• 2021 February 26 10:14

    Port of Gdynia welcomes largest single delivery of wind turbine propeller blades in Polish history

    Tian XI vessel, measuring 190 meters long, delivered as many as 114 blades

    Wind turbine propeller blades has arrived at the Port of Gdynia. MAG together with DSV broke another record. Tian XI vessel, measuring 190 meters long, delivered as many as 114 blades commonly known as propellers, Port of Gdynia Authority says in a press release.

    The cargo is impressive, because all the elements were attached to the deck, and the propellers themselves measure 54 meters in length. Another such cargo this year was unloaded at BCT Gdynia terminal. The unloading took two and a half days, and the delivered blades set off on their further journey to wind farms in Poland. MAG has traditionally provided agency and port services for the ship.

    The growing wind power market in Poland and the efficient handling of logistics chains makes the Port of Gdynia a leader in handling wind turbine components in this part of the Baltic Sea.

    "This type of cargo is received at the Port of Gdynia more and more often. We are intensively preparing for projects that will be implemented not only on land, as is currently the case, but also in the Baltic Sea. Our terminals are already 100% ready, there are still some minor investment works to be done," comments Maciej Krzesinski, director for marketing and international cooperation of the Port of Gdynia S.A.

    Both the location, infrastructure and experience in handling this type of cargo make the Port of Gdynia seem to be the first choice for handling offshore wind farms.

    Offshore wind energy can add significant value to the GDP and create additional jobs by 2030. Already today, more than 100 Polish entities that can be successfully involved in the processes of preparation, construction and operation of wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea have been identified. For many local Polish companies, becoming involved in the offshore energy industry will be an opportunity for significant growth, providing them with an opportunity to generate high revenues. At the beginning of February this year the Act on the Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms was published in the Journal of Laws. It contains the regulatory framework for the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea.

    European investments in new offshore wind farms in 2020 amounted to EUR 26.3 billion, according to a report published on Monday by WindEurope - the largest European organization in the wind energy sector. Europe currently has 25 GW of offshore capacity, with less than 3 GW added in 2020. According to the EU strategy, in 2050 the EU should have 300 GW in operation. Today, offshore wind energy in Europe employs about 77 thousand people, and in 2030 the sector should employ 200 thousand people. In Europe there are currently 116 farms in 12 countries, of which 40 percent of the capacity are British.  Investors recognize that offshore is cheap, reliable and resistant to economic turbulence.

2021 April 16

14:25 New rail cargo volumes to and from Stockholm Norvik Port
14:06 Navigation season 2021 opens in Saint-Petersburg
13:12 GTT upgrades its NO96 technology to further reduce the guaranteed Boil Off Rate
12:40 IMO asked to include industry standard on in-water cleaning in its on-going work
12:05 Valenciaport traffic up in March 2021
11:47 Consolidated marine container throughput of Global Ports declined 5.9% in Q1’2021
11:26 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port increased its throughput by 9% in 3M’2021
11:05 The newest ocean cruise ship “Viking Venus” delivered in Ancona
10:34 Rosterminalugol’s coal exports in 3M’21 totaled 6.05 million tonnes
10:12 Crowley begins use of biofuel to power tug Veteran
09:50 Finnish Government proposes amendments to Water Traffic Act
09:27 Oil prices are slightly up
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of April 15

2021 April 15

18:45 The UAE aims to attain the No. 1 status in Global Food Security Index by 2051
17:58 Public Ferry Terminal in Gdynia to be completed in June
17:35 Tidewater chooses Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ and H2bridge™ technologies for renewable diesel production
16:57 Black Sea Fleet ships go to sea as part of a control check during the winter training period
16:40 Flex LNG and Cheniere enter into time charter party agreements
16:09 Jumbo Shipping and SAL Heavy Lift launch Jumbo-SAL-Alliance
15:44 Wärtsilä caps record-breaking year with scrubber order at Japan Marine United shipyard
15:32 ViaSea Shipping AS based in Norway launches its branch office in Gdynia
15:14 DNV awards world-first Smart notation to CMHI’s offshore rig
15:08 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 14, 2021
14:57 The company of the Riga Port produces world-class aluminum high-speed boats
14:36 Servicing Capesize vessels in the port of Riga facilitates access to new cargo and distant markets
14:31 Trafigura to co-sponsor development of MAN Energy Solutions ammonia engine
14:14 NextDecade and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America sign ESA for carbon capture at Rio Grande LNG project in Texas
13:53 BHP, Oldendorff and GoodFuels successfully complete first trial with biofuel supplied in Singapore
13:35 Sparta III delivered cargo for construction of airfield in Arctic
13:13 UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs
12:59 Cargo transit potential of Northern Sea Route estimated at several million tonnes per year
12:30 Seaports of Okhotsk Sea and Tatar Strait increased their throughput by 15% in 3M’21
12:11 DEME Offshore and Penta-Ocean establish JV to develop Japan’s offshore wind industry
11:41 Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price hike following calls from shipping industry
11:29 Atomflot estimates technical readiness of icebreaker Sibir at 88%
11:07 Georgia Ports Authority orders 28 Konecranes container cranes as larger ship traffic grows
10:34 BHP, Oldendorff and GoodFuels successfully complete first trial with biofuel supplied in Singapore
10:17 Traffic along the Northern Sea Route may become year-round in the near future – Vladimir Putin
10:16 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam readies HNLMS Evertsen for voyage to Japan
09:52 Advanced technologies for HES waterproofing, repair and corrosion protection to be discussed at online webinar on April 27
09:33 Oil prices start decreasing after a period of growth
09:15 Baltic Dry Index as of April 14

2021 April 14

18:14 Stockholm Exergi orders Agilon automated warehouse solution from Konecranes
17:41 Throughput of Kaliningrad port in 3M’2021 fell by 13% Y-o-Y
17:41 Alblasserdam’s Container Transferium gets ready for further growth
17:12 ABS publishes guidance on shipping power and propulsion decarbonization technologies
16:53 Throughput of port Vyborg in 3M’2021 rose by 47% Y-o-Y
16:30 The Korean Register publishes technical report for ammonia fueled ships supporting the commercial adoption of ammonia as ship fuel
16:14 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 3M’2021 fell by 5% Y-o-Y
15:56 Throughput of port Primorsk in 3M’2021 fell by 22% Y-o-Y
15:32 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of a new LNG carrier
14:47 Omsk River Port to arrange pilot voyage for grain exports to China by Irtysh river this year
14:25 ABS joins SOFC4Maritime fuel cell development JDP
13:43 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches RSD59 ship Nikolai Leonov built for Alfa LLC
13:22 Wärtsilä signs an agreement with NYK and MTI to evaluate Expert Insight predictive maintenance service
12:59 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 3M’20201 fell by 2.3% YoY
12:20 Port of Oakland imports up 45 percent in March 2021
12:06 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in 3M’2021 fell by 5% Y-o-Y
11:34 FESCO and NtechLab to collaborate in digital field
11:10 Grimaldi Group buys five ro/pax vessels and two terminals in the ports of Valencia and Barcelona from Armas Trasmediterránea Group