• 2019 April 15 15:45

    Ports of Karlskrona and Vordingborg join the BPO

    The last weeks saw the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) joined by two new members – the Ports of Karlskrona (Sweden) and Vordingborg (Denmark), BPO says in a press release. The ports expressed their interest in BPO’s Comprehensive Ports Group, focused on identifying and voicing the needs of smaller ports, as well as their position within the TEN-T network.

    The industrial port of Karlskrona is a medium-sized port, situated at the south-eastern coast of Sweden. It is easily accessible, with only 20 minutes transit from sea and pilot station. The route is straightforward, safe navigable and ice free. The port has enjoyed substantial growth over the last 20 years (growth of 800% in volume units), with the trend set to continue.

    The expansion is underway, increasing the port logistic area by 11 hectares, achieved by filling out of two shallow bays. Further investments are already planned, the first being the construction of new quaysides, approx. 400 meters in length, set to happen in the next few years.

    The public port, sporting a recently updated rail combi terminal, has 3-4 ro-ro/ferry departures per day to Gdynia.

    Vordingborg Port is a Danish industrial port situated on the island of Masnedoe south of Zealand. The port is growing rapidly and is undergoing a substantial expansion. The expansion process took off in 2015 and has included an enlargement of the harbour area and the dredging of the fairway down to a depth of 10.4 meters with a width of 70 meters. Over the past two years, the harbour area has more than tripled in size.

    The port participates in the EU Interreg DUAL Ports project. The specific focus is the renewed use of soil, the main objective being the expansion and development of the port by using recycled products, such as contaminated soil, concrete and excessive soil from building projects in the area.

    The port has around 400 ship calls per year (est. number for 2019), with the expected annual turnover of goods estimated to be close to 1 million tons.

    Bogdan Ołdakowski, BPO Secretary General, shared the following comment:
    “We are very glad to see new members join the Organization and the Baltic community it represents. It shows that the ports in the region remain interested in active engagement in its further development. Both ports declared the intent to join BPO’s Comprehensive Ports Group, which makes us very happy. The group has been gaining new members in recent years, a very welcome sign considering the importance of comprehensive ports for the development of the region”.

     

     




2019 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
10:30 MAN Energy Solutions gets subsea compression FEED order from Chevron
10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
09:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 18
09:50 APM Terminals Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.77, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.79
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,064 points

2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC