• 2020 November 27 16:39

    Interested parties invited to submit offers on development of deepwater terminal in Świnoujście

    Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority has just opened the procedure

    Companies interested in the development project of Deepwater Container Terminal in Świnoujście, Western Pomerania in Poland are to act before January 28th 2021. Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority has just opened the procedure. Port Authority would like to select the land lease holder and future operator of the terminal in the first quarter of next year. The first interested parties have already downloaded the documentation.

    -We have created a general framework for the development project of deepwater container terminal in Świnoujście, which is aimed to achieve handling capacity of at least 2 million TEU per year- emphasizes Krzysztof Urbaś, head of the Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority. - We expect that the interested party will provide detailed terminal concept. The selected entity will develop the terminal on the land reclaimed on the Pomeranian Bay, in accordance with our general concept. The winner of the process will have to minimize the impact of terminal activities on the nature and the environment, both during the construction and later operation of the terminal. It is supposed to be a "green terminal".

    Also the action for the benefit of the local community, agreed with the local government, is included in the general framework of the concept. The authors of the winning offer will have to adapt to it.

    The terminal will become a workplace for at least several hundred people, depending on the degree of its automation. It is worth adding that one job directly in a seaport creates on average two jobs in the cooperating port sector and four more - in the immediate vicinity. At the same time, more than 30 in the Polish economy depend on each seaport job.

    The deepwater container terminal in Świnoujście is part of the Polish government's "Program for the development of seaports until year 2030", adopted for implementation last year. Such activities are to consolidate the position of our ports in the Baltic Sea area and create key nodes of global supply chains for Central and Eastern Europe. The investment is also in line with the EU's Europe 2020 Strategy. Its main assumption is the creation of modernized, intelligent and integrated transport infrastructure networks.
    "The plan to create a single European transport area - striving to achieve a competitive and environmentally friendly transport system" is also an element of the White Paper, setting out the directions for the development of multimodal transport corridors of the European Community.

    The deep-water container terminal is a great opportunity to strengthen and consolidate the market position of the Szczecin-Świnoujście port complex. Both are the westernmost Polish seaports, located on the border between Poland and Germany. They are situated on the shortest route connecting Scandinavia with central and southern Europe along the international Baltic-Adriatic transport corridor (part of core TEN-T trans-European transport network).

    Via the A11 and A20 motorways, they are connected to the European motorway system, and via the S3 national road (E-65) with southern Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, and further to southern Europe. Both ports also have convenient rail connections - through the Odra main rail line they connect with the industrial centers of Western and Southern Europe.

    Therefore, the location enables the serve of a rich, international hinterland and customers from the Baltic Sea area. The Ferry and Ro-Ro Terminal in Świnoujście may become one of the most important centers for handling Scandinavian cargo imported by seagoing ships from various continents, including Far East. We cannot exclude that the effects of the pandemic will also help to create new shipping connections from other parts of the world.

    An additional opportunity may be the immediate vicinity of the LNG terminal. Growing number of ships, including large container ships, use LNG as a fuel, especially in SECA area. The possibility of bunkering fuel during handling operations from the neighbourhood terminal may become a serious incentive to choose Świnoujście as a port of regular calls.The terminal will provide added value for the entire national economy. Customers of other container terminals will also benefit, because healthy competition is always much desired.

2021 January 25

18:06 Valenciaport leads Spain in natural gas supply operations
17:56 Russian Fishery Company develops new markets
17:28 Vanino coast stations of sea areas A1 and A2 GMDSS successfully passed regular survey
17:05 DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system
16:05 Wärtsilä signs a five year extension to its Optimised Maintenance agreement with Golar
15:59 Port of Ventspils increased handling of wood products
15:04 ABS awards industry’s first AIP for deep-sea mining vessel to CMI
14:27 Average spot market price for Russian M100 product climbed to RUB 18,710 pmt
14:02 Konecranes and Calata Bettolo container terminal in Genoa join forces on complete container handling solution
13:55 90% of ships cleared by Baltic Customs in 2020 went through commission-free procedure
13:02 Port of Rotterdam Authority launches smart bollard trial at ECT
12:13 Chinese ports container throughput increases by 1.2% to 264.3 million TEU in 2020
11:38 Calls at ports of Sakhalin, Kurils and Kamchatka in 2020 grew by 4.4%
11:04 Panama Canal signs MoUs with Panama Ports Company and PSA Panama International Terminal to optimize supply routes for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
10:47 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 25, 2021
10:12 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports in 2020 climbed by 4.3% YoY
10:10 The LNG-powered CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE makes her first call at Le Havre
09:51 Rosmorport appoints Aleksandr Smirnov as Acting General Director
09:30 Crude oil prices start this week with a decrease
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of January 22

2021 January 24

16:37 Boluda Towage acquires Dutch Towage & Salvage Company Iskes
15:13 MARAD announces notice of funding opportunity for America's small shipyard grant program
14:39 Greensea receives US NAVY award to advance Standoff Command and Control
14:18 USCG assists 7 people after boat collision near Fort Pierce
13:42 Contract awards within Renewable Energy and Subsea
12:32 RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO
11:26 V.Group announces new appointment
10:56 Siem Car Carriers' fleet continues to grow with Super-Eco, LNG powered PCTC vessels

2021 January 23

16:31 DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system
15:23 Boomsma Shipping installs and sails off with two eConowind Flatrack VentiFoils
14:51 HHLA acquires majority share of automation specialist iSAM AG
13:18 MPA announces 30-day suspension for pleasure craft, ADVANT, for large social gathering on board
12:42 Puerto Aguadulce hits 1 million TEU milestone
11:36 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for M/V Calipso with Viterra
10:53 Bahri Ship Management receives ISO 45001 certification for occupational health and safety

2021 January 22

18:00 Rosmorport's icebreaker Mudyug starts providing icebreaking assistance in the Baltic Sea
17:36 Andrey Lavrishchev appointed as head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
17:13 Aleksandr Poshivay appointed as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
16:34 Rosmorport starts providing geodesic and hydrographic services in the water area of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport
16:05 APM Terminals Gothenburg offers certified climate impact calculations to customers
15:49 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard commences outfitting of yet another minesweeper of Project 12700, Pyotr Ilyichov
15:21 Norsepower installs first tiltable Rotor Sails on Sea-Cargo Ro-Ro
14:58 Container terminal in Świnoujście is in line with sustainable development vision
14:32 Cargo turnover of NCSP Group in 11M’2020 totaled 101.4 million tons, down 21.2% YoY
14:07 Petersburg Oil Terminal in 2020 increased shipments of oil products by 16.6%
14:03 Jan De Nul adds two new vessels to its fleet
13:45 DHT Holdings announces acquisition of two VLCCs
13:29 Iridium partner MetOcean Telematics provides SaR buoys to the USCG
12:52 Havyard develops hydrogen zero-emission vessels in new segment
12:11 THE Alliance announces Transatlantic Service Network adjustments for 2021
11:30 Rosmorport successfully completed formation of Ultramar terminal’s water area
11:06 Training ships Nadezhda and Professor Khlyustin welcome first cadets of 2021 season
11:05 Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel fleet xpress installation milestone as data demand accelerates maritime digitalisation
10:39 Scottish Ports Group welcomes Scottish Goverment's establishment of 'Greenports'
10:21 Throughput of Kaliningrad port in 2020 fell by 6% Y-o-Y
10:02 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 22, 2021
09:48 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:30 Crude oil prices decrease amid aggravation of the epidemiological situation
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of January 21

2021 January 21

18:07 Port of Houston awarded new start for Ship Channel