• 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.




2018 November 18

16:21 Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding
15:04 SFL continues its fleet renewal programme, to sell its 2002-built VLCC
14:37 Austal delivers Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Burlington to U.S. Navy
14:26 Lockheed Martin gets $282M contract mod for four MMSCs project
14:13 Ulstein Verft starts construction of largest hybrid ship for Color Line
13:41 Klaveness extends contract of affreightment with South32 Marketing Pte Ltd
12:06 PaxOcean wins three newbuilding contracts from Royal IHC

2018 November 17

18:29 Sanmar delivers Robert Allan-designed new tractor tug Svitzer Meridian
18:02 MSC launches train between Giengen and Trieste
17:51 BGC Partners acquires Poten & Partners
16:41 ABB wins significant asset management solution order in China
16:11 New Secretary-General appointed to the Paris MoU on PSC

2018 November 16

18:07 Ocean Network Express announces delivery of 14,000 - TEU containership “ONE COLUMBA”
18:02 Sovcomflot reported its results for Q3 and 9M ending 30 September 2018
18:01 Throughput of port Vyborg in 10M’18 up 23% Y-o-Y to 1.53 million tonnes
17:42 Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia approves amendments to railway transport tariffs
17:30 Keppel announces settlement agreement for termination of an integration project
17:17 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in 10M’18 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 11.83 million tonnes
17:07 Van Oord and Ace Aquatec making FaunaGuard available for rest of the world
17:06 PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China
16:55 Throughput of port Primorsk in 10M’18 fell by 10% Y-o-Y to 44.42 million tonnes
16:55 NYK develops advance water-in-oil alarm to prevent engine trouble
16:33 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 10M’18 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 15.34 million tonnes
16:28 Maersk Line receives Service Innovation Award for its Remote Container Management product
16:10 Bureau Veritas Chongqing Liansheng wins Global Project Excellence Award of IPMA 2018
15:48 Port of Ust-Luga handled 81.50 million tonnes in 10M’18, down 4% Y-o-Y
15:29 Port of St. Petersburg handled 49.14 million tonnes in 10M’18, up 12% Y-o-Y
15:10 ZIM announces Q3 2018 results
14:45 Jan De Nul supports the 6th Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:24 Decision on construction of 4th and 5th nuclear-powered icebreakers expected before year end
14:10 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Thetis with Hudson
13:32 Entry fee for vessels to be changed at the Port of Ventspils in 2019
13:10 Global Ship Lease completes strategic combination with Poseidon Containers
12:55 Ship inspection to keep high standards
12:31 GoodBulk announces delivery of Supramax vessel to its new owners
12:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
11:30 GTT receives an order from HHI to design the tanks of two new LNG carriers
11:25 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) boosts allocations for its development programme
11:04 ForSea completes conversion of the world’s largest battery ferries, powered by ABB
10:44 Wärtsilä, LUT University and Nebraska Public Power District to develop business case for alternative fuels
10:41 Nor-Shipping looks to achieve industry first with ISO sustainable event standard
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.84% to $67.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.74% to $56.88
10:02 Portmaster improves efficiency in the Port of Scheveningen
09:57 High level experts to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference
09:35 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.4% to 16.3 million TEUs in Jan-Oct’18
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,020 points

2018 November 15

18:03 Costa Smeralda to call on Cruiseport Rotterdam
17:54 Polish LNG Conference 2018 concludes in Warsaw
17:25 Port of Singapore throughput in 10M’18 grew by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 523.73 million tonnes
17:03 Maersk Line announces rates from Mediterranean to West and Central Asia
16:52 Expert says downward trend in bunker prices may continue next week
16:30 Nevsky Shipyard launched dry cargo vessel of Project RSD59 «Pola Anfisa»
16:19 "K" Line takes delivery of coal carrier “SHONAI MARU” for JERA Trading
16:04 ICTSI names new APAC head
15:22 Meyer Turku starts construction of Carnival XL1
15:03 Port of Antwerp signs an agreement with Enabel
14:34 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports in 10M’18 declined by 0.7% Y-o-Y to 108 million tonnes
14:03 Pavilion Energy and Novatek agree to strengthen their LNG partnership
14:00 Damen hands over four FCS 2610 vessels to Allianz during ADIPEC
13:36 ABS awards industry’s first offshore facility cyber security-ready notation to Sembcorp Marine