• 2019 August 15 13:52

    Port of Oslo speaker to join Int'l Baltic Transport Forum, Sept. 11

    On September 11, 2019, in Kaliningrad, at the 11th International Baltic Transport Forum, experts from different countries will share their vision of the development of the region.

    Carl Johan Hatteland, Oslo Port Business Development Advisor, says that: “trade between the countries in the Baltic region and Norway has grown over the last two decades, and a lot of production for the Norwegian market is done in the Baltic region. Transport and logistic companies in the Baltic countries have also acquired a leading position, not only in terms of price but also in terms of quality.

    Many have also established branches in Norway. Over the last years, due to increasing costs and constraints for road transport, environmental awareness, etc., shortsea transport from the Baltic region has become not only competitive with road transport but is now the fastest-growing region for shortsea transport with containers to/from Oslo. In Norway (and Sweden) transit over the Norwegian border and through the whole of the Swedish west coast is controversial, and the scope and societal interest in transfer from road to the sea are important – and now competitive in price as well as quality.

    At the same time, truck drivers are becoming a scarce resource that is needed for better purposes than long transits with small hope of return cargo. The incentives to cooperate rather than compete between road and sea are improving to utilise resources in the best possible way. We also see scope for further growth in trade and logistics in several areas, in particular relating to the circular economy where many production facilities are located in the Baltic region. The scope for shortsea transhipment of cargo to/from the Europe-Asia rail systems is also developing”.

    Interest in the Russian direction is growing too. The trade turnover between Russia and Norway is about $ 1.5 billion. Norway took 55th place in terms of the share of Russian trade in 2018 (57 in 2017).

    “Russia is always interesting, but also very big, - Mr Hatteland adds, - Russian Railways Kaliningrad took the initiative some months ago to look into possibilities for cooperation, and we signed a memorandum of understanding regarding this at Transport Logistic Munchen. We also had very interesting meetings with Port of Kaliningrad. We have an ongoing project on shortsea in the Baltic region, primarily focusing on the Baltic countries and Poland, whereas we had problems in understanding how we should approach Russia. Russian Railways and Port of Kaliningrad have been instrumental in showing us a way to learn more about Russia, providing us with a window to Russia. Russian Railways Kaliningrad and Port of Kaliningrad informed us about the Baltic Transport Forum.

    We have reasons to hope and believe that this forum can facilitate our learning and understanding of the Baltic region, and hopefully, we might be able some share some insights into development in Norway and Oslo. First and foremost, these forums are about connecting people in a somewhat focused way, and then it is up to us all to take those connections further".

    Among the delegates of the Baltic Transport Forum are also: Rosmorport, Association Port Hamburg Marketing E.V. (Germany) in the Russian Federation, State Enterprise Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, Freeport of Riga, Stena Line, Baltic Shipping, Baltic Stevedoring Company, Government of the Kaliningrad Region, Ministry of Infrastructure Development of the Kaliningrad Region, Eurasian Economic Commission, Kaliningrad Railway - branch of Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway , LG CARGO (Lithuanian Railways), PCC Trade & Services GmbH, Uralkali, Sodrugestvo (International agro-industrial group), Belintertrans,  First Freight Company, Federal Freight Company, Baltkran, Ocean Container Service Kaliningrad, Bertling Kazakh Logistics, Orenburg State Leasing Company, Sberbank, Contrans (DVTG group) and many other companies.

    The main event will take place on September 11. The conference dedicated to various issues of the transport and logistics business will be at the business centre "Na Ostrove".

    After the conference, there will be an evening party, a Prussian-style gala dinner aimed at establishing informal contacts among the participants.

    The second day, September 12, will be not less fascinating. The forum delegates will visit an industry excursion to the terminal of the Sodrugestvo (International agro-industrial group), as well as enjoy a sightseeing bus tour of the historic centre, sightseeing of Kaliningrad, once the Prussian Königsberg.

    We invite you to take part in the 11th International Baltic Transport Forum.

    Book now and join these experts to hear expert speakers' presentations, discuss with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.

    For more information on the program, please visit the event website: https://icf.events/btf2019 or request agenda via e-mail

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    See you at the Baltic Transport Forum!




2019 October 16

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16:22 IBM boards the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project
15:58 Patrol ship of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet to take part in events dedicated to anniversary of Navarino battle
15:35 Navios Maritime Partners announces repayment of its Term Loan B
15:19 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Sep’2019 grew by 18% Y-o-Y to 46.93 million tonnes
14:53 Port of Ust-Luga handled 77.49 million tonnes in 9M’19, up 7% Y-o-Y
14:34 NEPTUN WERFT holds keel laying ceremony for AIDAcosma
14:06 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in Jan-Sep'2019 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 44.97 million tonnes
13:45 Zvezda shipyard lays down fourth Aframax tanker for Rosnefteflot
13:20 Carnival Cruise Line to add fourth ship in Galveston
12:12 Hapag-Lloyd to apply a Peak Season Surcharge from North Europe to East Asia
11:51 WMU and AHHIC cooperate on marine insurance
11:33 Gazprom Neft establishes a Singapore subsidiary company to develop its international marine lubricants business
11:20 Intensive training on port management and efficiency held in France
10:57 IMO visited United Kingdom to assess country's implementation of special maritime security measures
10:14 LUKOIL enters Ghasha project for extraction of hydrocarbons in UAE
10:01 MPA of Singapore to strengthen collaboration on cyber resilience and response at the 5th Port Authorities Roundtable
09:59 APM Terminals Gothenburg to double rail volumes by 2022
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.19% to $58.85, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.13% to $52.88
09:36 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,898 points
09:18 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
08:43 Award-winning yachts honored at Cannes - Azimut, Benetti, and Galeon
08:35 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 16

2019 October 15

18:37 MOL conducts tabletop drill based on an incident simulation involving containership
18:07 Fincantieri announces delivery of the fourth Royal Princess class ship at the Monfalcone shipyard
17:55 Tatarstan and Gazprom sign action plan for implementation of pilot project on using LNG powered ships
17:36 Keppel delivers fourth jackup rig to Borr Drilling
17:06 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd’s bunker craft operator licence
16:49 Hudson Shipping Lines joins the Trident Alliance as a member
16:26 PGNiG: a new oil and gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea
15:32 Port of Kiel announces conclusion of cruise season with turnover of cruise passengers having grown by 33.6% YoY
15:04 TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for PetroVietnam Gas’ Nam Con Son 2 Phase 2 Gas pipeline development in Vietnam
14:35 Deltamarin provides RMC with design services for the Tallink ferry project
14:31 Port of HaminaKotka and Steveco jointly constructed pulp terminal in Kotka’s Mussalo Harbour
13:57 Shore power to improve air quality and reduce noise in Port and City of Tallinn
13:20 “Wind Barriers at the Freeport of Riga” project receives Annual Riga Architecture Award
12:54 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers Pola Pelagia, yet another dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
12:18 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:55 Khabarovsk Shipyard launched pontoon dock gate for city protection against floods
11:09 Amendments to IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention enter into force on 13 October 2019
10:56 Trade Port Posiet handled 4.4 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’2019, up 4% YoY
10:37 World Maritime University delivered its Maritime Business Integrity and Corruption Awareness Seminar
10:09 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
09:38 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.76% to $58.9, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.67% to $53.23
09:32 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 15
09:22 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,916 points
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08:59 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa

2019 October 14

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17:21 Bronka port to handle cargo of up to 500 tonnes
17:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:50 Names given to first two super trawlers of Russian Fishery Company
16:35 Sasol invests in first South African-owned chemical tanker through Nduna Maritime