• Home
  • News
  • BPO presents an experience from the Baltic greenfield projects at IAPH World Ports Conference
  • 2017 May 12 11:17

    BPO presents an experience from the Baltic greenfield projects at IAPH World Ports Conference

    The 30th IAPH World Ports Conference, carrying the theme “Enabling Trade. Energizing the World.”, is under way during this week in Indonesia. Held over this week, the conference addresses a wide array of topics relevant to the future of the global port industry. The Baltic Ports Organization says it has been invited to present the Baltic region a green ports concept plus greenfield port investments.

    The IAPH conference has been envisaged as a platform for stakeholders from all branches of the maritime industry to exchange their experiences, best practices and insights defining the current state of the sector. Main topics discussed during the event include greenfield port projects, effects Special Economic Zones have on port growth, hinterland connectivity, multimodal logistics, evolution of the global shipping industry and shipping routes as well as collaboration opportunities leading to strengthening of cooperation and sustainable development among ports.

    It is on the topic of greenfield port projects that the Baltic Ports Organization had the chance to share its expertise. Recent changes in the maritime industry created a need for the ports to serve increasingly larger vessels, provide deeper channels and increase the efficiency of equipment and infrastructure. Greenfield investments are the answer of many countries, anticipating a rise in demand and technological evolution, seeing them as a way of benefiting from the current market state.

    There has been a variety of successful greenfield port projects executed in the Baltic Sea region. This is no small accomplishment considering the complexity and multitude of challenges attributed to such undertakings. Innovation in both the construction and future port operation processes being a direct consequence of employed innovative technologies are integral parts of highly sophisticated planning procedures.

    Greenfield port projects in the Baltic region are a direct result of a few key factors. New port capacities, due to new and growing markets in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as the development of big energy projects linked to the LNG industry have directly contributed to the need for establishing of new ports. Additionally, the constant growth of cities necessitates the relocation of port facilities. Some of the major greenfield projects in the Baltic region include the Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki, the DCT Terminal in Gdansk, the Stockholm Norvik Port, the Port of Ust-Luga and the LNG Terminal in Swinoujscie.

    Bogdan Ołdakowski, BPO Secretary General said: “Ports and other stakeholders from all over the Baltic region have acquired a vast amount of knowledge related to planning and execution of greenfield projects. BPO is willing to share this experience with the rest of the world in order for the whole port industry to profit from it, especially in countries like Indonesia with an ambitious program for port development. It is absolutely in line with the BPO policy to promote Baltic as a model region for green ports”.

    Nearly a thousand delegates are participating in the IAPH World Ports Conference 2017 taking place this week in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. IAPH was formed in 1955 and over the last sixty years has grown into a global alliance representing over 180 members ports and 140 port related businesses in 90 countries. The principal aim of IAPH revolves around promotion of the interests of ports worldwide, building strong member relationships and sharing best practices among its members. 




2022 January 22

14:06 Crowley names Marcus Jadotte as Senior VP, Government Relations
13:29 Kongsberg Digital joins the NorthWind project to develop digital twin technology for offshore wind
12:41 New year boost for MYCRANE as four lifting experts join the team
12:07 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Bombora Wave Power strengthen their collaboration through an investment
11:34 Carnival Cruise Line adding more embarkation enhancements as it commits to current protocols for the foreseeable future
10:54 Indian Register of Shipping strengthens focus on safety of Inland Waterways

2022 January 21

19:15 PortNews’ week updates and insights summary
18:20 More than 600 boxships stay off ports waiting for berth space, Seaexplorer disruption indicator shows
18:07 Green Innovation Fund adopts joint project on “Mass-production and Cost Reduction of Floating Offshore Wind Installation”
17:44 The new Stena Baltica has debuted on Stena Line’s Baltic Sea route from Ventspils to Nynäshamn
17:16 Port of Los Angeles breaks cargo record in 2021
17:06 Finnlines strengthens Germany-Sweden route with a fourth ship
16:36 Maersk opens its logistics center for South Western Europe at port of Barcelona
16:03 Dublin Port sees a small reduction in volumes in 2021
15:24 Kongsberg Digital joins the NorthWind project to develop digital twin technology for offshore wind
14:03 ClassNK issues Approval in Principle for ammonia-fueled Panamax bulk carrier developed by Planning and Design Center for Greener Ships (GSC)
14:02 TGE Marine announces completion of largest LNG Bi-Lobe Type C Tanks
13:23 Samskip adds 150 new sustainable reefer containers to its fleet
13:01 Icebreakers remain busy assisting shipping of the Gulf of Finland eastern part
12:13 Freight volumes increase at the Port of Gothenburg in 2021
12:12 Nippon Paint Marine’s new fastar antifouling earmarked for Cosco Shipping VLCC fleet
11:42 RZD invested heavily in its rolling stock upgrade in 2021
11:31 DP World launches a premium barge service between the Upper Rhine region and Rotterdam World Gateway
11:03 Israel orders three new submarines from thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
10:31 Port of Oakland import volume hit new record in 2021
10:11 Crude oil prices drop on US oil reserves growth
09:32 MABUX: Global bunker prices may slide down on Jan. 21
09:21 Baltic Dry Index as of Jan 20

2022 January 20

18:35 EuroDry announces agreement to acquire a 2014-built Supramax bulker
18:05 Valaris announces floater contract awards
17:43 Alfa Laval experiences increased demand for solutions related to LPG as fuel
17:26 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports in 2021 climbed by 6.8% YoY
17:15 The U.S. Army gets $22.81 billion in supplemental funding of studies, projects and programs
17:05 Sanmar Shipyards delivers fourth powerful compact tug to SAAM Towage
16:50 Cargo traffic on IWW of Russia in 2021 rose by 1.2% to 110.3 million tonnes
16:35 Uber Boat by Thames Clippers builds the UK’s first hybrid high speed passenger ferries
16:15 American Cruise Lines unveils Project Blue
16:05 TGE Marine announces the completion of the tank building phase for two large LNG cargo tanks
15:31 Hafnia plans to acquire 12 modern LR1 tankers
15:25 Holland Shipyards Group develops new tug EDDY 24-50 E
15:05 ZIM announces new chartering agreement for three 7,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel container vessels
14:40 Exports of LNG and gas condensate from port Sabetta exceeded 19 million tonnes in 2021
14:11 Stena Line and Associated British Ports sign £100M deal for new ferry terminal at the Port of Immingham
13:45 Federal authorities asked to step into situation with coal transportation by Russian Railways
13:19 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 03, 2022
13:12 Norside buys the platform supply vessel 'Farland' for offshore wind
12:46 New ICS guide helps seafarers navigate the digital bridge
12:08 The Harbour Master’s Division of the Port of Rotterdam Authority makes it through the second corona year unscathed
11:51 Port of Long Beach sets annual record with 9.38 million TEUs
10:46 Global Ports' consolidated marine container throughput increased by 2.8% y-o-y in 2021
10:10 Increase of cargo predicted for the Port of Riga this year
09:33 MABUX: Global bunker prices may turn over downward correction in the end of the day
09:25 Crude oil market sees downward price correction
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of January 19

2022 January 19

18:20 New SGMF publication provides expansive and highly relevant guidelines on safe bunkering of LNG
18:03 ESL Shipping sells the barge Espa
17:52 High efficiency Wärtsilä power solutions to drive seven new Arctic Shuttle Tankers
17:50 Euroseas announces new charter for its 2,788 TEU, 2004-built vessel
17:33 Freeport of Riga Authority to invest almost EUR 1 million in implementation of port digital technology and IT solution projects this year
17:15 ABS, SDTR and SDARI develop methanol-fueled bulker