• 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 August 21

13:50 URALCHEM becomes controlling shareholder of Ventamonjaks terminal (Latvia)
13:32 Maersk Line remains the leading carrier on reliability in Q2
13:20 United Metallurgical Company plans selling of unfinished metallurgical terminal at port Ust-Luga
13:13 Bergen Group posts Interim Report for Q2 2014
12:40 LUKOIL-BUNKER LLC holds oil spill response exercise in waters of port Novorossiysk
12:01 Diana Shipping Inc. announces delivery of Capesize Dry Bulk Carrier m/v G. P. Zafirakis
11:42 Panama Canal updates Maersk Line on Expansion Program
11:21 Ports of Auckland posts results for the year to 30 June 2014
10:59 USPA conducts a seminar on information security
09:36 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,061 points
09:19 Oil price up to $102.28 in London and up to $93.45 in New York

2014 August 20

18:20 TTS Group appoints a new CFO
18:03 Hiab presents the latest technology in sustainable load handling at Elmia Lastbil in Sweden
17:55 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launches lead tug of 6-boat series for P.TransCo (photo)
17:21 Topaz Energy and Marine secures US$75 million investment from Standard Chartered Private Equity
17:10 BMT SMART appoints new Sales & Business Development Manager
16:22 Epic Gas announces unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014
15:44 Low water causes introduction of draught limits at some parts of Russia’s inland water ways
15:20 Zamakona Yards Shipyards performes delivery ceremony and naming of new Atlantic Offshore´s ERRV
15:07 Lawyers recommend re-exporting of “sanctioned” cargoes from Russian ports
15:03 MacGregor gets contract for two subsea cranes for Chinese PSVs
14:20 TTS Group signes a contract for delivery of a ship lift and related equipment to SIMA in Peru
14:11 Oil spill response headquarter exercise held at port Novorossiysk (photo)
14:02 Cecon Pride completes Sea-trials and mobilizes for delivery and departure for the Mediterranean
13:24 Tanker Anichkov Bridge is the first to transit Northern Sea Route this year (photo)
13:21 APM Terminals reports profit of USD 223 mln
13:20 Guangzhou Shipyard International Company's MR oil tanker gets first EEDI certificate
12:45 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg slightly down in early 34th week (graph)
12:23 Clarkson announces Unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2014
12:14 A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S publishes Interim Report Q2 2014
11:37 Star Bulk agrees to acquire 34 drybulk vessels
11:19 Guangzhou Shipyard International Company secures four 250,000dwt VLOCs order from FMG
10:37 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 3.3% to 13.13 mln TEUs in Jan-July’14
10:16 Qatargas delivers a commissioning cargo to Hainan LNG Terminal in the People’s Republic of China
09:52 Lukoil ships first batch of compensation oil as part of West Qurna-2 project In Iraq
09:28 Oil price down to $101.56 in London and down to $92.86 in New York
09:13 Honghua Group enters into LOA for offshore rig construction with Orion
09:09 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,040 points

2014 August 19

18:37 Galle Harbour earns profit of Rs. 20 m
18:17 Lukoil ships first batch of compensation oil as part of West Qurna-2 project in Iraq
18:07 BIMCO to help judge Maritime Standard Awards in Dubai
17:53 North-Western Shipping Company delivers oversized equipment to Bashkortostan (photo)
17:42 Norwegian prime minister opens the Gudrun platform in the North Sea
17:26 Hapag-Lloyd announces void sailing on its Far East Trade – Europe - Asia Loop M Service
16:20 Throughput of port Singapore up 5.3% to 319.57 mln t in Jan-July’14
15:11 Bureau Veritas announces the acquisition of Analysts in the United States
14:54 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.6% to 6.42 bln t in Jan-July’14
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd changes vessel name on its US Westcoast – Australasia Loop 1 (WAS) Service
13:49 Marintec Indonesia to be held 26-28 November 2014, at Jakarta International Expo
12:30 Throughput of NCSP Group down 4.2% to 79.7 mln t in Jan-July’14
12:04 Hapag-Lloyd announces void sailing on its Far East Trade – Europe - Asia Loop 4
11:02 SITC launches new service
10:47 Scorpio Tankers to purchase MR product tanker and deliveres two MR product tankers
10:17 Transpacific Stabilization Agreement plans to increase Asia-U.S. rates from September 1
09:41 Admiral Vladimirsky research ship leaves Kronshtadt for expedition (photo)
09:23 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,042 points
09:10 Oil price down to $101.6 in London and down to $93.75 in New York

2014 August 18

18:17 Reefer box capacity forecast to grow 22% over next five years
17:51 Port of Hamburg expects 4-pct increase of sea cargo handling to 145 mln t in 2014
17:51 Swiber to fly the Mexican flag on its fleet