• 2020 January 20 14:02

    Port of Tallinn reports on its most important events and projects in 2019

    Port of Tallinn offers an overview of the most remarkable events and important projects for Port of Tallinn in 2019:

    Another record-breaking year in passenger flow for Port of Tallinn

    In 2019, 10.64 million passengers passed through the harbours of Port of Tallinn, that is 20,381 passengers more than a year earlier. Most of the passengers were serviced at Old City Harbour; the most popular shipping route was Tallinn-Helsinki with 8.8 million passengers. 6.02 million people or 56.2 % of all the passengers travelled by Tallink ships and the most popular ship with 2.1 million annual passengers was Tallink’s Megastar. The passenger number of Port of Tallinn increased 12th year in a row.

    Opening of the renewed part of passenger terminal D

    As of October 8, 2019, the visitors of Port of Tallinn have at their disposal the bright and spacious new rooms suitable for the largest sea and tourism gate in Estonia.  For the interior design of the terminal modern materials were used, natural timber and light colours.

    The windows offer beautiful views of the Old Town as well as the harbour areas; passengers can use much larger waiting and seating areas, a café and a shop.

    The terminal D is being built by Nordecon and the completion of the whole building is scheduled for summer 2020.

    The D-terminal is used by passengers of the Tallink shipping company.

    Record-breaking cruise season

    During the cruise season lasting from April 27th to October 19th 75 different cruise ships called Tallinn in total of 338 times bringing the record-breaking amount of 656,087 passengers to our capital. That was 21 thousand passengers more than a year earlier.

    At Saaremaa harbour, also operated by Port of Tallinn, cruise ships called seven times bringing 3,836 people to explore Estonia’s biggest island. Most of them were tourists from Germany.

    Opening the Muuga-Vuosaari line for passengers

    As of June 12, 2019, Tallink offers passengers with vehicles a cheaper connection between Estonia and Finland enables its passengers to sail by the ship Seawind from Muuga Harbour to Vuosaari Harbour in Finland.

    As of June 25, Eckerö Line’s ship Finbo Cargo also started operating the Muuga-Vuosaari line serving both trucks and passengers with cars.

    Port of Tallinn aims to guide vehicles concentrated on cargo flow to Muuga Harbour to reduce the traffic load and air pollution in Tallinn city centre.

    Creating the shore power supply for ships

    Port of Tallinn will install the latest ABB shore power systems on five of its piers in the Old City Harbour as part of the first shore power project in Estonia.

    The shore power project is foremost an environmental and green port project as it reduces CO2 pollution and noise and not only in the port but also in the city of Tallinn.

    The first three quays offering shore power to ships will be ready by the end of 2020.

    The shore power technology being implemented is the most modern shore-to-ship solution being supplied by ABB and built by AS Elero.

    New operators and ownership changes at Muuga Harbour terminals

    On April 3rd, the Royal Vopak N.V. and Global Ports Investments PLC announced selling all the shares of the Baltics biggest oil terminal operator Vopak E.O.S. to the Abu Dhabi’s company Liwathon. The name of the logistics company is now Liwathon E.O.S.

    On June 12th, Port of Tallinn and PK Terminal signed a contract for the construction of a dry bulk and mixed cargo terminal in Muuga Harbour with the focus on handling and storing round wood, bulk and metal products.

    On July 5th, the parent company of the Olerex Group, Aqua Marina AS, signed an agreement for the purchase of the Oiltanking Tallinn terminal in Muuga Harbour. With a total capacity of 78 550 m3, the Oiltanking Tallinn terminal is one of the most versatile and technically advanced terminals in the Baltic Sea region.

    On August 6th, Baltic Marine Logistics Group (BMLG) completed the acquisition of Stivis OÜ. Stivis handles goods on four quays in Muuga Harbour, owns about 4.5 ha of storage areas and 0.5 ha of closed warehouses behind the quays.

    Focus on decreasing the environmental impact and develop the cruise industry sustainably

    Many cruise organisations are actively engaged in ensuring the sustainable development of the cruise industry.

    On February 7th, the representatives of ports and cruise companies of the Baltic Sea and North Sea met in Tallinn at the conference “Green Cruise Port – Smart Cruise Port Developments in the Baltic Sea Region” during which all parties signed the Green Cruise Port Action Plan 2030, that sets out an overall vision to decouple growth from negative and guarantee the sustainability of the cruise industry.

    In a forum in Copenhagen with more than 160 cruise companies and organizations, 29 ports, including Port of Tallinn, signed the ambitious Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto.

    Port of Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Arts signed a cooperation agreement for the purpose of launching the research project “Tallinn’s Old Town: sustainable management and presentation”.

2020 February 20

18:27 SMOOTH PORTS Partners met and discussed in Livorno
18:07 UNIIQ invests in Tetrahedron’s innovative crane for next-gen wind turbines
17:52 RF Navy’s Admiral Kasatonov frigate left for Barents Sea to continue testing
17:30 Evergreen issues notice for reefer cargo to Shanghai、Ningbo and Xingang, China
17:17 Tersan Shipyard (Turkey) delivers lead crab catching and processing ship of Project ST184
17:00 West Africa Container Terminal to commence Phase 2 upgrade
16:53 Indonesia hosts new national workshop on maritime security risk
16:53 Port of Rotterdam increases sales of LNG and VLSFO
16:29 UN agencies collaborate to promote seafarers’ rights treaty
16:04 INOK TM and Admiral Makarov SUMIS sign agreement on cooperation
15:38 Rosmorport reports on its icebreaker support in Russian seaports as of February 17, 2020
15:11 Rosmorport changes tariffs for services offered at the seaport of Kaliningrad
14:47 BIMCO joins Japan to regulate carbon intensity of existing ships
14:25 ESPO published its Position Paper on European Green Deal objectives in ports
14:02 CHIMBUSCO starts to supply China-produced low sulphur bunker oil to international ships
13:43 Top-level speakers announced for Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020 in London
13:20 Throughput of Russia’s river ports fell by 11.6%, from 143.1 million tonnes in 2010 to 126.5 million tonnes in 2019
13:01 BC Ferries names and christens the first two Island Class ferries
12:46 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 National Marine Dredging Company and Royal IHC launch TSHD GHASHA
12:08 Port of Baku and Tamiz Shahar cooperate on environmental issues
11:48 Hapag-Lloyd improves operating result by more than 80 percent in 2019
11:41 Port of Gdynia widens its internal entrance to 140 m
11:15 CMA CGM announces PSS for exports from East Russia
10:52 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping introduces new scheme of oil and gas equipment approval
10:24 Main contractor Damen and more than a hundred companies contribute to Combat Support Ship
10:24 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 20
09:53 Ships of RF Navy’s Baltic Fleet left for Atlantic to perform combat training tasks
09:35 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.32% to $59.31, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.45% to $53.73
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 465 points

2020 February 19

18:37 Eni launches hull for Coral Sul FLNG in offshore Mozambique
18:06 Port of Rotterdam aims to become the most sustainable biorefinery in Europe
17:52 NOVATEK’s 2019 profit grew 5.3 times YoY to RUB 865.5 billion
17:31 Royal IHC launches TSHD GHASHA for National Marine Dredging Company
17:28 Wärtsilä and Carnival achieve real-time data exchange between ship and port
17:06 Jan De Nul finishes deepening works in the Port of Maputo
16:46 Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 1.1 percent to 136.6 million tons in 2019
16:42 PM Yury Borisov backs RF Transport Ministry’s proposal to assign cargo to Russian-flagged and Russian-owned vessels
16:13 Boston Ship Repair gets Navy's $14.3M contract
15:37 Russia’s market demand for marine fuel to exceed 10 million tonnes in 2020 – PM Yury Borisov
15:10 Inmarsat launches connectivity services in Saudi Arabia across land, sea and air
14:51 FESCO launches new regular container train from Novosibirsk to Khabarovsk
13:48 Russia’s bunker market fell by over 6% YoY to 11 million tonnes in 2019
13:06 Rosneft’s hydrocarbon production in 2019 remained flat YoY at 5.79 mmboed
12:39 Rosneft reports 29-pct increase of its 2019 net income to RUB 708 bln
12:05 Philippine Ports Authority net income soars 31% in 2019
11:47 Konstantin Anisimov appointed as Deputy Head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
11:00 Position of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) on the European Green Deal
10:52 Golar Power forms partnership with BR Distribuidora
10:41 IMO continues its work to counter maritime crime
10:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 19
10:18 Finland accedes to Cape Town Agreement on fishing vessel safety
09:54 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.07% to $58.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.05% to $52.84
09:19 Milaha takes part in the Qatar Maritime and Logistics Summit as its main sponsor
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 450 points

2020 February 18

18:00 Petronas signs 12-year time charter party for two new build LNG vessels
17:36 MARAD announces more than $280 million in grants for US ports
17:27 Jotun Marine: Proactive measures needed to improve hull performance
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from the Mediterranean to USEC and USGULF