• 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.

2015 March 6

19:22 Two-month cargo throughput at Port of Tallinn drops 19.6% to 4.34 million tonnes
18:27 COSCO Container Lines announces GRI for Central America trade
18:13 NCSP Group handled first boxship of new direct ocean service AE3 of Maersk Line
17:51 NYK and MTI Devise Energy-saving Adjustments
17:40 Port of Taganrog reports a 110.6% surge in cargo volumes in February to 238,000 tonnes
17:24 Warm wishes and heartfelt congratulations from IAA PortNews team to all women who visit our website!
17:13 COSCO Container Lines implements Rate Restoration for Far East to Persian Gulf trade
16:48 Industry leaders and innovation at Intermodal Asia 2015 exhibition
16:40 Van Oord to deploy its first cable-laying vessel Nexus for constructing offshore wind parks
16:20 Yamal LNG and Fluxys LNG sign long-term contract for LNG transshipment at Zeebrugge facility
16:19 Transport officials agreed on access roads to the future Kerch crossing
15:04 Wärtsilä and Clean Marine Energy align to offer ship owners "scrubber finance"
14:33 Nakilat Damen celebrates the delivery of two mooring tugs at Ras Laffan
14:31 First Gulf of Mexico offshore supply vessel powered by LNG takes to the water
14:00 MOL announces GRI for Asia-Europe Eastbound trade
13:30 Finnish Transport Agency’s icebreaker will be sold to Arctia Icebreaking Oy
13:00 Konecranes receives industrial crane order from Smulders Projects Belgium NV
12:50 Russian Government issues draft order on port of Vysotsk expansion
12:36 Russian Government issues draft order on Port of Vanino expansion
12:30 CMA CGM implements GRR from North Europe to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
12:18 Bunker prices in Port of St. Petersburg finish Week 10th higher (graph)
12:04 European hinterland network InlandLinks doubles number of operators
11:30 Wan Hai Lines announces Bunker Charge for Transpacific trade
11:04 Waalwijk to get new container terminal
10:28 Baltic Dry Index regains 2 pts (0.36%) to 561 points
10:24 The Port of Gothenburg to be the new export port for Volvo cars to Finland, Russia and China
10:17 Terminal operator Neva-Metal reports a 7% decline in two month cargo volumes to 540,000 tonnes
09:56 Port of Azov received 810 ships in the 2014-2015 ice navigation season (photo)
09:25 Brent Crude prices close the week lower at $60,48 in London, in New York - at $50.76 a barrel

2015 March 5

20:38 IAA PortNews Development Director Nadezhda Malysheva became godmother to bunker tanker Gazpromneft Omsk (photo)
19:00 Flag-hoisting ceremony held for port service ship VTN-73 built by Pella shipyard (photo)
18:47 MABUX: Prices in the bunker market to remain volatile next week
17:50 190 vessels called at seaport Taganrog in winter navigation of 2014-2015 (photo)
17:34 Port of Gothenburg creates wetland for wildfowl
17:17 Throughput of Baltic Coal Terminal (Latvia) down 27% to 728,000 t in Jan-Feb’15
17:04 CMA CGM announces Chinese New Year additional blank sailing program on Far East-North Europe lines
16:46 Port Rostov-on-Don accepted 1,155 vessels during ice navigation period of 2014-2015 (photo)
16:34 Abu Dhabi Ports and Gulf Precast sign AED 50m Musataha Agreement
16:04 Port of Gothenburg builds new Energy Port
15:34 DP World announces fire on the Port of Vancouver container terminal
15:04 Revenue at Port of Rotterdam Authority up 3.1% to €660 million in 2014
14:53 Golar and Rosneft sign a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the area of FLNG
14:31 Russian International Register of Vessels numbers 778 ships with aggregate deadweight of 3.6 mln t
14:23 MacGregor wins multiple offshore self-unloader order from Wuhu Xinlian Shipyard
14:19 IAA PortNews updates its page with new tenders for dredging contracts
13:55 Throughput of Klaipeda seaport (Lithuania) up 9% to 5.9 mln t in Jan-Feb’15
13:19 Bunker prices at Far East ports remained flat in late 10th week (graph)
13:04 UN agencies meet to address unsafe mixed migration by sea
12:40 Throughput of Rosterminalugol hit 2.4 mln t in Jan-Feb’15
12:25 Draft amendments into Compulsory Regulations on Port Taman put out for public consultation
12:04 Diana Shipping reports Financial Results for the Q4 2014
11:47 Throughput of Ukraine’s seaports up 3.2% to 23.4 mln t in Jan-Feb’15
11:20 97 civil ships and 39 warships were built in Russia in 2014
11:03 DP World meets Kazakhstan minister for trade and investment
10:50 Russia’s offshore oil and LNG should be secured to national flag ships from 2020, RF Transport Ministry says
10:34 Damen Shipyards Antalya opens Phase 2
10:26 Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. appoints Andy Stuart President and Chief Operating Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line
10:15 Improvement of shipping companies’ efficiency is a priority of Russian Chamber of Shipping for 2015, RCS President says
09:32 Baltic Dry Index up to 559 points
09:18 Oil price down to $60.55 in London and up to $51.53 in New York