• 2018 February 22 18:11

    Port of Gdansk expects multimilloin investments

    The Port of Gdansk will soon turn into a construction site. During a recent press conference, the Board of PGA SA summarised 2017 investments and presented the plan for 2018, the PGA said in a press release.

    In 2017, PGA carried out investments worth a total of over PLN 29 million. Thanks to these outlays, the fender line on the Wislane Quay was modernised and ulica Chodackiego and Przemyslowe Quay were redeveloped. The Port Master's Office at the Port Polnocny also underwent some changes.

    "2017 was a year of plans, concluding contracts, announcing tenders. Now, the work is about to begin, successive investments will gradually be launched," said Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the PGA SA.

    In 2018, the scale of the work will increase considerably. The largest investments are those co-financed (up to 85%) by the European Union within the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Thanks to the EU funds, substantial changes are to be expected within the areas of the Inner Port, among others. The fairway will be deepened and the following quays expanded: the Obroncow Poczty Polskiej and Mew Quays, the Oliwskie Quay, the Zbozowe Quay, the Wisloujscie Quay, and the Dworzec Drzewny Quay. The estimated value of the project is PLN 470 million. In the Outer Port, the PGA will expand and modernise the road and railway network for about PLN 180 million. All of the projects executed as part of the CEF programme are due to be completed by 2020.
    EU subsidies will also contribute to the construction of the new Polnocne Quay, thanks to which the Port of Gdansk will gain a terminal for Ro-Ro type cargo, among others. The total amount of EU funds for the PGA comes to about PLN 600 million.
    "We are happy that we can execute the largest investment programme in the history of the Port of Gdansk. On the one hand, it will help us considerably increase the attractiveness of the Port for contracting partners, and on the other, we will gain additional competences, which will help us complete our flagship investment, which is the Central Port. Contrary to some opinions, the PGA's plans are not an expression of megalomania, but an obvious response to the development plans of other ports around the world," said Marcin Osowski, Vice-President of the Board and Director of Infrastructure at the PGA.

    Work related to the construction of four new car parks has also been planned for this year. The first one to be commissioned - probably already this year - will be the buffer car park at the junction of ulica Sniezna and Handlowa, which will hold about 70 cars. Later will come a car park on ulica Budowniczych Portu Polnocnego, to hold about 80 vehicles, one by the Trasa Sucharskiego to a rest area standard - 300 parking spaces, and a car park on ulica Ku Ujsciu for about 100 vehicles. In total, the modernisation and construction of railways, roads, yards, and fences will amount to about PLN 16 million. The Port of Gdansk will also allot about PLN 8 million for investments in new buildings.

    "It is important to the Ministry of Infrastructure to provide good transport connections for the Polish ports. This is an objective in line with the Responsible Development Strategy. Numerous railway and road investments are being carried out, bringing us closer to accomplishing this objective," said Kazimierz Smolinski, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure.

    As part of hydrotechnical investments, the Northern Coastal Breakwater will be modernised, among other things. The value of the entire investment comes to over PLN 6 million (PLN 3.5 million in 2018). The PGA will also modernise the fender line of the Ore Pier for about PLN 5 million (PLN 2.5 million in 2018). These are just some selected items of about 150 included in the investment and renovation plan for this year. In general, investments will eat up about PLN 170 million in 2018.
    "The [Polish] ports' successes prove that Poland is at the forefront of the maritime economy and is implementing ambitious plans related to its development. Extensive investments are necessary in order to make even better use of the huge potential of the Polish ports, in particular the Port of Gdansk," explained Jerzy Materna, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation.




2018 June 19

13:02 Rijkswaterstaat awarded Van Oord the contract to dredge Marker Wadden channel
12:32 MOL to make full-scale move into subsea support vessel business by acquiring stake in AKOFS of Norway
12:28 HELCOM Heads of Delegation approve Baltic Sea Action Plan update process and welcome new HELCOM Chair
12:02 Bunker prices continue growing at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:37 Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette
11:34 Saturnus, first vessel in the Evolution series, launched at AVIC
11:09 Marine Technics and Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau extend joint projects
10:45 Arctia appoints Senior Vice President for Offshore and Marine Services
10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.64% to $74.86, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.62% to $65.28
10:01 Small missile ships of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla sail from Sevastopol to Mediterranean Sea
09:40 Rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet train in rendering assistance to submarine in Kola Bay
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,442 points

2018 June 18

18:12 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company takes part in TransCaspian/Translogistica 2018
17:57 Legislative amendment promotes automatisation tests in maritime transport with regard to manning and watchkeeping
17:35 First major forum on the new Silk Road organised by the Port of Marseille Fos
17:05 Aker Solutions teams up with SAP for next steps in digitalizing its business
16:45 HMM signs Letter of Intent for its mega containership orders
16:24 Victor Olersky handed in his resignation notice
16:18 European Council extends sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol for another year
16:05 DryShips announces agreements to sell two older Panamaxes
15:40 Tuapse Commercial Seaport elected seven BoD members
15:33 Poland holds World Maritime Day Parallel Event
15:13 IMO member states must progress on key sulphur cap issues at critical meeting in July
14:59 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,923 in RF spot market
14:13 Navios Maritime Containers announces acquisition of five containerships and options to acquire four additional containerships
13:35 Maersk launches a new line to the Middle East from Fos
13:00 Aker Arctic demonstrates autonomous vessel in model tests
12:36 ABB to improve Edda Fides floating hotel safety with leading digital technology
11:47 Freeport of Riga Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority sign cooperation agreement
11:24 Port of Tallinn signs MoU with the City of Tallinn for development of the Old City Harbour area
11:01 Dorian LPG Board declines BW LPG'S unsolicited proposal
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.76% to $72.88, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.73% to $63.73
10:12 Capital Product Partners L.P. announces new period charters for four of its product tankers
10:03 Port of Silloth invests £250,000 in new solar farm on Marshall Dock
09:41 Fishers fatalities give impetus to fishing vessel safety work
09:18 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,445 points

2018 June 17

18:40 Port of Oakland's largest terminal operator OK new lease to 2027
18:38 GoodBulk Ltd. announces delivery of Capesize vessel
18:32 Navios Maritime Partners announces sale of containership and options to sell four additional containerships

2018 June 15

18:35 Hapag-Lloyd implements Peak Season Surcharge from Mediterranean to USA
18:05 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean adds Adelaide on the Australia service
17:54 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 5M’18 up 12% Y-o-Y to 6.05 million tonnes
17:35 GTT conducts two FEED studies on two types of Gravity Based System
17:20 Throughput of port Vyborg in 5M’18 up 22% Y-o-Y to 610,900 tonnes
17:05 Port of Koper officially part of the New Silk Road
16:40 Yantar Shipyard launches yet another trawler of Project SK-3101R
16:35 Port of Long Beach volume up to 687,427 TEU in May 2018
16:05 Royal IHC joins PortXL
15:45 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 5M’18 declined by 3% Y-o-Y to 7.49 million tonnes
15:22 Main phase of Nizhegorodsky hydrosystem project obtains state expert approval
15:21 VTG FastTrack makes ad hoc transportation from the Port of Hamburg possible
15:00 Vopak opens new rail infrastructure in the port of Antwerp
14:21 Royal IHC and IHC IQIP sign memorandum of agreement with SOIC
14:09 DNV GL issues first type approval for aluminium cables onboard ships
13:16 Throughput of port Primorsk in 5M’18 down 18% Y-o-Y to 22.63 million tonnes
12:48 Bunker prices are down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:27 Innovative solution for lowering of ship emissions tested in the port of Rotterdam
12:23 LUKOIL commissions third well at Filanovsky field second stage
11:59 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 5M’18 down 1% to 41.48 million tonnes
11:31 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 16% to 24.73 million tonnes in 5M’18