• 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 September 2

12:46 Marine Façade (Saint-Petersburg) saw 6 cruise ships on August’31
12:32 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announces BUC on cargo to/from the Canaries
12:31 Post-Kogeko sets up business on Maasvlakte
12:08 Kleven Verft launches Exploration Support Vessel
11:45 CMA CGM to participate in WorldFood Moscow
11:24 Loading at Russian Railways network down 1.4% to 808.4 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
10:00 Ports of Auckland increases freight rail service to bring efficiencies
09:48 Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces new rail connection between Scandinavia and France / Spain
09:30 RF Government publishes draft decree on construction of Kerch Strait bridge
09:07 Oil price down to $102.79 in London
08:31 Van Oord orders a new subsea rock installation vessel

2014 September 1

18:26 Visser & Smit Marine Contracting changes name to VBMS
18:06 Nautronix сommissions largest NASDive digital diver communications system
17:58 Official promises improvement of situation with depth at Russian IWW
17:50 Deep Sea Supply's AHTS fleet had an average gross income of approx. USD 23.300 per ship per day in August
17:06 MPE Interiors manufactures and fitted-out a new lorry drivers’ lounge for Stena Line’s ferry terminal
16:25 Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering holds keel laying ceremony for No.one 2400TEU container vessel
16:21 Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG expands fleet of electric vehicles to 64
16:09 Imtech Marine Nav/Com partner for Ship owner Groen
15:59 Net profit of Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port up 9.9 times to $137.9 mln in HI’14
15:15 Throughput of Baltic Coal Terminal (Latvia) down 8.4% to 2.77 mln t in Jan-Aug’14
15:05 JSC “Latvian Shipping Company” posts H1 2014 results
14:48 ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller announce world’s first installation of a CFRP Propeller on a merchant vessel
14:28 Kaliningrad Branch of Baltic Sea Ports Authority commences operation
13:52 Australia expands sanctions against Russia
11:35 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 11,755 in RF spot market
11:03 Acceptance commission accepts Pella's tugboat “RB-407”
10:36 Samsung Heavy Industries announces merger with Samsung Engineering
09:51 FESCO posts its 1H’14 loss of RUB 1.9 bln
09:30 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,147 points
09:14 Oil price up to $103.19 in London and up to $95.96 in New York
08:43 BIMCO launches new eLearning module on voyage chartering

2014 August 31

14:50 Pirates hijack Thai tanker off Malaysia
12:47 MCG completes acquisition of the Super High Resolution MC2D survey in the Hoop area
11:48 Port of Rotterdam posts improvement in container handling of inland shipping
11:15 Havyard to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels
10:52 Hamburg Süd christenes container ship “San Christobal” in South Korea

2014 August 30

20:31 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S initiates first phase of share buy-back program
15:49 CMA CGM posts Q2 2014 results
14:39 FESCO posts H1 2014 results
12:39 Royal IHC starts building Easydredge 2700 for stock
10:29 Kalmar to supply four all-electric RTGs to Super Terminais in Manaus, Brazil

2014 August 29

18:30 Uson Marine AB adds the Uson Clean Pilot to its marine waste management portfolio
17:55 Sovcomflot reports strong first half 2014 results
17:40 Baltic Customs bans import of 528 consignments of sanctioned cargo exceeding 13,900 t
17:31 Uson Marine offer functionality from the Environmental Navigator for GPS Discharge Control system forfood waste
16:24 Kiel Port cargo and passenger handling rise by 3% in first half 2014
15:13 Rickmers Group posts Interim Report H1 2014
14:10 China Rongsheng Heavy Industries announces 2014 interim results
13:58 Zelenodolsk Shipyard launches serial production of non-self-propelled dry cargo barges of project 3136 (drawing)
13:31 Rolls-Royce to supply offshore cranes for Brazilian Platform Supply Vessels
13:10 CNOOC posts 1H 2014 results
12:47 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg up in late 35th week (graph)
12:30 Skangass granted permission for LNG Terminal
12:19 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,119 points
12:00 Daihatsu joins ClassNK Research Project on Cloud-based Maintenance System “ClassNK CMAXS LC-A”
11:58 Government of Western Australia to sell port handling facilities in Port Hedland and Kwinana in the first round of asset sales
11:03 Port Bronka starts recruiting process
11:00 Cargo operations resume at the Port of Long Beach
10:53 Divex gets contract to supply a saturation diving system for the BP Exploration Shah Deniz II Project in the Caspian Sea