BOLETÍN PUERTO DE BILBAO

BOLETÍN PUERTO DE BILBAO
Editado por UniportBilbao/Comunidad Portuaria

 

Resumen de algunas de las noticias que recoge nuestro boletín número 69:

Puerto de Bilbao: 2.700 millones de euros en dieciséis años
INVERSIONES PARA LA INTERNACIONALIZACIÓN DE LAS EMPRESAS

El pasado, el presente y el futuro del puerto de Bilbao está ligado a la existencia de un fuerte sector industrial pero, de igual manera, tampoco se le concibe al enclave bilbaíno- ni al resto de los sectores de la economía –sin el valor que les aporta el sector de la logística marítimo-portuaria, es decir, el cluster de empresas del propio puerto de Bilbao.

Plataforma de distribución
BBG exporta GNL

La terminal Bahía de Bizkaia Gas (BBG) del puerto de Bilbao ha iniciado en mayo las operaciones de exportación de Gas Natural Licuado (GNL).

Biocombustibles
Bunge Ibérica compra Biodiesel Bilbao

Bunge Ibérica ha adquirido la planta Biodiesel Bilbao, que se pon­drá en marcha en octubre, y se des­tinará a la producción de energía a través de la transformación de acei­tes vegetales en biocombustible.

Hidrocarburos
Esergui amplia negocio

Avia-Esergui ha comprado a Q8 (Kuwait Petroleum International) el negocio de distribución de su filial Fuel Iberia. Con esta operación, duplica su distribución de gasóleo.

22,8 millones de euros
Petronor, inversión medioambiental

Petronor, del Grupo Repsol, invertirá 22,833 millones de euros para renovar dos compresores de la unidad de FCC, lo que representa la mayor inversión medioambiental de Euskadi desde que se inauguró, en 2011, la planta de coque.

Multipropósito
MACS inicia servicio entre Europa y el Golfo de México

Bilbao es la última escala en la ruta hacia el oeste del nuevo servicio multipropósito del armador alemán MACS-Maritime Carrier GmbH & Co., representado por Vasco Catalana Group, que conecta el norte de Europa y Reino Unido con el Golfo de México, con escalas tanto en puertos mexicanos como estadounidenses.

Acuerdo
Erhardt y EMS Chartering

E. Erhardt y Cia. se ha convertido en el agente oficial en España de la naviera alemana EMS Chartering y actuará como representante de EMS-Fehn-Group.

Vasco Shipping
Nuevo servicio a Irlanda

COSCO, representada por Vasco Shipping Services, ha iniciado un servicio que une Bilbao con Irlanda, vía Rotterdam.

El operador celebra su 30 aniversario
Progeco ampliará sus instalaciones

Progeco Bilbao, operador líder en servicios integrales de logística que ha cumplido treinta años en el puerto de Bilbao, ha anunciado que ampliará en 20.000 m2 su concesión en la Zona de Almacenaje y Distribución (ZAD)

Noticias de Empresa

  • Paceco España ha desarrollado un nuevo generador híbrido diésel para grúas RTG, que permite convertir en híbrida cualquier máquina diésel convencional con independencia de su marca.
  • La prestigiosa guía europea anual del directorio británico “Chambers& Partners”, que valora a los mejores bufetes y letrados, ha nombrado a Albors, Galiano & Portales como el mejor despachoen derecho marítimo
  • UniportBilbao ha editado la séptima edición del plano Guía de servicios del puerto de Bilbao. donde se señala la situación de las empresas que trabajan en el recinto portuario, incluyendo el servicio de autobús gratuito que presta el Club Stella Maris a los tripulantes de buques para acceder/ salir del puerto hacia/desde su buque.

Nuevos empresas asociadas a Uniport

  • Befesa Valorización de Azufre
  • Frigoríficos Portuarios del Norte (Frioport)

El BOLETÍN DE UNIPORT tiene carácter internacional. El nº 68 se distribuyó entre 8.913 suscriptores, de los cuales 6.955 fueron de la UE y el resto de terceros países (en especial de América). Contó con una tirada de 6.276 en castellano y 2.637 en inglés, distribuyéndose 5.704 en edición electrónica y 3.209 en papel. La edición en papel se difunde, además, en los distintos foros y ferias donde Uniport participa.

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E-Flash No. 100 – 6 July 2015

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  1. Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) elected as IMO Secretary-General

Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four years.

The vote took place during the 114th session of the 40-Member strong IMO Council, which is meeting from 29 June to 3 July 2015. To read more on the newly elect SG please visit: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/30-SG-election.aspx

 

  1. Kazakh President Hails Completion Of WTO Accession Talks

Kazakhstan is to formally become the WTO's 162nd member in December after the nation's accession package won members' final approval in Geneva on June 22. Membership of the WTO would "provide our enterprises with access to foreign markets, and consumers with a wide selection of goods and services." The government would continue supporting agriculture even after the country becomes a WTO member. To read more please visit: http://www.rferl.org/content/kazakhstan-nazarbaev-wto-talks-completed/27086687.html

 

  1. ICAO and International Transport Forum to co-operate on aviation issues

ICAO and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have signed an agreement aimed at increasing cooperation. Under the terms of the three-year memorandum of collaboration (MoC), the bodies will undertake joint research, host events together and exchange information and staff.

Mutual interests identified in the MoC include: the liberalisation of global air transport; the security of air travellers; and aviation infrastructure investment. To read more please visit: http://www.mro-network.com/news/2015/06/icao-and-itf-further-collaborate/5623#sthash.iaU7lvsx.dpuf

 

  1. GLOBAL TRADE DEVELOPMENT WEEK (GTDW) 2015 - Oct 27-29 2015

The GTDW is a major international forum committed to increase knowledge, capabilities & dialogue between government & private sector trade leaders to deliver international trade development. Held Under Patronage of Minister of Economy, UAE and partnered by Dubai Customs & Dubai Economic Council.

The ambitious programme hosts 150 leading speakers and includes The Ministers & Trade Leaders Plenary, 5 concurrent major trade summits, site tours, networking receptions and a leading trade exhibition - Attendees can select a programme that addresses their specific requirements and interests as well as opting for workshops & tours. If interested to know and would like to participate, please visit: http://www.kwglobaltrade.com/register.html

 

  1. Transport ministers approve Quality Charter for road freight

A Quality Charter for international road haulage operations has been approved by the transport ministers of the European member countries of the International Transport Forum at the OECD. This is a major step towards harmonisation of conditions in the Pan-European road haulage market.

The ITF will monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Quality Charter by the member countries through its European Road Transport Group. It will also define follow-up actions for the further development of the Multilateral Quota system. To read more please visit: http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/Press/PDFs/2015-06-22-MQ-Charter.pdf

 

  1. IMO adopts IGF Code

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), which aims to minimise the risk to the environment.

The Code addresses all areas that need special consideration for the usage of low-flashpoint fuels, taking a goal-based approach. To read more about the development please visit: http://www.greenport.com/news101/Regulation-and-Policy/imo-adopts-igf-code?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRohvarMZKXonjHpfsX86ugsWrHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy3IECSNQ%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVQASa2xS7kNoqwE

 

  1. Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: The Potential Impact on Trade Costs

The 2015 OECD Trade Facilitation Indicators (TFIs) find that the implementation of the TFA could reduce worldwide trade costs by between 12.5% and 17.5%. Countries which implement the TFA in full will reduce their trade costs by between 1.4 and 3.9 percentage points more than those that do only the minimum that the TFA requires.

The 2015 OECD TFIs cover 152 countries across different geographical regions and levels of development. Using cost estimates from the updated ESCAP-World Bank Trade Costs Dataset, they provide the most current assessment of the potential impact of implementing the measures included in the WTO TFA. View the complete analysis at: http://www.oecd.org/trade/tradedev/WTO-TF-Implementation-Policy-Brief_EN_2015_06.pdf

 

  1. ICAO Confirms New E-Cigarette Restrictions

ICAO has amended the 2015-2016 edition of its Technical Instructions prohibiting passengers and crew from carrying e-cigarettes and other battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in checked baggage.

ICAO first advised its Member States of electronic smoking device safety issues in December 2014. To read more please visit: http://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-Confirms-New-E-Cigarette-Restrictions.aspx

 

  1. Botswana ratifies Trade Facilitation Agreement

Botswana has become the eighth WTO member to ratify the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The WTO Secretariat received the country's instrument of acceptance on 18 June.

Keep in mind that the agreement will only enter into force once a full two-thirds of the WTO membership, 108 members, formally accept it. So far, it has been ratified by Hong Kong, China, Singapore, the U.S., Mauritius, Malaysia, Japan and Australia, representing 6 % of the total needed, according to the WTO. To continue to follow up on developments please visit: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news15_e/fac_18jun15_e.htm

 

  1. Greece Willing to Raise Taxes on Merchant Ships

Greece's government is willing to implement a higher tonnage tax on its giant merchant shipping industry, meeting its international creditors half way in their demands that the country does away with lucrative tax breaks for shippers.

International creditors have asked Athens to impose higher taxes on its mainstay shipping sector-a move the government has long been loath to do for fear of sending shipping companies fleeing Greece. For further information on the topic please visit: http://www.wsj.com/articles/greece-willing-to-raise-taxes-on-merchant-ships-1435342393

 

  1. Airports Commission recommends third Heathrow runway

A new runway at Heathrow, with a ban on night flights, is the best way to boost Britain's economy and secure the UK's future in global aviation, according to the independent Airports Commission. That is the long-awaited judgment from the panel led by Sir Howard Davies, the economist, set up by David Cameron in 2012 to settle decades of political controversy over airport expansion in southeast England.

A third runway could generate up to £147bn for the economy over 60 years and 70,000 new jobs by 2050, he said. To read more please visit : http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1dd2c860-1fb3-11e5-ab0f-6bb9974f25d0.html#axzz3ek12b3e6