• 2014 January 10 11:16

    In 2013 Port of Tallinn served record number of passengers, cargo handling declined slightly

    Last year the number of passengers passing through the harbours of Port of Tallinn hit the whole time record of 9.236 million passengers, growing by 395 thousand passengers, which is 4.5% more than a year earlier, the port’s press release says. Cargo volume fell 4.2% reaching 28.25 million tons.

    In 2013, the number of passengers on Tallinn-Helsinki route grew by 4.3% to 7.57 million people. During the period from January to December 935 thousand people travelled between Tallinn and Stockholm, St. Petersburg line carried 184 thousand people and cruise vessels brought to Estonia about 526 thousand cruise tourists.

    In December Port of Tallinn served 748,210 passengers, which is 8% more than a year earlier. In the same period, cargo handling decreased by 3% (0.07 million tons) reaching 2.36 million tons. The cargo volume in December had an average result compared to other months. From cargo types the volume of liquid cargo changed the most, decreasing by 7%, which is 0.12 million tons. Volume of containers decreased first time this year in December, falling by 2%, which is 2 thousand tons and 42 TEUs. On the contrary, the volumes of dry bulk and rolling cargo increased by 40 and 11 thousand tons respectively.

    During the entire year, Port of Tallinn handled 28.25 million tons of cargo, which is 4.2% less than in 2012. The decline is caused by the decrease of 19.7% in the volumes of dry bulk, mainly in regard to fertilizers, gravel and turf. At the same time, the cargo volumes of grain increased remarkably, namely by 56.5%. The handling of liquid bulk went through a decrease of 2% reaching 18.97 million tons. Volumes of general cargo increased by 3.9% to 567 thousand tons.   

    The volume of container shipments was at record level last year and reached 253,627 TEUs that is 11.3% more than a year earlier. Cargo volume shipped in containers increased by 8.3% to 1.775 million tons.

    In 2013, the ports of Port of Tallinn were visited by a total of 1933 cargo vessels and 4933 passenger vessels.

    For this year Port of Tallinn forecasts that cargo volume and passenger number remain on the same level as in 2013.

2014 September 18

09:28 Damen gets order from Urag for two ASD 2411 tugs
09:21 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,124 points
09:07 Oil price down to $98.97 in London and down to $93.2 in New York

2014 September 17

18:36 Fincantieri gets two prestigious awards
18:05 The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia announce the appointment of two Board Members
17:56 ICS Vice Chairman repeats call for governments to see sense on Ballast Convention
17:48 Nevsky Shipyard participates in Exhibition “GIDROAVIASALON 2014”
17:31 Rickmers receives “DNV GL Excellence 5 Stars” award from the DNV GL
17:29 Fincantieri holds steel-cutting ceremony for Viking Sea at Marghera shipyard
17:27 Latest landing craft of project 21820 completed sea trial in Kaliningrad region (photo)
17:13 AIDA Cruises once again honored with prestigious Pegasus Award
16:52 St. Petersburg Eco-friendly Port conference to focus on issues and best solutions, Sept. 18-19
16:51 CMA CGM upgrades its Amerigo Service
16:47 Hapag-Lloyd announces a rotation change on its US Westcoast – Australasia Loop 2 service
16:31 Colombo Port city project to transform Colombo city landscape
16:05 Fincantieri appoints a new Chief Financial Officer
15:53 Lithuania highlights development of intermodal transport
15:11 DFDS to close Le Havre-Portsmouth service at the end of 2014
14:34 Offshore Marintec Russia to host top players of the global energy and shipbuilding market
14:31 The Port of Virginia posts container throughput of 214,355 TEUs in August
14:10 DHT Holdings announces closing of its acquisition of Samco Shipholding
13:48 Mortrans LLC (Saint-Petersburg) puts into operation bunkering tanker Eland (photo)
13:31 Scorpio Tankers announces newbuilding vessel deliveries
13:05 ClassNK establishes new Technical Rules and Guidance
12:31 DP World and Hutchison Port Holdings Limited join hands to combat global warming
12:05 Lobanov Design and BMT Nigel Gee present project STAR
11:47 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg down in late 38th week (graph)
11:31 Hapag-Lloyd announces new South Florida Call on its Mediterranean America Service
11:10 Sevastopol included into list of ports for visa-free entry of ferry passengers
10:50 Deep Sea Supply announces charter contracts for Sea Surfer and Sea Swan
09:49 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,150 points
09:33 Oil price down to $99.05 in London and down to $94.88 in New York
09:21 Bunker prices at port Novorossiysk down in late 38th week (graph)

2014 September 16

18:15 Fugro N.V. takes delivery of second coastal survey vessel “Fugro Pioneer” from Damen
17:55 Container throughput of Global Ports down 1.3% to 1.35 mln TEUs in HI’14
17:38 Finland and Russia signed agreements on icebreaking and road transport
16:57 Mexican Navy and Damen ink contract for two vessels within Damen Technical Cooperation
16:44 Amendments introduced into Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky port limits (map)
16:23 Portsmouth Marine Terminal reopens
15:17 Bunker prices at Far East ports remained flat in early 38th week (graph)
15:02 New NYK LNG vessel is named 'Pacific Arcadia'
14:50 RN Amur put into operation at RN-Nakhodkanefteprodukt oil terminal (photo)
14:28 Baltic Fuel Company acquires new 3,950 DWT bunkering tanker for operation in Azov - Black Sea Basin (photo)
14:10 Astrakhan welcomes first passenger ship designed specially for region (photo)
14:02 Epic St. Martin involved in search and rescue operation in philippines
13:41 Over 64% of electorate votes for Marina Kovtun as Murmansk Region Governor (photo)
13:19 Ezion secures an agreement to provide a service rig to support a South East Asian based national oil company
12:33 Aker Wayfarer wins five-year contract from Petrobras
12:08 RSC Bio Solutions opens a warehouse facility in Rotterdam
11:42 Russia’s shipbuilding cluster to be created on the basis of Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center
11:23 EU Transport Ministers to discuss guidelines for development of TEN-T Corridor network
11:15 Island Offshore and Baker Hughes enter a back-to-back agreement with VTT Maritime
11:00 Port of Long Beach container throughput down 9.1 percent in August
10:42 KNOT сoncludes time-charter contract for two shuttle tankers
10:17 Swissco acquires its first liftboat
09:33 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,173 points
09:16 TORM contracts Albwardy for diving services
09:13 Oil price down to $96.65 in London and up to $92.92 in New York

2014 September 15

18:21 VLCC Sirius Star is transferred to Bahri's ownership
18:13 GSP Pegasus rescues 31 refugees offshore Karpathos Island