• 2017 June 19 15:18

    Renewed check-in area opened in Tallinn Old City Harbour

    Within the framework of the construction work of the Old City Harbour, Logi Street was reconstructed, new checkpoints and lining-up areas for vehicles were constructed, and as of today, the entire check-in area for Terminal A vehicles has been redirected to a single location. Under the new traffic scheme, boarding of passenger cars onto Eckerö Line, Viking Line and Moby SPL ships will change.

    According to Peeter Nõgu, Chief Infrastructure Development Officer of the Port of Tallinn, the renewed traffic schemes serve as a part of the preparations for the implementation of the Smart Port, i.e. automatic check-in and line management systems for vehicles. “We have now reached the point where all passengers using vehicles to board the ships stopping at Terminal A will move to the ships from one location, i.e. via Logi Street. Next on our list is testing the automated systems. We hope to completely finish implementing the Smart Port solution this summer”.

    “When reconstructing the port, operations were underway in the port to the full extent, which meant that we also had to take into consideration the feasibility of ordinary activities and services and to guarantee the safety of tourists,” said Erkki Suurorg, Member of the Management Board of Nordecon AS.“Throughout the entire period, construction work was also being performed at a fast pace in other locations in the port. Since the working areas overlapped, we all had to engage in a high level of cooperation and it worked out well. Nordecon’s work was related to the reconstruction of Logi Street and the surroundings of Terminal A where we built new utilities, asphalted the area between the berths to a great extent, and constructed three checkpoint zones and complexes for accessing the ships with openings as well as other required structures”.

    Two new lanes were added to Logi Street, new street lighting and rainwater sewerage were installed, and all road surfaces were renewed. A roundabout for accessing the port via Logi Street and Rumbi Street was constructed in addition to building a crossing with traffic lights for Logi Street and Sadama Street.

    The new vehicle checkpoint for shipping services in the Schengen Area, the new vehicle checkpoint for shipping services outside the Schengen Area, and the new checkpoint for boarding cruise ships were completed. New roads lead to the checkpoint complexes, new sidewalks were built for cruise passengers, and new queuing areas were built for vehicles that are waiting to board the ships.

    New rainwater sewerage facilities were built on the area of Terminal A and new exterior lighting was installed in the course of the construction work. New electricity and communications cable lines and water supply and drinking water pipelines were installed for the checkpoint complexes. Tall greenery will be ensured at the checkpoint to the cruise zone and the parking lot for road trains.

    The cost of the construction work amounted to six million euros. The investments were partially cofinanced by the European Union from the TEN-T sub-programme Motorways of the Sea within the framework of the TWIN-PORT cooperation project of the Port of Tallinn and the Port of Helsinki.

    The finished construction work and the new traffic solutions form a part of the renewal of the Old City Harbour, which help make the representative gateway to our republic and our capital more user-friendly and render the entire port area more attractive.

    Port of Tallinn is the biggest Estonian complex of cargo and passenger ports and plays an important role in the Estonian transport system and in the Estonian economy as a whole. Taking into consideration both the number of passengers and the trade flow, the Port of Tallinn is also the biggest complex of ports by the Baltic Sea.

    The Nordecon Group consists of companies that focus on project management and general contracting of the construction of buildings and civil engineering. In geographical terms, the companies of the Group operate in Estonia, Ukraine, Finland and Sweden. Nordecon AS, the parent company of the Group, is registered and currently situated in Tallinn, Estonia. The group has more than 10 subsidiaries in addition to the parent company. The consolidated sales revenue of the Group was 183 million euros in 2016. The Nordecon Group currently employs about 720 people. As of 18 May 2006, the shares of the parent company are publicly listed on the NASDAQ Tallinn Stock Exchange.




2017 October 20

18:31 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
18:10 Kari Wihlman appointed as Director-General of Finnish Transport Agency with effect from 1 January 2018
17:47 Rosmorport appoints Oksana Masyuk as Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of its Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)
17:19 Russian Railways's loading of export freight from ports increases by almost by 6% in 3 quarters of 2017
16:56 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör expands capacity
16:28 USPA announced tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa
16:03 Wärtsilä's asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business
16:00 Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers SST-Aruá to SAAM SMIT
15:31 In 9M’17, TransContainer transported 1.31 mln TEUs, up 17.7% Y-o-Y
15:03 Otto Energy starts drilling of the ST 224 #1 well
14:29 Opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise held in Vladivostok
14:02 d’Amico International Shipping launches the first three LR1 vessels
13:30 Sea transport of Sevastopol carried 660,400 passengers in September 2017, down 3.2%, Y-o-Y
13:02 ICTSI orders hybrid RTGs for Manila flagship
12:44 Draft procedure for investment port duty assessment is available at federal portal for legal information (document)
12:22 Aker Solutions wins order for world's largest umbilicals system
12:19 APL starts new Korea China Straits service
12:05 LNG reloading station of Klaipėdos nafta applies highest safety standards
11:37 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters the port of Alexandria
11:08 Zvezda Shipbuilding complex, Rosnefteflot and Taimyrneftegaz agreed to build and operate 10 Arctic shuttle tankers
10:43 Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”: registration is underway
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $57.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $51.46
09:59 Innovative passenger catamaran Grifon presented in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
09:32 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,582 points

2017 October 19

18:01 Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer
17:38 Arab Association for Women in the Maritime Sector launched in Egypt
17:15 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Sep'17 grew by 17% to 10.17 mln t
16:50 Throughput of the port of Rotterdam up 2% to 351.5 mln t in 9M’17
16:39 Panama Maritime Authority holds a kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new Amador Cruise Port
16:21 Russian and Greek ships to participate in 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino
15:59 Hartmann Group's AHTS fleet secures long-term investment
15:39 Throughput of port Vyborg up 15% to 1.09 mln t in 9M’17
15:13 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 3% to 12.91 mln t in 9M’17
14:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 9M’17 down 8% Y-o-Y to 44.68 mln t
14:38 MABUX: Global bunker prices may continue upward evolution next week
14:17 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 11% to 76.02 mln t in 9M’17
13:50 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
13:25 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 10% to 39.48 mln t in 9M’17
13:02 TechnipFMC reaches an agreement to acquire Plexus’ exploration wellhead business
12:46 USC to transit to a new corporate management system
12:33 Knyaz Vladimir cruise liner ends 2017 navigation
12:31 Port of Fujairah and Dutch Port companies sign MOU
12:01 Prosafe updates operational results for Q3 2017
11:39 First vessel with coal shipped from Rosterminalugol to Portugal (photo)
11:20 Clean Marine receives a seven-system order from Inventor Chemical Tankers
11:08 Drydocks World recognized as the region’s best rig repair yard
10:54 Crude oil futures prices edge down 0.05% to $58,12 in London, in New York - 0.08% to $52,0 a barrel
10:41 Marine Institute CNIIMF to focus on LNG bunker market pricing at the Conference LNG Fleet & LNG Bunkering in Russia
10:08 Samsung Heavy Industries wins order to build LNG-FSRU
09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification

2017 October 18

19:36 Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier
18:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces commitment for a new loan facility
17:36 New regular Ro-Ro service starts from Port of Koper to Japan
17:01 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes Department for International Trade’s Export
16:31 Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates
16:30 ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn helps support national infrastructure project
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and Mediterranean