• 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.




2018 April 23

18:06 World’s largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel MV Celine christened at Dublin Port
17:52 Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum will be held on 29 May 2018 in Oslo
17:36 Ocean Rig announces agreement to postpone delivery of newbuilding drillship Ocean Rig Santorini
17:20 Construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem begins in Rostov Region (photo)
17:05 ITF urges Hutchison Ports to improve global health and safety operations
16:35 Polskie LNG conduct a technical dialogue on extension of LNG Terminal in Świnoujście
16:29 Rosmorport’s icebreakers assisted over 5,700 vessels in freezing seaports of Russia this winter navigation season
16:05 Hapag-Lloyd plans 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020
15:55 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company to provide additional scholarships for students
15:33 TransContainer’s net profit in QI’2018 increased by 19.5% Y-o-Y to RUB 1.479 million
15:04 M.v. Tucana delivers fibre optic cable baskets from Drammen (Norway)
14:47 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput up 44% to 12.7 million tonnes in January-March 2018
14:31 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO in RF spot market up to RUB 13,542 per tonne
14:10 ICTSI PNG units ink union agreements
13:59 MOL сrude oil tanker rescues a castaway in the South China Sea
13:39 Container barge transport to become more efficient in the port of Antwerp
12:48 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 7.3% to 0.7 million tonnes in 3M’18
11:46 Vistula Maersk makes a maiden call to St. Petersburg, as first in series of new ice-class vessels
11:13 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 22-23
10:51 Training ship Perekop completes unofficial visit to Republic of Sri Lanka
10:25 Brent Crude futures price down 0.04% to $74.03, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $68.31
10:04 Workshop on IMO's ISPS Code held in Mexico
09:40 Training on ship air pollution and low carbon measures held in Tehran
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,281 points

2018 April 22

15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority to realise tide pools along Calandkanaal
15:32 British Ports Association raise border facilities' concerns with PM
15:31 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Fuel Surcharge for Inland Haulage under Carrier arrangement from Germany to Belgium and Netherlands
15:30 JAXPORT names Interim Chief Financial Officer
15:28 Seaspan announces senior management change

2018 April 21

15:06 MV Thuringia makes maiden CI3 service call at Chennai International Terminals
15:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Arethusa with Glencore
15:00 Gothenburg Port Authority publishes Sustainability Report for 2017
14:47 Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
14:45 Vopak to invest in new storage capacity at its Rotterdam terminal

2018 April 20

18:15 Yaroslavsky Shipyard launches yet another boom-laying boat (photo)
18:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Middle East Gulf
17:47 President of Cyprus visits IMO
17:29 NOVATEK’s AGM approves 2017 dividends
17:03 SEA\LNG reiterates LNG’s central role in meeting IMO’s decarbonisation goals
16:40 SCF Group’s financing deal with VTB Bank recognized by Marine Money as a Deal of The Year
16:03 CMA CGM announces an agreement to acquire a stake in CEVA
15:36 Nuclear-powered submarine Severodvinsk passed control check for winter training period
15:03 MEPC 72: Proposal to mandate ISO sulphur test methods to be discussed further
14:40 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Russia’s first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 (photo)
14:24 HELCOM group meets in Berlin to focus on reducing land-based pollution affecting the Baltic Sea
13:38 WMU supports IMO climate change strategy for shipping
13:02 Panama Canal transits three LNG vessels in one day
12:43 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
11:49 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 19-20
11:26 "Safety Day" held for Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company management
11:02 Navigation on rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg opens from April 20
10:38 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping discuss cooperation
10:13 Brent Crude futures price down 0.26% to $73.59, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.31% to $68.08
09:55 Marine Technics supplied a set of engines to refit gensets of vessels operating on the Yenisei river
09:34 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,201 points
08:07 Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association's strategy for the future
07:45 The Fjords takes delivery of groundbreaking zero emission vessel Future of The Fjords

2018 April 19

19:00 Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo)
18:05 Vroon's MPI Napoleon commences Baltic-Sea charter