• 2019 October 15 13:20

    “Wind Barriers at the Freeport of Riga” project receives Annual Riga Architecture Award

    On World Architecture Day, 7 October, the Annual Riga Architecture Award was presented for the fourteenth time. Of the more than 700 structures brought into service last year in Riga, 26 buildings were nominated for the award, including the "Wind Barriers at the Freeport of Riga", completed by the Freeport of Riga Authority. This year, the impressive 23-metre-high and 2-kilometre-long barriers, built on-site at the new Krievu Isle terminals, received from the Office of the Architect for the City of Riga a Special Recognition "For a Major, Large-Scale Technical Solution intended to Improve the Quality of the Environment as Part of the Development of the Port”, says FRA.

    According to Gvido Princis, Architect for the City of Riga: “The Port of Riga is constantly developing – infrastructure renewal and improvement work is being carried, and brand new objects are being built. Undoubtedly, buildings at the port have also caught the attention of the Office of the Architect for the City of Riga. This year, with the award of the jury’s recognition of the wind barriers as an industrial solution, we wanted to draw attention to the positive development processes at the Port of Riga. These usually take place far beyond the port’s boundaries, and often happen out of public view. Therefore, we wanted to show that today the port is implementing its projects with the urban environment in mind. The port’s industrial operations, which have traditionally developed in our city, are undoubtedly linked to certain risks to the environment and the quality of life of the city’s residents. However, it is evident that the port authority is currently thinking about how to reduce these risks, and large investments have been made in the construction of environmentally friendly structures and in the introduction of new technology”.

    The wind barriers have been built as part of the biggest project in the history of the Port of Riga: "Infrastructure Development at Krievu Isle to Relocate the Port’s Operations away from the City Centre”. The purpose of the barriers is to effectively negate the effects of the prevailing winds on coal piles and prevent coal dust from being lifted up into the air and ending up in the surrounding environment. In addition to the construction of wind barriers, a range of further measures have been implemented at Krievu Isle to protect and monitor the environment. Both the Freeport of Riga Authority and port companies have invested significant funds in coal sprinkling equipment, a sealed space where wagons are overturned, coal transportation and other technology. Meanwhile, a webcam has been made available on the Freeport of Riga’s homepage, by means of which everyone can watch the loading process online and see for themselves that port operations are being conducted without any harmful impact on the environment.




2020 December 3

18:31 ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group and the Marshall Islands Registry JDP creates coating needing just one application
18:11 Lotos shipyard lays down two more dredgers of Project 93.159
18:03 Torqeedo powers Thailands first electric passenger ferry fleet
17:28 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers dry cargo carrier Alfa Mercury
17:06 Wärtsilä signs 5-year agreement with LMM for the main engines for two VLGCs
17:02 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Dec 03, 2020
16:50 The 1st Hackathon dedicated to innovation in the port sector in Morocco launches from December 18 to January 29
16:37 Timber and forestry products account for 24% of Riga port’s total turnover
16:05 Cargotec’s Board of Directors has decided to initiate a sales process for Navis software business
15:59 Rosatom to establish Marine Operations Headquarters for NSR
15:34 Port of Antwerp tightens regulations regarding byloads inside second-hand vehicles
15:22 Operation of unmanned navigation test basin on Neva river to continue next season
15:04 Maersk Tankers adds four Xihe-owned tankers to its pools
14:24 Equinor and SINTEF enter into a strategic collaboration agreement
14:02 Investment reaps rewards for Pilbara’s ports
13:40 Bunker market sees mixed price movements in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:02 Trafigura becomes a major investor in green hydrogen with H2 Energy
12:34 RF Government drafted decree on providing state support to construction of large-capacity ships
12:01 Busiest month for Port of King’s Lynn in five years
11:55 The study by HTC identifies almost 30 measures that can lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions in the Port of Hamburg
11:29 AS Tallink Grupp published its tatistics for November 2020
11:00 BW LPG enters into agreements to sell two vessels
10:35 Ships of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet completed their visit to Sri Lanka
10:10 Rosmorport takes delivery of self-propelled hopper barge Morskaya
10:02 Soren Toft arrives at MSC as Chief Executive Officer
09:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec.03
09:29 Oil prices are slightly down
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of December 2

2020 December 2

18:37 Rolls-Royce acquires leading supplier of ship control systems Servowatch
18:05 Aker and MAN sign agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage applications with heat recovery
17:53 Cargo traffic within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWWs grew by 7% in 11M’20
17:20 Fincantieri finalizes new generation of thrusters
17:15 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia (incl. Japan) to North Europe and Mediterranean
16:56 ESPO welcomes European Parliament’s own-initiative report on revision of TEN-T guidelines
16:35 ECSA applauds UN resolution on seafarers as key workers and supports IMO call for priority vaccination
16:20 RF Navy’s corvette "Boyky" passes the Baltic straits
16:04 Floating wind power to grow 2000-fold by 2050 but more comprehensive standards and risk management required - DNV GL
15:39 FESCO и DB Сargo send first container train from Europe to China through Brest and Vladivostok
15:27 Port of Helsinki to multiply the amount of solar energy it generates
15:14 Wärtsilä selects Shell as test oil partner for factory testing
14:53 ABS publishes industry-leading Guide for Sustainability
14:50 Two Vityaz cranes manufactured by SMM delivered to Commercial Port of Vladivostok by NSR
14:26 SG-STAR Fund taskforce develops CrewSafe audit programme and attracts more global partners
14:02 Bunker sales at Vladivostok port in 11M’2020 fell by 44% YoY
13:40 Dredging in the Gulf of Ob completed
13:25 Repair barge of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet left Mediterranean Sea
13:10 ICS welcomes UN resolution on key worker status for seafarers
12:49 Finnlines announces bunker surcharge for Malmö-Travemünde-Malmö
12:31 Rosmorport released about 2.5 million of juvenile fish in October and November
12:10 GTT entrusted by DSME with the tank design of six ARC7 ice-breaking LNG carriers
11:48 Navigation season finished in Pevek port
11:24 Construction of terminal for exports of oil products from Temruk port obtains state expert approval
11:05 Austal completes acquisition of BSE Maritime Solutions
10:56 Bunker prices rise at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:37 PETRONAS to deploy low carbon solutuions in line with its Net Zero Carbon Emissions 2050 aspiration
10:24 Tallink suspends operation of Victoria I on two routes from 1 January 2021
10:00 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping issues Guidelines on Cyber Safety
09:42 Oil prices decrease in response to US reserves data
09:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec. 2
09:13 Baltic Dry Index as of December 1