• 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 October 1

18:33 The port of Antwerp introduces the brand-new training course Cold Chain Logistics in 2015
18:00 Deep Sea Mooring opens a new office in Perth, Australia
18:00 KOTUG tugs assisted world's biggest cruiseship Oasis of the Seas in the port of Rotterdam
17:58 Frontline and Tankers International join in chartering partnership
17:31 MOL Announces merger of Group Companies
17:03 MPA of Singapore calls for nominations for the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) 2015
16:46 HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding starts fabrication for Aegis Destroyer DDG 117
16:31 Vallianz acquires offshore services firm OER for US $27.7 mln
16:03 Cochin Shipyard launches the eleventh Fast Patrol Vessel
15:40 Oil exports via CPC terminal up 22.5% to 29.5 mln t in Jan-Sep’14
15:22 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from all India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka ports to North Europe, Scandinavia, Mediterranean Sea, Baltic, Black Sea, North Africa, Central America, Caribbean and South America ports
15:03 Hapag-Lloyd terminate Brazil - US East Coast (BEC) Service
14:43 HHLA subsidiary Metrans shunting operations in Hamburg
14:33 Expert says Vladivostok-LNG is not economically viable project
14:22 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from all United Arab Emirates ports to Longoni on the MIDAS Loop
14:03 Hapag-Lloyd starts new South America East Coast Service
13:46 ClassNK establishes new Renewable Energy Department
13:37 DOF Installer ASA sells one of its sister vessels
13:32 Toyota chooses Savannah for exports to Australia, New Zealand
13:02 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from all Asian origins to South Africa and Indian Ocean
12:46 Loading at Russian Railways network down 1.2% to 913.2 mln t in Jan-Sep’14
12:27 ClassNK publishes report on MOL COMFORT incident
12:27 Fifteen people rescued off West Australian coast after vessel fire
12:01 Swire Pacific Offshore welcomes its third L Class Platform Supply Vessel
11:21 Nevsky Shipyard to lay the keel of self-propelled car and passenger ferry
11:19 Amendments introduced into federal project on construction of deepwater port in Baltijsk (Kaliningrad region)
11:02 Dmitry Medvedev signs Decree on overall financing of Yamal LNG project
10:47 BAE Systems gets $25,4 million more for CG70 dry-docking contract
09:48 SCF Training Center visited within the framework of Conference “Impact of Shipping on Air in Europe” (photo)
09:20 Oil price down to $94.67 in London and down to $91.16 in New York
09:07 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,063 points

2014 September 30

18:11 Bunker prices at Far East ports up in early 40th week (graph)
18:05 BMT introduces REMBRANDT simulation tool for marine collision reconstruction
17:53 Exports of Russian grain via Baltic states’ ports to grow in 2014-2015, expert says
17:31 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from all North European ports to all Canadian ports
17:30 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from all Mediterranean ports to all US East Coast and US Gulf ports
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd informs about a vessel delay on the NP1 Service
16:59 Russia and Kazakhstan launch joint geological exploration project “Eurasia”
16:30 COSCO (Dalian) deliveres a 80,000 DWT bulk carrier to its European buyer
16:16 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from Middle East to North Europe and Baltic
16:14 CMA CGM announces General Rate Restoration from all North European ports to all US East Coast, US Gulf and Mexican ports
16:11 Skangass to build a new import LNG terminal in Pori, Finland
16:01 MAN propulsion packages for new trawler series advance North Atlantic fishing
15:47 9th Damen сutter suction dredger added to fleet of Nigerian customer
15:31 Hamburg Süd christens container ship “Cap San Antonio” in Le Havre
15:20 Delivery/acceptance certificate signed for Lady Sevda, tanker of project RST27 build by Krasnoye Sormovo
15:01 Nordic American Tankers's vessel involved in rescuing 150 persons
14:31 ULSTEIN gets design and equipment contract for Van Oord’s new subsea rock installation vessel
14:01 Swire Blue Ocean A/S signs key contract for provision of installation vessel services to Bilfinger
13:51 Oil product flow via Russia’s southern ports will grow, IAA PortNews reports at seminar for oil companies
13:31 CSAV Group, Hapag Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, Aliança and NYK to jointly operate services between the East Coast of North America and Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay
13:20 Supply of crane equipment for MMPK Bronka start-up complex to commence in July 2015
13:10 The Swedish Transport Administration and APM Terminals at the Port of Gothenburg conduct trials with a 730-metre freight train
12:31 CMA CGM to implement a Low Sulphur Surcharge on all its trades in the Emission Control Areas
12:01 OCI Terminal Europoort is to invest €2 million in expanding the capacity
11:30 OOCL announces rate increase on Southeast Asia-Australia services
11:00 Georgia Ports Authority achieves 13 percent growth in container traffic in July - August
10:43 Crowley receives first two heavy-lift deck barges in Singapore
10:42 Steel cutting ceremony held for Sovcomflot’s pilot gas carrier under Yamal LNG project (photo)
10:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,062 points