• 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.


2015 May 28

18:06 BW LPG announces appointment of new CFO
17:36 Deepocean awarded four year contract by GDF Suez E&P Norge
17:17 Marine Façade welcomes MSC Sinfonia on her maiden call to Saint-Petersburg (photo)
17:06 EUROGATE Container Terminal Bremerhaven gets new weekly transatlantic service
17:04 The first in a series of 27,500 cbm 'Dragon' class vessels delivered to Evergas
17:02 Qatargas sells the first LNG cargo to the Kingdom of Jordan to commission the terminal
16:58 Containerships adds port of Zeebrugge to the service between Finland, Russia and Baltic states
16:40 Bunker prices at Far East ports up in late 22nd week (graph)
16:28 BMT secures contract with Endeavour Energy for Africa’s first ever LNG import terminal
16:09 Sea Shepherd seeks U.S. injunction against Japanese whaling
15:54 Irregular trend in world bunker prices is expected to be continued
15:37 Flag-hoisting ceremony held for patrol ship Sapfir in Primorsk Territory (photo)
15:09 CMA CGM implements Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge in Matadi, DRC
14:20 Krylov State Research Center hosts discussion on import substitution in marine technology
14:09 Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach create supply chain working groups
13:09 Abu Dhabi Terminals opens polymer packing facility at Khalifa Port
12:44 Throughput of Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port down 14.2% to 884,100 t in Jan-Apr’15
12:25 First Damen TwinAxe order for offshore oil & gas
12:09 Hapag-Lloyd updates Scandinavian services
11:46 Alu Design eyes mass appeal with new OP chair range, offering simplicity, flexibility and value
11:09 Construction begins on Crowley’s second Commitment Class, LNG-powered ConRo ship for use in the Puerto Rico trade
10:32 7 companies submit bids for designing of icebreakers to support operations at Novy Port terminal (Yamal)
10:09 Wärtsilä wins Ballast Water Management Systems order for three new container vessels
09:46 Baltic Dry Index up to 587 points
09:30 Oil price down to $62.02 in London and down to $57.51 in New York
09:19 COSCO issues update on shipbuilding contracts for two platform supply vessels

2015 May 27

18:07 Krylov Center holds conference on advance in naval shipbuilding and icebreaker technology developments
17:30 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) welcomed 10 cruise ships on May 18-24
17:05 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a terminal change on its Conosur (CON) Service
16:21 Placing of floating aids to navigation commences at Bronka’s approach canal
16:05 TTS Group ASA gets contract for delivery of cargo access equipment to two pure car/truck carriers
15:39 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a terminal change on its US Gulf – South America East Coast
15:32 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) expects reduction of coal transshipment by 18% to 4.8 mln t in 2015
15:04 Last foundation pile installed for Westermeerwind nearshore wind park
14:53 LUKOIL-Bulgaria Bunker to supply fuel for pipe-laying ships in the Black Sea on request of Saipem
14:38 Sea Commercial Port of Illichivsk (Ukraine) welcomes large capacity tankers Melati 5 and Maersk Barry (photo)
14:27 Groen Offshore selects the first Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610
14:09 SSDRs of Gazprom Flot to drill production wells in Sea of Okhotsk this year (photo)
13:11 Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions upgrades fire-fighting solutions for vehicle and passenger ferries
12:47 ROSATOM: contracts for Arctic icebreaking cover transportation of 40 mln t of cargo per year
12:12 Moran & EBDG patent innovative articulated conduit system for natural gas
12:01 Hapag-Lloyd to enhance its Adriatic Express Service
11:40 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg up in early 22nd week (graph)
11:24 Hyundai Heavy Industries launches second minelayer MLS-II Nampo for Korean Navy
11:05 Keel laying ceremony of the nuclear-powered icebreaker takes place at the Baltic Shipyard
10:51 Large scale modernization of Latvian Shipping Company’s tankers to be carried out in Latvia
10:19 Federal financing launched for conceptual design of Leader Icebreaker, ROSATOM says
09:50 Baltiysky Zavod lays down first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220 (photo)
09:26 Baltic Dry Index down to 584 points
09:12 Oil price down to $63.72 in London and down to $58.03 in New York

2015 May 26

17:58 Viking Star on her maiden call at Passenger port of Saint Petersburg
17:04 RoRo ship Bahri Jazan docked at the SCA Logistics terminal in Rotterdam
16:43 Lamor (Finland) delivers three ice class Multipurpose Oil Recovery Vessels to Transneft – Far East (photo)
16:27 Bunker prices at Far East ports go up in early 22nd week (graph)
16:04 BMT Isis to provide support to JFD’s NSRS contract
15:39 Certification of crane runway to commence at Bronka in June 2015 (photo)
15:35 TOC Europe to discuss whether mega-vessels could mean container terminals more rapidly outgrow their design capacity
15:18 RF Ministry of Justice registers list of facilities within responsibility of Transport Ministry’s in-house security service
15:05 “K” Line conducts emergency response drill
14:45 Navig8 Amazonite joins the Delta8 Pool