• 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 June 23

13:16 USPA will update the dredging and ecological security fleet of Ukraine
12:54 Statoil awards contract on new shuttle tankers
12:01 DP World and Masdar to explore clean energy solutions
11:48 MOL-MES to jointly develop "Next-generation Vessel Monitoring and Support System"
11:10 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to equip a new LNG carrier
10:37 Vostochny Port purchased VIKHR vacuum cleaner for Nakhodka streets
10:12 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg welcomes innaugural call of Seven Seas Explorer
09:48 Brent Crude futures price up 0.42% to $45.41, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.42% to $42.92
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 855 points

2017 June 22

18:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from United Arab Emirates to East Africa
17:55 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-May'17 grew by 3% to 5.41 mln t
17:33 Throughput of port Vyborg up 10% to 501,400 t in 5M’17
17:16 Rudiger Grube named as new Chairman of HHLA’s Supervisory Board
17:04 Kalmar wins an order of six RTGs from Ports America Chesapeake in Baltimore, USA
16:37 Increase in cruise calls as sector grows at ABP South Wales
16:05 HHLA holds AGM, OKs distribution of € 46.7M to shareholders for the 2016FY
16:04 The world’s largest container ship makes its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe
15:45 Throughput of port Primorsk in 5M’17 is flat, year-on-year, at 27.46 mln t
15:44 MABUX: No upward drivers on global bunker market so far
15:24 Gasum increase its shareholding in Skangas
15:03 BIMCO, INTERCARGO, ICS and INTERTANKO unite to propose ambitious Co2 reduction objectives to IMO
14:33 TTS Group signs historical contract for Syncrolift® and transfer system
14:03 CMA CGM announces Overweight Surcharge from Italian ports to all Eastbound trades
13:38 IMO treaty covering removal of wrecks was under discussion at dedicated seminar in London
13:31 Kieler Woche draws cruise ships
13:15 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 15% to 7.73 mln t in Jan-May'17
13:11 Sweden’s Port of Kapellskär gets five modern quay-berths and a larger port area
12:53 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 42.05 mln t in 5M’17
12:16 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 7% to 21.47 mln t in 5M’17
12:01 Sanmar constructs the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel
11:24 Northwest Seaport Alliance handles record May international container volume
11:19 Africa Maritime cooperation centre holds first workshop
10:47 Maximum number of ships received by Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg
10:20 SBM Offshore awarded turnkey and lease and operate contracts for the ExxonMobil Liza FPSO
10:11 Brent Crude futures price down 0.09% to $44.78, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.05% to $42.51
09:45 Port of Gdansk participates in Polish Days of the Sea in Slovakia
09:36 New car-and-passenger ferry deployed at Kerch Strait ferry line (photo)
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 844 points

2017 June 21

20:10 Combi Lift calls on Damen with 19 vessel order
20:05 Damen’s UK Sales Manager receives Lifetime Achievement Award
18:12 Icebreaker pier in Katajanokka (Helsinki) reinforced and extended for IB Polaris
17:51 ABP donates £1,500 to Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service
17:30 Russian-Greek joint commission for maritime navigation held its first session
17:06 Eighty-seven Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards recognizing 670 combined years of safe operations
16:47 GMN maritime technology project seeks stakeholder participation
16:25 Ha Noi will host Vietship 2018 on January 24-26
16:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Protefs with Hudson
15:46 IMO’s Chris Trelawny was speaking at the Port Security Technology conference in London
15:34 Ulstein Verft earns ISO9001 certificate
15:04 14,000 TEU Tampa Triumph vessel makes maiden call at Gulftainer’s Northern Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia
14:52 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.1 mln passengers in Jan-May'17, up 4.9%, Y-o-Y
14:33 Port of Grangemouth orders new Liebherr ship-to-shore crane
14:15 Sergei Khramagin re-elected as Director General of State Transport Leasing Company (photo)
14:03 Evergreen rolls out sea freight services for Alibaba.com members
13:51 Siem Offshore's subsidiary signs 2-year contract for anchor handling tug supply vessels
13:10 IAA PortNews offers a photo release from the ceremony for awarding of Ust-Luga Cup winners
13:02 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from East Asia to South America EC
12:52 Pacific Bulk Terminal will build state-of-the-art transshipment facility in Primorye
12:31 Incheon Port’s America Sea Route PS1 to commence the call at Tacoma Port
12:01 Teekay’s first LNG newbuilding carrier built in China completes sea trials