• 2019 November 12 13:09

    The Port of Gdansk connects Poland and Singapore

    The Port of Gdansk says it has become the initiator and organiser of the Singapore Maritime & Business Mixer forum. Leading representatives of the maritime industry from both countries met in Singapore on 29 October. This was the first such initiative, connecting two of the world's most rapidly developing economies. At the same time, the event celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

    The event attracted more than 250 guests connected with the local business, searching for new business contacts and investment opportunities. The Polish delegation was led by Marek Grobarczyk, Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation. On the Singapore side, the Polish guests were met by Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. The Port of Gdansk was represented by Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board.

    As he emphasised, the aim of the Port of Gdansk was to highlight its position as a "gateway to the Baltic Sea" for Singaporean and Asian logistics companies providing access to 120 million consumers.

    "The Port of Gdansk is the most rapidly developing port in Europe. In 2018, the transshipment volume increased by 20%, this year so far by as much as 9%, and our goal is to handle more than 52 million tonnes," said Lukasz Greinke. "This increase is the result of the perfect understanding of our city's strengths. We are the only regular Baltic port of call for ships from Asia, also the world's largest vessels - including the largest container ship in the world, MSC Gulsun. We provide the best and the most cost-effective link to Eastern Europe - primarily Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Belarus, and Ukraine".

    This potential, along with the opportunities offered by over a dozen other Polish companies, was presented by the Polish delegation during the conference inaugurating the entire event. During the event, the Port of Gdansk introduced the largest investment project in the European port industry. The Central Port assumes expansion of the current port infrastructure and adding more than 19 km of operational quays, 9 new terminals, and 8.5 km of breakwaters. Ultimately, the investment is intended to bring an increase in transshipments at the Port up to 100 million tonnes annually within 10 years. Thus, the Port of Gdansk has the chance to become not only the largest port, but also the most prosperous logistics centre in Eastern Europe.

    The event was accompanied by a visit to the terminal of PSA International, which has its headquarters in Singapore. In May earlier this year, PSA purchased the DCT Gdansk terminal, the largest container terminal in Poland, in cooperation with the Polish Development Fund and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund.

    In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Singapore, a ship's bell was unveiled on 29 October. A copy of the ship's bell from the "Dar Mlodziezy" vessel - which visited Singapore earlier as part of its global Independence Cruise - was cast especially for this occasion.




2019 December 10

18:10 UN Climate Conference – ICS embraces 4th Propulsion Revolution
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17:34 APG and TRIG acquire 100% interest in Merkur Offshore Wind Farm
17:19 Northern Fleet cruiser Marshal Ustinov moves to Northern hemisphere
16:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe
15:52 Baltic States aim to implement Rail Baltica project in rapid and coordinated way
15:34 Damen signs contract with EMS Offshore to supply new Shoalbuster 2711
15:03 COSCO SHIPPING signs strategic cooperation agreement with State Power Investment Corporation
14:31 London P&I Club announces senior management appointments in Hong Kong office
14:31 GTT notified by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the tank design of an LNG bunker vessel for MOL
13:56 Gazprom Neft expands lubricants production abroad
13:30 Bunker prices are almost flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 DFDS has acquired 100% of the Dutch logistics company Huisman Group
12:45 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’19 grew by 2.7% to 766.83 million tonnes
12:24 Research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet reaches the Atlantic Ocean
12:03 APM Terminals Gothenburg takes another major step in their jour-ney towards climate neutrality
11:30 Ships powered by electricity can prove to be more economically efficient than ships running on LNG – Aleksey Rakhmanov
11:26 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 10
11:02 New low-sulphur bunker oil popular in the port of Rotterdam
10:25 Pella Sietas secures construction of icebreaker of ice class "Icebreaker7" and largest single order in company history
10:21 Igor Belousov, rescue vessel of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet, concluded its visit to Vietnam
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09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.17% to $64.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.22% to $58.90
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,551 points
09:08 CSSC and DNV GL sign new strategic cooperation agreement
08:07 Alewijnse delivers complete portfolio on AMELS 60
07:54 Tramarsa purchases Damen Cutter Suction Dredger for 30-year strategy of expansion

2019 December 9

18:24 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М, PortNews, to be delivered as scheduled – USC President
18:06 Vard Marine supports New York’s Gowanus repowering project through design package for two power barges
17:53 Navigation season of 2019 closed in Volga Basin of Russia’s IWW
17:36 Oldendorff Carriers announces its membership in the Getting to Zero Coalition
17:19 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 7,795 in RF spot market
17:06 Bahri joins Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to promote collective anti-bribery efforts in maritime sector
16:48 Delo Group and ROSATOM defined procedure for acquisition of 30-pct stake of MC “Delo”
16:30 Puerto Aguadulce services largest vessel to dock in Colombia
16:14 GT Morstroy expands its fleet with jack-up platform of Project RCP 250, Varzina
16:01 His Majesty the King to open Johan Sverdrup
15:57 Risk Intelligence signs agreement for the Risk Intelligence System with Hafnia
15:50 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6.67 million tonnes of cargo in 11M'2019, down 3.2% Y-o-Y
15:27 Lead hydrographic survey vessel of Project 23370G completed state trials
15:03 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum bunker supplier licence
14:35 MSC becomes first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends
14:32 Teachers of Marine College upgraded their skills at Marine Recruiting Agency
14:03 ABS grants AIP to Deltamarin and GTT for dual-fuel Newcastlemax design
13:11 Martin Ackermann steps down as CEO of BW LPG
12:28 Oboronlogistics provides stability of the ferry line Ust-Luga — Baltiysk
12:04 Rotterdam to host 4th European Environmental Ports Conference on 24-25 June 2020
11:40 BIMCO to publish new shortened law and arbitration clause
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10:31 New and largest DFDS ro-ro ship 'Hollandia Seaways' sails between Gothenburg and Ghent in North Sea Port
10:09 REMPEC hosts a three-day training in Tekirdağ, Turkey
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.39% to $62.14, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.52% to $58.89
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,558 points

2019 December 8

16:47 ABS and CINS facilitate development of risk-based approach to minimize risk of container fires
15:32 Sea Machines & HamiltonJet collaborate to merge capabilities of autonomous control and jet propulsion systems
14:46 GWS installing turbines at Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm
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12:14 Grieg Star adds 64000dwt bulk cargo carrier to its fleet