• 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 November 28

18:27 Cochin Shipyard launches the twelfth fast patrol vessel
17:33 Yaroslavsky Shipyard lays keel of ice class workboat of Project WB22MT-1 for Rosmorport (photo)
17:27 RS Class: keel laying of new tugs in China
17:05 Shipping industry sets out progress on CO2 reduction on eve of UN Climate Conference
16:37 Icebreaker Krasin returns to Saint-Petersburg after repair in Kronshtadt
15:49 Transneft approves Long-Term Development Program until 2020
15:24 IMO adopts shipping routes in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and Torres Strait
14:55 Port of Amsterdam to increase its annual throughput to 100 mln t by 2017
14:32 IMO decides to make it mandatory to weigh loaded containers before they are transported by sea
14:22 Deputy Chairman of Arkhangelsk Region Government Sergei Krzhanovsky to take part in II International Forum of Dredging Companies
14:11 Damen Shipyards Changde (China) lays down tugboats for Russia’s Far East ports
14:02 Van Oord to acquire activities of Ballast Nedam Offshore
13:24 BIMCO urges IMO to reduce red tape for the shipping industry
13:15 OTEKO to create multipurpose transshipment complex in Taman with capacity exceeding 100 mln t by 2025
13:02 Shipowners welcome revamped EU anti-piracy naval mission that will run until 2016
13:00 UASC names first ever LNG-ready ultra large boxship at HHI Shipyard in Ulsan
12:23 MOL and Tokyo LNG Tanker sign basic agreement for a long-term charter contract to build a new LNG carrier
11:40 An overview of the past ten months in the Port of Gdansk
11:05 Finnlines Plc’s employee co-operation negotiations concerning the crew of MS Finnsailor ended
10:49 EU regulation on CO2 reporting by ships may complicate global agreement, says ICS
10:39 First vessel with Russian coal leaves port Rajin (N. Korea) for port Pohang (S. Korea)
09:58 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,187 points
09:30 Bunker prices at Far East ports change in late 48th week (graph)
09:14 Brent crude price down to $72.58

2014 November 27

21:13 Bunker prices to continue to slide next week
19:00 World's largest LNG powered PSV enters Statoil chart
18:18 Okskaya Shipyard lays down multipurpose bunkering tanker of project 92800 for Tuapse Commercial Seaport
18:07 L&G Forest Products сreates timber hub at the Port of Tilbury
17:36 Ferries of Crimea’s state companies set highest rates for Kerch Strait ferry service, RF Transport Minister says
17:30 ESPO meets with Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
17:20 Rolls-Royce secures contract for its first offshore vessel to be built in Turkey
17:18 Kleven secures a new contract for a high specification Expedition Support Vessel
17:01 E.R. Schiffahrt receives the new DNV GL “Modification Excellence Award”
16:57 IJmuiden sea lock construction project gets go ahead from City Council of Amsterdam
16:45 MSC Magnifica undergoes succesful drydocking at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
16:33 Vroon Offshore Services’ AHTS vessel VOS Champagne starts first charter
16:17 System of rail transportation rates in Russia to undergo reforms for 15 years
15:58 Refining margin of Russian plants to increase 2.5 times in 2015-17, official says
15:33 HHLA Logistics transports parts of mill for a goldmine in Mali
14:32 Evergreen postpones the implementation of the Congestion Charge
13:57 Tugboat RB-413 of project 90600 built by Pella Shipyard successfully passed its sea and mooring trials
13:24 Port tariffs Rotterdam to rise by a maximum of 1% per year
13:23 Wärtsilä integrated solutions chosen for new series of deep water Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels
12:36 Port of Helsinki delegation visits port Bronka (photo)
12:09 CMA CGM re-opens the Cameroon-Central African Republic corridor
11:00 Stealthgas announces share buy back program, new charter arrangements for nine vessels and the sale and lease back of one vessel
10:24 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,239 points
10:09 Maritime Safety Committee approves SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory
10:01 Transneft eyes redirection of oil products from Ukraine to Ventspils
09:41 ICTSI expands MICT yard capacity
09:40 Oil price down to $77.75 in London and down to $73.69 in New York
09:22 Passenger flow via port Saint-Petersburg is expected to grow by 3% to 498,000 tourists in 2015

2014 November 26

18:02 COSCO Container Lines announces GRI for Central America trade
17:51 Construction of LNG terminal at Vysotsk seaport to commence in 2016 (photo)
17:22 COSCO Container Lines announces General Rate Increase for Far East to West Coast South America & Mexico trade
17:18 Yusen extends relationship with Ford with Major LTL Win for Central Europe
17:15 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 14m-tonne milestone
17:05 Stora Enso and PSA Zeebrugge extend cooperation
16:35 Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal extends operations with Hector Rail
16:22 COSCO Container Lines announces General Rate Increase for Far East to East Coast South America trade