• 2018 October 19 17:35

    Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China

    The China International Logistics and Transportation Fair in Shenzhen is one of the biggest events for the logistics and transport industry in Asia. The Port of Gdansk Authority has already participated three times, PGA says in a press release.

    Currently the most rapidly developing port in Europe, Gdansk is attracting a lot of interest from representatives of the maritime industry all over the world. This is why during discussions and conversations at the Asian fair, considerable emphasis was put on investment. "The Chinese market is closely following the developments here. We have been talking about the modernisation of the transport network, the expansion of the port's infrastructure, and activities aimed at the growth of inland navigation," says Marcin Osowski, Vice-President of the Board for Infrastructure at the PGA.
    The topic which is drawing the most attention is the construction of the Central Port - the progress of the work to date, the planned logistics and infrastructure solutions, the throughput capacity, and forms of financing the project.

    "The Central Port investment is arousing huge interest on a global scale, as the project itself is globally on the highest level. We are already talking to the largest operators, including those from China," explains Marcin Osowski.

    Seaport digitalisation within the PSC (Port Community System) platform was also an important aspect for the participants of the debates. As one of the leading ports in the Baltic Sea, the Port of Gdansk is striving toward the implementation of the new systems. During the fair, the Port of Gdansk signed a declaration on cooperation with the world's largest ports (Antwerp, Barcelona, Riga, Hamburg, Halifax, Indonesia, Rotterdam, Sri Lanka, Valencia, Zeebrugge, and Shenzhen) concerning data exchange, promotion and the use of new technologies, as well as the establishment of port alliances.
    Not only the PGA, but also its business partners - Adampol, Premco and Speed - made an appearance under the aegis of the Port of Gdansk. The Port of Gdansk's motto during this year's fair was "Success and Growth". It was a reference to the record transshipments in the first half of 2018.

    "The Port is developing rapidly and so are we. We see huge potential and opportunities in the automotive sector. We will soon have the new Polnocne Quay intended for Ro-Ro cargo, then the Central Port as well. The Chinese are interested in cooperation in this respect. The Port of Gdansk is a brand in itself and we are very happy that the Port Authority gives us the opportunity to participate in domestic and international events. This not only enhances our position as an enterprise, but also shows the world that we stick together and work jointly towards success," comments Lukasz Szutenberg, Development Manager at Adampol, which specialises in the transshipment of commercial vehicles at the Port of Gdansk.

    The eastern directions are also important to Premco: "We deal with broadly defined logistics, which includes not only the transshipment of containers, but also issues related to customs clearances and vehicle transport of the handled goods. We have a really good offer for our business partners from China and the fair is the perfect opportunity to talk about it directly with Asian business people," says Piotr Muszynski, President of Premco.

    Speed, offering loose material logistics, also sees a chance of winning customers from among the Chinese. "The Port of Gdansk Authority planned very strong marketing activities during the fair in Shenzhen and successfully carried out all of them. Aware of the huge interest that the stand of the Port of Gdansk might attract, we decided to present our logistics offer and the concept behind the bulk cargo terminal we are building. The response we evoked from potential partners reinforces our belief that we do have a competitive offer and the Port of Gdansk is the right place to develop our business activity," says Andrzej Grubalski, Commercial Director at Speed.

    The cooperation between China and the Port of Gdansk is intensifying each year. The strong market position is complemented by innovative projects and investments. "Expansion into Asian markets is a necessity. We do not intend to miss this moment and this is why as soon as next month, we are opening the Port of Gdansk's first business office abroad, in Shanghai," says Patryk Felmet, Marketing and Communications Director at the PGA.




2019 January 16

12:33 VEB team got acquainted with Zvezda SBC production
12:09 ABS Advanced Solutions and Fleet Management Limited partner on cyber security
11:56 Engineers from Far Eastern Federal University provide scientific support of dry dock construction at Zvezda shipyard
11:30 Bunker prices at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia show no significant changes (graph)
11:09 Port of Oakland cargo volume hit all-time high in 2018
10:52 3 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 15-16
10:35 ​IMO Secretary-General highlightes the need to consider seafarer training and standards
10:09 Fincantieri to build a new ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
09:57 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $60.57, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $51.97
09:41 CMA CGM OCEANIA LINES - PAD service to resume weekly rotations
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,096 points

2019 January 15

18:18 WMU investigated how the global transport industry will change as a result of automation and advanced technologies
17:52 ASCO Training Center achieved all targets set for 2018
17:27 Sovcomflot provides technical management for Marshal Vasilevskiy floating storage and regasification unit
17:00 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) climbed by 0.07% to 561.29 million tonnes in 2018
15:59 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:04 Equinor uses technical expertise from LR to lead a safety study assessment for significant offshore project in Brazil
14:44 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 19.64 million TEUs in 2018
14:21 ONE achieves container loading records in two consecutive weeks by “MOL TRUST” and “MOL TRADITION”
14:00 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 46.58 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, up 7.3% Y-o-Y
13:36 Turnover of DeloPorts’ terminals in 2018 increased by 13% Y-o-Y to 8.7 mln tonnes
13:12 Havyard merges its navigation, automation and power systems services into one brand
12:53 Order portfolio of Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex grew by 42% in IIH’2018
12:30 ABS grants AIP for Neptun’s wind turbine transport vessel
12:01 ZIM’s blockchain based B/L’s initiative: the next phase
11:43 9 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 14-15
11:29 Jan De Nul enters into concession agreement with the Government of Bangladesh for the dredging of Payra Port
11:20 CDP, Fincantieri and Snam team up to innovate port facilities in Italy and develop sustainable technologies for maritime transport
10:37 Black Sea Fleet trains for new exercises of Depth 2019 contest
10:04 Brent Crude futures price up 1.19% to $59.7, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.27% to $51.13
09:42 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport assisted 2,026 ships in navigation season 2018-2019
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,147 points

2019 January 14

18:00 EU, China and the U.S. needs to support counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea – BIMCO
17:38 Port of Singapore throughput in 2018 grew by 0.4% Y-o-Y to 630.03 million tonnes
17:06 The new Kvarken ferry will be built in Raumo
16:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces Marine Fuel Recovery Surcharges for North Europe
16:00 Full ban on open-loop scrubbers not yet imposed in China
15:36 China adopted new regulations concerning reporting of fuel consumption
15:12 ABP strengthens business with new steel contract at the Port of Immingham
14:47 ABP: £250m to keep Britain trading through Brexit
14:20 PIL adds Itajai call to Sino South America Service (SSA)
13:59 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 13,924 in RF spot market
13:35 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 4.5% to 306.5 million tonnes in 2018
13:13 Color Line expands Kiel – Oslo cargo capacity
12:54 Posidonia 2020 promises to be the largest and most versatile in its 50 year history
12:32 IMO helps Member States with sustainability targets
12:11 Crowley’s LNG-fueled ConRo MV Taíno completes maiden voyage to Puerto Rico
11:50 IMO holds training on maritime counter-terrorism measures in Viet Nam
11:31 ICTSI flagship gets eco-friendly RTGs
11:08 Cai Mep Terminal receives world’s large container ship
10:44 4 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 13-14
10:21 Cargo turnover at the terminals of the Freeport of Ventspils increased in 2018
09:58 Brent Crude futures price down 0.94% to $59.91, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.95% to $51.11
09:40 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 2018 grew by 3.3% Y-o-Y to 14.71 million tonnes
09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,169 points

2019 January 13

17:04 Number of ships sailing with Selektope®-powered antifouling coatings set to double in 2019
16:29 Finnish shipbuilder RMC inks LoI for a new car and passenger ferry
15:24 Crowley’s LNG-fueled ConRo MV Taíno completes maiden voyage to Puerto Rico
14:21 SEACOR Marine expands its fleet with three FSVs
13:29 Union Cabinet approves MoU on maritime issues between India and Denmark