• 2020 August 5 17:35

    A delegation of the Port of Gdansk visits Klaipeda

    A delegation of the Port of Gdansk on July 21-22 paid an official visit to the Port of Klaipeda. It was a perfect opportunity to exchange knowledge on a number of crucial topics connected with the maritime business, development and expansion of the Baltic ports, LNG, ferry and cruise ship navigation, coexistence of the urban fabric and the port, and the related challenges.

    "It was with great pleasure that I received the delegation of the Port of Gdansk at Klaipeda. We had some inspiring discussions and established interesting business contacts. Apart from the geographic proximity of our countries, we share close historical ties: for nearly four centuries, Poland and Lithuania were one political body, which nowadays means an alliance or partnership. The contemporary geopolitical situation in the world and in Europe leads us to reassess the value and the benefits that come from partnership, which has recently received a new definition and a broader approach. It is no longer just about exchanging or sharing knowledge. Today, partnership involves joint projects, professional trust, as well as social and cultural commitment. I believe that the visit has strengthened the partnership between our ports. I am convinced that our cooperation and friendship with the Port of Gdansk will continue and benefit both the ports and their stakeholders," said Algis Latakas, CEO of the Klaipeda State Seaport Authority.

    The delegation of the Port of Gdansk had the opportunity to learn more about the activity of both the container terminals operating at the port and the passenger terminal, as well as universal operators offering fertiliser, liquid cargo, mineral, fodder or cement transshipment services. One of the elements of the visit included a terminal operating based on the FSRU Independence, a regasification vessel used at the Port of Klaipeda since 2014. The last point of the visit was the Free Economic Zone, which was opened in 2002 and is one of the seven economic zones in Lithuania. It has a surface area of 412 h and employs more than 5,400 people. It currently offers its services to investors from 17 countries.

    "It was a very inspiring visit. We are grateful for such friendly atmosphere and openness in sharing knowledge and experience. Klaipeda is a port located in a country that is our immediate neighbour, so our mutual relations are all the more important. We hope that the visit will result in joint initiatives. We can see space for shared activities, but we certainly accept healthy competition that will be based on a high quality of service. What is interesting is both the exchange of experience in terms of the market of port-related services, which have a considerable influence on the port's attractiveness from the point of view of shipowners, and the cruise market, as this is where we would like to promote each other. Other issues raised included the extremely important environmental matters, limiting pollutant emissions, and the related challenges, as well as the still significant subject of the global pandemic," says Slawomir Michalewski, Vice-President of Financial Affairs at the Port of Gdansk Authority.

2020 September 29

19:01 Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras departs on sea trials
18:37 Great Lakes announces receipt of $105 mln Jacksonville deepening award
18:03 Kongsberg Digital wins contract to deliver cutting-edge engine room simulator to German training institute
17:55 Murmansk Commercial Seaport expands its fleet of equipment
17:31 Milaha signs deal with Schlumberger
17:16 Expansion of Aberdeen Harbour by Van Oord in full swing
17:08 HHLA invests in the Adriatic Port of Trieste
16:29 Record-high number of international cruise ships to arrive at the Port of HaminaKotka next year
16:05 Hamworthy Pumps makes strong re-entry to tanker market
15:44 New BIMCO Shipping KPI version offers improved benchmarking concept
15:32 Free energy scan for inland vessels is to stimulate the use of shore power
15:05 Mir sailing training ship accepts new shift of cadets
14:30 Admiral Essen frigate of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet passes Black Sea Straits towards Mediterranean Sea
13:58 Traficom surveyed Maritime professionals’ opinions regarding N2000 fairway and nautical chart reform
13:13 Victor Shitukhin is appointed as Acting Director of its Ship Repair Plant ‘Nerpa’
12:49 Lotos shipyard lays down two self-propelled dredgers
12:11 Bunker prices decrease in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:47 Port of Antwerp focuses heavily on general cargo: search begun for breakbulk candidate for Churchill Dock
11:27 Joint oil spill exercise tests inter-agency response and cooperation amidst COVID-19 pandemic
10:46 New impetus for digitalization of shipping in the COVID-19 pandemic
10:09 IAPH presents guidelines for LNG-powered vessels during port calls
09:54 Oil prices are decreasing
09:35 Port Authority of Singapore holds joint oil spill exercise
09:15 Baltic Dry Index as of September 28
08:58 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 29

2020 September 28

18:57 Okeanis Eco Tankers announces one year VLCC time charter
18:27 Bumi Armada secures third FPSO project in India
18:07 Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp step-up collaboration, establishing 3D printing joint venture targeting the maritime industry
17:59 RF Government to allocate RUB 27.6 billion for construction of two scientific research ships
17:28 Port of Long Beach announces closure of traffic routes leading to the Gerald Desmond Bridge
17:05 Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to test offshore charging buoy to reduce vessel emissions
17:02 Oboronlogistics completed Northern Delivery programme of 2020
16:56 UTLC ERA JLC and Belintertrans-Germany GmbH open joint end-to-end regular multimodal service from China to Western Europe
16:37 Atommash shipped Reactor Pressure Vessel for Turkey's first nuclear power plant
16:14 The digital transformation is accelerating, and insurers and underwriters must adapt, says IUMI
15:51 Ships of RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet returned to their permanent locations after "Kavkaz-2020" maneuvers
15:29 New railway bridge over Kolar river put into operation in Murmansk Region
15:13 BIMCO to push for international guidelines for ship/shore communication at IMO
14:12 Submersible robot buries power cables for offshore wind farms 5.5 metres below seabed to the north of Maasvlakte
13:53 Moscow Exchange registered debut bond issue by FSUE "Rosmorport"
13:30 Blanket repair begins at Beloomut dam’s second section
13:12 Busan Port Authority concludes an agreement to establish a smart maintenance system for port facility
12:54 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product fell to RUB 11,773 pmt
12:11 Abu Dhabi Ports acquires MICCO to become a leading provider of fully integrated supply chain logistics solutions
11:36 RF Government approves National Programme for Far East Development
11:13 Aker Solutions awarded subsea contract for Breidablikk
10:51 Hornsea Two monopile installation scheduled to start next month
10:21 Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Corporation launches non-self-propelled suction hopper dredger of Project 4395
09:52 Tallink suspends operation of Helsinki-Riga route until end of October
09:30 Tallink changes weekend operating schedule of Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle vessel Star
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of September 25
08:48 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 28

2020 September 27

16:43 Milaha signs key deal with major oilfield services firm
15:31 RINA and SDARI: an innovative step towards 3D ship classification
14:28 Belfast Harbour is hosting an innovative study which could help change the way ports and harbours manage air quality
13:48 ABP invests £10 million to repair Swansea West Pier
12:49 Huntington Ingalls Industries restores drinking water, conducts steam testing during USS George Washington (CVN 73) refueling and complex overhaul
12:03 The Manor Endurance sets sail for her first charter
11:29 NYK and JMU introduce shipbuilding contract that guarantees propulsion in actual sea conditions

2020 September 26

15:52 Port Freeport enters partnership with CEMEX Servicios Logisticos and Union Pacific Railroad