• 2018 August 9 13:25

    Tallink transported 4.6 million passengers in H1’18, up 0.8% Y-o-Y

    Today, Tallink Grupp published its interim report for the first six months of 2018. According to the report, during the six months (January - June), the group transported a total of 4.6 million passengers, which is 0.8% or nearly 35,000 passengers more than in the same period last year. During the period, the group’s cargo transportation saw a steady increase with 9.2% more cargo units transported on all the group’s routes in total in the first six months in 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. 

    At the same time, sales revenue decreased by 2.6% in the first six months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, providing the group with 439.6 million euros of unaudited revenue by the end of the period. The group’s unaudited net loss in the first half of the year amounted to 4.3 million euros (net loss of 2.4 million euros in the same period in 2017). 

    The number of passengers increased on almost all of the company’s routes during the first six months of 2018. Although the most notable growth of 11.4% in passenger numbers compared to the previous year was on the Latvia-Sweden route, the stable growth in the number of passengers on the Estonia-Sweden route, which amounted to 3.3%, and on the Estonia-Finland route with the strongest competition (an increase of 1.8% on the previous year) is also positive. The number of passenger vehicles transported in the first six months of 2018 also increased by 1.3% with a total of 533 710 vehicles transported compared to the same period in 2017 when 527 118 vehicles were transported. 

    The lion’s share of the cargo units transported by the group was carried on the Estonia-Finland route, which saw a total of 122,914 cargo units transported in the first six months of the year, which is 10.4% more than in the same period last year. The number of cargo units transported also increased on the Estonia-Sweden route, where it amounted to a total of 25,124 cargo units, which is 16.6% more than last year. The most notable growth in the number of cargo units transported was on the Latvia-Sweden route, where a total of 7 832 cargo units were transported, which is 45.8% more than in the same period last year. 

    „The results were significantly impacted by the increase in fuel prices in global markets compared to the same period last year. The decline in the absolute number of passengers on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in the second quarter of 2018 according to the Port of Tallinn statistics has also had an impact on the wider market and the competitive landscape, although Tallink has managed to increase both passenger numbers and market share on this route as a result of investments made by the company. 

    “The excise duty levels in place in Estonia also have an impact on the results and affect the Estonian tourism and service sectors negatively as a whole. In today’s world, where the travel and recreational choices are increasingly abundant in the target markets for our services, every aspect is important in keeping Estonia attractive as a tourism destination,“ Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp, said.

2018 August 21

12:24 Far East ports bunker prices open the week on a bearish note
12:08 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia, India, the Middle East and America to Nigeria
11:21 OSCE mission barred from access to the Russian flagged tanker detained in Kherson port
11:13 Wärtsilä to build Smart Technology Hub, next-generation innovation and production centre in Finland
11:08 MSC slows ships to help protect whales in U.S. waters
10:41 Baltic Dry Index adds 4 pts to 1727 points
10:28 Port of Long Beach box volume rose 11.3% in Jan-Jul to 4.64 million TEUs
10:17 Crude oil futures gain slightly to $72.23 in London and to $65.53 in New York
10:08 HELCOM publishes report on sewage port reception facilities in the Baltic Sea
09:29 Port of Los Angeles seven-month container volumes down 2.59% to 5.14 million TEUs
09:08 Port of Long Beach approves Toyota's Green Terminal makeover
08:26 Crowley successfully supports Appomattox platform tow-out in the U.S. Gulf

2018 August 20

18:26 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard delivers sixth serial oil barge BELMAX 6 of ROB20 design
18:06 Dan-Bunkering expands and merges with Australian company
17:36 Carbon Trust and Fistuca announce successful execution of offshore test of innovative new installation technology
17:26 Russian owners, operators stop shipping to Ukraine for fear of loosing cargo
17:09 ESL Shipping takes delivery of eco-friendly bulk carrier Haaga
17:05 Teekay LNG Partners mandates banks to arrange Fixed Income Investor Call
16:35 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
16:05 Royal Wagenborg's m.v. Nassauborg discharges timber in Alexandria
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
15:02 Maersk and Vopak to launch 0,5% sulphur fuel bunkering facility in Rotterdam
14:48 SHI awarded contract for LNG carrier duo from Celsius Tankers
14:23 Spot market price for Russian M100 product ended last week higher at an average of RUB 18,212 / pmt
13:21 Baltic Shipyard loads heavyweight propulsion units onto the 60MW LK-60 nuclear-powered icebreaker URAL
13:11 APL's Eagle Express Service delivers X-factor in Los Angeles
12:13 Golden Ocean Group to equip its 16 Capsize vessels with scrubbers
12:10 ANL to implement Operational Cost Recovery Surcharge in Chittagong Port
11:07 Port of Vyborg volumes in first seven months rose 28% to 970,000 tonnes
10:57 Golden Ocean announces Q2 2018 results
10:17 Crude oil futures prices edge down to $71.61 in London, in New York to $64.95
10:03 Port of Everett breaks ground on $36 mln South Terminal Wharf Modernization Project
10:03 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1723 points
09:57 Chinese Blockchain Company Yuanben to protect the safety of global maritime freight data
09:36 Box traffic at busiest Chinese ports in Jan-Jul rose 4.1% to 5.36 billion tons
09:28 Port of Hong Kong seven-month box volumes drop 4.4% to 11,5 million TEUs
08:44 Kongsberg Maritime wins contracts for nine hybrid Ro-Ro vessels

2018 August 19

08:19 CMA CGM announces GRR from UAE to East Africa
08:14 Maersk Line introduces Peak Season Surcharge – Scope World to Apapa, Nigeria and Tin Can Island Port, Nigeria
08:12 CMA CGM announces GRR from India to East Africa
08:07 Maersk Line increases rates from Middle East & Indian sub-continent to North America

2018 August 18

08:03 Port of Oakland to build Seaport Logistics Complex
08:00 CMA CGM announces PSS from Europe, Scandinavia, Black Sea and West Med to Indian Ocean islands
07:57 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
07:41 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S posts results for Q2 2018

2018 August 17

20:03 A system of floating containment booms installed near two jetties of Petersburg Oil Terminal
18:26 Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard launches Pola Feodosia, forth of RSD59 dry cargo vessel series
17:54 Primorsk Oil Terminal’s throughput in Jan-Jul falls 12% to 31.38 million tonnes
17:51 Nevsky Shipyard continues testing of unique replenishment system
17:08 Marine Robotics: Laws, Applications, Technologies roundtable registration underway in Moscow and Vladivostok
17:03 Port of Vysotsk volume in Jan-Jul down to 10.45 million tonnes
16:27 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Jul down 4% to 56.27 million tonnes (details)
16:04 Western Bulk publishes First half 2018 results
15:53 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes grow 13% to 34.39 million tonnes (details)
15:34 Stena Blue Sky delivers the first LNG cargo at energy giant ENN's new terminal in China
15:03 ANL announces FAK rates from North Europe and Mediterranean to Australia
14:33 A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S delivers revenue growth in the second quarter of 2018
14:03 Third railway track put into operation in Port Bronka
13:58 Nevsky Shipyard wins contract for Arc4 passenger/freight vessel duo to be deployed on Sakhalin-Kurils route
13:51 Samsung Heavy Industries wins two eco-friendly LNG carriers