• 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.

2016 February 9

16:31 Fincantieri starts works on the logistic support unit for Italian Navy’s fleet
16:01 Throughput of port Klaipeda (Lithuania) up 5.1% to 3.16 mln t in Jan'16
15:56 Fincantieri launches “Majestic Princess” for Carnival Group
15:40 Caspian Flotilla Marines moved to the ranges in the course of the combat readiness inspection
15:17 Throughput of port Liepaja (Latvia) up 8.6% to 477,800 t in Jan'16
14:58 Novoship selects Ecochlor BWTS for installation on four tankers
14:39 MGO prices at port Vladivostok are down to the level of port Singapore (graph)
14:23 Technip awarded a subsea contract for the South Santa Cruz and Barataria fields in the Gulf of Mexico
14:03 Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System chosen for new crane ship design
13:25 Throughput of port Taganrog down 39.8% to 164,700 t in Jan'16
12:48 Lithuanian LNG terminal services demand triples
12:12 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Semirio with SwissMarine
11:56 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg increased social expenses by 38%
11:26 First Panama Canal water-saving basin filled
11:24 Icebreaker escort services in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland provided to 4 vessels
11:01 IMO Member States urged to ratify compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
10:58 Meyer Turku Yard confirms contract with TTS Marine AB for delivery of access equipment to their fifth and sixth newbuildings for TUI Cruises
10:20 Brent Crude futures price down 0.17% to $32.82, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.83% to $29.94
09:49 ABP's ports in Scotland set to expand with new land in Ayr
09:13 Baltic Dry Index down to 293 points

2016 February 8

18:22 Throughput of Arkhangelsk Sea Commercial Port down 31.4% to 121,900 t in Jan'16
18:06 Western Bulk ASA sells 100% of subsidiary WB Chartering to Kistefos AS
17:47 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 3,307 in RF spot market
17:25 Throughput of Kavkaz down 20% to 1.11 mln t in Jan'16
17:04 Krishnapatnam Port marks a new milestone with Hanjin's first service call
16:51 Throughput of port Odessa (Ukraine) down 19.2% to 1.64 mln t in Jan'16
16:26 Freeport of Ventspils authority invites to apply for acceptance of hazardous waste from vessels (scrubbers) at the Port of Ventspils
16:04 New offshore vessel to be fitted with Cathelco Ballast Water Treatment System
15:48 Shipyard Lotos signs contracts for construction of vessels worth over RUB 1.5 bln (photo)
15:34 CMA CGM upgrades fleet and offers new transport solutions to Northern Europe
15:19 Most extensive project regarding reconstruction and building of access roads of the Port of Ventspils is finished
15:02 AMSA prohibits vessel from using Australian ports for second time
14:50 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports down 21.7% to 8.83 mln t in Jan'16
14:25 South African Navy welcomes new Damen ATD Tug 2909 into fleet
14:02 VOS Sugar joins Vroon fleet
13:40 Throughput of port HaminaKotka (Finland) down 4% to 1.1 mln t in Jan'16
13:13 New passenger terminal building at port Korsakov (Sakhalin) to be put into operation in 2018 (graphics)
13:02 Hambantota Port Welcome largest cruise ship
12:15 DP World reports 3.0 % volume growth in 2015
11:56 Icebreaker escort services in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland provided to 13 vessels
11:01 Optimarin makes fishing breakthrough with America’s Finest trawler
10:30 In Jan'16 AS Tallink Grupp transported 556,750 passengers, up 3%, y-o-y
09:58 Brent Crude futures price up 1.00% to $34.40, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.99% to $31.20
09:40 Arctech lays the keel of icebreaking stand-by vessel for Sovcomflot
09:25 Baltic Dry Index down to 297 points

2016 February 7

09:39 Sill reinforcements complete in new Panama Canal locks
09:37 Maersk Line announces seasonal update to transatlantic service
09:34 COSCO announces delivery of semi-submersible accommodation vessel
08:50 Prosafe takes delivery of the Safe Notos
08:43 Siwertell delivers road-mobile unloaders for cement-handling operations in Libya and Vietnam

2016 February 6

09:41 Diana Shipping announces direct continuation of two time charter agreements
09:30 MOL enhances CSW Service between Asia and East Coast South America
08:20 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover up by 5,1 pct. to 3,16 mln tn in January of 2016
08:08 CMA CGM announces new Djibouti call on MEX1 and a new Jeddah call on MEX2
08:06 Crowley christens LNG-ready product tanker
08:05 FESCO to begin supplying the Argentine Research Stations in Antarctica
08:02 Damen ASD 2810 delivered to Corima

2016 February 5

20:05 Aleksandr Romanov elected as Chairman of Murmansk Sea Fishing Port BoD
19:19 Bronka port holds an open house for businesses
18:07 DEME participates in new EU consortium for deepsea harvesting of polymetallic nodules