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ICTSI Polish receives 2 new quay cranes

Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) container terminal in the Port of Gdynia, Poland, recently received two new quay cranes (QC), further boosting BCT’s status as a key port in Eastern Europe and in the Baltic region.

The QCs are part of a PLN 200 million (USD 58 million) investment program, […]


IMO Sec-Gen Discusses Arctic Shipping

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu: “In the forthcoming five years, the Northern Sea Route will be the main shipping lane for navigation in the Arctic.”

Sekimizu, who went to Saint-Petersburg for participation in special events dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, tells IAA PortNews about prospects of the Arctic navigation, anti-piracy […]


Maersk-Linked Company Could Win Monopoly over Russian Container Shipping

Denmark-based Maersk Group’s APM Terminals owns more than 25% of Global Ports Investments (GPI), with Russian partners, and GPI is hoping to acquire the National Container Company (NCC), giving the group control over the majority of Russian container shipping in the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Finland and the Arctic.

Analysis: The […]


North Sea Ship Collision Kills Five as Car Carrier Sinks

The Bahamian-flagged Baltic Ace was headed to Kotka,Finland, from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, when it collided about 65 kilometers (40 miles) off the southeastern coast of the Netherlands with Cyprus-flagged Corvus J, which was on its way to Antwerp from the Scottish town of Grangemouth, the coast guard said.

Five crew members died […]


APM Terminals Eyes Russian Port Investment

APM Terminals is considering investing in a new Baltic Sea port in the Kaliningrad region of Russia, according to Russian government press material.

The press material indicated that the terminal-operating arm of A.P. Moller-Maersk is looking at an investment in the port at Baltiysk for which the total investment budget is seen at over $3.5 […]