• 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 July 23

18:04 Pantos Logistics opens DC at Maasvlakte
17:57 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) up 3.5% to 11.11 mln TEUs in HI’14
17:45 BMT partners with Ares Shipyard to deliver 17 patrol boats for Qatar Coastguard
16:45 COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard delivers one jack-up rig to its Asian buyer
15:44 Hapag-Lloyd informs about void sailing for the WSX service
14:56 COSCO Container Lines announces Rate Restoration for Far East to South Africa trade
14:48 Ocean Yield's three LEGCs to have MAN ME-GI ethane-fueled engines
14:47 COSCO Container Lines announces GRI for Far East to South America & Mexico trade
14:13 Odessa port reports on reduce of time for container trucks customs inspection
13:31 President of Russian Railways attends opening of transshipment terminal in North Korean port Rajin
12:15 COSCO Corporation secures offshore and shipbuilding contracts valued at USD300 million
12:09 Perrigault SA to acquire APM Terminals Le Havre share
11:16 Bunker prices go down at port St. Petersburg (graph)
11:00 Throughput of Neva Pipeline Company (Ust-Luga) exceeds 12.7 mln t from year beginning
10:40 Allocations of Russian Railways for Mga-Ivangorod line and approaches to southern ports of Gulf of Finland totaled RUB 6.3 bln in HI’14
10:09 Costa Concordia ready to tow, departure from Giglio Island
09:59 Net profit of TransContainer down 17.8% to RUB 1.9 bln in HI’14
09:48 Baltic Dry Index down to 723 points
09:40 Bunker prices in Far East ports changed in early 30th week (graph)
09:27 Transportation of diesel fuel to port Primorsk resumed
09:09 Oil price down to $107.33 in London and down to $104.42 in New York
09:08 Infrastructure Partnership to acquire APM Terminals Virginia container terminal

2014 July 22

18:09 3,200 t of foreign cargo delivered to port Sabetta under Yamal LNG project from April’14 (photo)
17:36 ZIM ranks 4th out of 22 global carriers in the 2013 CCWG lowest emissions performance
16:25 South Carolina Ports container throughput up 8 percent in 2014 fiscal year
16:16 Throughput of Rosterminalugol hits 8 mln t of cargo from year beginning
16:07 COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard delivers a 4500m 2 Livestock Carrier to its European buyer
15:22 Product tanker TORM LOTTE helps to save up to 300 lives
14:57 Tanker Sakhalin being built by Nakhodka Ship Repair Yard for Rosneft to be launched on August 8
14:35 Supply of export oil products to port Primorsk suspended because of criminal tapping of pipeline
14:21 First gates moved to new locks for the Panama Canal Expansion
13:30 Laky Verf launches multipurpose boat of project 14М Patrulny-13 built for Russia’s Transport Supervision Agency (photo)
13:13 PIL takes delivery of multi-purpose vessel Kota Bistari
12:55 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport up 13.9% to 2.3 mln t in HI’14
12:41 PSA and ITE seal collaboration worth over $2 million to develop new genera tion of port specialists for Singapore’s future container terminals
12:13 Norwegian operator Ocean Yield ASA orders three ethane-fuelled gas carriers
11:52 Intermodal Terminal Projects in Vilnius and Kaunas are being implemented successfully
11:37 Lithuania to ensure safe navigation and improve working conditions for seafarers
11:20 ICS сalls for harmonised port state control with respect to ECAs
11:00 Baltic States and Poland to cooperate in intelligent transport system development
10:51 Paving of berth No 2 completed at port Bronka
10:20 HI’14 allocations of Multipurpose Transshipment Complex (Ust-Luga) for port infrastructure development hit RUB 133.5 mln
09:58 Vice president of Japan Business Federation visits Freeport of Riga
09:39 Baltic Dry Index down to 724 points
09:14 Oil price down to $111 in London and up to $104.59 in New York

2014 July 21

18:27 Subsea 7 exercises a charter option on the vessel Skandi Neptune
18:07 Cathelco gain IMO Type Approval for BWT system
17:51 Kleven inks a new shipbuilding contract with Malaysian based Joint Venture Company IES Pioneer
17:44 Port of Hamburg Marketing opens representative office in North Rhine-Westphalia
17:35 11 cruise ships to visit Murmansk during cruise season (photo)
17:09 Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company handles seventh Triple-E boxship
16:46 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 10,933 in RF spot market
16:14 Bureau Veritas acquires Sistema PRI and enters the booming building and infrastructure market in Brazil
15:55 Container throughput of CTSP (Saint-Petersburg) down 1% to 195,300 TEUs in HI’14
15:30 Director General of Media-Group PortNews Elena Snitko awarded with a medal of Black Sea Ports Administration (photo)
15:21 De Hoop launches PSV for Delta Logistics
15:08 KAMPO OJSC commences delivery of modular boat of project 23370 to RF Navy (photo)
14:21 “K” Line confirms leakage of butyl acrylate at Laem Chabang Port
14:17 Throughput of Ukraine’s river ports up 61.5% to 1.85 mln t in HI’14
13:21 Swire Pacific Offshore celebrates the naming of its second L Class vessel, Pacific Legacy in Japan