• 2019 February 11 16:40

    Transport Week 2019 – going live in three weeks

    “Only three weeks separate us from the Transport Week 2019”, the event organizers say in a press release. The ninth edition of the Baltic region’s hallmark transport event, will be held on 5-7 March at the Courtyard Marriott Gdynia Waterfront hotel in Gdynia, Poland. Join us for the latest insights on port investments, environmental project and more.

    The event will kick off with a thorough overview of the current state of the port market and a forecast reaching as far as 2030. The presentation will be delivered by Bogdan Ołdakowski, CEO of Actia Forum and Secretary General of the Baltic Ports Organization. It will lay the groundwork for the next keynote speech, prepared by James Kyritsis from Drewry, tackling the impact of Chinese investment’s in European ports and the risks and opportunities they pose for the Baltic Sea region. We’ll also take a closer look at opportunities for cooperation between US and European ports, presented by Christopher Quinn from Wexford Strategies.

    An overview of interesting port investment projects will be an important part of this year’s edition of the Transport Week. The delegates will have the chance to get acquainted with Port of Gdynia’s development plans and their 2020 vision and learn more about the 3-year expansion plan of the DCT Gdańsk. Kalmar will offer their insights into leveraging technology and data during terminal design process in order to maximize its benefits.

    You can’t really discuss port investments without talking about the money. Paweł Wojciechowski, the European Coordinator for the Rhine-Alpine core network corridor, will share his thoughts on the place of port investment projects within EU’s 2021-2027 budget and financing opportunities such as the CEF programme. A maritime investor’s best practices and upcoming trends will be analyzed by Anthony van der Hoest from MTBS.

    Port development and financing will be the topic of the discussion panel concluding the first day of the conference. Participants will include representatives of the European Commission, ESPO and the Port of Gdynia.

    Digitalization is without a doubt a major topic for the transport industry, the port sector being no exception. Challenges and benefits linked to this process will be discussed in detail by Isabelle Ryckbost, the Secretary General at ESPO, opening the second day of Transport Week 2019. Representatives from Royal HaskoningDHV and the Port of Rotterdam will then offer a more in-depth view into this highly interesting topic, talking about the smart port concept and offering some concrete implementation examples.

    A deeper look into a few selected innovative projects will round up the event. Przemek Myszka, Editor-in-Chief at the Baltic Transport Journal will takes us on a tour of the next-gen solutions for the transport sector. We will also learn more about Port of Gdynia’s precise mooring system, presented by Wojciech Tucholitz from NAVSIM.

    The main conference will be traditionally accompanied by multiple side-events. The participants will have the chance to gauge the impact of Brexit on the transport industry during a conference organized by Namiary na Morze i Handel (event available in Polish language only). Additionally, the Transport Week 2019 will offer the delegates the chance to take part in a seminar focused on the issues of air pollution in ports, prepared by the Baltic Ports Organization, as well as a workshop focused on guidelines for LNG bunkering, organized in cooperation with EMSA.

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    Gdynia, Poland to host Transport Week 2019 on March 5-7 >>>>


2019 February 19

18:03 San Vicente Terminal Internacional receives two state-of-the-art cranes to enhance operations
17:50 Throughput of port Kavkaz in Jan’2019 fell by 8% Y-o-Y to 1.82 million tonnes
17:26 Moody´s upgrades Hapag-Lloyd credit rating to B1
17:03 Jan De Nul and Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh enter into agreement for the development and dredging of access channels, turning basins, anchorages and berthing areas
16:29 TMA Logistics, CTU and VCL join forces to establish Amsterdam-Utrecht-Rotterdam-Corridor
16:21 NIBULON shipbuilders finish constructing a series of POSS-115 Project tugs
16:03 MOL conducts underwater drone demonstration test for vessel bottom inspection
15:25 Wärtsilä’s propeller cap EnergoProFin listed in EcoAction Program
15:02 ICTSI's Matadi Gateway Terminal unlocks shipping system benefits
14:40 2nd conference on transportation of dangerous cargoes to address application of IMDG Code and ADR Agreement in Russia
14:02 Havyard to deliver ship design for further two cargo vessels for Royal Arctic Line
13:33 Ecochlor announces BWMS retrofit contract with Alaskan Tanker Company
13:02 GTT notified by Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG carrier for Navigare
12:30 Gas4Sea partners and Equinor signed an LNG bunkering agreement
12:24 Social allocations of Multipurpose Reloading Complex grew by 22% YoY to RUB 3.8 million in 2018
12:01 Rail traffic at the Port of Gothenburg up to 398,000 TEUs in 2018
11:43 International best practices are introduced at ASCO to protect sailors health
11:41 Port of Hamburg sets record for seaport-hinterland rail traffic in 2018
11:39 IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response meets this week
11:18 Concordia Damen celebrates naming of innovative Sendo Liner
11:15 ASCO hosted a training course for instructors
10:47 24 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 18-19
10:22 ABP bolsters business with paper company joining Port of Hull
09:58 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.42% to $66.22, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.38% to $56.19
09:40 BIMCO demands 4th IMO GHG Study based on realistic economic growth
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 643 points

2019 February 18

18:06 Algoma announces the Algoma Conveyor is headed for Canada
17:36 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:41 MAN Energy Solutions launches new TCT turbocharger series
16:26 VSC receives positive conclusion of state environmental expertise
16:02 Herbert-ABS releases HECSTAB Offshore
15:31 PPR 6 preview: IBIA working for sensible 2020 solutions at IMO meeting
15:02 Suez Canal extends its dry bulk vessels tolls reduction
14:43 Gazprom and Almaz-Antey Corporation sign contract for batch manufacturing of subsea production equipment
14:20 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 15,842 in RF spot market
14:02 MOL Chemical Tankers acquires 20% share of Dutch tank container company Den Hartogh
13:39 2nd Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress to gather over 200 Russian and foreign participants
13:15 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia Japan service network for 2019
12:51 Nakhodka Trade Sea Port and Damen sign contract on delivery of tug by summer 2019
12:18 33 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on February 17-18
11:53 World Maritime University signs MoU with Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
11:30 Coastal fish assessments to continue in Baltic Sea with renewed HELCOM project
11:07 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on ultra-luxury cruise ship "Silver Moon"
10:55 Finnpilot Pilotage amendments its service terms during validity of winter assistance restrictions
10:26 ASCO is interested in cooperation with prominent shipping companies
10:07 Diana Shipping announces the sale of two Panamax dry bulk vessels and time charter contracts for m/v Crystalia and m/v Maera with Glencore
09:40 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $66.36, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $56.23
09:21 Baltic Dry Index is up to 639 points
09:07 Panama Canal Board of Directors appoints new Canal Administrator and Deputy Administrator
08:07 IMO conducts training course to enhance maritime security in Kenya
07:32 Valencia hosts first internal technical meeting of European project “H2PORTS - Implementing Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies in Ports”

2019 February 17

16:59 Coast Guard responds to vessel fire near Rockport, Texas
15:09 Kleven Shipyard delivers to Maersk the AHTS Maersk Maker
14:33 Danube high-speed low-wash ferry offers new level of efficiency and reliability
13:21 Interorient Marine Services Ltd. convicted and sentenced for oil discharge
12:39 USCG assists in rescue of five people from sunken vessel near Dutch Harbor
11:01 European ports welcome agreement on the European Maritime Single Window environment

2019 February 16

16:15 Ribbon-cutting kicks off ICTSI´s Batumi terminal expansion project
14:42 Höegh’s RoRo solution chosen for 112MT Transformer shipment