• 2018 June 19 14:25

    Europort Romania maintains its position as the premier Black Sea martime event

    The 12th edition of Europort Romania, that took place from 15 - 17 May 2018 lived up to the event’s name. During the premier Black Sea networking event over 50 maritime equipment and service suppliers met with close to 500 maritime professionals from Romania as well as many delegates from other Black Sea countries. Exhibitors highly appreciated the unique and exclusive character of Europort Romania. Within three days, they relished the opportunity to meet and network with the event’s high quality visitors, mostly representing management, purchasing or technical departments and having high decision making authorities for new investments.

    For the Polish company Famor, specialised in ship's illumination, it was the first time to participate in Europort Romania. Ms. Anna Pawlikowska, Marketing Director said: "I have never experienced such a full service marketing event for the marine industry. We have met many professionals from the marine market and we really enjoyed being part of it”. Next to this debutant, many companies have been supporting Europort Romania for over a decade. Michael Johns, Area Sales Manager Marine Division at Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG: "We have been exhibiting in this unique networking event for six editions. We simply have to be there."

    Romania is truly a forward thinking maritime nation. During the official opening ceremony of Europort Romania, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Romania; Mrs Ronner-Grubačić stated: "Romanian ports are developing, and so is the shipbuilding industry. We need to compliment the Romanian wharfs’ accomplishments in today’s technologically advanced industry. With the support of foreign stakeholders and investors, the Romanian shipbuilding sector has matured to where it is today.”

    Beside the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Romania, many officials participated in the official opening ceremony. After welcoming speeches of the Secretary of State from the Ministry of Transport in Romania; Mr Minea, the President of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and also President of the Constanta Chamber of Commerce and Shipping; Mr Daraban, the Mayor of Constanta city; Mr. Făgădău and a special welcome by Raymond Siliakus, Exhibition Manager of Europort, the exhibition was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.    

    New this edition was a matchmaking event, organised by Enterprise Europe Network. This event offered exhibitors the opportunity to gain new international contacts for future technology partnerships. The focus was on innovative technology.

    Europort Romania also hosted a wide range of networking opportunities after closing time of the exhibition. New this year was the wine tasting event and diner afterwards, with traditional Romanian music and dancing. Mr. Chaudhary, 5G Marine stated: "This event allows for excellent networking opportunities.” As is tradition, a shipyard visit was organised as well as the networking reception on the opening day. To conclude the Romanian Shipbuilders Organisation ANCONAV organised their members meeting.


2018 September 20

13:32 ABS supports innovative yacht design with dedicated guidance notes and software
13:20 Finnish Transport Agency: international seaborne transport volumes show significant boost
13:04 Port of Antwerp works on structural solutions to improve mobility
12:43 Arctic group of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enters Chukchi Sea through Bering Strait
12:30 Wison receives AiP from LR for 300MW FSRP
12:04 Port of Rotterdam and Rönesans Holding sign agreement for petrochemical industrial zone in Turkey
11:49 IMO to start consideration of legal framework for low-flashpoint diesel
11:30 Gulftainer signs 50-year, $600 million concession to operate and expand Port of Wilmington in Delaware, USA
11:18 Fuel oil prices are going up the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:04 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
10:55 IMO takes important step to facilitate use of methanol
10:30 HHI receives AiP from LR for a VLGC design capable of using LPG as fuel
10:19 Brent Crude futures price up 0.3% to $79.64, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.61% to $71.2
10:03 OpenIJ starts sinking operation of the lock gate chamber at the Port of Amsterdam
09:50 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg ("Marine Façade") welcomed MSC Meraviglia
09:34 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,373 points
09:03 Port of Rotterdam organises information meeting about the replacement of Maaskade quay wall
08:34 DNV GL launches revised design standard and new certification guideline for floating wind turbines
08:04 ABS issues AIP for Jiangnan’s LNG Jumbo

2018 September 19

18:10 Significant reserve growth confirmed at the Utrenneye field
17:53 Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
17:35 Rolls-Royce launches new range of powerful medium speed V-Engines
17:05 Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing team up to develop new gas technologies in offshore, marine and energy sectors
16:35 Valenciaport presents its cruise offer in Lisbon under the slogan “Valencia dresses in green”
16:16 Vladimir Panchenko dredger built for Lena Basin is put into operation
16:04 MOL launches new large-scale ferry Sunflower Kirishima
15:47 Freeport of Riga Authority begins active cooperation with its Chinese partners
15:23 Vancouver Fraser Port Authority joins leading port authorities in climate action program
15:04 DFDS to invest DKK 300m to install scrubbers on 12 freight ferries deployed on freight routes in the Mediterranean
14:50 Maersk to combine Damco’s Supply Chain Services and Maersk Line’s Ocean Product on January 1st, 2019
14:22 NOVATEK and Fluxys apply for establishment of a joint venture in Rostock, Germany
14:08 Stevedoring unions announce a strike in the ports of Leixoes and Lisbon
13:08 Noble Group completes the sale of the Panacore vessels
12:47 Bunker prices are going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:29 Nevsky Shipyard took part in II International Fishery Forum and Expo 2018
12:07 ABS holds seminar series exploring gas as marine fuel
11:50 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has it towing and supply vessel Nercha overhauled at Bibiheybat shipyard
11:25 Klaipeda Seaport takes part in exhibition and conference in Kazakhstan
11:07 San Pedro Bay Ports ready cleaner truck rules for Oct. 1 2018
10:46 Record number of ships registered at Freeport of Riga in August
10:28 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 4.3% to 13.15 million TEUs in Jan-Aug’18
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