• 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 December 21

12:46 Hapag-Lloyd enhances Asia – South Africa Express (SA1/SA2)
11:43 Havyard to build a service vessel for Dudgeon wind farm
10:34 Boskalis awarded contract for Wikinger offshore wind farm
09:29 Vroon announces delivery of VOS Glamour

2014 December 20

22:22 Teekay Petrojarl contracts Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam for the ‘EPC Redeployment Upgrade’ of its FPSO Petrojarl I
12:38 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from Asia to South Africa and Indian Ocean
11:35 Statoil awards Mariner drilling and well services contract to Schlumberger Oilfield UK
10:30 Ulstein Verft’s largest vessel ready for big scale construction
09:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from all Asian ports to Red Sea trades

2014 December 19

18:05 Ocean Yield ASA sells the seismic vessel Geco Triton
17:50 Cargo transportation by inland water ways of Russia down 8.8% to 122.3 mln t in Jan-Nov’14
17:45 Hapag-Lloyd informs about week without sailing on its Japan Express Service
17:35 General Dynamics NASSCO starts construction of APT-2 ECO Tanker
17:22 Marine Engineering Bureau – SPb designs two new railway ferries for Crimea-Kavkaz line (graphics)
17:05 Mitsui to participate in new container terminal development in Jakarta jointly with Ipc, Nyk Line & Psa
16:53 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a week without sailing on its South China 2 Service
16:50 IACS OKs two URs for bulk carriers and oil tankers, to enter into force on July 1, 2015
16:35 TTS Group ASA secures contract for the delivery of one 800 tonne Leg-Encircling Crane
16:16 RF Transport Minister says Murmansk will become major port hub for Russia to take hold of continental shelf and NSR
16:05 BMT TITRON designs 'Mama Vessels'
15:49 Preliminary figures indicate 5% increase of Russian seaports’ throughput to 620 mln t this year, RF Transport Minister says
15:35 SAMWAF Line to call at Lobito
15:30 MOL implements new rotations of the East Japan Korea Thailand Service and a new Manila feeder service
15:27 Teekay Tankers agrees to acquire five modern Aframax tankers
15:23 Manga Terminal Oy to construct LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland
15:22 Novorossiysk-Sevastopol container line launched to link Crimea with mainland
15:15 Damen Shipyards Galati wins prestigious Dutch Romanian Business Award
15:02 THC in Russian Far East ports to be revised for all cargoes as from January 18th, 2015 - CMA CGM
14:46 Repair of nuclear-powered submarine Yekaterinburg completed at Zvezdochka shipyard (photo)
14:19 The first Damen Stan Patrol 3007 arrives at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting
14:15 Wärtsilä receives full notice to proceed for its first LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland
13:22 Cecon to complete Hull 719 project
12:19 Russian Railways cut transport costs by 0.7% in 2014, Yakunin says
12:05 Three further “K” Line vessels to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN eco-efficiency software
11:00 Fincantieri gets order from Carnival for the construction of two new cruise ships
10:47 Oil price down to $59.27 in London and down to $54.36 in New York
10:41 Vroon announces keellaying ceremony for Gloucester Express
10:21 Baltic Dry Index down 1.57% to 814 points
10:04 Multraship and Damen agree deals for three more ASD Tugs
10:00 High-speed crew boat Muslim Magomayev delivered in Azerbaijan (photo)
09:15 RF Transport Ministry publishes Programme for public discussion of Ministry’s plan of activities in 2013-2018 (2015)

2014 December 18

18:14 SC Ports Authority container volume up 13 percent
18:10 MABUX: Bunker prices set to stabilize at current level
18:10 Three further “K” Line vessels to install ClassNK-NAPA GREEN eco-efficiency software after successful trials on an 8,600 TEU container vessel
18:09 Christine Duffy named President of Carnival Cruise Line
18:08 Road-mobile Siwertell unloader evaluated as best solution for Gambian operator
17:57 Bunker prices at Far East ports stabilized in late 51st week (graph)
17:45 Foundation work completed in Borinquen 1E Dam for Panama Canal Expansion
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd informs about Jeddah port omission on CEC Service
16:45 TITAN Salvage successfully refloats and scuttles bow of wrecked bulk carrier
16:00 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handled 100,000 TEUs from year beginning
15:56 GEFCO Russia executes transportation of Tu-134 aircraft from Orenburg to Hahn am See (Germany)
15:34 Cammell Laird completes biggest-ever refit for RFA
15:25 Creation of gas hub at Turkey/Greece border depends on European partners, Vladimir Putin says
15:06 Wärtsilä wins contracts for sea water desalination systems for seven cruise ships
15:05 Teekay Offshore awarded new FPSO contract for Petrojarl I FPSO and agrees to acquire Knarr FPSO
15:04 ICS changes position on ratification by governments of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention
14:56 APM Terminals signs contract with Nuon Energy for the supply of electricity to power the new APM Terminals Maasvlakte II cranes and container handling equipment
14:44 Scorpio Tankers Inc. announces newbuilding contracts, agreements to sell of three vessels and delivery of six vessels
14:25 Damen responds to evolving fishing practices