• 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 October 24

18:38 Damen delivers the fourth of a series of five purpose built SRSVs
18:19 Diesel-electric submarine Vyborg joins Baltic Fleet upon completion of her technical readiness recovery (photo)
17:14 Port of Rotterdam throughput up 0.3% in Jan-Sept 2014
17:07 Nevsky Shipyard signs contract for construction of four rescue tugboats (graphics)
16:34 Orient Overseas (International) Limited posts Q3 2014 results
16:03 Busan Port Authority to conduct “2014 Busan Port Safe Korea Excercise”
15:34 WEC Lines enhances Portugal - UK service at Tilbury’s London Container Terminal
15:16 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg allocates RUB 320.3 mln for implementation of its development programme in Jan-Sep’14
15:03 CMA CGM revises import THC in Mogadishu, Somalia
14:45 Fire extinguished at SOCAR's platform No441 of Narimanov oil and gas production department
14:31 COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard deliveres a 80,000 DWT bulk carrier to its European buyer
14:10 Lithuania’s goal – a unified transport supply chain connecting Asian and European continents
14:00 One of the Product Tankers in Vela fleet transferred to Bahri's ownership
13:22 Next generation Wärtsilä WST-14 steerable thruster design awarded exceptional classification approval
13:01 NewLead Holdings Ltd. announces time charter contract of the M/V Newlead Castellano
12:39 Port of Ilyichevsk (Ukraine) accepts first batch of 84,200 t of coal from SAR
12:02 Tuco Marine discloses the newest vessel in the ProZero series of Fast Rescue Boats
12:00 Denmark nominates Andreas Nordseth for the post as Secretary General of United Nations’ IMO
11:30 Deep Sea Supply takes delivery of the newbuilding Platform Supply Vessel
11:15 Sergey Frank elected as Chairman of United Shipbuilding Corporation’s BoD
11:00 A super luxury cruise ship launched at the Ancona shipyard
10:46 Bunker market of port St. Petersburg sees prices stabilization in late 43rd week (graph)
10:31 The Global Shippers' Forum call for transparency on reduced sulphur surcharges
10:05 Vroon announces the launching of two MPSV at Fujian South East Shipyard
09:53 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,155 points
09:53 APM Terminals refutes ITF statements on Aqaba Container Terminal
09:30 Bunker prices at Far East ports changed in late 43rd week (graph)
09:17 Oil price up to $86.83 in London and up to $82.09 in New York

2014 October 23

18:44 MABUX: Bunker prices to remain stable around today's level
18:06 P&O Ferries expands Teesport - Zeebrugge service
17:36 Kalmar launches its fifth generation Gloria reachstackers into the Americas
17:06 Bergen gets contract from Prosafe for berthing of the accommodation rig at Hanøytangen
16:30 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company improves services from Northern Europe to Boston and Philadelphia
16:19 MHI-MME agrees to license propeller production & marketing to a chinese manufacturer
16:17 Port of Antwerp throughput up 3.7% to 148,344,168 tonnes in Jan-Sept 2014
16:01 Construction of crane runway begins at port Bronka (photo)
16:01 MacGregor reorganises into seven operative Divisions
15:39 Throughput of ADP Group’s stevedoring companies up 7% to 3.2 mln t in Jan-Sep’14
15:25 OW Bunker posts Q3 2014 Interim Financial report
15:00 Navigation within water area of Big Port St. Petersburg is banned for small-size vessels
14:41 Spetsmornefteport Kozmino equips its berths with telescopic boarding bridges (photo)
14:03 Kuwait Oil Tanker Company receives fourth and final DWT 47K MR tanker from HMD “Mutriba”
13:12 Participants of Intermodal Europe 2014 to tour Port of Rotterdam
13:00 Colombian maritime professionals to be trained in Antwerp
12:43 Wärtsilä posts Interim Report for January-September 2014
12:00 Navis implements Navis N4 terminal operating system at Modern Terminals Limited in Hong Kong
11:11 Rail cargo transportation by CIS countries down 2.5% to 1.51 bln t in Jan-Sep’14
11:00 NYK again included in FTSE4Good Index
10:24 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,136 points
10:09 Construction begins on Crowley’s new Commitment Class LNG-powered ConRo ships
09:48 Upper superstructure of ice-resistant stationary platform No. 1 is on its way to Caspian Sea
09:25 Deep Sea Supply and Petrobras extend the charter contracts for two PSVs
09:14 Total’s BoD named Patrick Pouyanné CEO and President of the Executive Committee (Photo)

2014 October 22

18:09 Bureau Veritas Singapore Laboratory achieves LEED Gold Certification
17:53 NCSP Group and Metallonivest to build specialized bulk cargo terminal
17:30 First vessel makes a call to DP World's new container terminal in Jebel Ali
17:00 Hapag-Lloyd temporarily suspends the Central China Service
16:58 Andrey Lavrishchev takes part in the meeting of the Marine Board under the Government of the Russian Federation
16:50 Marine Arctic School opens at Murmansk State Technical University
16:04 CMA CGM announces Rate Restoration Program from Mediterranean to Asia, Middle East Gulf, India and Pakistan