• 2018 April 3 12:55

    Tallink Grupp released its passenger and cargo transport statistics for IQ'2018

     

    The Group reports transporting 1,930,449 passengers in the first quarter of 2018, which is 0.5% less than in the same period in 2017. At the same time, the number of cargo units transported by the Group continued to grow significantly with 90,687 units of cargo transported in the quarter, which is 8.2% more than in the same period in 2017. In addition, the number of passenger vehicles transported by the Group also increased in the first quarter with 222,370 vehicles transported in the first three months, a 2.3% increase on the same period last year. 

    Commenting on the statistics, Veiko Haavapuu, AS Tallink Grupp’s Finance Director said: 

    „The number of passengers increased on almost all our routes in the first quarter of 2018, except the Finland-Sweden routes, where the retrofit and technical works carried out on one vessel meant that only one cruise vessel was operating on the Turku-Stockholm route instead of the usual two for nearly 10 weeks. Therefore, the decrease in the number of passengers on this particular route is not unexpected. Regardless of the overall decrease in the number of passengers by 0.5%, it is positive to note that our Estonia-Sweden and particularly our Latvia-Sweden routes are developing very well and the passenger numbers are increasing.“ 

    „The most positive development in the first quarter was the increase in the number of cargo units transported on all our routes, which was 90,687 units, resulting in an 8.2% increase compared to Q1 in 2017. The greatest number of units was transported on our Estonia-Finland route yet again and the number of units transported on this route increased by 12.9% in the first three months of this year compared to the same period last year. The greatest increase in the number of cargo units transported was on the Latvia-Sweden route with a 62.6% increase compared to Q1 in 2017. Such significant increases, of course, always have specific reasons and in this case, the reasons were the addition of a second vessel to the Latvia-Sweden route only in December 2016 and the planned renovation and technical works on the two Latvia-Sweden route vessels in the first quarter of 2017. This means the route was still in a recovery phase in early 2017, “ Haavapuu explained. 

    „The increase in the number of passenger vehicles transported on nearly all our routes by a total of 2.3% also needs to be highlighted as throughout 2017 we witnessed a marginal decrease in this number compared to 2016 figures. It is worth noting that the number of passenger vehicles transported in the first quarter of 2018 is greater than the number of transported passenger vehicles both in Q1 in 2017 and Q1 in 2016,“ Haavapuu concluded. 

    AS Tallink Grupp is the leading passenger and cargo transportation service provider in the Northern region of the Baltic Sea. The company owns 14 vessels and operates under the brands of Tallink and Silja Line on six different routes. AS Tallink Grupp employs more than 7,400 people in the region and over 9.8 million passengers travelled on its ferries in 2017. AS Tallink Grupp is listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange.




2018 May 24

09:26 Baltic Dry Index drops 37pts to 1162 points
09:08 akquinet and IDENTEC SOLUTIONS join forces to revolutionize refrigerated container management
08:39 Maersk Line starts new transatlantic service between Europe’s Mediterranean region and Canada
08:34 Compagnie Maritime Monégasque and Damen join forces to introduce Fast Marine Access in Brazil

2018 May 23

17:54 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg invested RUB 256 million in modernization of its facilities in QI’2018
17:27 Greece suggests arranging cruise lines to Russia
17:00 Rosmorrechflot comes out for replacement of shipbuilding subsidies with cheap financing
16:16 Agreement on Enhancing International Arctic Scientific Cooperation enters into force
15:48 New Belgium container connection bolsters Port of Hull
15:25 DALO chooses SARIS to support SAR operations
15:03 FESCO transports three transformers from Novorossiysk for Moscow central heating and power plants
14:42 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.3 million passengers in 4M’18, down 3%, Y-o-Y
14:21 Hapag-Lloyd update on restrictions for DG cargo handling at FIFA World Cup in Russia
13:59 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport fell by 18.5% to 1.0 million tonnes in 4M’18
13:36 SASCO BoD elected Aleksey Pavlov as Director General of the company
13:13 “K” Line announces delivery of special coal carrier “CORONA XANADU”
12:52 Tallink Grupp to list shares also on Helsinki Stock Exchange
12:31 Rosmorport appoints Sergey Lyamtsev as Acting Director of its Azov Basin Branch (photo)
12:13 MPC Container Ships ASA acquires three 2,500 TEU feeder container vessels
11:43 Strong programme raises profile of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference
11:18 Gunvor forms new ship holding jv СlearOcean Tankers
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 4M’18 grew by 1.1% Y-o-Y to 207.78 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price down 0.63% to $79.07, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $71.91
10:09 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v P. S. Palios with Koch
09:55 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down lead multi-purpose dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
09:52 Container shipping is smart to collaborate on standards, says MSC CIO
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,199 points

2018 May 22

18:37 CMA CGM announces GRR from India and Sri Lanka to West Africa
18:07 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company adopts ABS Subchapter M regulatory compliance mobile software
17:47 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 2.8% to 6.49 million TEUs in Jan-Apr’18
17:33 Suez Canal revenues up to 479.3million dollar in April
17:26 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for initial section of longline factory vessel (photo)
17:05 Med Marine signs two new design contracts with Robert Allan
16:28 Okskaya Sudoverf launches second shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 2 (photo)
16:05 Bibby Offshore secures multimillion North Sea contract
15:50 RF Ministry of Justice registers order on designation of caution areas in ports of cities hosting World Cup 2018
15:34 New generation of RoRo’s designed by KNUD E. HANSEN for Grimaldi
15:04 Iridium network approved to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services
14:39 North West MP finds out more about how the Port of Barrow is powering the region
14:10 Rosmorport continues providing icebreaker assistance in the Arctic Basin
13:45 Bunker prices are going up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:21 Van Oord marks 150th anniversary with christening of SRI vessel Bravenes
12:42 IMO approves joint RF/USA proposal on regulation of shipping in the Bering Strait (photo)
12:23 Wärtsilä LNGPac passes 100th order milestone
12:14 Jotun Australia is formally open for Yacht business with complete yacht coating solutions
11:30 ABS Nautical Systems chosen as exclusive mobile compliance solution for Crosby tugs
11:26 Baltic icebreaking season 2017-2018 ends
11:03 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 4M’18 up 51% Y-o-Y to 11.28 million tonnes
10:48 IMO agrees to recognize that the Iridium network meets all the criteria
10:37 Presidents of Iceland and Finland discussed Arctic matters on board IB Urho
10:12 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $79.44, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.32% to $72.58
09:44 Development and financing of strategic transport projects uniting Lithuania and Poland discussed in Vilnius
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,239 points

2018 May 21

18:31 P&O Cruises marks first construction milestone for newest ship with steel cutting ceremony in Papenburg
18:00 IMO continues roll out of new port emissions training
17:35 Preliminary preparation stage for concession on Northern Latitudinal Railway completed
17:08 Two more vessels added to Offshore Fleet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company
16:40 Oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky arrives at port of Messina (Sicily)
15:59 Federal funding contributes to critical infrastructure projects to support trade through the Port of Vancouver
15:31 Vympel Shipyard launches 75th Mangust patrol boat for Russian FSB Border Service (photo)