• 2018 March 13 18:00

    Port of Gdansk Authority to select from five bids for Central Port construction concept

    In the last days of December, the Port of Gdansk Authority issued a call for tenders for a concept for the construction of the Central Port. The bids have just been opened. The PGA says it will select from among five bids from experienced companies.

    One enterprise (ILF Consulting Engineers Polska) and four consortia (1. Industria Project and Europrojekt Gdansk; 2. Sweco Consulting and Wuprohyd; 3. IDOMInzynieria, Architektura i Doradztwo, IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture, S.A.U., and Arcadis i Berenguer Ingenieros S.L.; 4. PROJMORS Biuro Projektow Budownictwa Morskiego and Mosty Gdansk) submitted tenders. The contractor will have 10 months to prepare a complete concept for the Central Port.

    "It is a significant step forward for the construction of the Central Port. The opening of bids and the later selection of the contractor is a clear signal that we are determined and want the Central Port to be built. It is important for us that the concept should be developed with utmost care, so we will examine each offer carefully," said Lukasz Greinke, President of the Board of the PGA SA.

    The subject of the tender is the preparation of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary concept for the development of the Central Port. The project is to include an analysis of the demand for cargo and passenger sea transport, both domestic and European, or global, as well as forecasts for long-term changes in the demand for this transport until 2050. The company that will be selected to prepare the concept will also be required to make an inventory of the existing technical infrastructure (road, rail, and hydrotechnical).

    The PGA requires the contractor to have a team of experts including experienced architects, hydrotechnicians, and road and railway infrastructure specialists. Three variants of the concept for the Central Port are to be prepared. Each has to include a map and a description, one of them also with a contractor's recommendation.

    "The concept has to be backed up by extensive analyses. We want to have detailed knowledge on the costs and benefits, ways of staging the investment, level of interference in the existing road and railway system, and the safety of vessel manoeuvring and mooring. It is a very complex project," explained Marcin Osowski, Vice-President of the Board and Director of Infrastructure at the PGA.

    The Central Port is a flagship investment of the Port of Gdansk Authority. Ultimately, several terminals for various purposes are to be built, including a bulk cargo terminal, a general cargo terminal, a passenger terminal, and a ro-ro type terminal. The investment is to be carried out as a public-private partnership and assumes gradual construction of more terminals, depending on the needs of private operators. The Central Port has already received governmental support, among others from the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, and Prime Minister Beata Szydlo.




2018 September 19

10:07 Austal awarded littoral combat ships 32 & 34
09:43 Brent Crude futures price down 0.06% to $78.98, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $69.57
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,356 points
09:05 Port of Oakland to add electric trucks thanks to state grant
08:07 GTT signs a Technical Assistance and License agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
07:40 DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for 93K cbm very large ethane carrier design “PANDA E”

2018 September 18

18:09 Cruise ships called Saaremaa Harbour nine times during the summer season
17:52 Arctic units of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet hold amphibious assault training at Chukotka coast
17:27 Annual Advanced Course on Port Operations and Management held in France on 10-12 September
17:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Europe & Mediterranean to West Africa
16:50 Marinet Conference gathered more than 500 on-site and virtual participants
16:21 Drilling rig supply ship of Project 22420, Ostap Sheremet, left Amursky Shipyard for outfitting and testing
16:04 Maersk Line announces new Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)
15:34 NYK participates in Japan Climate Initiative
15:04 6 MOL-operated/managed vessels earn commendations from Japan Coast Guard Regional Headquarters
14:30 Yang Ming launches new container vessel 'YM Wellbeing'
14:16 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 6.15 billion tonnes in 8M’18
14:03 PORT OF KIEL restructures Ostuferhafen access area
13:52 RS gains ISO 9001:2015 Certificate
13:28 Kolmar to export up to 40 million tonnes of coal per year via a terminal under construction in the Muchke Bay
13:04 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 8M’18 grew by 6% Y-o-Y to 9.6 million tonnes
12:40 Okskaya Sudoverf takes part in Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo 2018
12:17 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) declined by 1% to 372.85 million tonnes in 8M’18
11:55 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:31 Throughput of port Vyborg in 8M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.15 million tonnes
11:09 Diana Shipping aqnnounces time charter contract for m/v Artemis with Ausca
10:48 Throughput of port Primorsk in 8M’18 fell by 11% Y-o-Y to 35.79 million tonnes
10:30 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 8M’18 declined by 3% Y-o-Y to 12.07 million tonnes
10:09 Georgia Ports Authority approves $92M rail expansion
09:52 Brent Crude futures price down 0.55% to $77.62, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.44% to $68.39
09:43 ABS Global Gas Team awarded classification contract for Singapore's first LNG bunker barge
09:33 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers Pola Feodosia, fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,357 points
08:17 GTT and Keppel Offshore & Marine sign a license agreement for the construction of membrane tank solutions
07:36 Bureau Veritas issues approval for GTT’s new NO96 Flex cargo containment system

2018 September 17

18:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Indian Subcontinent and Middle East to Mediterranean
17:50 ICS launches free guidance on preparing for 2020 sulphur cap
17:23 Throughput of port Ust-Luga in 8M’18 declined by 5% Y-o-Y to 64.49 million tonnes
17:04 Maersk Line announces rates from Europe & Mediterranean to West Africa
16:35 Cheniere and Vitol sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement
16:04 Port of Piraeus establishes partnership with Port of Guangzhou
15:30 Keppel delivers its second LNG-powered vessel to Keppel Smit Towage Singapore
15:12 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
14:58 HHLA floating crane loads world’s biggest ship propeller onto a vessel at the Port of Hamburg
14:50 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg up 12% to 39.39 million tonnes in 8M’18
14:23 Training for reducing emissions in ports held in Georgia
14:01 Incheon Port Authority signs agreement of 'Formation of eco-friendly port' with UNEP
13:36 Wärtsilä wins world’s first ‘LPG as fuel’ order for new generation of innovative gas carriers
13:12 GTT receives an AiP from Bureau Veritas for the development of its new cargo containment system (CCS) NO96 Flex
12:50 Registration opens for SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance Technology conference
12:31 Maersk to change fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap
12:05 Super Luxury MV Viking Orion calls Colombo
11:57 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 20,404 in RF spot market
11:24 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 8M’18 down 1% Y-o-Y to 33.35 million tonnes
11:19 DNV GL starts phase II of project to examine the impact of phase-contamination on oil flow meters
11:03 Port of Singapore throughput in 8M’18 grew by 1.2% Y-o-Y to 418.62 million tonnes
10:46 Valencia Containerised Freight Index up 8.19% from January to August 2018
10:41 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 8M'18 up 8.9% Y-o-Y to 7.67 million tonnes (table)
10:18 The Maritime Standard reveals finalists for 2018 Awards
09:56 Brent Crude futures price down 0.12% to $78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.07% to $68.72