• 2019 November 18 15:02

    Port of Gdynia prepares to develop acquired land at Węgierskie Quay

    The lease contract of the area where Vistal shipyard operates terminates only in 2021, however the Port of Gdynia already today is taking concrete measures to maximise efficiency of its port infrastructure, Port of Gdynia says in a press release.

    On 24 October 2019 the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. signed an agreement for developing a design documentation for the construction of manoeuvring and storage areas at the Węgierskie Quay. The company winning the open tender is the Gdynia-based design studio called WUPROHYD Sp. z o.o., and the contract in question is worth 1,733,661.63 PLN gross.

    The design will include: land use on more than 45 000 m2  in a manner ensuring optimisation of cargo handling and storage capacities, including yards adjusted to storing general cargo (i.e. paper, cellulose, steel, big-bags, wood-based products, heavy lifts, oversized cargo (including offshore), elements of project cargo, semi-trailers, cars, other vehicles and machines) and bulk cargo ( i.e. cereals, fodder, biomass, coal, coke and aggregate); road system and railway infrastructure with an analysis of cargo effectiveness, taking into account the present pier development; redevelopment of the  Węgierskie Quay on a stretch of 700 linear meters in order to align mooring line at the entire quay length, minimizing exit to sea and taking into account the designed cut structure of the Słowackie Quay, providing technical depth of 15.5 meters, completing a section of the Węgierskie Quay at a stretch of minimum 120 m with reinforced carrying capacity adjusted to handle heavy items, also offshore: redevelopment of the existing infrastructure and construction of a new one, equipped with media on the entire area of planned investment.

    Delivery date: approximately 2 years

    Redevelopment of quays, new turntable and deepening inner port areas are key elements of the Port of Gdynia development. They are of structural significance for Poland and Trans-European Transport Network. The deepening of access fairway and internal port areas is to first of all increase port competitiveness in the Baltic Sea region and in the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network.

    Once completed, it will contribute to improving navigational parameters of the port itself and to increasing competitiveness of maritime transport as the most environment-friendly means of transport.

    For this aim, the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has obtained significant financing for the investment covering important elements of the port development, i.e. “Deepening of the access fairway and internal sea areas of the Port of Gdynia – stages 1 and 3 and the redevelopment of quays in the Port of Gdynia – stages 2 and 3”, contract no. POIS.03.02.00-00-0070/18-00.

    Thanks to UE funds, investments in port infrastructure result not only in national development, but – what is very important – create new workplaces in the area. One workplace at the port stimulates employment of four people in port-related industries.

    Furthermore, according to information from tax authorities, operation of the Port of Gdynia brings more than 6 billion PLN per year. This income comes from duties and taxes collected on trade in goods performed by specialized cargo handling terminals at the Port of Gdynia. In 2018 the Port of Gdynia paid an amount of 14,285,000 PLN to the City of Gdynia budget, and after building the Outer Port it is estimated that this amount will grow to 22 685 000 PLN.




2019 December 12

16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
16:43 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 10.20 million tonnes
16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
15:00 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Nov'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 17.90 million tonnes
14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59
14:12 CMA CGM announces FAK Reefer Rates from North Europe to Asia and Middle East
13:53 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 NLNG signs sales deal with Vitol SA
13:12 Austal USA delivers USNS Puerto Rico to U.S. NAVY
12:49 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 56.25 million tonnes
12:24 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials
12:00 ABS publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to support industry decarbonization objectives
11:38 Port of Ust-Luga handled 95.31 million tonnes in 11M’18, up 6% Y-o-Y
11:13 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 11M'2019 grew by 2% to 55.01 million tonnes
11:10 Verifavia Shipping undertakes IHM services for 29 Attica Group vessels
10:56 Wärtsilä to divest its ELAC Nautik business
10:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’2019 fell by 9.4% Y-o-Y to 30 million tonnes
10:26 TransContainer dispatched test train from Korea to Poland
10:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 12
09:47 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.41% to $63.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $58.84
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,460 points
09:08 Viking Line’s new vessel to be equipped with Climeon Heat Power System
08:12 Nautilus Labs becomes new Inmarsat fleet data application provider

2019 December 11

18:33 Kongsberg and the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue join forces to develop new SAR solutions
18:03 DOF Subsea secures integrated FSV contract in Africa
17:50 NCSP Group's consolidated cargo turnover for 10 months of 2019 totaled 121.2 million tons
17:32 Equinor completes the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia
17:25 LNG in the era of decarbonization: the 6th International LNG Congress 2020 brings up environmental questions
17:13 Port Houston sets new records at container terminals in November 2019
16:54 World's first liquefied hydrogen carrier SUISO FRONTIER launches building an international hydrogen energy supply chain aimed at carbon-free society
16:32 Seaspan Shipyards delivers its second offshore fisheries science vessel to the Canadian Coast Guard
16:13 Port of Virginia сargo volume up nearly 4% in November 2019
15:49 Throughput of port Taganrog in 11M'2019 fell by 7% to 2.59 million tonnes
15:32 Aker BP first ever to use new well stimulation method offshore
15:12 Port of Savannah container volumes up 5.4 percent in November 2019
14:51 Sovcomflot named Company of the Year at the 2019 Lloyd’s List Europe Awards
14:32 Aker Solutions secures contract to support the development of BP’s Cypre project, offshore Trinidad and Tobago
14:12 Port of Oakland export volume up 5.8 percent in November 2019
13:50 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
13:32 Belships enters into two letters of intent for the acquisition of two Ultramax bulk carriers
13:11 Port of Los Angeles moves 728,918 TEUs in November 2019
12:47 Dredge Yard receives an order for a customized Cutter Suction Dredger from Western Potash
12:47 Yamal LNG received all 15 Arc7 ice-class tankers
12:25 Wärtsilä & CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited agree to jointly develop hybrid vessels for the future
12:23 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard starts metal cutting for fourth super trawler ordered by Russian Fishery Company
12:01 ABS and DSME sign digitalization and decarbonization JDP agreement
11:31 New mobile crane increases APM Terminals Yucatán’s productivity by 40%
11:19 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M'2019 grew by 2.7% to 766.8 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
11:12 First LNG bunkering delivered concurrent cargo operations in port of Amsterdam
10:59 Port of Long Beach cargo volumes dip 3.5% in November 2019
10:54 Navigation season of 2019 is over on Russia’s IWW with shipping closed in Azov-Don Basin
10:30 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 11
10:18 Swedish businesses informed about benefits of Latvian transport corridor
09:51 Bunker prices show no certain trend at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.62% to $64.93, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.52% to $58.93
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,528 points

2019 December 10

18:10 UN Climate Conference – ICS embraces 4th Propulsion Revolution