• 2020 April 6 13:33

    Construction of Tallink Grupp’s newest eco-friendly LNG-powered shuttle ferry to begin at RMC shipyard in Rauma

    Tallink Grupp has announced today, on 6 April, that the construction of Tallink Grupp’s newest eco-friendly LNG-powered shuttle ferry, MyStar will begin at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Rauma, Finland. The construction will begin with a traditional steel cutting event, which – in keeping with the current corona virus situation restrictions and precautionary measures – will be carried out online, starting at 13.00 local Finnish time, with Tallink Grupp representatives participating via the Internet live streaming.  

    The CEO of Tallink Grupp Paavo Nõgene said: “The world around us has recently changed beyond recognition and all around us we only see shut-down, challenges and closure. Our group too is facing challenges, but at the same time we are working hard to get through the current situation and are continuing to focus on the future. And one of the key future projects already underway before the crisis was the construction project of our new shuttle, MyStar – one of the eco-friendliest ship on the Baltic Sea. I am therefore pleased that we are today able to start thisnew project in cooperation with our long-standing partner Rauma shipyard.”.

    ”During this intense time of challenge, we see, more than ever, how much our economies rely on dependable, sustainable and eco-friendly ships and the importance of vital shipping routes remaining open.  At Tallink, this makes our commitment to building and operating  the most innovative and most sustainable ships on the Baltic sea even stronger,” Paavo Nõgene CEO of Tallink Grupp said.

    “We are proud to start the construction of the new vessel MyStar building on the good  cooperation we have with our significant customer Tallink Grupp. Together, we are shaping the shipping industry between Finland and Estonia to be more and more environmentally friendly,” Jyrki Heinimaa, President and CEO of Rauma Marine Constructions said.

    MyStar is another important step for Tallink Grupp towards achieving even greater energy efficiency and eco-friendliness for its shipping operations on the Baltic Sea. The LNG-powered new shuttle vessel comes with the latest cutting-edge technology and innovation onboard and will meet all the current and known future emission regulations.

    MyStar will be built equipped with shore-to-ship green power connection as well as the Smart Car Deck solution, developed in cooperation with Tallinn Technical University, which will enable even faster and more convenient loading and unloading of the vessel and is compatible with the already existing Smart Port solutions at the Port of Tallinn.

    The vessel will cost approximately 250 million euros and the delivery of the vessel is planned in January 2022. The new vessel will operate on the company’s Tallinn-Helsinki route, connecting the twin capitals of Estonia and Finland.




2020 June 5

18:21 Mezhregiontruboprovodstroy appointed as sole contractor for construction of Utrenny terminal
18:05 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Europe to Indian Ocean Islands
17:35 Teesport welcomes largest containership
17:05 EUROGATE Intermodal appoints Christopher Beplat as a new managing director
16:50 Russian Railways: Loading of export cargo bound for domestic ports up 6.4% in May 2020
16:35 DNV GL performs over twenty remote wind turbine inspections globally in times of COVID-19 related-travel restrictions
16:05 Gasum performs first LNG bunkering to Heerema’s Sleipnir
15:28 Acquisition and recapitalisation of Royal IHC finalised
14:18 First of two Austal's 118 metre trimarans for Fred. Olsen completes sea trials in Australia
13:56 Rosmorrechflot announces new competition for construction of Bagayevsky hydrosystem
13:29 Zvezda Shipyard stars cutting steel for yet another Aframax tanker
13:01 Keppel enters into framework deed with Borr Drilling to defer scheduled delivery of rigs
12:01 Port of Rotterdam Authority decides to hold RFT for transport service along Container Exchange Route
11:47 Yevgeny Ditrikh takes helm of STLC Board of Directors
11:04 The second largest container vessels in the world, now has its “Socarrat”
10:41 Oil prices rise within $1
10:28 Marseille Maersk sets up new record for the port of Rotterdam
10:23 Training exercise held with rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern fleet to assist emergency ship in the Arctic
10:00 RF Navy's oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky entered the North Sea
09:39 Bunker prices rise at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:18 Baltic Dry Index on June 4
08:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 05

2020 June 4

18:20 Wärtsilä to supply Europe's most modern simulator for inland shipping training
18:02 Dutch innovative app trains 10,000 process industry workers in Singapore during Covid-19 lockdown
17:47 Singapore Maritime and Ports Authority issues guidelines for crew change
17:25 Gasum performs first LNG bunkering to Heerema’s Sleipnir
17:02 China Merchants Group's emergency working group of the prevention and control of COVID-19 holds 20th meeting
16:34 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 5M’2020 fell by 24.2% Y-o-Y
16:02 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v G. P. Zafirakis with Koch
15:41 NS Power's crew rescues two people in the Andaman Sea
15:23 RS Rules update: hybrid propulsion
15:02 Grimaldi boosts its Italy-Greece connections
14:32 DNV GL and ABB launch new MOU to advance marine digitalization with a remote signing ceremony
14:02 150 trapped eels rescued at the Port of Gothenburg
13:48 Bunker price are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company extends the seasonal blanking programme on its Asia–Europe network
13:01 Wärtsilä offers new remote service to overcome Covid-19 travel restrictions
12:31 DEME to build the Scheldt tunnel
12:03 Havyard presents new design concept for zero-emission sightseeing vessels
11:45 Annual throughput of Murmansk Transport Hub to be raised to 100 million tonnes
11:23 Construction of automated gate complex commences at APM Terminals Aarhus
11:10 Port of Zeebrugge joins the International Port Community Systems Association
10:58 Jiangnan Shipyard and Gabadi teams complete construction of the first LNG tank as part of an LNG-fuelled container ship project
10:57 AS Tallink Grupp Statistics for May 2020
10:33 More departures added for Helsinki-Tallinn route vessel Star from 4 June 2020
10:11 Oil prices go down by 1.48%-2.06%
10:00 CMA CGM cancels Low Sulphur Surcharge from July 1st, 2020
09:52 Russia’s leading shipping companies suggest development of ATB services by the USA example
09:40 PIER71 launches Smart Port Challenge 2020 with New Venture Capital Partners for maritime tech start-ups investments
09:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 04
09:14 Baltic Dry Index on June 3

2020 June 3

18:25 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves construction of operational water area under Obskiy LNG project
18:03 Cargotec’s Kalmar and MacGregor to help drive development of connected automated waterborne transport through participation in AEGIS project
17:46 Rosmorport announced tender to reconstruct coastal facilities of Vanino-Kholmsk ferry service
17:24 RF Government approved allocation of RUB 60.5 billion for Russian Railways’ BAM and Transsib projects in 2020
17:02 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for July, August and September 2020
16:35 Russian Railways CEO says railway link with Murmansk to be restored by June 23
16:11 Transport route to link Quy Nhon Port with Northeast Asia
15:49 Rosatomflot completed escorting Vladimir Voronin gas carrier along the Northern Sea Route
15:33 Fincantieri and ENI extend an agreement in the field of circular economy and decarbonisation