• 2020 July 10 16:33

    Valenciaport reaffirms its leadership as the first Spanish port at UNCTAD index

    The Port of Valencia reinforces its leadership position as the leading Spanish port in terms of connectivity and advances two positions both at a European and world level, the company said in its release. Thus, Valenciaport consolidates its position as the leading port in Spain (a position it already held in previous editions, improving its overall score with respect to the previous index), and is now fourth in Europe and 21st in the world, according to the Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI) report on world port connectivity drawn up by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for the second quarter of 2020.

    In the European sphere, the Port of Valencia has moved up two places in the ranking compared to 2019, when it was in the sixth position, surpassing Piraeus and Bremen, and in June 2020 it was in fourth position behind Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg. On a world level, the Port of Valencia is in twenty-first place, two positions higher than in the previous report.

    This index is a fundamental value for the competitiveness of the Port of Valencia as better connectivity allows companies to access a greater number of markets, in less time and in a more efficient manner, which is especially important in a global system that requires transport to unite the different stages of production and favour the movement of goods.

    The Port of Valencia’s progress in this ranking reaffirms Valenciaport’s commitment, as a facilitator of commercial exchange, to designing a port policy that strengthens its connectivity by adapting its infrastructures and services to the needs of the market, with the aim of attracting the greatest number of shipping companies and shipping lines.

    Since this report began in 2006, the Port of Valencia has evolved in the score from 42.39 points to the current 68.43. With respect to the data for 2019, in this second quarter of 2020 the facilities in Valencia have improved by 6.75 points. This index measures and analyses a set of data on online shipping connectivity, berths and calls in 900 container ports around the world.

    The world ranking is led by the main Asian ports, with Shanghai at the top of the world ranking followed by the ports of Singapore, Ningbo, Pusan and Hong Kong. In seventh and eighth position are the leading European ports, Rotterdam and Antwerp, respectively, while Hamburg as the third European port is in 14th place. With regard to the Spanish ports, after Valencia which is in 21st position, are Algeciras (23) and Barcelona (24).

    The Liner Shiping Connectivity Index uses different variables to calculate the connectivity of ports such as:
     The number of shipping companies operating container traffic in the ports
     The number of scheduled services offered in these ports
     The number of ships they employ in services to and from the ports of each country
     The average capacity in TEUS offered by vessels operating in those ports
     The maximum size of ships operating in ports
     The number of other ports that are connected to the port by means of hotline shipping services




2020 August 14

18:27 RS updates requirements for ship technical documentation
18:15 Boston Ship Repair secures Navy's $16,5M contract for T-AO 193
18:05 RS introduces Guidelines on Fatigue Assessment of Ships
17:46 Ukrainian port of Skadovsk opens grain season
17:23 Heerema's SSCV Sleipnir breaks own record with 10100 mT jacket lift
17:03 Diamond S Shipping Inc. reports 2Q 2020 results
16:59 NIBULON hits new records in 2020/21 marketing year
16:40 H1’2020 throughput of Taganrog Sea Commercial Port is flat Y-o-Y
16:18 Robert Socha joins Conrad Shipyard’s senior management team
15:54 Rosneft’s 1H 2020 hydrocarbon production fell by 7% YoY
15:35 Aker Carbon Capture AS and Aker Offshore Wind Holding AS – contemplated private placement and listing on Merkur Market
15:11 DOF Rederi AS sold vessels with YB 1983/2020
14:49 Port of LA to work with California manufacturers and technology association under new agreement
14:22 Transshipment of Angara launchpad components underway at Sovetskaya Gavan port
13:46 NCSP joins national project to improve workforce productivity
13:24 First of six new US Navy tugboats features integrated Furuno Marine Electronics
13:01 Port of Cardiff signs new long-term lease with Stone Supplies Ltd.
12:38 Rosneft reports H1 net loss of RUB 113 billion
12:10 Okskaya Shipyard lays down fifth multipurpose dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 for Astrol
11:47 IMSC issues statement on the Incident with Motor Tanker Wila
11:29 Port of LA July volumes are strongest of 2020
10:53 First part of permanent layoff negotiations at Turku shipyard are ready
10:29 Krasnoye Sormovo lays down 23rd dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
10:04 BlueWater Reporting issues alliance market share report
09:30 Crude oil prices start rising
09:12 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 14
09:07 Baltic Dry Index as of August 13

2020 August 13

20:58 Rosmorrechflot promotes Stanislav Uryupin to Port of Novorossiysk Harbourmaster
18:31 Glavgosexpertiza gives nod to Sovetskaya Gavan LPG terminal project
18:06 Global Industry Alliance issues Just-In-Time Arrival Guide
17:36 HMM Rotterdam en route to Rotterdam
17:18 Ust-Luga Multipurpose Reloading Complex half-year cargo volume down 9% year-on-year
17:06 The operational situation in the port of Beirut is back to normal
16:48 TCSP Group half-year throughput grows 11.4%
16:31 Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity on WWO’s American routes from Manzanillo International Terminal in Panama
16:12 CMA CGM announces PSS from North Europe (except France) to Australia & New Zealand
15:26 Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government opens multi million pound bulks terminal at Teesport
15:21 St. Petersburg set to create infrastructure for all-electric passenger vessels
14:39 First supply of bunker fuel by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker to the brand new cruise ship Mustai Karim
13:52 MABUX releases weekly review of global bunker market
13:21 VIKING delivers first of ambulance boat trio for Hellenic Coastguard
12:32 Grain exports via Krasnodar Krai based seaports in Jan-Jul jump 32%
12:14 Port of Oakland import cargo volume grew 6.4 percent in July
11:33 MacGregor receives EUR 18 million RoRo orders from Japan
10:52 Australia authorities issue fumigation requirements for the 2020/2021 high risk season
10:17 Sea Port of St. Petersburg half-year cargo volume rose 3%
10:14 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 13
09:52 Crude futures prices retreat
09:32 Baltic Dry Index as of Aug 12
08:26 ME-GI engine sails through sea trials

2020 August 12

18:57 Risavika LNG index for September up by 8.9 % week on week
18:27 Andreas Rieckhof new Chairman of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH Supervisory Board
18:08 At the three Hamburg container terminals throughput volume down 12.0 % in H1 2020
18:07 Sri Lanka Ports Authority assures safe handling of dangerous cargo under UN regulations
17:47 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea branch adds TSHD Sommers to its fleet
17:43 Boluda Towage Europe takes on two new tugs from Damen Shipyards Group
16:49 Investors set to inject in excess of RUB 19 bn in federal port infrastructure facilities development
15:44 MoD eyes placing more orders for the Steregushchiy class corvettes with Amur Shipyard
15:17 Joint R&D Starts for Use of Ammonia in Marine Transportation to Reduce GHG Emissions
14:47 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe