• 2020 February 20 11:41

    Port of Gdynia widens its internal entrance to 140 m

    Reconstruction of the north pilot spur is another stage in the project of deepening access fairways and inner sea areas at the Port of Gdynia. According to the port’s press release, the aim is to enable Baltimax ships call at the port and to improve navigational conditions and security of hydrotechnical constructions. The investment will increase the port’s cargo handling capacity and raise its competitiveness in the Baltic Sea area and in the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor of Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T. It will also add to improving the port’s navigational parameters. The Port of Gdynia is one of two ports across the world to use RTK corrections for navigational purposes according to IMO standards and IALA guidelines. The longest container ship ever to call at the Port of Gdynia - mv “Charlotte Maersk” - was nearly 347 meters long and 42.8 meters wide. The unit entered the port and moored with precision thanks to the pilot system OneBoxRTK, which is the safest tool of this type in the world applying state-of-the-art technology of ship positioning and guidance.

    “Investments in the Port of Gdynia are carried out within the framework of sustainable development. Apart from business, the so-called "added value" to the project is also important to us. Here we gain threefold, having impact on development, security and ecology. We care for the environment, pursuing our goals responsibly and consistently,” says Adam Meller, President of the Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

    The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. obtained significant co-financing for its investment “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 the UE funds, investments in port infrastructure stimulate economic growth of the country, and - what is very important – create new workplaces in the area. One workplace at the port stimulates employment of four people in port-related industries.

    Reconstruction of the Northern Spur is to enable large container vessels, up to 400 meters long, enter the Port of Gdynia. Works will consist in widening entrance between existing spurs to 140 meters (from
    present 100 m) by dismantling approximately 43 running metres of the Northern Spur and general redevelopment of the remaining stretch in such a way as to enable dredging works to -16 meters to be performed in the subsequent stage.

    “This will be the next investment at the Port of Gdynia, after the new passenger terminal, which is currently in progress, completed with our participation,” explains Karol Zduńczyk, President of the Board of DORACO Construction Corporation, general contractor of the investment. “The dynamic development of the port, to which we contribute is our pride, but also motivation to work. I am convinced that our experienced team will complete the project meeting the investor’s expectations in full.”




2020 March 31

18:06 APM Terminals Nigeria donates $US 200,000 to UN Nigeria Basket Fund
17:51 New publication offers updated maritime security guidance for mariners operating off West Africa and Gulf of Guinea
17:36 Manila ports fear shut down due to continued cargo congestion
17:20 Floating workshop of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet completed tasks in Mediterranean Sea
17:06 Yang Ming reveals 2019 financial report
16:55 State Duma of Russia approved in first reading expansion of resource base for LNG production projects
16:23 Rolls-Royce supplies innovative propulsion system for new multi-purpose vessels in the North and Baltic Seas
16:18 Nauticor and Novatek cooperate in the development of small-scale LNG supply infrastructure in the Baltic Sea
15:28 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:04 ClassNK establishes "Rules for the Survey and Construction of Governmental and Naval Ships"
14:42 NOVATEK declares LNG transshipment in Norway to be a temporary measure caused by Covid-19 pandemic
14:23 Wärtsilä Translink becomes first ever solution fully compliant with latest IEC and DNV GL Cyber Security rules
13:36 Krasnoye Sormovo to build three more ships of RSD59 design
13:09 Hapag-Lloyd revises North Europe – CAF May 1, 2020
12:51 Navigation season opens at Coal Sea Port of Shakhtersk
12:27 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard completed sea and mooring trials of Pola Yaroslava, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
12:09 Verifavia partners with OSM Maritime Group to provide IHM services
11:44 Operations under quarantine arranged by Troitsa Bay Seaport (MPBT)
11:30 Vostochny Port arranged operations under quarantine
11:08 ABS supports U.S. COVID-19 response
10:45 Cruise shipping to be suspended in the port of Kiel until end of April
10:08 COSCO SHIPPING Holdings announces 2019 results
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar 31
09:33 Baltic Dry Index is down to 548 points
09:16 Brent Crude futures price is up 2.12% to $26.99, Light Sweet Crude – up 5.67% to $21.25
09:08 Sergey Shishkarev headed the Board of Directors of PJSC TransContainer
08:44 Hapag-Lloyd appoints new executive in Asia
08:44 Aker Solutions secures brownfield services contract in Brunei

2020 March 30

18:30 Ecochlor announces collaboration with Horizon Air Freight to expand shipping services
18:15 Inmarsat takes founding role in first Decarbonising Shipping programme for Asian start-ups
18:05 Start of cruise season in Kiel to be postponed until end of April
17:57 Globaltrans’ profit for 2019 climbed 16% YoY to RUB 22.7 billion
17:03 CMA CGM announces PSS from Romania to the Mediterranean
16:35 OOCL announces Transpacific product update
16:20 About 40 small- and mid-size ships to be built for Russia’s Far East by 2025
16:03 ClassNK releases Guidelines for Non-destructive Inspection by Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
15:45 Gasum to supply Preem with renewable maritime fuel
15:24 Two ferries operate between seaports of Kaliningrad and Ust-Luga
15:03 NuStar extends Svitzer contract in Point Tupper, Canada, by five years
14:58 5G innovation put to a practical use in the Port of Zeebrugge
14:46 Global Ports terminals add new transit intermodal service from Europe to Asia via Russia
14:28 BPO and BTJ prepared overview of measures introduced in ports and shipping lines within Baltic Sea region
14:02 Port Houston posts cargo volume results for Feb 2020
13:51 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO fell to RUB 8,177 in RF spot market
13:20 Wärtsilä signs agreement with Kuribayashi Steamship in Japan for deployment of innovative gate rudder technology
13:10 Maersk’s first intercontinental train from Europe to Asia dispatched from St. Petersburg
13:03 Tianjin Port Development announces 2019 unaudited annual results
12:29 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes center for prevention of Covid-19 spread
12:02 Ports of Bremen fully functioning
11:37 Abu Dhabi, UAE to host ADIPEC 2020 on November 9-12
11:12 MABUX Digest: Top events on global bunker market. Week 13
11:02 First-stage land usage permit issued to APM Terminals Poti
10:50 KN moves its LNG Terminal from its normal location due to cleaning work
10:28 Port of Riga reports no significant changes in cargo handling
10:21 Panama Canal backs efforts to expedite return home of the passengers and crew on Holland America’s Zaandam
10:04 NCSP Group published its consolidated financial results for 12 months 2019
09:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar 30
09:26 RF Government limits crossing of state border checkpoints
09:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 556 points

2020 March 29

16:29 Coast Guard and a salvage towing company rescued three people near Key Largo