• 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 January 29

19:18 From January 1, 2015, Maersk ships sailing in the Baltic Sea run on low-sulphur fuel (photo)
19:15 MABUX: Bunker prices to edge downward next week
18:49 Sovcomflot’s fleet under RS supervision increased by 33% to 40 vessels in 2014
18:27 Fincantieri set up company in Trieste, Italy
17:53 Finnish union AKT boycotts Unifeeder's container vessels in ports
17:51 LUKOIL starts upgrade of lube plant in Austria
17:29 HII names Rob Hogan VP, Manufacturing at Newport News Shipbuilding
17:05 Konecranes introduces UNITON overhead crane
16:17 Throughput of stevedoring companies of UCL Port up 7% to 30.5 mln t in 2014
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd omits Genoa Port on EAX Service
15:24 Bunker prices at Far East ports change in late 5th week (graph)
15:02 Hapag-Lloyd informs about temporary rotation change on WAN Service
14:49 Maaskant Shipyards delivers two custom-made offshore winches to Fugro
13:57 Port service vessel ВТН-74 built by Pella Shipyard (Leningrad region) for RF Navy delivered to port Baltijsk
13:23 Gazprom posts 9M’14 net profit of RUB 556.25 mln (-35%, year-on-year)
12:52 Nuclear icebreaker Taimyr assists M/V Yury Arshenevsky from Arkhangelsk to Sabetta (photo)
12:34 US Coast Guard rescued two men stranded on a Bahamian Island
11:43 RAO/CIS Offshore 2015 to focus on prospects of development of offshore oil and gas fields
11:13 Evergreen to beef up its fleet with eleven chartered mega-containerships
11:04 The Douglas Channel LNG Consortium takes full ownership and control of the Douglas Channel LNG project
10:39 MOL, Mitsui sign deal to charter LNG carrier
10:00 Baltic Dry Index down to 666 points
09:15 Oil price down to $48.47 in London and down to $44.45 in New York

2015 January 28

18:16 RF Government sets forth priority measures to ensure sustainable economic development and social stability in 2015
17:44 Pella Shipyard launched tugboat MB-96 for the Baltic Fleet
17:22 Gdansk Port expansion project worth nearly EUR 300M set to begin
16:59 Throughput of Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port down 17.2% to 3.357 mln t in 2014
16:00 Vroon takes delivery of VOS Glory at Fujian Shipbuilding Trading
15:03 Siwertell secures a road-mobile unloader order from Medcem
14:03 Wärtsilä to supply integrated propulsion solution for 3 new gas fuelled tugs
14:03 KOTUG gets exclusive contract for towage services in the Port of Rotterdam
14:00 Boskalis and Van Oord to construct artificial island off the coast of Jakarta
13:58 Damen delivers Stan Launches for Multraship boatmen
13:30 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Melite with Glencore
13:00 CMA CGM group informs of a Rate Restoration Program on the Swahili service, from the United Arab Emirates to Zanzibar
12:58 OSM New Build delivers Troms Mira
12:56 Georgia seeks to enter the Scandinavian market through Lithuania
12:16 Carnival and China Merchants Group join hands to help expand cruise industry in China
11:29 Throughput of Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg down 2.2% to 387,600 TEUs in 2014
11:07 Incotec Cargo carried over 25,000 t of project cargoes in 2014 (photo)
10:15 New Russia – Turkey gas pipeline route approved at meeting in Ankara
09:53 Oil price up to $49.6 in London and up to $46.23 in New York
09:38 Baltic Dry Index down to 688 points
09:16 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg go down in early 5th week
08:04 NewLead Holdings announces expansion of fleet to ten vessels

2015 January 27

18:15 Bunker prices at Far East ports slightly down in early 5th week
18:03 Italian harbour towage and offshore operator CORIMA orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810
18:00 Hapag-Lloyd extends suspension of eastbound Los Angeles call on Pacific Atlantic 1
17:58 Distri Rail increases rail service between the new APMT2 terminal and Duisburg
16:38 NCSP Group cargo turnover for 2014 down 7% to 131 million tonnes
16:05 Vroon takes delivery of VOS Faithful
15:41 Agreement signed for introduction of traffic control system at Kerch ferry service
15:10 IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) approves campaign to measure black carbon emissions from shipping
15:03 Port of Antwerp handles 199 million tonnes of freight in 2014
14:53 Havyard increases its stake in Norwegian Electric Systems
14:21 Work to shortly commence on a new rail hub extension at the P&O Ferries terminal in Europoort
13:19 RS summurizes 2014 results
12:16 Sino-Global enters into MoU to acquire a small oil/chemical tanker
11:51 Ro-Ro Terminal of MMPK Bronka to obtain 6 tractors and 5 trailers under procurement contract signed by Fenix LLC (photo)
11:04 Port of Savannah tops 3.3 million TEUs in 2014