• 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 April 24

12:24 USCG seizes more than a ton of cocaine in Eastern Pacific Ocean
11:48 Luminous buyos set in Korsakov Seaport
11:31 Viking River Cruises plans to order 12 new ships, launch 2 new Rhine cruises in 2015
11:16 Euronav posts Q1 net profit of $1.4 million
10:55 RF Government approves state programme “Socioeconomic Development of Arctic Zone to 2020”
10:43 Marcon International brokered sale of ABS ocean deck barge "HML 240-2"
10:21 Baltic Dry Index up to 956 points
10:14 Two new HB Grandi fishing vessels to be fitted with the upgraded Wärtsilä NOx Reducer
09:37 Stena Line does not rule out calling at MMPK Bronka (Saint-Petersburg)
09:19 Rolls-Royce and Daimler agree on valuation of Daimler's equity interest in Rolls-Royce Power Systems
09:16 Mechel reports signing agreement on cargo transport pool system with TransContainer

2014 April 23

18:30 Hercules Offshore announces Q1 2014 results
18:10 Ten battery-operated heavy goods vehicles transport containers in HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder
18:05 European Gateway Services and TX Logistik AG raise the frequency of connection between Rotterdam and Bavaria
17:46 Baku Shipyard secures first major contract from Shah Deniz
17:44 G6 Alliance expands Trans Pacific trade service structure
17:42 Two new HB Grandi fishing vessels to be fitted with the upgraded Wärtsilä NOx Reducer
17:41 UASC introduces its new Asia - Europe Network
17:19 Exploiting transit potential for freight transport is strategic priority at Russian Railways
16:33 Throughput of Rosterminalugol hits 4 mln t of cargo from year beginning
15:50 Stena Line to raise freight rates by 15% from 2015 due to new sulphur content limits in ECAs
15:26 BP agrees to sale of interests in four Alaska North Slope assets
14:41 Throughput of Northern Sea Route to be raised to 4 mln t by 2015, Vladimir Putin says
14:14 Putin says experts should hold on to every area of Russia’s Arctic continental shelf
13:52 Vladimir Putin: Russia needs single centre of responsibility for implementation of our policy in the Arctic
13:30 Dmitry Medvedev: project of Murmansk Transportation Hub to be implemented as scheduled and in full
13:20 Lamprell delivers its largest offshore platform for use in the North Sea
13:14 GD' Bath Iron Works gets two Navy contracts
12:55 Ministry of Justice registers FTS order on setting tariffs for icebreaking escort at NSR
12:38 OMV and Gazprom strengthen partnership
12:38 Cathelco supplies pipework anti-fouling systems for PSVs
11:51 Port of Hamburg (Germany) set to develop container transshipment
11:33 IHC Merwede secures order for 5,500m3 TSHD from TNPA
11:30 Vladivostok Administration, Rosmorport and Inflot Worldwide Rus sign collaboration agreement
10:27 Gazprom to meet increased European demand and secure additional gas amounts for premium Asia-Pacific market
10:01 Klaipeda Seaport (Lithuania) plans dredging up to 17 m and becoming a hub
09:33 Baltic Dry Index up to 939 points
09:16 Oil price down to $109.27 in London and down to $102.13 in New York

2014 April 22

18:36 CNOOC Limited announces Q1 2014 results
18:06 Nantong COSCO christenes container ship "COSCO ITALY"
17:57 Diesel fuel will prevail in Baltic bunker market, expert says
17:36 Inchcape Shipping Services to support Petrobras expansion in Central America and the Caribbean
17:06 MV OEL Emirates makes maiden call to Colombo
16:41 European Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in this sector
16:36 RS will participate in creation of innovative composite tank container
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd changes Chile-Peru Express and the Brazil-River Plate Express services
15:51 Aker Solutions and Baker Hughes form subsea production alliance
15:18 Transit navigation at Svir river opened by Baltic Fuel Company
14:48 Throughput of TransContainer up 1.9% to 349,000 TEUs in QI'14
14:06 Vladimir Putin orders construction of Kerch bridge to be completed in 2018
13:23 Höegh LNG takes delivery of the "PGN FSRU Lampung"
12:45 Coal terminal and railway line to be built in Murmansk Region (photo)
12:26 BMT Nigel Gee and Ares Shipyard deliver luxury passenger ferries in less than seven months
12:11 Russian Railways plan large-scale modernization of BAM and Transsib in 2014
11:52 Siem Offshore gets contract for the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm
11:02 Rosmorport announced tender for construction of Bronka approach canal and water area
10:34 Coast Guard medevacs 3 injured men from vessel 200 miles south of Kodiak, Alaska
10:05 Transit navigation at NSR to be started with Taimyr and Yamal icebreakers
09:41 Russia’ coal exports up 17.3% to 35.819 mln t in QI'14
09:27 Exports of Russian oil down 4.3% to 55.405 mln t in QI'14