• 2019 March 26 13:29

    Phase 2 of Krievu Island project receives GRAND PRIX at Latvian Builders Association’s 2018 Annual Awards

    At the 2018 Annual Awards of the Latvian Builders Association, the Freeport of Riga Authority project “Construction of additional infrastructure on Krievu Island” received one of two GRAND PRIX awards for the most ambitious and significant project in 2018. The Annual Awards of the Latvian Builders Association are the largest construction industry awards in Latvia with 143 contenders in 10 nominations. The second GRAND PRIX went to Mežaparks Song Festival Bandstand reconstruction and the Song Festival Bandstand spectator area project.

    “Additional infrastructure on Krievu Island” project  is the second phase of the largest Port’s investment project “Development of infrastructure on Krievu Island for the transfer of port activities from the city centre”. The project’s second phase was commenced in 2017 and included design and construction of 5 facilities. All utility services, such as power supply cables, water supply and sewerage were installed, as well as cargo platforms and railways built. Cargo platforms were paved with concrete slabs and asphalt. In order to ensure compliance with environment protection requirements and to care for life quality of people in surrounding city areas, a wind fence was built around the cargo platforms. The design and construction work was performed by PA ACB8, which consists of two companies, the main partner A.C.B. and 8CBR.

    The jury and experts awarded the highest ratings to the 23-metre high and more than 2 km long wind fence erected around the cargo platforms. The most important function of the wind fence is to effectively dampen the effects of dominating winds on coal piles and prevent coal dust from being lifted up into the air and ending up in the environment. 

    A member of the panel of judges, structural engineer Kārlis Vilkaušs: “Evaluating the project from the quality viewpoint, we should distinguish certain industrial projects with unique solutions, for example, the wind fence on Krievu Island where complex wind load calculations have been made.”

    A member of the jury, construction engineer Igors Šenbergs: “At the same time, large projects should be rated by the courage to implement complex and unique solutions that have not yet been used in Latvia. Those cannot be called innovations, as the technologies are already known in the world. In Latvia, people dare to take risks and try to get to the depth of things rather than build something standard. Courageous steps drive the industry. For example, the wind fence on Krievu Island and the Mežaparks Bandstand solutions have brought new experience for their customers, designers and builders.”

    We are pleased to congratulate our colleagues from the Infrastructure Development Department of the Freeport of Riga Authority on receiving the award. Special thanks to the Project Management Department for their work and knowledge invested into the second phase of the Krievu Island project. 

2019 April 20

16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia - the Middle East Gulf trade
15:02 MOL pledges support for Mozambique in wake of devastating cyclone
14:42 USCG Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
13:27 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trade
13:12 Carnival Cruise Line, CFVI unveil revitalized Griffith Park in St. Thomas for local children
12:26 BC Ferries celebrates Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island
11:04 Certification of Arkona offshore wind farm by DNV GL confirms safe and reliable power supply
10:49 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction
10:38 Boskalis acquires EUR 75M dredging contracts in Indonesia

2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
10:19 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.04% to $71.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.38% to $64
09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019
13:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
12:49 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first quarter 2019
12:13 Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event
11:51 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combat training missions as part of final check for winter training season
11:27 ASCO took part in TransRussia-2019
11:00 ZIM joins to blockchain shipping solution TradeLens
10:44 Shareholders agreement on construction of Lavna terminal signed under Murmansk Transport Hub project
10:28 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $71.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $63.82
10:09 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
09:53 Keppel secures integration and upgrading contracts worth around S$160 million
09:37 Tri-City ports take part in Seatrade Cruise Global
09:36 Bunker Market this morning, April 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 767 points

2019 April 17

19:00 SMS Towage’s Humber fleet adds new tug
18:36 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
18:06 DESMI's CompactClean Ballast Water Management System receives US Coast Guard Type Approval
17:36 Denmark's first new-build hybrid ferry on key passenger route
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:38 Matson receives new cranes at its Honolulu hub terminal
16:17 Stena Europe undergoes refit upgrades in Turkey