• 2018 January 11 11:54

    Port of Kiel invests in trade links with Russia

    Another warehouse for Russian forestry products was inaugurated in the Ostuferhafen on Tuesday January 9th. The Port of Kiel says the new Shed 12 was built inside just six months and represents an investment of € 1.5 million. The Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL (SEEHAFEN KIEL GmbH & Co. KG) Dr Dirk Claus said “We are investing in our trade relations with Russia and want to further cement our co-operative partnership with Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH.” The Hamburg-based trading company has signed a long-term rental contract for Shed 12 with the port. “We have already been working with the PORT OF KIEL for several decades and we are looking forward to this further deepening of our co-operation”, said Rolf von Loßberg, Managing Director of Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH. “We value highly the service which the port of Kiel is able to offer us. Smooth processing and flexible support are just two reasons why, at present, we strongly favour Kiel as a Baltic port”, he added.

    The location of the new warehouse - directly next to the berth for Russia ferries in the Ostuferhafen – is also ideal when weather-sensitive forestry products need to be brought under cover quickly and stored in dry conditions. The timber business at Jacob Jürgensen has shown very strong growth in the last few years and a large part of that growth has been generated by Russian timber products. The firm is one of the biggest importers of Siberian larch in Europe and its expanded co-operation now with the port of Kiel contributes to the stable and reliable supply of timber raw materials to European industrial and commercial clients.Dirk Claus said: “With Shed 12 we are meeting a growing need, boosting productivity and further increasing quality”. The new facility boasts 5,000 m² of ground area. It is 100 m long and 50 m wide and has a ridge height of 10m. Last year well over 82,000 m³ of sawn timber products were imported from Russia via Kiel and stored in the Ostuferhafen. That was an increase of 38% over the previous year.

    “Growth in the Ostuferhafen is directly related to our investment in the expansion of warehouse space”, said Dirk Claus. Inside just three years available shed area has just about been tripled and today 85,000 m² are available. Some 20,000 m² of warehousing space alone is available for Russian forestry products. Incoming sawn timber is stored for many months in Kiel before being gradually moved on for finishing in German and west European concerns. Some of the products travel from Kiel to Italy, Spain or Portugal and some overseas containers are occasionally also packed in the Ostuferhafen for destinations in Australia, New Zealand or South America. Widely diverse products are created from the processed timber – from planks to garden sheds and fencing.

    About the port of Kiel
    The Ostuferhafen is the Kiel fiord’s freight and logistics centre. Every day ferries of the shipping company DFDS link Kiel with Klaipeda in Lithuania. Once a week St Petersburg is also called at and in addition SCA RoRo cargo ships operate between the Swedish east coast and Kiel. Last year for the first time, 3.5 million tons of cargo were turned round in the Ostuferhafen. That’s about half of Kiel’s total annual handling. In 2017 about 150,000 tons were transported to and from Russia between Kiel and St Petersburg – an increase of 20% compared to 2016. Mainly trailers with consumer and investment goods are shipped east for on shipment to western Russia, Moscow and also as far as Kasakhstan. Siberian forestry products in particular are transported in the opposite direction for handling and storage in Kiel.

    About Jacob Jürgensen
    The Jacon Jürgensen Group is a leading internationally active trading company wirth more than135 years of experience on the world markets. It specialises in the marketing of forestry products: timber and timber products, cellulose and paper. It serves customers on five continents world-wide from its headquarters in Hamburg and in association with partners and offices abroad. More than 50 company employees advise customers on optimal product and service solutions.Jacob Jürgensen Wood GmbH moves more than 150,000 m³ of timber and timber products a year and has a turnover of more than €40 million. An attractive product programme is available to industry and commerce, with the emphasis on round wood, sawn timber and planed and semi-manufactured products. An important part of company activity is the import of timber products from Russia. Handling a volume of more than 600,000 m³, Jacob Jürgensen Wood is today one of the biggest European importers of Siberian larch. Extensive service packages are available to customers, ranging from tailor-made product advice to logistics, storage solutions, financing and insurance.




2018 April 19

14:33 Maersk delivers new block train solution on Standard Gauge Railway
14:11 Global bunker market: the state of volatility remains, expert says
14:03 Samskip starts new service from Poland, Lithuania and Norway
13:20 Bibby Offshore becomes the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea
13:17 Damen Dredging Equipment launches new DOP Dredger Series
13:11 Draft rules for collection of port investment due is available for public discussion (document)
12:52 Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking
12:08 6th Forum of Intermodal Transport FRACHT 2018 held in Gdańsk on 11-12 April
11:13 Port of Rotterdam: growth in container throughput continues in first quarter
10:49 Port of Riga introduces new cargo handling technologies
10:15 Experts forecast Russia's LNG exports to make 33 to 62 million tonnes by 2030
09:52 Brent Crude futures price up 0.6% to $73.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.55% to $68.85
09:34 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,124 points
09:24 APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions in India
09:17 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)

2018 April 18

18:26 Engine room fire on board Finlandia Seaways quickly under control
18:05 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles offer seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality
17:47 Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new Pronto application
17:25 CMA CGM implements FAK rates from East Mediterranean ports to Gulf and Red Sea
16:55 Royal IHC announces successful launching of BONNY RIVER in China
16:16 RZD Logistics and Fenix will develop transit cargo transportation via port Bronka (photo)
16:05 Jumbo names new offshore vessel Stella Synergy
15:28 Samskip brings Rotterdam into Nor Lines' flexible LNG-powered service network
15:05 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to West Africa
15:02 Baltiysky Zavod shipyard tested mooring facilities of Akademik Lomonosov FPU (photo)
14:59 Port of Long Beach container cargo volumes swell 14 percent in March 2018
13:37 Kazmortransflot LLP takes delivery of final Damen Shoalbuster 2709 for Caspian Sea operations
13:08 Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga purchased Liebherr crane as part of Yug-2 terminal modernization (photo)
12:35 Crowley completes acquisition of three SeaRiver tankers
11:47 Major ASW ships Severomorsk and Vice Admiral Kulakov practise search for submarine in Barents Sea
11:19 USC: Import substitution and localization in shipbuilding is hindered by undeveloped service offer
10:50 Russia and Japan ink MoC on mutual recognition of seafarers’ diplomas (photo)
10:25 Brent Crude futures price up 0.54% to $71.97, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.51% to $66.86
10:09 FLEX LNG LTD signs one year time-charter with Enel
09:48 CMA CGM welcomes IMO's decision to reduce by 50% the industry’s CO2 emissions in 2050
09:33 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,052 points

2018 April 17

18:06 Management of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company met with seafarers of the Company’s Offshore Fleet
17:57 RF Navy's major landing ship Minsk visits Lisbon port
17:35 For the first time, more than 30 ports certified with EcoPorts PERS environmental standard
17:05 MAN Diesel & Turbo wins major container vessel order
16:35 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for Italian multi-purpose terminal
16:30 Port of Antwerp freight volume up 7.1% to 58,328,678 tonnes in Q1 2018
16:20 Reconstruction and modernization of Yug-2 terminal at the port of Ust-Luga to increase its annual capacity to 20 million tonnes by 2020
16:05 The world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship begins to take form
15:24 Rolls-Royce to supply innovative autocrossing system and propellers to 13 new ferries
15:05 DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper
14:13 Inland container shipping sector consultations facilitated by Port of Rotterdam Authority yield tangible results
13:20 The Panama Canal “adrift” due to safety concerns
12:58 Authorities and researchers to seek solutions to Arctic navigation
12:15 PowerCell’s fuel cell technology will make vessels emission-free
12:02 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:44 Wan Hai Lines to launch Indonesia to Singapore / Malaysia service
11:31 HII awarded contract for DDG 51-Class follow yard services
11:23 Malta Freeport orders fifteen Konecranes RTGs
11:03 Vostochny Port JSC exported 6 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:24 Brent Crude futures price up 0.55% to $71.80, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.63% to $66.64
10:00 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 3M’18 up 13% Y-o-Y to 3.56 million tonnes
09:36 Throughput of port Vysotsk down 3% to 4.52 million tonnes in 3M’18
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,025 points