• 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 December 9

06:36 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates for all cargoes and all container types from North East Asia to Australia
06:35 British Ports looking for cross border trade solutions as the UK and EU pass first big hurdle in the Brexit negotiations
06:30 Polarcus secures funding for 3D broadband project in Australia
04:11 CMA CGM GROUP completes the acquisition of MERCOSUL Line and strengthens its service offering in South America

2017 December 8

21:46 Neptumar agency successfully completes challenging two-phased delivery of project cargo from China to St. Petersburg
18:17 Yamal LNG loads first batch of LNG on Christophe de Margerie tanker
18:06 Wison multifunctional LNG Distributor granted AiP by DNV GL
17:06 China Classification Society signs Framework Agreement with MAN
16:58 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is ready to lay down yet another mine countermeasures vessel for RF Navy (photo)
16:27 Ice-class ships Spasatel Demidov, Admiral Lazarev and Admiral Serebryakov will assist vessels in the Kerch Strait this winter (photo)
16:05 MAN PrimeServ China signs Service Station Agreement with Zhoushan Xinya Shipyard
15:36 CMA CGM premium service to optimize CO2 emissions
15:34 Morsviazsputnik and Qiwi Blockchain Technology signed cooperation agreement (photo)
15:10 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 6 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 18% Y-o-Y
14:46 ABB opens first ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operation Center in China
14:19 ABB AbilityTM extended with digital turbocharging solutions for marine
13:48 Sovcomflot’s Christophe de Margerie named Engineering Project of the Year at 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards
13:43 Jumbo signs LOI to order new LNG powered offshore construction vessel
13:25 Bunker prices go down at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
13:01 Teekay Tankers announces management change
12:30 Le Havre, France hosts "Women in Port Management" course
12:01 Port of Virginia posts results for Nov 2017
11:43 LUKOIL starts drilling of first production well at Filanovsky field's Phase 2
11:22 FESCO transported 21 000 tons of cargo to northern Russia
11:01 BMT awarded new funding for autonomous navigation
10:40 Brent Crude futures price up 0.06% to $62.24, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.7
10:19 Bunker prices go down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:01 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Boston
09:38 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 308,800 t in 11M’17, up 8.8% (photo)
09:20 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,679 points
09:13 Wärtsilä Linesafe for propeller shafts revolutionises bearing design
08:12 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles ask for proposals to reduce vessels’ at-berth emissions
07:11 ME-GI/ME-LGI dual-fuel engines hit 100,000 operating hours
06:12 ABS Executive lays out vision for future of shipping
05:12 Fincantieri launches new cruise ship “Nieuw Statendam”
04:13 London leads with first Air Quality Strategy for a UK port
03:13 CSSC GWS smart ship project achieves LR cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive notes
02:13 DNV GL presents GTT and TECHNOLOG with GASA statement for exoskeleton LNG tanks
01:24 SBM Offshore awarded turnkey contract for Statoil’s Johan Castberg turret mooring system

2017 December 7

18:15 MABUX Weekly Report: Rising oil production in the U.S. may pressure bunker prices
18:11 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 6.7% to 31.11 mln t in 11M’17
17:50 Antwerp will host European Environmental Ports Conference on 16-17 May 2018
17:28 The Port of Gdansk gets yet another EU subsidy
17:05 Crowley’s newest LNG-fueled ConRo ship launched at VT Halter Marine
16:35 Prosafe extends standstill agreement with Cosco
16:16 Port Bronka presents railway-yard project for Russia to take over dry bulk cargo flows (photo)
16:05 OOCL introduces Japan Vietnam Service
15:37 Wärtsilä enters joint project agreement for shuttle tanker development
15:12 Aker Solutions to design Johan Castberg FPSO accommodation unit
15:03 Russian Arctic to face period of serious changes - Deputy PM of Russia
14:37 Seaports of Ukraine handled 121 mln t of cargo in 11M’17, up 0.6% Y-o-Y
14:14 USPA and EBRD signed an Agreement on joint development of concession projects in two ports
13:51 Warships of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet arrive on visit to Myanmar
13:20 Marintec China: DNV GL awards DSIC a pair of AiP certificates
13:00 USC is looking into building 40 MW icebreaker powered by LNG
12:38 Russia's state expert evaluation authority approves Phase 1 of Vostochny-Nakhodka transport hub (photo)
12:02 Throughput of port Murmansk expected to make 51 mln t in 2017, 71 mln t in 2020
11:59 Damen delivers Cutter Suction Dredger 450 to Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy in Finland
11:39 Coal transshipment facilities to be shifted from the center of Murmansk to the western coast of the Kola Bay
11:11 Light fuel is in short supply at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)