% to 28.2 million tonnes
18:07 Hapag-Lloyd changes terminals at Genoa on its MPS service
17:47 British Ports Association launch Sustainable Development Resolution
17:45 Euro Tank Terminal extends jetty at the port of Rotterdam
17:31 MEYER WERFT holds float out procedure for cruise ship for AIDA Cruises
17:29 APM Terminals launches online customer platform in Bahrain
17:27 MED MARINE delivers a 24m ASD Tug from Turkey to Estonia
16:24 Offshore installation vessel starts work on Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
15:44 Logistec Corporation declares quarterly drvidends on shares
15:21 Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum Singapore initial speakers announced
15:02 Danaos Corporation announces closing of comprehensive debt refinancing
14:16 Sea Port St. Petersburg earmarked over $337,000 for bonus and social responsibility programmes
14:13 TTS Group ASA secures new contracts for access equipment and cranes for two reefer vessels
14:06 Ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga support green shipping, to implement incentives for LNG-powered ships as from August 15, 2018
13:39 Bunker prices in Far East seaports edge down
13:14 ExxonMobil is first to supply via an independently accredited MFMS in ARA
13:10 Port of Brisbane announce a successful bid for funding of Heavy Vehicle Safety Around Ports project
12:13 HHLA posts operating result for H1 2018
11:29 Rosterminalugol’s seven-month coal throughput hits the 13-million tonne mark
11:11 Crude oil futures price rises to $73.28 (London) and $67.81 (New York)
11:01 Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter contract for m/v Protefs and a new time charter contract for m/v Nirefs with Hudson
10:58 GeoSea has taken delivery of self-propelled DP2 jack-up vessel ‘Apollo’
10:09 Safe Bulkers announces acquisition of a Capesize class dry-bulk vessel