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EVR Cargo is now Operail22.06.2018

From 22 June, the new business name of the state-owned transport and logistics company EVR Cargo is Operail. The change of the name and visual identity was driven by the need to better reflect the nature of an international market-oriented logistics and transport company. “Freight transport was an essential part of EVR Cargo’s identity, but has not been our only business direction ...

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with City of Tallinn 14.06.2018

Port of Tallinn signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Tallinn for development of the Old City Harbour area according to “Masterplan 2030”. Port of Tallinn and the Urban Planning Department of the City of Tallinn signed a memorandum of understanding (hereinafter “MoU”), declaring mutual interest of the parties in developing Old City Harbour area into a ...

Baltic railway companies signed Amber Train agreement01.06.2018

The national railway companies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed an agreement today to start a regular intermodal transport line linking the Baltic states. The line, called the ‘Amber Train’, will deliver goods to the Baltic States from Western Europe more quickly, more economically and in a more environmentally friendly manner. Pictures from the event: ...

Port of Tallinn got acknowledged as socially responsible company second year in a row 28.05.2018

On May 24th, the Responsible Business Forum in Estonia acknowledged 10th year in a row those companies that take into account the wider impact of their business activities. Among 70 companies that won the recognition, Port of Tallinn was given the silver quality label based on the Estonian Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) Index 2018 questionnaire. Port of Tallinn ...

EVR Cargo’s year 2017 results better than expected25.05.2018

The group’s earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation & amortisation (EBITDA) in the 2017 financial year totalled 5.5 million euros, while the losses amounted to about 1.1 million euros, which is almost one million euros less than predicted. In the first four months of 2018 the net profit earned was about 2 million euros. The predicted loss for the 2017 financial year was over 2 ...

EVR Cargo earns EUR 2 mln profit in 4 months18.05.2018

The Estonian state owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo earned a net profit of two million euros in the first four months of 2018, compared with a loss of 1.1 million euros posted for the full-year 2017, informs LETA/BNS. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) in 2017 totaled 5.5 million euros and loss amounted to 1.1 million euros, almost one million euros ...

Freight flows of Estonian Railways grow 7.8% in 4 months15.05.2018

In the first four months of 2018 altogether 4.8 million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee), which is 7.8% more than the year before, reports LETA/BNS. Fertilizers, mineral fuels and oil shale were carried on the infrastructure the most, the company said. "I am glad that Estonia's ...

As the new Smart Port traffic management system is implemented in Terminal D, the check-in zone will be relocated07.05.2018

On Wednesday, 9 May, the Smart Port system featuring automatic license plate identification and traffic management will be launched for cars and buses in Terminal D of the Port of Tallinn. The check-in area for Tallink passengers with cars with its newly built access gates will from then on be situated in a new location, in the part of the port closer to Kadriorg.   The vehicle ...

In the first quarter of 2018 Port of Tallinn serviced 5 million tons of cargo and 1.9 million passengers. Group’s total revenue was EUR 29.4 million and profit EUR 11.8 million.04.05.2018

In the first quarter of 2018, 5.01 million tons of cargo and 1.92 million passengers passed through the harbours of Port of Tallinn. The cargo volume increased by 0.3% and passenger number by 0.2% compared to the same period last year. The total revenue of Port of Tallinn group was EUR 29.4 million and profit EUR 11.8 million.  According to Port of Tallinn’s CEO Valdo Kalm the ...

Viking Sea kick-started the cruise season in Tallinn26.04.2018

Cruise season in Tallinn started on April 26 when this year’s first cruise vessel Viking Sea called the Old City Harbour. The cruise season lasts until October 20 and brings with 341 cruise ship calls altogether more than 565,000 cruise tourists to the beautiful Estonian capital. According to Port of Tallinn’s Commercial Officer Margus Vihman, the number of this year’s cruise ...

Amber Train speeds up movement of cargoes between Western Europe and Baltic States20.04.2018

In cooperation with the national railway companies of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, EVR Cargo is launching a new regular container transport line on the route Šeštokai-Rīga-Tallinn. The line, called the ‘Amber Train’, will deliver goods reaching the Baltic States from Western Europe more quickly, more economically and in a more environmentally friendly ...

Freight flows of Estonian Railways grew by 8.4% in Q112.04.2018

In the first quarter 2018, nearly 3.8 million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee), which is 8.4% more than the year before, reports LETA/BNS. "We are extremely glad that the first quarter was so positive on the infrastructure of Estonian Railways. We are actively marketing Estonia as a ...

In February, the exports increased by 15% and imports by 13% in Estonia10.04.2018

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2018, the exports of goods increased by 15% and imports by 13% compared to February 2017. There was significant growth in exports to non-EU countries, mineral products (fuels and fuel additives) were exported the most. In February 2018, exports from Estonia amounted to 1.1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.2 billion euros. The trade ...

Port of Tallinn’s cargo volume and passenger numbers retained last year’s level06.04.2018

In the first quarter of 2018, 5.01 million tons of cargo and 1.92 million passengers passed through the harbours of Port of Tallinn. The cargo volume increased by 0.3 % and passenger number by 0.2 % compared to the same period last year. According to Port of Tallinn’s CEO Valdo Kalm the comparison of the results of the first quarter shows a positive sign in cargo volume in a long time. ...

AHL Logistics buys plant, warehouse at Muuga Port 03.04.2018

AHL Logistics, a logistics company owned by Finnish capital, has bought a former galvanization plant and warehouse at Muuga Port from the international steel producer Arcelomittal for 5 million euros, reports LETA/BNS. AHL is planning to use the 30,000 square meter building for storing different bulk and general goods, and will also start loading and unloading ships at the commercial ...

Tallinn eyeing 342 cruise ship visits this season29.03.2018

According to initial information, a total of 342 cruise ship visits are expected to bring approximately 565,000 cruise passengers to the capital of Estonia in the upcoming cruise season, reports LETA/BNS. "In any case it will be a record year in terms of visits. There will be quite a significant amount of those days where five or six cruise ships per day will come," Sirle Arro, head of ...

Passenger, cargo carriage through Estonian ports grows in 201721.03.2018

In 2017, the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports increased by 3%, the number of national traffic passengers by 7% and the freight volume of ports in tons by 3%. Last year a record number of passengers used the services of Estonian ports. In 2017, nearly 10.9 million passengers visited Estonian ports by international transport, which is 3% more than in 2016. The ...

EVR Cargo is multiplying its volume of cargo in co-operation with Mitsubishi Corporation19.03.2018

EVR Cargo’s subsidiary WagonPro, which operates with renting wagons, is going to rent 62 recently received container platforms to the company MTF Logistics, which is the Estonian logistic partner of the Mitsubishi Corporation. By taking the new wagons into use, the volumes of containers being carried along Estonian railways will increase almost by three times. “The wagons rented for ...

Estonian Railways to reconstruct 54 km of railway on Tapa-Narva route15.03.2018

The state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways this year is to start the reconstruction of the Tapa-Narva railway line, which will create preconditions for increasing the speeds of passenger and cargo trains, and the overhaul of approximately 54 kilometers will be funded from the European Union Cohesion Fund in the amount of 15 million euros, reports LETA/BNS. "The ...

Baltic railway companies agree on first joint container cargo route13.03.2018

Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian railway companies have agreed on organization of Amber Train, an intermodal container train, on Sestokai-Riga-Tallinn route, Latvian railway company Latvijas Dzelzcels reported LETA. The agreement was made during a meeting held in Riga on March 12. Latvijas Dzelzcels and its subsidiaries LDz Cargo and LDz Logistika, Lithuanian railway ...

Port of Tallinn may start construction of cruise terminal in 201826.02.2018

Valdo Kalm, CEO of the state-owned port company Port of Tallinn (AS Tallinna Sadam), said that it is possible that the construction of a terminal servicing cruise passengers will also be started in the framework of the development work of the Old Harbor at the end of this year and that the estimated cost of the construction is a couple of million euros, reports LETA/BNS. The Port of Tallinn this ...

Estonian Railways records 7.9% increase in freight volumes in January22.02.2018

Cargoes transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways in January 2018 totaled approximately 1.4 million tons, 7.9% more than in the same month last year, informs LETA/BNS. "The year started on a positive note for AS Estonian Railways," Monika Kaljusaar, the company's head of communications, told BNS. Passenger carriage ...

27 mln tons of freight carried by rail, 35 tons via ports in 2017 in Estonia20.02.2018

During 2017, 27.3 million tons of freight was transported by rail in Estonia and 34.8 million tons of freight was transported via Estonian ports, Statistics Estonia said on Tuesday, cites LETA/BNS. Both figures were higher than in 2016. Statistics Estonia said that where in the past decade freight transportation by rail has been on a continuous decline, in 2017 an increase of 8 percent year ...

Port of Tallinn to expand D terminal with EUR 15 mln09.02.2018

The state owned port company Port of Tallinn (Tallinna Sadam) has announced a public tender for the expansion of its D terminal by approximately 7,000 square meters, the estimated cost of the construction is approximately 15 million euros, informs LETA/BNS. "During the planned expansion work, terminal rooms and facades with a new functionality and architectural concept will be built, modern ...

Video Guides for car and truck drivers show the process of driving on to a ship using the Smart Port system19.01.2018

In Tallinn's Old City Harbour the Smart Port system is  in use for the passengers traveling by car on Viking Line, Eckerö Line  and Moby SPL ferries. This means that thanks to the automatic license  plate recognition the barriers in port will open automatically and the  smart displays will guide the driver to the ship. On the A-terminal side of the port the Smart Port ...

Port of Tallinn to sell equipment of Muuga coal terminal19.01.2018

The state-owned port company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) has put on sale the assets and structures of the Muuga coal terminal for up to 3.3 million euros with the plan of clearing out the quayside and having it make money, informs LETA/BNS. The Port of Tallinn in December 2017 announced a tender to sell the right of superficies of the coal terminal at Muuga Port with a starting ...

Cargoes transported on the infrastructure of Estonian Railways in 2017 totaled 12.4 million tons15.01.2018

Cargoes transported on the infrastructure of the state owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways in 2017 totaled 12.4 million tons, which is 1% less than the year before, while cargo volume in December rose 14.7% to 1.3 million tons, writes LETA/BNS. "I am glad to note that the cargo volumes of Estonian Railways remained virtually at the same level compared to the ...

Port of Tallinn passenger numbers hit record high for 10th consecutive year10.01.2018

A total of 10.56 million passengers passed through the ports of the state-owned Estonian port company Port of Tallinn (AS Tallinna Sadam) in 2017, which is the highest ever number of passengers serviced over the course of a year and was also 4% higher than in 2016, cites LETA/BNS. The numbers of cruise passengers and passengers on the Swedish route also hit a record high, Port of Tallinn ...

In the first 11 months of this year altogether 24.7 million tons of cargo was carried on the railway07.01.2018

According to Statistics Estonia, cargo carriage on the railway decreased 2.6% on year to approximately 2.5 million tons in November 2017, cites LETA/BNS.  Cargo carriage increased by approximately 3% compared to October 2017. In the first 11 months of this year altogether 24.7 million tons of cargo was carried on the railway, 8% more than in the same period last year. Freight turnover ...

Estonia, Russia sign accord on cooperation in transport20.12.2017

An agreement on cooperation in transport was signed between Estonia and Russia at Muuga harbor near Tallinn on December 19th, informs Interfax/BNS/LETA. The cooperation protocol was signed by Ahti Kuningas, deputy secretary general of the Estonian Ministry of Transport and Communications responsible for transport, and Russian deputy minister of transport Sergei Aristov. The protocol deals ...

Estonia, Russia want to raise border crossing speed of Tallinn-Moscow train20.12.2017

Estonia and Russia on Tuesday signed an agreement on cooperation in transport in which they expressed a wish to increase the speed of the Tallinn-Moscow passenger train that travels through St. Petersburg crossing the border, informs LETA/BNS. The accord was signed by Ahti Kuningas, deputy secretary general of the Estonian Ministry of Transport and Communications responsible for transport, and ...

Cargoes transported in November totaled 1.2 million tons on the infrastructure of Estonian Railways19.12.2017

Cargoes transported on the infrastructure of the state owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways in the first 11 months of 2017 totaled 11.1 million tons, 2.6% less than during the same period last year, cites LETA/BNS. Cargoes transported in November totaled 1.2 million tons, 9% more than in November 2016, the company said on Tuesday. Train passengers in the 11 months ...

Estonian Railways: railcars, departures to be added for Christmas on Russian route15.12.2017

The state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) said that due to the great demand of Russian tourists the number of railcars on Russian routes is to double and departures will be added during the Christmas period, informs LETA/BNS. The interest of Russian tourists in visiting Tallinn is continuing to grow. Additional railcars and departures for the ...

Port of Tallinn won the Green Port / Terminal Award 02.12.2017

Port of Tallinn won the Green Port/Terminal of the Year Award by the DPC Innovation Awards 2017. The award spotlights a port or terminal that has demonstrated an active and innovative response to the preservation and promotion of wildlife, reduction in air emissions, water quality, treatment of soils/sediments, community engagement and sustainability.Port of Tallinn won the award for ...

PM: increased flow of goods from China through Estonia would stimulate transit01.12.2017

At a meeting on Monday with Li Keqiang, premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas highlighted Estonia's railway connections and possibilities to function as a regional e-commerce distribution center, reports LETA/BNS. "I can clearly see a win-win here. Transit would grow in Estonia and a new road to the Nordic market would be opened for ...

Port of Tallinn has been shortlisted for the Green Port / Terminal Award 15.11.2017

Port of Tallinn has been shortlisted for the Green Port/Terminals of the Year Award by the DPC Innovation Awards 2017. The award spotlights a port or terminal that has demonstrated an active and innovative response to the preservation and promotion of wildlife, reduction in air emissions, water quality, treatment of soils/sediments, community engagement and sustainability. Port of Tallinn ...

Estonia could lead digitalization of transport in Europe13.11.2017

Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson said that Estonia should be in the leader position when it comes to the digitalization of the transport sector in Europe, informs LETA/BNS. "The digitalization of different processes and services will bring a change to transport and Estonia could once again have a leading role in it," Simson said at a conference on ...

Port of Tallinn passenger numbers grow to 817,000 in October10.11.2017

A total of 817,500 passengers passed through the ports of the state-owned port company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn), which is 1.5 percent more than in the same month in 2016, while in the first 10 months of the year the number of passengers exceeded 9 million, informs LETA/BNS. Of the passengers, 503,400 or 62 percent were carried by Tallink, 172,600 or 21 percent by Viking Line and ...

Number of cruise passengers in Tallinn hit a record 02.11.2017

During the cruise season of 2017 cruise vessels called Tallinn 311 times and brought a record-breaking number of 561,556 cruise passengers to Tallinn. Saaremaa Harbour had 5 cruise ship calls with a total of 1,505 passengers. On October 30th, Port of Tallinn together with clients and partners of the Estonian cruise industry gathered at Estonia’s newly opened Film Museum to sum up this ...

EAS calls for Eastern Partnership countries to enter EU market through Estonia30.10.2017

Speaking at the 4th Eastern Partnership Business Forum held in Tallinn on October 27th, chairman of the management board of Enterprise Estonia (EAS) Alo Ivask called for Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian and Belarusian entrepreneurs to enter the European Union market through Estonia, writes LETA/BNS. Ivask said that Estonia as a member of the European Union and carrier of ...

EVR Cargo to rent railcars to Finnish, Lithuanian companies23.10.2017

The Estonian state owned rail cargo operator AS EVR Cargo is set to hand over to the Finnish lessee the last of the container platforms by the end of October 2017, informs LETA/BNS. When it comes to the open wagons, they will be rented to a Lithuanian company after an additional technical inspection. "We have taken delivery of all the 300 platforms and they are being entered into the register ...

564,000 cruise passengers visit Estonia in past season18.10.2017

A total of 311 cruise ships called in the Estonian capital Tallinn during the 2017 cruise season, bringing more than 564,000 passengers here, reports LETA/BNS. The last cruise ship visit of the season was a call by the ship Aidavita on Monday, which brought 1,374 passengers to the capital of Estonia, the state owned port company Port of Tallinn said. The number of cruise ship calls during the ...

EVR Cargo negotiating with Italy's port of Trieste16.10.2017

The Estonian state-owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo is in negotiations with the operator of the port of Trieste along the Adriatic Sea in Italy and the company is to also develop a North-South route to Odessa along the Black Sea, informs LETA/BNS. "Last week meetings were held with one of the large operators of the port of Trieste and a follow-up meeting is likely to take place in Estonia ...

CILF 2017 was successfully held on Oct. 12-14, 2017 in Shenzhen, China.14.10.2017

The 12th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF2017 in short), held by Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, co-organized by Transport Commission of Shenzhen Municipality and Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association, was successfully held on Oct. 12-14, 2017 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Since its debut in 2006, the CILF has ...

Estonian logistics firms: trade volumes with east have been stable in recent years06.10.2017

East-west trade flows have been stable in recent years while trade with Central Asia has grown, yet the capacities of ports and railroads in eastern Europe continue to be bigger than freight flows, logistics and transport executives said at a conference in Tallinn on September 28th, cites LETA/BNS. "Yes, we have more capacities on the market than freight flows. The situation is especially ...

Freight flows of Estonian Railways dropped by 6% in 8 months19.09.2017

Altogether eight million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways in the first eight months of 2017, 5.9% less than in the same period last year, informs LETA/BNS. In August 2017, 861,000 tons of goods was transported using the Estonian Railways infrastructure, 14.5% less than in August 2016, spokespeople ...

Port of Tallinn to start reconstruction of terminal D in 201814.09.2017

The Port of Tallinn is planning to initiate construction work of terminal D of the passenger port in 2018 and the public tender for the construction is to be announced at the end of this year, informs LETA/BNS. "The plan at present is that the project is to be finished by the end of the year and construction will start next year. There are both our investments as well as co-financing from the ...

Port of Tallinn invites you to the conference “Baltic Sea – Ports and Shipping 2017”10.09.2017

Port of Tallinn is delighted to invite you to the Baltic Sea Ports & Shipping 2017 exhibition and conference from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 September held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, Tallinn, Estonia. This two-day conference will feature 35 world class conference speakers addressing issues, challenges, solutions and innovations in port operations, shipping, supply chain ...

The future of rail transport and logistics discussed within the Futurism Conference 201707.09.2017

Future mobility, technologies, customers' needs, sustainability, innovation and operational viability are the main topics discussed today by Baiba Rubesa, CEO and Chairperson of the Management Board of the joint venture RB RAIL AS, Mark Pettman, Innovation Manager of Virgin Trains East Coast and Dr. Alan James, VP Global Business Development of Hyperloop One within the panel discussion ...

Muuga suitable for Rail Baltica multimodal cargo terminal17.08.2017

Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson on August 16th visited the port of Muuga where she inspected the port's infrastructure and said that the port is a suitable location for the multimodal cargo terminal, which is to be one end of the Rail Baltica high-speed railway route, informs LETA/BNS. "Good access both from sea and by rail is what is speaking in favor of ...

Freight carriage of Estonian Railways increased by 7.5% in July y-o-y14.08.2017

Altogether 7.1 million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) in the first seven months of 2017, 4.7% less than in the same period last year, while carriage in July grew 7.5% on year to 856,000 tons, reports LETA/BNS. "The positive trend of the past few months lets us expect that the ...

EVR Cargo to test North-South Transport Corridor in September02.08.2017

The Estonian state-owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo hopes to join the North–South Transport Corridor which connects the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Persia, and the company plans to send the first test train out in September 2017, informs LETA/BNS. "We basically have concords and would like to send out the first test train in September," CEO of EVR Cargo Raul Toomsalu told BNS, adding ...

Freight flows of Estonian Railways drop by 6.2% in H101.08.2017

Altogether 6.3 million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways in the first six months of 2017, 6.2% less than in the same period last year, cites LETA/BNS. In June, the company carried 880,000 tons of goods, spokespeople for Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) said. Fertilizers were the leading category ...

Estonia’s EVR Cargo receives first new container platforms17.07.2017

Estonia's state-owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo has received 30 new container platforms out of the 300 platforms and 200 gondola cars, which the company is planning to rent out on the Russian market, informs LETA/BNS, The company is to invest up to 35 million euros in the cars, the daily Postimees writes. A total of 30 new platforms belonging to the company were completed in Russia last ...

Port of Tallinn's H1 operating profit grows to EUR 40.4 mln12.07.2017

The operating profit of the Estonian state owned port company Port of Tallinn in the first six months of 2017 was 40.4 million euros, 7% bigger than in the same period in 2016, informs LETA/BNS. Freight handled by the ports of Port of Tallinn declined seven% on year to 9.9 million tons while passenger numbers climbed four% to 4.82 million. Revenues of the group rose primarily as a result of ...

Unique paperless logistical system showcased at Muuga Harbour01.07.2017

A trial paperless logistical platform has been showcased at Muuga Harbour. This solution enables monitoring in real time of loading, customs processing and pre-shipment of export containers. This globally unique system substantially reduces paper consumption and bureaucracy while accelerating all the processes.Valdo Kalm, Chairman of the Management Board of Port of Tallinn, explained that the new ...

Shaping for the future – readiness to serve LNG-powered vessels in Baltics 14.06.2017

Baltic Sea is one of the busiest seas in the world with a very high frequency of maritime traffic – via regular ferry lines alone, a total of 12 million passengers yearly travel onboard ships between the capitals of Sweden, Finland and Estonia. The Baltic Sea is an important route for maritime trade to 10 different surrounding countries, and the number and size of ships sailing in the ...

Port of Tallinn to begin preparations for listing05.06.2017

The owner of Port of Tallinn the Government of the Republic of Estonia has decided to proceed with listing up to 30 percent of company’s shares on the Estonian stock market. The public listing of Port of Tallinn was agreed upon in the government’s coalition agreement.At a last week’s meeting of Port of Tallinn’s supervisory board, the board gave its nod of approval to the ...

Port of Tallinn plans the construction of a “smart and green” cruise terminal01.06.2017

Within the scope of the Old City Harbour development, Port of Tallinn is planning the construction of a new terminal for cruise tourists, which is to be designed with the principles of sustainability and smart solutions in mind and to transform the area that has so far been primarily meant for cruise tourists into a holistic and attractive urban space.   According to Valdo Kalm, chairman ...

Erik Laidvee becomes CEO of Estonian Railways15.05.2017

Erik Laidvee, former CEO of the Estonian transit company Transiidikeskus, is to start work as CEO of the state-owned railway operator AS Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) on Monday, informed LETA/BNS. Laidvee has studied to be a deck officer and has a degree in economics from the Tallinn University of Technology. This combination has created a strong basis for working as a manager in transit ...

The carriage of passengers and goods in Estonia declined in 201613.05.2017

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises decreased by 3% and the freight volume in tonnes decreased by 1% compared to the previous year. The number of passengers increased in sea and rail transport, but decreased in road and air transport. Carriage of goods increased in road transport, but decreased in rail transport. In 2016, ...

Estonian logistics businesses want government to cut fuel duty to Latvian level11.05.2017

Citing the need to improve Estonia's competitiveness internationally, transport and logistics sector associations have issued a call for the government to lower the fuel excise duty to the same level with Latvia, informed LETA/BNS. According to the interest groups, lowering the fuel excise duty would reduce the peripherization of Estonia, help prevent a demise of the haulage sector and prevent ...

Meet Port of Tallinn in Munich at the Transport Logistic trade fair 08.05.2017

Port of Tallinn and other Estonian logistic companies will participate in the world’s leading trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management in Germany. The fair Transport Logistic is a 4 day event being held from 9th May to the 12th May 2017 at the Messe Munchen in Munich. Estonian logistic companies such as Port of Tallinn, Esteve, CFS, Alekon, EVR Cargo, ...

Port of Tallinn participated in the international logistics conference TransRussia 2017 05.05.2017

Port of Tallinn together with other Estonian major logistics companies participated in Russia’s biggest trade fair for transport, transit and logistics. Every year, the fair attracts leading professionals from the entire region of Russia, the CIS and the Baltic States. This year, 14 Estonian companies took part in the fair, including Port of Tallinn, Estonian Railways, Transiidikeskuse AS, ...

Estonian logistics companies are participating in the international logistics exhibition TransRussia 201719.04.2017

TransRussia takes place from April 18 to 20 at the Moscow Exhibition Center Crocus Expo. The only Estonian stand will be represented by the leading companies of the country's transport industry: Port of Tallinn, Port of Sillamäe, Paldiski Northern Port, the main railway and port operators - Estonian Railways, EVR Cargo, Transiidikeskuse, as well as companies providing transport and ...

In February, the exports of goods of Estonian origin grew10.04.2017

According to Statistics  Estonia, in February 2017, the exports of goods increased by 6% and imports by 1%  compared February 2016. In February, the exports of goods of Estonian origin  grew 9%, while re-exports stayed at the same level as one year ago. In February 2017, exports from Estonia amounted to 1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.1 billion euros at current ...

EVR Cargo to set up subsidiary in Russia03.04.2017

The Estonian state owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo is planning to set up a subsidiary in Russia to be able to rent out railcars on the Russian market on more favorable terms, reported LETA/BNS. For EVR Cargo it becomes necessary to establish a subsidiary in Russia if it wishes to rent out railcars in Russia, in order to avoid double taxation, EVR Cargo manager Raul Toomsalu said at a meeting ...

International passenger traffic through Estonian ports increased, shipment of goods declined in 201622.03.2017

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the number of international traffic passengers served by Estonian ports increased by 4%, but the freight volume of ports in tonnes decreased by 4% compared to the previous year. Last year, the year of marine culture, a record number of passengers used Estonian ports. In 2016, 10.5 mln passengers visited Estonian ports by international transport, which is ...

Waterways charges in Estonia are too high20.03.2017

Waterways charges in Estonia are way too high and Port of Tallinn is about to come up with its proposals for lowering them soon, the company's CEO Valdo Kalm said LETA/BNS on Friday. "Competition has become very intense, also between ports. We are keeping a close eye on port fees," Kalm said in his remarks at the Maritime Conference in Tallinn. "One component that is very important is waterways ...

Estonian Jan-Feb rail freight volumes drop 14.3%08.03.2017

Altogether 2.3 mln tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in the first two months of 2017 or 14.3% less than in the same period a year ago, and 56% less shipments of oil and oil products were recorded during the period, reports LETA/BNS. In February freight carriage totaled 1.04 mln tons, ...

In 2016, the exports and imports of goods increased by 3% each compared to 2015.21.02.2017

According to Statistics  Estonia, in 2016, the exports and imports of goods increased by 3% each compared  to 2015. The last time trade grew in comparison of years was in 2012. In 2016, exports of goods from Estonia amounted to 11.9 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 13.5 billion euros at current prices. The trade deficit in 2016 was 1.6 billion euros, the deficit increased by ...

Freight handling volumes of Port of Tallinn drop 39% y-o-y16.02.2017

Cargoes handled at ports of the state-owned Estonian company Port of Tallinn during January dropped 38.7% y-o-y to 1.4 mln tons. "The decline in freight volumes in January is attributable first and foremost to a bigger reduction in liquid cargoes compared with January of last year. In January 2016 the volume of liquid cargoes was relatively big compared with other months. The decline in liquid ...

Port of Sillamäe is expanding warehousing03.02.2017

Port of Sillamäe is evolving from the liquid cargo port into a multifunctional universal port. If the proportion of dry goods in the cargo turnover of the port was only 5% 7 years ago, then in 2016 the share of such goods has already reached almost 30%. In 2016 there were built 4 new indoor warehouses for dry cargoes with a total area of 16 000 m2. Total area of indoor ...

Estonian Port of Tallinn's profit grows 22.5% in 201627.01.2017

The state-owned Estonian port company Port of Tallinn saw its revenue grow 11% to 110.9 mln euros and profit soar 22.5% to 49.5 mln euros last year. Revenues of the Port of Tallinn group grew in 2016 above all thanks to the addition of ferry traffic as a new service and record-setting international passenger carriage results, chairman of the supervisory board Aare Tark said. Despite a very ...

In November, both exports and imports increased 24.01.2017

According to Statistics  Estonia, in November 2016, the exports of goods increased by 6% and imports by 7%  compared to November 2015. The rise in exports was influenced the most by an  increase in the exportation of wood and articles of wood and mechanical  appliances and the rise in imports by an increase in the importation of base  metals and articles of base ...

Estonia’s biggest tourist gateway: Port of Tallinn welcomed its 10 millionth passenger27.12.2016

The year 2016 will go down in Port of Tallinn’s history with yet another record with port’s annual passenger number exceeding the magical 10 million. On Tuesday, 27th of December, Port of Tallinn’s 10 millionth passenger Kairit Pootsmann arrived on board of Eckerö Line’s ferry Finlandia. Kairit spent Christmas in Finland and came to Estonia to prolong her ...

Port of Tallinn completes EUR 8.9 mln joint project with Helsinki27.12.2016

The state owned company Port of Tallinn has completed Phase One of the Twin Port joint infrastructure development project of the ports of Helsinki and Tallinn, reports LETA/BNS. 85% of the works planned under Twin Port 1 were performed by the end of the financing period. "The aim of the Twin Port project for Port of Tallinn was to increase the throughput capacity and effectiveness of the ...

Port of Tallinn’s Supervisory Board approved company’s strategy by 202126.12.2016

Port of Tallinn’s vision is to become the most innovative port on the shores of the Baltic Sea by offering its customers the best environment and development opportunities.Company’s strategy focuses on four main fields of activity: cargo and activities related to cargo handling, passengers and activities related to servicing them, real estate development and shipping. According to ...

New Estonian econmin planning to list Port of Tallinn in 201823.12.2016

Estonia's Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Kadri Simson has started preparations for listing the state owned port company Port of Tallinn, which is expected to happen in 2018, reports LETA/BNS. "I've already met with the managers of Port of Tallinn, talked over what needs to be done to take minority shares in Port of Tallinn to the stock exchange and agreed further meetings for ...

In October, export growth was supported by the exports of goods of Estonian origin 09.12.2016

According to Statistics  Estonia, in October 2016, the exports of goods increased by 2% and imports by 3%  compared to October of the previous year. Compared to October 2015, the exports  of goods of Estonian origin increased by 3% and re-exports, i.e. the  exportation of goods imported from a foreign country, stayed at the same level. In October, exports from Estonia ...

Port of Tallinn handled 1.48 mln tons of goods and commodities in November07.12.2016

Ports of the Estonian state-owned company Port of Tallinn handled 1.48 mln tons of goods and commodities in November, which marks a year-on-year decrease of 5.6% writes LETA. The decline in cargo handling volumes in November was mainly a result of the decreased liquid cargoes handled by the Muuga port, while other cargo groups increased. The volumes of containers and rolling stock increased by ...

Regular container line calls to the Port of Sillamäe28.11.2016

On November 19th the container vessel Jonni Ritscher started its journey from the Port of Sillamäe to the Port of Rotterdam, thus setting the begining of regular container vessel calls to the Port of Sillamäe. The vessel is operated by the world’s largest overseas cargo and freight carrier Maersk Line, while handling operations in the Port of Sillamäe are performed by the ...

The long-term development vision of the Old City Harbour area will be established during a design contest22.11.2016

On Monday, Port of Tallinn announced a design contest for the Old City Harbour development Master Plan in order to find a long-term comprehensive solution that will become the basis for real estate developments in the harbour area and the connection of the urban and public space with the harbour’s functions.   “Within the design contest, we are expecting architectural firms ...

Altogether 10.3 mln tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the Estonian Railways in the first 10 months of 2016 21.11.2016

Altogether 10.3 mln tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in the first 10 months of 2016 or 19.6 % less than in the same period a year ago, reports LETA/BNS. In October freight carriage totaled 920,000 tons, told Estonian Railways spokesperson Liina Hallik. The biggest freight group was ...

In September, exports grew faster than imports09.11.2016

According to Statistics  Estonia, in September 2016, the exports of goods increased by 13% and imports by  2% compared to September of the previous year. In the third quarter as a whole  exports grew 7%. In September, exports from Estonia amounted to 1.1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.2 billion euros at current prices. The trade deficit was 62 million euros (in ...

The most competitive logistics company is Port of Sillamäe31.10.2016

At the contest of the Best Estonian Enterprises 2016 in October 13 were announced the winners. The engineering company Hekotek AS was named as a Enterprise of the Year,. The port of Sillamäe received the reward of the Most Competitive Transportation and Logistic Enterprise 2016. Competition of the best enterprises organized the Estonian Employers’ Confederation, the Estonian Chamber ...

According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2016, the exports of goods increased by 12% and imports by 8%11.10.2016

According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2016, the exports of goods increased by 12% and imports by 8% compared to August of the previous year. Export growth was faster than import growth and reduced the trade deficit, which was at the lowest level of this year. In August, exports from Estonia amounted to 1 bln euros and imports to Estonia to 1.1 bln euros at current prices. The trade ...

Port of Tallinn handled 1.7 mln tons of goods and commodities in September05.10.2016

Ports of the Estonian state-owned company Port of Tallinn handled 1.7 mln tons of goods and commodities in September, which marks a year-on-year decrease of 5 %, and nine-month freight flows were 7.9% smaller than a year earlier, totaling 15.7 mln tons, writes LETA/BNS. The decline in cargo handling volumes in September was mainly a result of the decreased liquid cargoes handled by the Muuga ...

Estonian companies at the TransitKazakhstan exhibition will present to their partners the best logistic solutions 04.10.2016

Today, October 4th, Almata, Kazakhstan, the 20th Jubilee International Exhibition “Transport and Logistics” starts its work. Among the exhibitors of TransitKazakhstan are over 100 companies from Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Finland and Estonia which will offer  to specialists the services on transportation, warehousing, ...

Estonian transit companies post representative to Kazakhstan for a year at own expense03.10.2016

Estonian private and public sector transit firms have pooled resources and posted a representative to the Estonian embassy in Kazakhstan for one year for which the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Enterprise Estonia did not find money, the daily Eesti Paevaleht says. The owner of Alexela, Heiti Haal, does not pin too many or concrete expectations on the project but says that ...

Estonia losing EUR 357 mln a year due to dwindling transit20.09.2016

The Estonian government is losing 357 mln euros annually as a result of the fall in transit volumes from their peak levels ten yars ago, while overall the slump in transit is depriving the Estonian economy of 510 mln euros every year, estimates by the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association indicate, reports LETA/BNS. The total amount of freight shipped through Estonia is estimated to drop ...

Cruise passengers rated Tallinn to be the second most attractive cruise destination in the Baltic Sea region19.09.2016

Estonia’s capital Tallinn was named a Top-Rated Baltic & Scandinavia Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s first-ever Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. According to the Cruise Critic’s consumer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year the top 5 destinations of the Baltic Sea region are: 1. St. Petersburg; 2. Tallinn; 3. Stockholm; 4. Oslo; ...

Valdo Kalm was elected to BPO’s Management Board15.09.2016

The Baltic Ports Conference 2016, which took place on the 8-9th September 2016 in Helsinki, Finland, saw the Baltic Ports Organization’s (BPO) General Assembly choose its Board Members for the electoral period of 2016-2018. Port of Tallinn’s Chairman of the Management Board Valdo Kalm was also elected to BPO’s Management Board. The Management Board of BPO, which currently ...

Russia to halt oil product export via Baltic ports by 2018 14.09.2016

Russia will halt export of oil products via Baltic ports by 2018, Russian oil pipeline company Transneft President Nikolay Tokarev said during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, reports LETA according to Interfax information. "If about 9 mln tons of oil products were transhipped there [via the Baltic countries] last year, then this year - about 5 mln tons. By 2018, in ...

Four Baltic Sea ports signed a Memorandum of Understanding and set a common approach for the new on-shore power supply for vessels09.09.2016

On September 9th, Port of Tallinn, Port of Helsinki, Ports of Stockholm and Port of Turku signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), where they set a common approach for the new on-shore power supply for vessels. The aim is to actively contribute to reducing negative effects on the environment.   Port of Tallinn, Port of Helsinki, Ports of Stockholm and Port of Turku signed Collaboration ...

Priit Rohumaa appointed new supervisory board head of Estonian Railways23.08.2016

Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kristen Michal on Friday appointed new members to supervisory boards of three state-owned companies and the former head of the Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG) oil shale company, Priit Rohumaa, was named as chairman of the supervisory board of the Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in place of the present ...

In July rail freight carriage totaled 779,000 tons19.08.2016

Altogether 7.5 mln tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in the first seven months of 2016 or 22.9% less than in the same period a year ago. In July freight carriage totaled 779,000 tons, Estonian Railways spokesperson Liina Hallik told LETA/BNS. In July freight carriage totaled ...

In June, exports from Estonia amounted to 1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.1 billion euros at current prices.09.08.2016

According to Statistics  Estonia, in June 2016, the exports and imports of goods both decreased by 2%  compared to June of the previous year. The decrease in trade was mostly  influenced by a significant drop in the exports and imports of mineral  products. In June, exports from Estonia amounted to 1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.1 billion euros at current ...

Chinese Ambassador Qu Zhe Visited Sillamae01.08.2016

On 19th July, the Chinese Ambassador to Estonia, H.E. Mr. Qu Zhe paid a visit to Sillamae. The Ambassador had a meeting with the Mayor of Sillamäe Mr. Tõnis Kalberg, who briefly introduced the history and development of the city. Ambassador Qu updated the Mayor with the latest development of China-Estonia relations as well as cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European ...

In May, the trade increased 24.07.2016

According to Statistics  Estonia, in May 2016, the exports of goods increased by 4% and imports by 11%  compared to May of the previous year. The imports of goods increased more than the  exports of goods, resulting in an increase in the trade deficit. In May, exports from Estonia amounted to 1.0 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.2 billion euros at current prices. The ...

New ferries bought from Turkey to arrive on time in Tallinn11.07.2016

According to TS Laevad, the subsidiary of the state-owned Port of Tallinn that is to take over operation of ferry traffic between Estonia's large western islands and the mainland in the fall, the two new ferries bought from the Sefine shipyard in Turkey will start operating on the route by the deadline of Oct. 1.CEO of TS Laevad, Kaido Padar, told LETA/BNS that there is no reason to panic and it ...

Cargo handling in the Port of Tallinn03.07.2016

The overall throughput inthe JOINT PORT of TALLINN in January-May of 2016 was 8,79 mln tn, i.e., less by 15,5% or by 1 611,2 thou. tn comparing with the corresponding period in 2015. Basic cargo categories that made the greatest impact on cargo handling results in January -May of 2016 were as follows: oil products – 4,55 mln tn were handled, -30,1% or -1 960,9 thou. tn y-o-y; Ro-Ro ...

Saaremaa Harbour turned ten!22.06.2016

Ten years ago today on June 16th 2006 Saaremaa Harbour was festively opened by the Küdema Bay on Estonia’s biggest island Saaremaa.    Saaremaa Harbour was planned and built for servicing cruise ships, which makes it unique in the entire region. The harbour located in Ninase village by the Küdema Bay is the youngest member in the Port of Tallinn harbour ...

Baiba Rubesa: The potential of Rail Baltic is 5 million passengers and 16 million tons of cargo per year 15.06.2016

On June 14, several entrepreneurs gathered in Muuga Harbour to listen to the presentation of NGO Rail Baltic Business Network and discuss further developments of the railway project. Business opportunities regarding the intended Rail Baltic cargo terminal to Muuga were also discussed.   Speakers also included Port of Tallinn’s Chairman of the Management Board Valdo Kalm and Baiba ...

Port of Tallinn's May passenger numbers increased by 5.1%13.06.2016

Altogether 938,758 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in May 2016, 5.1% more than in May 2015 and the biggest number for any other month of May so far, informs LETA/BNS. As usual, the number of passengers was the biggest on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, 759,574. Passengers traveling between Tallinn and Stockholm numbered 87,851 and passengers on the ...

Port of Tallinn freight turnover drops 17.4% in May08.06.2016

Altogether 1.7 million tons of goods passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in May, 17.4% less than in the same month last year, informs BNS/LETA. While freight volumes declined, the number of passengers who passed through the ports during the month increased by 5% on year to 938,000. Passengers in the five months from January to May numbered 3.5 million, 6% more than ...

EVR Cargo sustains EUR 1.8 mln loss in 201507.06.2016

The Estonian state owned rail cargo operator EVR Cargo finished the year 2015 with a loss of 1.8 million euros as a result of reduced cargo volumes, compared with a profit of 2.15 million euros earned in 2014, informs LETA/BNS. Revenue of EVR Cargo dropped 12.6% year over year to 64.6 million euros. Cargoes handled by the company during the year totaled 11.6 million tons, which is 26.6% less ...

Transiidikeskus boosts January-May volumes by 2.8%06.06.2016

Terminals of the Estonian transit operator Transiidikeskuse AS handled 1.1 million tons of goods and commodities in the first five months of the year 2016, 2.8% more than during the same period a year ago, reports LETA/BNS. The general goods terminal of Transiidikeskuse AS handled 241,113 tons of piece goods and bulk goods during the five months, 37.9% more than in the same period in 2015, ...

Consolidation of Estonia's state transport companies would bring EUR 15 mln extra revenue02.06.2016

Consolidation of the enterprises would allow to sell the Estonian goods transport corridor in a more competitive manner, the ministry says in comments added to its proposal. It would also allow to operate companies in a more cost-effective manner and to exercise better control. Bringing the enterprises under a single holding company would allow to attract borrowed capital on more favorable terms ...

Wastewater must be managed01.06.2016

Port of Tallinn, together with CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), organised an environmental seminar on 23rd of May 2016 on board the cruise ship AIDAmar. The main focus was on waste and wastewater management for cruise ships. The wastewater regulations for ships will become stricter, and from 2021 cruise ships have two options: either to discharge their wastewater in the harbour or ...

FinMin: Estonia, Kazakhstan should cooperate more in logistics30.05.2016

Estonian Finance Minister Sven Sester, who was on a visit in Kazakhstani capital city Astana, said that Estonia could be a potential logistics partner for Kazakhstan in transporting goods from China to the Scandinavia, informs LETA/BNS. "At a meeting [with the head of the Kazakhstan national railway company] we recognized that we have many similar interests which would be realized in the ...

Up to 6,400 cruise tourists visit Tallinn09.05.2016

Two cruise ships that berthed in Tallinn on May 6th were to bring altogether up to 6,400 visitors to spend a day in the Estonian capital, it appears from data available from Port of Tallinn, cites LETA/BNS. The first of the two large ships, Regal Princess, berthed in Tallinn at 7:30 a.m. and is scheduled to leave at 5 p.m. Having a capacity of 3,600 passengers, the ship belonging to Princess ...

Port of Tallinn looking for ways to restart Muuga coal terminal03.05.2016

Estonian port company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) is looking for ways to make use of the Muuga coal terminal, which has been out of use for four years and is in talks to store cargo there, informs LETA/BNS. Although the price of coal is low like other raw materials, the port company is looking for was to restart the coal terminal, chief of communications of the port Sirle Arro told ...

Fourth ferry for Port of Tallinn from Turkey launched02.05.2016

The Sefine shipyard in Turkey has launched the fourth of the new ferries under construction for TS Laevad, a subsidiary of the Estonian state-owned company Port of Tallinn that will take over operation of the routes connecting Estonia's big western islands with the mainland in the fall 2016, informs LETA/BNS. The launch of the vessel on Friday took nearly 20 hours. TS Laevad CEO Kaido Padar ...

6 Estonian state-owned transport companies to be merged into consortium22.04.2016

Six Estonian state-owned companies of the transport and infrastructure sector are to be merged into a consortium, if the government approves a plan at the end of this month for a reform of state-owned companies drawn up by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Postimees said. The six companies are the railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways), the ...

Freight flows of Estonian Railways drop 16% in Q119.04.2016

Altogether 3.9 million tons of freight was transported on the infrastructure of the state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways) in the first quarter of 2016, 16.4% less than in the same three-month period in 2015, informs LETA/BNS. Of oil and oil products 1.94 million tons was shipped in the three months, 24.6% less than in the first quarter of 2015. ...

The interior ministries of Estonia and Finland are about to explore ways to step up controls on ship passengers analogously with the European Union decision regarding flight passengers19.04.2016

"We agreed to organize in the near future an expert-level meeting to discuss ensuring of the security of ship travel and exchanges of passenger information," secretary general of the Estonian Interior Ministry Lauri Lugna told BNS after meeting with his Finnish colleague on Friday. "The aim is to increase the aspect of security without making concessions on the speed and ...

Logic of determining railway infrastructure charges in Estonia to change at end-201718.04.2016

The Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications has tabled a new methodology for determining railway infrastructure charges that would eliminate the maximum and minimum rates of the fee and allow to impose different charges by commodity group from mid-December 2017, informs LETA/BNS. "In recent years east-west freight shipments have decreased substantially. This is first and ...

Estonian Transiidikeskus wants railway charges to be halved at least15.04.2016

To improve the competitiveness of the transit sector, navigation charges and railway infrastructure charges should be at least halved in Estonia, the transit company Transiidikeskus AS said on April 13th, cites LETA/BNS. "Our proposal is to quickly discuss the situation of the whole transit sector and to reduce navigation and rail infrastructure charges by at least 50%. Each month delayed ...

Estonian Railways: drop in transit is drastic, unexpected14.04.2016

The drop in rail transit traffic between Estonia and Russia that has been a reality since the end of March is drastic and unexpected, requiring the Estonian transit sector to slim down its business, Estonian Railways CEO Sulev Loo says, cites LETA/BNS. "The number of train pairs has halved. The reason is economic - oil prices are down, Russia is producing less heavy fuel oil and has found ...

Fall in rail transit traffic will hit Estonian manufacturing businesses too13.04.2016

The steep decline in Russian transit no longer affects only the Estonian transit sector, but will also affect manufacturing companies, which won't be able to import and export their goods, the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association says, cites LETA/BNS. "It's not the transit business alone that is a concern, the whole economic environment of Estonia will be impacted. The ports in the ...

Number of Tallinn Port passengers up 13% in March y-o-y12.04.2016

Altogether 741,099 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in March 2016, 13.3% more than in March 2015 and the biggest number of all time for March, reports LETA/BNS. As usual, the number of passengers was the biggest on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, 651,195, and passengers of that route accounted for 87% of the total number of passengers. Passengers ...

Freight turnover of Transiidikeskus terminals totaled 639,000 tons08.04.2016

The freight turnover of the terminals of the Estonian freight transit operator Transiidikeskus AS in the first quarter totaled 639,000 tons, 1.1% less than in the same period a year earlier, informs LETA/BNS. The Muuga container terminal of Transiidikeskus handled in the three months 48,400 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of containers, which represents a year-on-year drop of 8.7%. The ...

Railway cars repaired by EVR Cargo again used in Russia01.04.2016

While last fall Russia banned the use of freight cars repaired in 2015 at the Tapa depot of the Estonian rail operator EVR Cargo, by now the problem has been solved and EVR Cargo cars are once again in use, informs LETA/BNS. "The situation has been solved better than we expected," CEO of EVR Cargo Raul Toomsalu told BNS. He added that the company re-repaired the cars. According to Toomsalu he ...

In 2015, the carriage of goods declined in Estonia23.03.2016

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, the number of passengers served by Estonian transport enterprises remained on the same level but the freight volume in tonnes decreased by 13% compared to the previous year. Passenger traffic volume increased by 10% and freight turnover increased by 7% compared to 2014. In 2015, the number of passengers carried by Estonian transport enterprises ...

The revenue of the Estonian state-owned port company Port of Tallinn reached 94 million euros in 2015 and net profit 30.9 million euros22.03.2016

Last year's keywords are on one hand the decline in the biggest freight group, liquid cargo and the decline in the revenue of icebreaker Botnica, on the other hand the new record level of passenger carriage and the continuing of the construction of four ferries, member of the board of the port company Marko Raid said in a press release. "Last year we saw record low oil prices and at ...

Cargo handling at Estonian ports decreased by 17% in February y-o-y18.03.2016

Estonian ports in February 2016 handled 2.5 million tons of cargoes, 16.9% less than in the same month last year, it appears from data released by Statistics Estonia, cites LETA/BNS. Loading of goods decreased 20.4% to 1.8 million tons and unloading fell 7.7% to 789,300 tons. Compared to January, loading shrank 31.5% and unloading declined 3.9%. In the first two months of the year, freight ...

Freight turnover of Transiidikeskus terminals climbs 2 pct in 2 months09.03.2016

Terminals of the Estonian freight transit operator Transiidikeskus AS handled 406,035 tons of goods in the first two months of 2016, 2% more than during the same period a year ago, informs LETA/BNS. The increase in tonnage can be attributed to the transit of heavier cargoes, the company said. The Muuga container terminal of Transiidikeskus handled 30,309 twenty-foot equivalent units ...

Port of Tallinn February freight turnover in February decreased by 24.2% y-o-y04.03.2016

Altogether 1.47 million tons of goods passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in February 2016, 24.2% less than during the same month last year, informs LETA/BNS. Liquid cargoes totaled 776,200 tons, 418,000 tons less than in February 2015. The number of containers passing through the ports dropped by 1,800 twenty-feet equivalent units (TEU) to 15,435 ...

Estonian Railways suffers EUR 6.3 mln loss in 201504.03.2016

The state-owned Estonian railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) finished the year 2015 with a loss of 6.3 million euros, compared with a loss of 263,000 euros sustained in 2014, it appears from tentative unaudited figures supplied to the balance sheet data information system, reports LETA/BNS. The company's revenue in 2015 totaled 48 million euros, 13% less than the ...

Finland and Estonia coming together for healthy competition03.03.2016

In this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global fair, Estonia and Finland present their top cruise destinations jointly – ranging from cultural programmes of Tallinn and Helsinki to new destinations and their attractions both in Estonia and Finland. In the Estonian capital Tallinn 2016 is celebrated as the Year of Maritime Culture, which brings numerous events and programmes to the ...

3rd ferry for Port of Tallinn launched in Turkey02.03.2016

The Sefine shipyard in Turkey has launched the third of the brand new ferries being built for the TS Laevad subsidiary of the Estonian state-owned company Port of Tallinn that will take over operation of the routes connecting Estonia's big western islands with the mainland in the fall 2016, informs LETA/BNS. The vessel launched in Turkey, Leiger, is already fitted with all vital equipment ...

Number of Tallinn Port passengers up 5.5% in January12.02.2016

Altogether 547,164 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in January 2016, which is 5.5% more than in January 2015 and also the company's best result of all time for January, informs LETA/BNS. "It is a good sign that more and more passengers pass through our ports. Compared to last year more passengers came in from Finland, Sweden as well as St. ...

EVR Cargo freight volumes fell short of a million tons in January10.02.2016

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo hauled 0.964 million tons in January, falling 27 per cent short of the 2015 January result.EVR Cargo’s acting chairman of the board Paul Lukka said that freight volumes have remained on a stable level during the last months, despite the considerable reduction in freight flows compared to last year. “EVR Cargo is still impacted by a ...

Port of Tallinn: several investors interested in Paldiski refinery09.02.2016

Estonia's Port of Tallinn is holding talks with several investors over building at the Paldiski South Port a refinery capable of processing 3-6 million tons of crude annually, informs LETA. "Although the margins to be earned in refining are at present small owing to low oil prices and the market is not favorable, in the longer term quite a few investors take an interest in building the ...

Estonian railways keen to map out new transit chains with Port of Tallinn27.01.2016

The state-owned railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (Eesti Raudtee) intends to work closer together with the state-owned port company Port of Tallinn in the future to find new transit chains and make the movement of goods between the two companies better thought-out and more profitable, informs LETA. The board chairman of Estonian Railways, Sulev Loo, told BNS that even though ...

Cheap oil preventing Transiidikeskus from launching north-south shipments27.01.2016

The Estonian company AS Transiidikeskus, which intended to launch north-south shipments of freight by rail already last summer, has shelved the plan because rail transport is unable to compete with maritime transport as a result of low oil prices, reports LETA/BNS. "Our north-south transit hasn't got into motion because of low oil prices. Since the anticipated rise of approximately 20% in the ...

Estonian rail freight carrier EVR Cargo hauled 11.6 million tons in 201521.01.2016

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo hauled 11.6 million tons in 2015, falling 4.2 million tons or 26.6 behind the 2014 result.  EVR Cargo’s acting chairman of the management board Paul Lukka said that last year can be characterised by an extensive reduction in freight flows in nearly all commodity groups. “We were mostly impacted by the economic situation in ...

Port of Tallinn has to use digital technologies to raise competitiveness15.01.2016

Port of Tallinn needs to make more efficient use of new digital technologies to raise its international competitiveness, the newly-appointed board chairman of the Estonian state-owned port company Valdo Kalm says, write LETA/BNS. "It is very important to be a modern port particularly in terms of technology. Digitalization of various processes is certainly one of the things that will help to make ...

Valdo Kalm will become the head of the Port of Tallinn 14.01.2016

At today’s meeting the council of AS Tallinna Sadam has elected Valdo Kalm as the chairman of the management board. Valdo Kalm will commence work on 1 March 2016.   According to the chairman of the council of the Port of Tallinn Aare Tark, Valdo Kalm is a person with a long-term experience of a top manager of an international company and is a good choice for position of the leader of ...

Port of Tallinn’s cargo volume in 2015 was 22.44 million tons11.01.2016

In 2015 the cargo volume passing through the harbours of Port of Tallinn was 22.44 million tons decreasing by 20.8 percent compared to 2014. The cargo volume in December was 1.66 million tons. From Port of Tallinn’s total annual cargo volume 14.133 million tons passed through the Muuga Harbour, 4.492 million tons through the Paldiski South Harbour and 3.75 million tons of ro-ro cargo ...

Estonia's Port of Tallinn sees passenger numbers grow 2.3% to 9.79 mln in 201505.01.2016

Ports of Estonia's state-owned company Port of Tallinn served a record 9.79 million passengers last year, 2.3% more than the year before, writes LETA/BNS. The most popular route was between Tallinn and Helsinki which served a total of 8.21 million passengers or 84% of all passengers served by the company in 2015. The number of passengers who used the route increased by 2.8% on year, spokespeople ...

Survey: Cruise passengers left in Tallinn an estimated amount of nearly EUR 30 million in retail revenue04.01.2016

According to a recent survey, done by the business research and economic advisors company G.P.Wild, cruise tourists in Tallinn spend on average €59.06 per person and are very satisfied with all aspects of their call. They highly appreciate the friendliness of residents, courtesy of store employees and the historical sites of the city. According to Sirle Arro, Port of Tallinn’s Head of ...

EVR Cargo to hike transport rates for some goods27.12.2015

The supervisory board of EVR Cargo, the Estonian state owned rail cargo operator, has endorsed changes to the rates it charges for transport effective from January 1st 2016 that will raise the price of the transportation of certain goods, informs LETA/BNS. Fuel costs, which are a separate item in the EVR Cargo rate system, are set to boost the transportation rates further as a result ...

Number of Port of Tallinn passengers grew by 3.8% in November y-o-y10.12.2015

Altogether 677,247 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in November 2015, which is 3.8% more than in November 2014 and also the company's best result of all time for November, informs LETA/BNS. In the first 11 months of the year, the port company served more than nine million passengers. The bigger number of passengers suggests that this year the ...

Tallinn port attributes drop in freight volumes to low price of oil10.12.2015

The drop in the freight volumes of Port of Tallinn in November 2015 is the result of a major reduction in liquid cargoes, caused by restrictions on freight transport by rail and a drop in exports arising from low global oil prices, the state owned port company's chief commercial officer Erik Ringmaa says, cites LETA. "The reduction in freight volumes in 2015 directly results from a decline ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached over 1 million tons in November09.12.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.033 million tons in November, reaching the highest level in the past eight months but still staying 37 per cent below last year’s result. The total volume of goods hauled in the first eleven months of the year reached 10.7 million tons, staying 25 per cent below last year’s first eleven months’ ...

Port of Tallinn issues bonds worth EUR 60 mln to fund ferry purchase04.12.2015

The Estonian state-owned port company Port of Tallinn on Tuesday issued 60 million euros worth of two-year bonds through the Estonian branch of Pohjola Pank and the incoming funds will be used to finance the construction of ferries, informs LETA/BNS. "The bond issue's resources would be used by TS Laevad OU to make payments connected with the construction of ferries to shipbuilders," ...

Container terminal started in Sillamäe 01.12.2015

On 26th of November to the berth No. 12 in the port of Sillamäe arrived operated by Maersk Line container vessel Bomar Victory. The vessel brought 50 TEU of empty containers and took aboard 156 TEU containers with cargo. Visit of Bomar Victory means that Sillamäe CT, operated by multifunctional terminal Silsteve, is open for the container handling. The first cargo, which was sent to ...

EVR Cargo scored the best result in four months in October18.11.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 891 thousand tons in October, reaching the highest level in the past four months but still staying 37 per cent below last year’s result. The total volume of goods hauled in the first ten months of the year reached 9.6 million tons, staying 25 per cent below last year’s first ten months’ ...

The producers of building materials visited Sillamäe16.11.2015

The Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia held November 5 at the House of culture of the city of Sillamäe its autumn general meeting. Traditionally there at the general meeting was discussed a plan of action and budget for the next year, but into the agenda was included also the presentation of the port of Sillamäe, as well as visiting the town of Sillamäe. ...

Number of Port of Tallinn passengers grew by 5.5% in October10.11.2015

Altogether 786,919 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in October 2015, which is 5.5% more than in October 2014 and also the best result of all time in October, informs LETA/BNS. In the first 10 months of the year, the port company served more than 8.3 million passengers. According to chief of marketing and communications at the company Sirle ...

From the date of the opening till today the Port of Sillamäe has handled 40 million tons of various cargoes.09.11.2015

At the same time, when the port of Sillamäe loaded grain on large cargo ship Salandi, fulfilled one round number in the port statistics - from the date of the opening of the port October 14, 2005 till today, or during 10 years, the port handled 40 million tons of various cargoes. At the same time via port railway station passed 31 million tons of cargo. The biggest turnover was in the year ...

A large bulker in Sillamäe05.11.2015

November 5 the biggest so far bulker Salandi, on which was loaded 62 000 tons exported from Estonia of barley, left the port of Sillamäe. The port of destination is Port Said in Egypt.  The vessel is built in 1999, her length is 225 m, width 32.2 m, draught 13 m and she is sailing under the flag of Panama. Grain loading was carried by the multi-functional Terminal Silsteve. A large ...

On October 17, the moorage of Marco Polo cruise ship in the Old City Harbour ends this year’s cruise season in Tallinn. 16.10.2015

On board of season’s final cruise ship will be 698 mostly British cruise passengers, who began their cruise from London on October 11. Marco Polo comes to Tallinn from Warnemünde and after a 6-hour stay sails on to St. Petersburg.   According to Sirle Arro, Port of Tallinn’s Head of Marketing and Communication Department, five cruise ships called Tallinn this October, ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume improved slightly in September compared to August12.10.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 767 thousand tons in September, increasing by 8 per cent compared to August but remaining 38 per cent below last year’s September volume. Thetotal volume of goods hauled in the first nine months of the year reached 8.7 million tons, staying 23 per cent below last year’s first eight months’ ...

In August, exports decreased by 6% and imports by 3% in Estonia12.10.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2015, exports of goods decreased by 6% and imports by 3% compared to August of the previous year. The decrease in exports was mostly influenced by a fall in the trade of electrical equipment, metals and products thereof, and mineral products. In August, exports from Estonia amounted to 0.9 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1 billion euros at ...

Port of Tallinn September passenger number increased by 2.1% y-o-y09.10.2015

Ports managed by the Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) serviced in September 709,271 passengers; as compared to the same period of the previous year, the number of passengers was by 2.1% higher and it was the best September result ever. The total number of passengers in the first nine months was over 7.5 million people. In September, traditionally the biggest number of ...

Transiidikeskus has handled 157,385 TEUs in nine months07.10.2015

Transiidikeskus has handled 157,385 TEUs in nine months. The tonnage of goods carried in containers has decreased by 12.9% compared to the previous year. The general goods terminal of Transiidikeskus handled in nine months 356,617 tonnes of bulk and piece goods, which is by 26.8% more than at the same period last year. The total cargo turnover of terminals was 1,980,619 tonnes, which is 7.7% ...

Port of Tallinn handled 1.8 million tons of goods in September06.10.2015

Tallinna Sadam Head of Commerce Erik Ringmaa said that in September, among trade groups, the dry bulk volumes grew most, thanks to grain exports. Dry bulk volume grew by 52.1% to 315,600 tonnes. In September, 125,700 tonnes of grain was exported through the Port of Muuga and Paldiski South Harbour. Among cargo groups, the mass of goods transported in containers and volume of rolling stock grew ...

Port of Tallinn is developing a Virtual Queue Management Service for Ports01.10.2015

Port of Tallinn has started a pilot project with the aim of developing a virtual queue management service for ports of Tallinn in Estonia and Trieste in Italy. The Queue Management Service will manage the arrival of heavy-goods vehicles entering the port through a Just-In-Time process based on a virtual queue concept. The service will generate profit for the port community by decreasing ...

The biggest share of exports and imports of services held by transportation and storage in Estonia in H122.09.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, in the first half of 2015, the biggest share of exports and imports of services was held by transportation and storage, which gave 31% of Estonia’s total services exports and 17% of total services imports. According to Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia), in the first half of 2015, services exports from Estonia amounted to 2.5 billion euros and imports ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 707 thousand tons in August21.09.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 707 thousand tons in August, dropping by a third compared to August 2014. The total volume of goods hauled in the first eight months of the year reached 7.95 million tons, staying 21.5 per cent below last year’s first eight months’ volume.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe ...

In July, exports from Estonia amounted to 0.9 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.1 billion euros at current prices.11.09.2015

According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2015, exports of goods decreased by 6% and imports by 4% compared to July of the previous year. The decrease in exports and imports was mostly influenced by a fall in the trade of electrical equipment and mineral products. In July, exports from Estonia amounted to 0.9 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.1 billion euros at current prices. The trade ...

Port of Tallinn August passenger number increased, cargo volume fell in August10.09.2015

Ports managed by the Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled in August 1.52 million tonnes of cargo and serviced 1,107,955  passengers; as compared to the same period of the previous year, the cargo volume dropped by 26.3% while the number of passengers was by 3.4% higher than last year. The Port of Tallinn eight months total cargo volume was 15.22 million tonnes, ...

Eesti Raudtee's new head takes office01.09.2015

On September 1st 2015, Sulev Loo starts working as Estonia's state-owned railway company Eesti Raudtee (Estonian Railways Co) Chairman of the Board. Sulev Loo has major management experiences in the international transit and logistics business. He has managed well-known Estonian transit and logistics sector companies such as N-Terminal Grupp, Milstrand, Pakterminal. Sulev Loo last worked as ...

TUT Logistics Summer School 201526.08.2015

Logistics Summer School 2015: BIG IS BEAUTIFUL - IS IT? TUT is proud to announce the third TUT Logistics Summer School in August, 26.-28. The two previous summer schools in 2013 and 2014 were with great interest and success. This year TUT will focus on the objects that have or will influence the society - mainly big objects related to transportation and logistics. But also about how thinking ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 878 thousand tons in July12.08.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 878 thousand tons in July, dropping by 14 per cent compared to July 2014. The total volume of goods hauled in the first seven months of the year reached 7.25 million tons, staying 20 per cent below last year’s first seven months’ volume.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said ...

In June, exports from Estonia amounted to 1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.2 billion euros at current prices10.08.2015

In June, exports from Estonia amounted to 1 billion euros and imports to Estonia to 1.2 billion euros at current prices. The trade deficit was 145 million euros and it decreased by 24 million euros compared to June 2014. The biggest share in Estonia’s exports in June was held by electrical equipment (22% of Estonia’s total exports), followed by mineral products (12%), and wood and ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 983 thousand tons in June 19.07.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 983 thousand tons in June, dropping by 14 per cent compared to June 2014. The total volume of goods hauled in the first half-year reached 6.4 million tons, staying 21 per cent below last year’s first six months’ volume.    EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said that ...

EU supports the infrastructure developments on Helsinki-Tallinn maritime link with EUR 30 million13.07.2015

The Port of Helsinki together with the Port of Tallinn and AS Tallink Grupp obtained EUR 29.3 million EU funding  within the 2014 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Calls for proposals for financing their infrastructure investments. The total cost of the planned investments is EUR 97.6 million. The CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program is a continuation to TEN-T, where the initial TWIN-PORT ...

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas met with the delegation of the large Japanese corporation Mitsubishi13.07.2015

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas met with the delegation of the large Japanese corporation Mitsubishi on July 10th 2015, led by its long-term President and current Honorary Chairman Mikio Sasaki; during the meeting, the current cooperation was acknowledged and interest regarding the continuation of the latter was confirmed, reported BC the government communication unit. The ...

Port of Tallinn passenger number rose in June, cargo volume dropped08.07.2015

The ports of the Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled in June 1.68 million tonnes of cargo and serviced 1,045,461 passengers, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. Compared to the same period last year, the cargo volume dropped by 25% while the number of passengers was by 1.3% higher than last year. In June traditionally the biggest number of passengers ...

Port of Tallinn Council approves construction of LNG bunkering terminal30.06.2015

Estonian state-owned port operator AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) Council approved on Tuesday the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering terminal in the Muuga port, the company announced LETA. The Council approved of building a small-scale LNG receiving and distribution terminal in the Eastern part of the Muuga port; building rights and cooperation agreements with AS Vopak ...

25 years has passed from re-establishing ferry connection between Estonia and Sweden18.06.2015

Tallinn-Stockholm shipping line had an anniversary on June 17th – on the same date 25 years ago in 1990 with the first trip of the ferry Nord Estonia the regular ferry connection between Estonia and Sweden was re-established after a pause of 50 years. „The re-establishment of the Tallinn-Stockholm line 25 years ago was of significant importance for both, Estonians and Swedes, “ ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 986 thousand tons in May11.06.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 986 thousand tons in May, dropping by 11 per cent compared to May 2014.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said that the decline in freight volumes slowed somewhat in May, however the five months freight turnover level is still well below last year’s result.  “We are pleased ...

Tallinna Sadam passenger number rose in May, trade volume dropped09.06.2015

The ports of the Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) serviced in May 2.05 million tonnes of cargo and 892,892 passengers, the company announced, cites LETA. Compared to the same period last year, the cargo volume dropped by 15.9%, the number of passengers was by 0.9% higher than last year. In May traditionally the biggest number of passengers travelled on the ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 928 thousand tons in April20.05.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 928 thousand tons in April, dropping by 28 per cent compared to April 2014.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said that freight volumes continued to decrease in nearly all segments.  “We remain hopeful that some freight volumes will be restored to normal levels in the near ...

Port of Tallinn passengers number stable, cargo volume drops in April11.05.2015

The ports managed by Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) serviced in April 2015, 2.05 million tonnes of cargo and 699,704 passengers; as compared to the same period last year, the cargo volume fell by 10%, the passenger number was practically equal to the previous year, or 0.3%, the company announced LETA. In April, traditionally the biggest number of passengers travelled on ...

Enterprise Estonia takes companies to Europe's largest logistics fair in 201506.05.2015

Enterprise Estonia (EAS) takes 12 Estonian companies to Europe's most important logistics fair Transport Logistic 2015 that takes place on 5 - 8 May in Munich, Germany, LETA/Delfi reports. Enterprise Estonia export division director Allar Korjas said that it is important to help Estonian companies to achieve success in foreign markets. Estonia is represented for the first time at Transport ...

Estonia invests more in roads in 201501.05.2015

Estonia will invest more funds in 2015 in road construction than last year while the focus is on main highways, those that belong to the international TEN-t roads network, Highways Board deputy director general Kaupo Sirk said, reported LETA/Postimees. Just like last year, this year also the construction activity concentrates around the two biggest cities – Tallinn ring road’s Kurna ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.04 million tons in March24.04.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.042 million tons in March, dropping by 31 per cent compared to March 2014.  EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said that freight volumes have been dropping in all segments, with the exception of fertilisers and chemical goods.  “There are several reasons for the reduction ...

Costa Pacifica opens the cruise season in Tallinn23.04.2015

On May 4, the moorage of the Costa Pacifica cruise ship in the Old City Harbour will officially open the summer cruise season in Tallinn. The season will last until October 17. On board of the season’s first ship will be about 3 000 cruise passengers from different European countries. Costa Pacifica comes to Tallinn from St. Petersburg and sails on to Riga.   According to Sirle ...

Estonian transit businesses, which are attending the TransRussia 2015 fair in Moscow, miss support of Estonian government representatives.23.04.2015

The 20th transit fair TransRussia, lasting till Friday in Moscow, is smaller than in previous years. The reason is Russia's economic problems, as well as the complex geopolitical situation. Estonian companies are present though and emphasize that despite the current recession, the Russian market is and will remain important for the Estonian transit business. Despite difficult times and the ...

Former Vice-President of the European Commission Mr Siim Kallas performs at the Logistics Business Seminar on May 6th in Munich20.04.2015

Enterprise Estonia and Estonian Logistics Industry are inviting you to the Logistics Business Seminar titled “Estonia - Your Log(ist)ical Choice” held on May 6th, 2015 in Munich, Germany as a part of the Transport Logistic 2015 exhibition. Check out the program here >>  The seminar’s keynote speakers are well-known area experts: Mr Ahti Kuningas (Deputy Secretary ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.12 million tons in February26.03.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.12 million tons in January, dropping by 21 per cent compared to January 2014.According to EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe, the considerable reduction in the freight volumes of the largest trade group - liquid mineral fuels - was substantial enough to withstand the slight increases in ...

Port of Tallinn services 584,868 passengers in February13.03.2015

Estonian state-owned port operator company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) announced that the ports it manages serviced 584,868 passengers in February 2015, which is by 1.1% less than in the same period last year. In the first two months of this year, the total passenger number exceeded 1.103 million people. Traditionally, in February, the Tallinn-Helsinki route had the biggest amount ...

Ports of Helsinki and Tallinn aim to develop a common green line infrastructure 09.03.2015

Port of Helsinki and Port of Tallinn continue to work together closely to develop the Helsinki-Tallinn maritime link. Last week the ports together with AS Tallink Grupp submitted applications for funding investments within the 2014 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Calls for Proposals. The goal is to develop an improved and stream-lined port infrastructure and green line operation between Helsinki and ...

The Government and the Port of Tallinn concluded a handling contract for ferries13.02.2015

On February 12th 2015, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Urve Palo and the Port of Tallinn concluded a contract for organising ferry traffic on the Rohuküla-Heltermaa and Kuivastu-Virtsu lines, reports BC the ministry’s press service. The Government concluded the contract with the Port of Tallinn for ten years, starting on 1 October 2016.According to Minister of ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.3 million tons in January11.02.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.3 million tons in January, dropping by 18 per cent compared to January 2014.According to EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe, transport volumes were reduced along all major freight groups except fertilisers, with the largest decrease occurring in the volume of mineral liquid fuels. ...

Estonia's new island ferries pass ice test, go into production26.01.2015

The AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) commissioned mainland-islands ferries model on Friday concluded testing in Finland's Aker Arctic's unique ice pool; design company LMG Marin engineers estimated that the ship model behaved in ice better than expected, LETA/Postimees Online reports. The week-long experiments culminated today with tests of how high a speed the vessel develops in different ...

Mitsubishi wants to launch Muuga-Kaluga train again22.01.2015

Mitsubishi plans to resume the regular cargo train traffic from the Estonian Muuga Port to the assembly plant in Kaluga, Russia, that was suspended at the end of the year 2014, LETA/Postimees Online reports. Container cargo terminal Transiidikeskus Chief Executive Erik Laidvee said that the Muuga-Kaluga train hasn't operated for 1.5 months, and that was ...

Estonian rail freight carrier EVR Cargo hauled 15.8 million tons in 201417.01.2015

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo hauled 15.76 million tons in 2014, remaining just 0.85 per cent or 135 thousand tons short of the 2013 freight volume. The volume in December reached to 1.55 million tons, increasing 1.6 per cent year-on-year.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the management board Ahto Altjõe said that last year was a stable year for the company and was on a ...

Transiidikeskus container turnover grew by 2.2% in 201408.01.2015

The container terminal of the Estonian transit operator Transiidikeskus at the port of Muuga increased its container turnover by 2.2% to 257,220 TEU in 2014, the company announced LETA. The tonnage of cargo transported in the containers grew by 8.5% in 2014. Transiidikeskus AS general goods terminal handled 428,183 tons of goods in 2014. The total cargo turnover ofTransiidikeskus AS ...

Port of Tallinn 2014 cargo volume grew by 0.3%06.01.2015

The volume of cargo handled by ports managed by the Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) grew by 0.3% in 2014 to 28.321 million tonnes, the company announced, cites LETA. The December cargo volume was 2.45 mln tonnes, by 4% more than in 2013. The company said that last year's positive result is mainly due to the increase of rolling stock and container volumes. Container ...

Port of Tallinn forecasts 41 mln euros of profit in 201519.12.2014

Estonian state-owned port operator AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) Council approved the company's 2015 budget, according to which the expected operating income will be 111 million and net profit of 41.3 million euros, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. The volume of cargo to be handled the next year is, according to the forecast, 27.9 million tonnes and expected passenger number 9.66 ...

Cargo ship Sea Wind starts on Tallinn-Vuosaari route in January 11.12.2014

Cargo ship Sea Wind, which is owned by AS Tallink Grupp, starts its operations on Tallinn-Vuosaari route on 8th of January 2015. The ship will be under Estonian flag and the crew will consist of Estonian seamen. According to AS Tallink Grupp, the rerouting of the ship is linked to the increased cargo transportation demand on the Finland-Estonia route and the shorter route enables to decrease ...

Port of Tallinn's cargo grew by 5.4% in November year-on-year04.12.2014

In November 2014, the ports managed by the Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled 2.3 million tonnes of goods and serviced 652,600 passengers; while the cargo volume grew by 5.4% year-on-year, the number of passengers fell by 1.2% in a year, LETA/Postimees Online reports. The biggest cargo group was in November liquid cargo with 1.35 million tonnes, which is by 2.7% more ...

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume reached 1.37 million tons in October26.11.2014

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume reached 1.37 million tons in OctoberEstonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.37 million tons in October, increasing by 5.7 per cent year-on-year. The overall freight volume during the first ten months of the year remains 2.8 per cent short of last year’s same period, amounting to 12.7 million tons ...

Vopak E.O.S. wants LNG terminal in Muuga19.11.2014

After the Estonian and Finnish prime ministers concluded an agreement on liquefied natural gas (LNG) this week, the best location for the Estonian regional LNG terminal in the changed situation now is the port of Muuga, announced oil products' transit and storage company, Dutch firm Royal Vopak's Estonian subsidiary Vopak E.O.S., LETA/Postimees Online reports. Vopak estimates that ...

Tallinn was visited by nearly half a million cruise tourists in 201412.11.2014

The ports of Estonia's capital Tallinn were visited this year by 297 cruise ships, bringing to the city an estimated 480,000 cruise passengers, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. The largest number of visitors came from Germany – 25% of the cruise passengers, followed by the United States with 18% and Great Britain with 14%. According to the polling agency Emor foreign visitors ...

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume reached 1.23 million tons in September08.10.2014

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.23 million tons in September, increasing by 3.8 per cent year-on-year. The overall freight volume during the first nine months of the year remains 3.7 per cent short of last year’s same period, amounting to 11.4 million tons in total.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe commented that ...

The 3rd Estonia-Taiwan Business Forum was held in Tallinn, Estonia on October 1, 201406.10.2014

The 3rd Estonia-Taiwan Business Forum was held in Tallinn, Estonia on October 1, 2014.  Estonian Logistics and Transit Association (LTA) and Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association (CIECA) have been working together for 3 years since 2011.  The meeting will enable the participants of both sides to renew friendship, develop new business opportunities, and encourage ...

Over 150 participants gathered at the international LNG seminar in Muuga Harbour26.09.2014

Over 150 specialists, investors and port representatives gathered on the 25th of September at the international LNG seminar to discuss over the development of LNG infrastructure in the Baltic Sea ports. The seminar, which took place in Estonia, in Muuga Harbour, was organized by Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) and Port of Tallinn. Seminar’s keynote speech was given by the ...

According to the decision of the Supervisory Board of the Port of Tallinn, current members of the Management Board will continue to lead the company10.09.2014

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Supervisory Board of AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) the major subject was the election of the company’s Management Board. The Supervisory Board has carefully considered the candidates and on the basis of consensus decided to elect Mr. Ain Kaljurand the chairman of the Management Board of AS Tallinna Sadam and Mr. Allan Kiil a member of the Management ...

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume reached 1.06 million tons in August05.09.2014

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.06 million tons in August, decreasing by 5.7 per cent year-on-year. The overall freight volume during the first eight months of the year remains 4.6 per cent short of last year’s same period, amounting to 10.14 million tons in total.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said that while ...

Reputable Seatrade Insider nominated Port of Tallinn as Port of the Year finalist02.09.2014

One of the highest accolades in the cruise industry Seatrade Insider nominated Port of Tallinn as one of the three finalists for the title Port of the Year; the other two finalists are Copenhagen Malmo Port and Istanbul Port.  For giving out the Port of the Year title the jury of Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards will mostly evaluate the development of the port complex during the past twelve ...

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume in July reached 1.02 million tons13.08.2014

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.022 million tons in July, decreasing by 4.7 per cent year-on-year. The overall freight volume during the first seven months of the year remains 4.5 per cent short of last year’s same period, amounting to 9.1 million tons in total.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe ...

Port of Tallinn’s harbours handled 2.13 million tons of freight in July06.08.2014

The harbours of Port of Tallinn handled 2.13 million tons of freight in July and the monthly turnover of passengers reached 1.26 million. Cargo volumes were down by 7 per cent year-on-year while passenger traffic reached an all time high in July. The greatest increase in the commodities segment was in containerised goods, its volume growing by 19.9 per cent to 1.26 million tons, the number of ...

The half-year profit of Port of Tallinn increased by 16% to 20.2 million euros29.07.2014

Port of Tallinn (AS Tallinna Sadam) earned an unaudited half-year net profit of 20.2 million euros with company’s turnover reaching 59 million euros. Compared to last year the turnover increased by 7% and the net profit by 16%.  “The first half of this year introduced the best ever figures for Port of Tallinn, both financially and concerning the record number of ...

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume down by 4.4 per cent in first half-year11.07.2014

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume down by 4.4 per cent in first half-yearEstonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.14 million tons in June, increasing by 4.2 per cent year-on-year. The overall freight volume in the first half of the year remains 4.4 per cent short of last year’s same period, amounting to 8.1 million tons in ...

Development of LNG infrastructure in the Baltic Sea ports – seminar at Muuga harbour on 25th of September07.07.2014

Port of Tallinn is  happy to welcome you to Muuga harbour on 25th of  September 2014  for an International seminar on the topic of the development of LNG infrastructure in the Baltic sea ports.Seminar topics:New LNG terminals in Estonia and Finland - what will be the impact on the distribution of LNG in the region?Is the LNG small scale bunkering network in Baltic will be ...

The subsidiary company of Port of Tallinn, TS Laevad OÜ, has published a call for tenders to purchase ferries27.06.2014

TS Laevad OÜ, a subsidiary company of Port of Tallinn, published a tender notice to purchase ferries in the Estonian Procurement Register on 20 June. The due date for submitting applications for the participation in the tender is 28 July 2014. In accordance with the decision of the government of the Republic of Estonia, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications is to announce a ...

Port of Tallinn to invest 1.8 million euros in Paldiski South Harbour25.06.2014

On Monday the Supervisory Board of AS Tallinna Sadam approved the 1.8 million euro investment in bottom dredging of the water area of Paldiski South Harbour, which will allow larger vessels than before– with the gross tonnage up to 75 000 GT – to be docked in the harbour.    The investment aimed at increasing competitive ability of Paldiski South Harbour will support bottom ...

Biggest container ship to ever call Estonia in Muuga Harbour20.06.2014

Celina Star, the biggest container ship to have ever visited Estonia called Muuga Harbour on Thursday, 19th of June at 1 pm.The lenght of the ship is 243, 1 m, draught 11,5 m, breadth 32,2 m and DW (Deadweight - ship's carrying capacity) 40 059. The ship can carry 3430 TEUs of containers. The container ship arrived to Muuga Harbour from Hamburg and headed to the Port of Ust-Luga ...

Estonian rail freight carrier’s transport volume decreased by 13 per cent in May10.06.2014

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s transport volume reached 1.11 million tons in May, decreasing by 13 per cent year-on-year. The overall freight volume in the first five months of the year remains 5.7 per cent short of last year’s same period, amounting to 6.9 million tons in total.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said that the biggest ...

New cruise ship quay was opened in Port of Tallinn20.05.2014

On May 17th, Port of Tallinn opened a new 9.34 million euro cruise ship quay which allows larger cruise ships than before to be docked and thus increases Tallinn’s attractiveness for cruise operators. The opening of the quay was marked with the mooring of the Royal Princess, the largest cruise vessel to have ever visited Estonia so far. The official quay opening ceremony took place on ...

Estonian rail freight carrier’s cargo volume increased by 8.5 per cent in April19.05.2014

Estonian state-owned rail freight carrier EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.3 million tons in April, increasing by 8.5 per cent year-on-year. The overall freight volume during the first four months of the year is still 4 per cent short of last year’s result, amounting to 5.8 million tons in total.EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe said ...

Ports of Helsinki and Tallinn signed a MoU on traffic development between Vuosaari and Muuga harbours14.05.2014

Ports of Helsinki and Tallinn have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to develop a relevant cargo route between Vuosaari and Muuga harbours in the near future. The MoU between the two ports was signed last Wednesday during the Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves’s visit to Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki, Finland. As the sulphur directive is becoming effective next year ...

Joint Baltic Sea collaboration between Ports of Stockholm and the Port of Tallinn06.05.2014

Ports of Stockholm and Port of Tallinn signed an important agreement to work together to improve the environment in the Baltic Sea. The two ports will jointly focus on the provision of future fuels, the management of ship-generated waste and the supply of electricity to vessels in port. Ports of Stockholm and Port of Tallinn have set high environmental targets for reducing effects on the marine ...

Estonian transit companies participate at TransRussia in Moscow22.04.2014

Estonian logistics and transit companies will be taking part in the TransRussia fair to be held between 22-25 April in Moscow, Russia. The competition on the freight transport market is ever-increasing and in today’s market conditions the competition is no longer between individual companies, but between whole transit corridors instead. This is the reason why Estonian companies find it so ...

Estonian Logistics Cluster members attended the SITL logistics fair in Paris21.04.2014

Members of the Estonian Logistics Cluster attended the SITL International Week of Transport and Logistics Fair in Paris, France in the beginning of April. Altogether 9 member institutions participated at the fair - Logistics and Transit Association, Alekon Cargo, CF&S Estonia, Port of Tallinn, Port of Sillamäe, RRK, EVR Cargo, Alexela Logistics and Tallinn Technical University. The SITL ...

The Estonian logistics sector: innovation shaped through cooperation16.04.2014

Estonia: cooperation leads to innovation in a dynamic market situation The Estonian transit sector has been going through constant changes - all operators acting on the extremely dynamic bulk cargo transport market have been forced to quickly react to various external factors and ever-tightening competition. Despite everything, Estonia has managed to adapt according to market needs and maintain ...

Sillamäe port wants more ship connections14.04.2014

The heads of the North Estonian Sillamäe Port hope that the tense relations between the European Union and Russia won't curb the development of the port since the port would gladly service a passenger shipping line between Estonia, Finland and Russia. Sillamäe port marketing director Andrei Birov said that the Sillamäe-Ust-Luga ferry route to transport trucks and cars that was ...

Ports consider ship connection between North East Estonia and South East Finland11.04.2014

The North East Estonian Sillamäe and Kunda ports are interested in restoring the ship connection with South East Finnish town Kotka, hoping that it would have a positive effect on the development of both regions. There was a ship connection between Sillamäe and Kotka in the previous decade latest and now restoring it is again on the agenda. Besides the Helsinki-Tallinn ship ...

EVR Cargo's Transport Volume Grew by 5.8% in March09.04.2014

The cargo volume transported by the Estonian state-owned railway cargo transport company EVR Cargo reached 1.5 mln tonnes in March, which is by 5.8% more than at the same time last year. The first quarter total volume, 4.7 million tonnes, is by 7% less than at the same time last year. EVR Cargo board chairman Ahto Altjõe said that the March result was a positive one but it doesn’t ...

Decision on Nitrogen emissions from ships provides a clearer framework for the Baltic08.04.2014

With the active involvement of the HELCOM member states including all Baltic Sea countries, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 66) has agreed last Friday on a compromise on the implementation dates of existing as well as future Nitrogen Oxide Emission Control Areas (NOx ECAs) under the MARPOL Convention, reports HELCOM. The ...

CF&S Estonia opened its new warehouse complex24.03.2014

In March СF&S opened its new warehouse complex at Jõelähtme, Loo village, Aasa road 1.   Complex is in a highly favorable location – close to the Tallinn ringroad and St Petersburg highway.   In a brand new class A warehouse with appr. 10 000 sqm and 18 loading ramps we can offer our clients and partners even better and more flexible service.   In ...

Port of Tallinn’s Smart Port solution will reduce passengers’ waiting time with a new electronic check-in system05.03.2014

Port of Tallinn has initiated a Smart Port project that concentrates on reducing car and truck passengers’ waiting time by providing holistic and easy to understand service organizing electronic pre-check in, check-in and line management for ports with multiple ferry operators. The project will be developed in cooperation between Estonia and Norway, the advising partner is Port of ...

EVR Cargo’s freight volume in January reached 1.59 million tons12.02.2014

Estonian state-owned railway freight operator EVR Cargo’s freight volume reached 1.59 million tons in January, which despite being the best result of the last 11 months is still 18.5 per cent below last year’s record January volume.    According to EVR Cargo’s chairman of the board Ahto Altjõe, the year-on-year decrease in freight volumes may seem dramatic, ...

Vopak will build an independent LNG terminal in Muuga11.02.2014

The leading fuel storage company Royal Vopak considers LNG business in Estonia profitable without the European financial support too. "We still consider the Port of Muuga to be the best location for building the regional LNG terminal to be supported with European funds," Vopak LNG development manager Joop Jonkers told Ärileht yesterday. "But if the support money goes to a competing project, ...

Port of Tallinn’s revenue exceeded 100 million euros for the first time28.01.2014

In 2013, the consolidated revenue of Port of Tallinn increased by 15% compared to 2012 and based on preliminary results reached 102.1 million euros. Net profit of the completely state owned Estonian company grew by 21% to 39.7 million euros. Based on consolidated preliminary results of 2013 the revenue of Port of Tallinn reached more than 100 million euros for the first time. Port of ...

During winter holidays 10,000 cruise tourists visited Tallinn, most of them came from Russia20.01.2014

Almost 10,000 tourists visited Estonia’s capital city during this winter cruise season, most of them came from Russia. Altogether seven winter cruise calls were made to Tallinn.   Winter cruise season in Tallinn was opened on November 29th by Fred Olsen ship Black Watch with British tourists on board. Swedish cruise tourists visited Tallinn on Christmas day, two cruise calls from ...

Tallinn Airport posts the second highest number of passengers of all time in 201309.01.2014

Tallinn Airport announced that the 1,958,801 passengers it served in 2013 is the second highest number of passengers of all time and marks an all-around positive year for the airlines, the passengers and the airport alike. Although the number of passengers flying Estonian Air dropped by approximately 40% due to a change of course at the company, Finnair, Lufthansa and airBaltic each, as well as ...

In 2013 Port of Tallinn served record number of passengers, cargo handling declined slightly06.01.2014

Last year the number of passengers passing through the harbours of Port of Tallinn hit the whole time record of 9.236 million passengers, growing by 395 thousand passengers, which is 4.5% more than a year earlier. Cargo volume fell 4.2% reaching 28.25 million tons.  In 2013, the number of passengers on Tallinn-Helsinki route grew by 4.3% to 7.57 million people. During the period from ...

EVR Cargo transportation volume was the highest in the past half year in October11.11.2013

The cargo volume transported by the Estonian state-owned railway cargo transport company EVR Cargo in October 2013 reached according to initial data 1.3 million tonnes, which exceeds the volume of October of last year by 1.7 percent and is the best result in the past half a year. The moderate increase of cargo volumes of other cargo groups has compensated the slightly decreased oil shale ...

Tallinna Sadam posts record passenger numbers for 6 month in a row10.11.2013

The number of passengers who used the ports managed by the Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) grew by 2.8% year-on-year in October 2013 to 716,609, which is a record year-on-year, for the sixth month in a row. The growth was motored by Helsinki route passengers, of whom there were 629,924, by 11% more than in September and 2.4% more than in October last year. On the ...

Estonia Should Turn Its Sights on Asia 07.11.2013

Speaking at a foreign policy conference in Tallinn, International Center for Defense Studies expert Hannes Hanso said Estonian foreign policy is too Europe-centered and focuses too little on Asia. Estonia's small size shouldn't be an excuse to not expand its interests to Asia, he said. "The Finns and Swedes have been immensely successful in Asia. They aren't superpowers either. It's a matter ...

Port of Tallinn Dubbed Income Tax Hero05.11.2013

The Port of Tallinn has the distinction of being the biggest income tax payer of 2012, an annual list shows. Last year, the self-styled "port of good news" paid in 8.8 million euros into state coffers. The сhief executive of the state-owned company, Ain Kaljurand, said publicly owned companies have high expectations and that "optimizing taxes" has never been in the plans. The full annually ...

EU Transport Council reaches important decisions on rail safety, air traffic management12.10.2013

EU strategies on how to increase safety and efficiency of air traffic management, improve air traffic control and safety, and better protect air passenger interests were discussed on October 10th in Luxembourg at the Meeting of Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council. The ministers held an orientation debate on European Commission's proposal for a regulation to establish common ...

Port of Tallinn had a record September in passenger volume11.10.2013

The number of passengers who used the ports managed by the Estonian state-owned Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) grew by 2.4% year-on-year in September to 704,686, which is a record for the month of September. The growth was motored by cruise passengers, of whom there were 45,469, by over 11,000 people more than in September last year. Cruise passengers formed 6% of all passengers in ...

EVR Cargo Transport Volume Was the Best Result in Four Months 04.10.2013

Estonian state-owned railway transport company EVR Cargo posted a cargo transport volume of 1.179 million tonnes in September 2013, which was the best result in four months. EVR Cargo board caiman Ahto Altjõe said that mainly the transport of fertilisers and oil shale have helped the cargo volumes improve in a stable fashion over the past few months. As to general figures, the results are ...

TWIN-PORT: Motorway of the Sea via Helsinki and Tallinn04.10.2013

The Port of Helsinki and the Port of Tallinn have strong ties and heavy traffic between them. This major connection between the two European capitals is also a part of the corridor leading to Central Europe through the Via Baltica and Rail Baltic. The number of both passenger and cargo ferries crossing the Baltic Sea between the ports is growing daily: now nearly  8 million passengers and ...

Tschudi Launches New Direct Container Line Between Baltic and the Oslofjord09.09.2013

The new Tschudi line is the first direct service from the Baltic to the Oslofjord. Every Friday evening from September, a container vessel from Helsinki, Tallinn and Klaipeda will serve the port of Drammen.  Eskil Ødegaard in Tschudi Logistics comments: “We are extremely pleased to offer this new line to our customers. There is a vast import from the Baltic - approx. 40% of ...

EVR Cargo Volume Higher Than in July06.09.2013

Estonian state-owned railway transport company EVR Cargo posted a cargo transport volume of 1.12 million tonnes in August 2013. The cargo volume was by 4% higher than in July and by 2% higher than in June though. EVR Cargo board caiman Ahto Altjõe said that the August result was the best of the past three months but it would be too premature to present an optimistic forecast for the ...

Tallinn Airport to Open Automatic Border Control02.09.2013

An automatic border control system will be opened in the Tallinn Airport on Monday that should accelerate procedures for passengers travelling out of the Schengen area. The airport's terminal services department head Asko Kivinuk noted that plane travel has become more stressful in the 21st century due to constant new rules and security requirements. "The airport cannot change the rules but if ...

Paldiski - the Best Location for LNG Terminal29.08.2013

While from LNG trading and gas flows point of view it doesn't make a substantial difference whether the new regional terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is situated in Inkoo, Finland or Paldiski, Estonia, navigation related issues make it cheaper to build it in Paldiski, a study on the subject for the Estonian Ministry of Economy and Communications by former Eesti Energia board member Harri ...

New Big Railway Investments in Estonia Not Planned26.08.2013

The Estonian state is not planning new big investments into the local railway traffic till 2020, instead the focus will be on better coordination of different means of transport. "Railway investments have largely been made. All new trains will come into routes next year, all waiting platforms will be renovated and the majority of the railways enable travelling at the speed of 120 km/h," said ...

Oil Refinery May Be Built in Sillamäe Port23.08.2013

An oil products refinery may be built in the territory of the North East Estonian Sillamäe Port with the financing coming from Russian businessmen. STK Grupp, which belongs to Russian businessmen, commissioned an environmental effects study for this; it will be discussed on September 3. The planned oil refinery would produce fuel oil used in ships, diesel fuel, fuel oil used in central ...

Railway Infrastructure Executive Says St. Petersburg Line Should Be Prioritized 16.08.2013

The head of the country's rail infrastructure operator Estonian Railways has sent out signals as to the future direction of development, saying the St. Petersburg line should be prioritized along with converting segments of single railway to two-way track. The executive, Ahti Asmann, said on the other hand that restoring the rail link to Haapsalu, a resort city 100 kilometers from Tallinn ...

The Half-year Profit of Port of Tallinn Increased by a Third01.08.2013

The unaudited half-year net profit of Port of Tallinn (AS Tallinna Sadam) reached 17,4 million euros, showing an increase of one third in comparison with same period last year. Company’s turnover grew by one sixth to 55 million euros in the first half of the year. „Despite increasingly stiffer competition in the Baltic Sea and a somewhat lower cargo throughput, the company’s ...

Step Closer to Rail Baltic: Joint Venture Agreed 31.07.2013

The three Baltic nations, along with Finland and Poland, have agreed to set up a company to oversee the planning and construction of the Rail Baltic high-speed rail project. The agreement to form the venture came at a meeting on Tuesday evening, according to the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs, and will be signed by the five states in September. The agreement comes as good news, as ...

A smartphone app shows the ships visiting Port of Tallinn31.07.2013

At the request of the Port of Tallinn, a smart phone application “Laevad sadamas” (Ships in Port) was created to provide real-time information about liner schedules as well as the arrival and departure times of cruise ships docking at the Old City Harbour.   The app displays five types of information on the ships. In one mode, it shows all the liner and cruise ship arrivals and ...

Cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports increased 24.07.2013

In January-June 2013, the overall cargo handling in the Baltic Eastern Coast Seaports totalled 168 141.8 thou. tn; the year-on-year change is +0.4% or +709.1 thou. tn, reports BC Klaipeda port’s press service. Load in the Seaports of the Eastern Coast of the Baltic Sea, thou. tn Seaport Volume Change, pct. Difference, thou. ...

Record amount of passengers used Tallinn Port in June11.07.2013

In June 2013, the ports managed by Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam were used by 971,098 passengers, 6.3% more than a year earlier and the biggest amount of passengers serviced in any June so far, Delfi reports. Tallink serviced 56%, Viking Line 19%, Eckerö Line 11% and St. Peterline2% of June passengers of the port operator. 12% of the June passengers were cruise ...

CF&S Estonia expands into Mexico28.06.2013

Large Estonian transport company and road carrier CF&S Estonia has started cooperation with Mexican enterprise. Speaking about the Mexican project, CF&S Estonia's Managing Director Harri Rästas noted that they had no plans to find anything in the country, and went there mostly because of the curiosity. Rastas said that they had neither expectations, nor prolonged preparations ...

Maritime Administration Picks Up Option on Second Ferry 18.06.2013

The Maritime Administration have said they will order a second ferry from Baltic Workboats, after purchasing the first ship at the beginning of March. The initial contract with the Saaremaa based shipyard, worth 9.4 million euros per vessel, had a clause for the option of a second ferry at the same conditions and price, the administration said in a press release on Monday. The new vessels ...

Logisticians promoting the distribution hub idea at Munich07.06.2013

The Estonian Logistics Cluster participated at the Transport Logistic 2013 International Exhibition for Logistics, Mobility, IT, and Supply Management, a prominent fair where over 2000 companies from 63 countries were represented. As stated by Mr. Andres Valgerist, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association and the leader of the Estonian Logistics ...

Tallinn airport and hub expect 16,000 turnaround tourists21.05.2013

The port and airport of Tallinn expect to host 16,000 tourists who switch from planes to cruise ships, or vice versa, the Estonian news portal BBN said in a statement. In turnaround tourism, Tallinn has a huge competition advantage in the proximity of the airport and the port to the city's biggest attraction – the medieval Old Town, as well as competitive prices, Port of Tallinn and ...

Industrial Park and Logistics Centre Opened in Muuga 17.05.2013

Today Katoen Natie, a Belgian company and one of the largest logistics firms in the world, opened a 25,000 m2 warehouse complex for the management of goods to be directed to Russia and the CIS in Muuga, which, among other things, stands for the start of operations of Port of Tallinn Muuga industrial park. According to Mart Melles, the Managing Director of Katoen Natie Eesti AS, the Muuga ...

Business Delegation Visit Tajikistan 06.05.2013

Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and a 15-member business delegation are on a two-day working trip to Tajikistan to develop political and economic ties. Ansip will meet with Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov and President Emomalii Rahmon on Monday and will attend an economic forum on Tuesday, a statement said. While the two countries' economic ties are currently not the closest - Tajikistan is ...

Lugtmeijer: Invest in St. Petersburg Rail Line, Not Haapsalu03.05.2013

Arnout Lugtmeijer, head of Estonia's largest transit terminal operator Vopak E.O.S, has said that there is great untapped economic potential between Estonia and Russia, and the state should invest into railway lines heading east, not connections to the likes of Haapsalu, a town of 10,000 in the northwest. The state is currently weighing investments into three rail lines: Tallinn-St. ...

Astor, the first cruise ship of the season, visits Tallinn30.04.2013

On Tuesday, the moorage of the Astor cruise ship in the Old City Harbor of Tallinn will officially start the summer cruise season. During the season that lasts until late September, Tallinn will see up to 9,000 cruise passengers a day on the busiest days. “The number of cruise ships to moor in the Old City Harbor almost every day during the summer season that is about to start will range ...

Estonia takes active part in exhibition TransRussia 201323.04.2013

In an annual fair and conference TransRussia 2013 which takes place on April 23-26 in Moscow, Estonian presence has been especially wide this year, informed LETA, referring to the Estonian national broadcasting corporation ERR. This year, a national stand and ten more separate stands of Estonia will be present at TransRussia. A total of nearly 30 Estonian companies will take place in the ...

Navy flagship Admiral Pitka to retire20.04.2013

Defence Forces have decided to terminate the service of Estonian navy flagship Admiral Pitka. The vessel will be emptied of equipment and returned to the Kingdom of Denmark. «The new national defence development plan foresees 3+1 capabilities for the Navy i.e. three mine countermeasure vessels pus one diving support vessel,» Navy headquarters chief Commander Jüri Saska told ...

Annual Port Statistics Sail In 19.04.2013

The volume of goods shipped to and from Estonia decreased 10 percent last year, but passenger numbers grew slightly. The downturn, after four years of growth, was caused by the development of ports in Russia and a decrease in volumes of liquid goods, including petroleum, Statistics Estonia said in its blog today. Lithuanian and Latvian ports also saw changes, a 4 percent decrease and a 9 ...

Strong transport and energy connections with other Baltic Sea states are vital to future of Estonia19.04.2013

While opening of the 9th international transit conference TRANSESTONIA 2013 today, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Estonia’s transport and energy connections with other countries in the Baltic Sea region are of vital importance to the future of Estonia. Paet said that today Estonia is the most integrated country in the Baltic Sea region, being a member of the European Union, ...

Tiit Vähi calls signing of border treaty most important in Estonian-Russian relations19.04.2013

"Transit and international logistics cannot develop without normal relations and interaction between neighboring countries," Vähi, chairman of the supervisory board of Silmet Grupp, said. "The European Union and Russia need cooperation. That cooperation develops, and Estonia as a member of the EU and neighbor of Russia has a good logical possibility to take part in it," he added. According ...

Tallinn Airport Announces Annual Profit of €3.7m09.04.2013

n its annual earnings report, Tallinn Airport disclosed a turnover of 29.3 million euros and a profit of 3.7 million euros in 2012. The airport had a profit of 4.2m in 2011, 2m in 2010, 400,000 euros in 2009, 1.1m in 2008 and 6.6m in 2007. The airport said the low growth in aviation revenue came due to an average decline of 30 percent in aviation fees, as a measure to stimulate the aviation ...

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region: essential cooperation 09.04.2013

At a conference of the Heads of Government of the Baltic Sea States on Environmental Protection in Saint Petersburg Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy underlined positive steps taken by the adjacent member states to safe and protect marine environment.   The Commissioner’s speech titled “Environmental Partnership remains core issue of Baltic Sea ...

Leading Electronic Navigation Company Opens R&D Center in Estonia08.04.2013

Navionics, an Italian-based developer and manufacturer of electronic navigation charts and systems, has opened a research and development center in Estonia. Founder and president of the company, Giuseppe Carnevali, said in a press statement by Enterprise Estonia on Sunday that his group chose Estonia after comparing all three Baltic states. Estonia was selected due to more its favorable tax ...

Transestonia 201320.03.2013

The 9th International Transit Conference TRANSESTONIA 2013: Oil. Gas. Chemicals takes place on April 17 in Muuga Harbour, Port of Tallinn Subject of the TRANSESTONIA 2013 conference is liquid bulk. More precisely three major categories of liquid bulk: oil & oil products, gas (both LPG and LNG), and liquid chemicals. Besides Estonian best practices ports of Rotterdam and ...

LNG Terminal Planned in Sillamäe11.03.2013

No matter which country - Finland or Estonia - ends up with the European-Commission-funded LNG terminal currently being debated, the port town of Sillamäe plans to build a liquefied natural gas terminal starting this autumn. The Sillgas company ordered an environmental impact assessment, which has now been submitted to the city government in the northeastern town. Sillgas management ...

No Progress in Brussels Talks on LNG Terminal08.03.2013

Debate over the site of the region's planned LNG terminal has come no closer to conclusion as the economy ministers of the Baltic states, Finland and Poland failed to make headway in talks with European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger in Brussels yesterday. Estonia and Finland are both vying for the 300 to 500-million-euro investment that hosting the liquified natural gas terminal ...

Siim Kallas: Rail Baltic in Top 5 EU Transport Projects26.02.2013

Siim Kallas, the European transport commissioner, said that the Rail Baltic project is one of the top five most important transport projects for the EU in the 2014 to 2020 period. Speaking on ERR radio, Kallas, who is in Tallinn today, said that the probability of the project coming to life is increasing, having been only a pipe dream three years ago. “We are in a place where it would ...

The Port of Tallinn Expanded the Muuga Harbour Free Zone19.02.2013

The Port of Tallinn expanded the Muuga Harbour Free Zone eastwards, so it is now embracing the areas of Muuga railway station, Muuga Industrial, and the coal terminal. The Government of the Republic of Estonia Order No 50 of 7 February 2013 amended the list of coordinates of the borders and entry and exit points of the Muuga Free Zone in order to expand the territory of the free zone. Therefore ...

Estonia Developing Economic Relations With Sri Lanka18.02.2013

At his meeting with Sri Lankan Minister for Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that Sri Lanka is an attractive economic partner for Estonia in the transit and logistics sector. “Sri Lanka is one of South Asia’s most important shipping countries, and Estonia could serve as a gateway to European Union and Russian markets for Sri Lankan ...

Cruise passengers are very satisfied with Tallinn 14.02.2013

According to a survey from last summer, performed by consulting company G.P.Wild, cruise tourists are very satisfied with Tallinn and highly appreciate friendliness of the residents, courtesy of shop employees and historical sites of the city. Cruise tourists bring to Tallinn a total of 51 million euros. 96% of the travelers who participated in the survey that was conducted last summer said that ...

Estonia Could Be Part of India-Europe Trade Route13.02.2013

At their meeting in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Indian Minister of Shipping G.K. Vasan discussed intensifying Estonia and India’s co-operation in the logistics and transport sector. “Estonia could be an important link in the trade route between India and the European Union and Russia,” said Foreign Minister Paet. Paet stated that Estonian ports offer quality ...

Logistics Companies Looking for New Customers in India11.02.2013

The Estonian Logistics Cluster delegation is going to visit India and Sri Lanka next week, in order to set up contacts with local trading enterprises and to introduce Estonia as a gateway to the markets of 300 million customers with purchasing power. As indicated by Mr. Andres Valgerist, Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association, the leading partner in ...

LNG bunkering study will be performed by Pöyry28.01.2013

Pöyry Management Consulting Oy was chosen by Port of Tallinn   as the successful bidder of the simplified procurement  for feasibility study and cost-benefit analysis of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering infrastructure construction in the harbours of Port of Tallinn. The total of six companies participated in the procurement. According to Port of Tallinn business manager ...

A container train route from Muuga to Kaluga is opened28.01.2013

A container train route from Muuga to Kaluga was officially opened on Monday 21st January. Three container trains with Mitsubishi spare parts will be sent from  Muuga container terminal of Transiidikeskuse to the assembly plant in Kaluga every week. The project preparation, preliminary talks with Mitsubishi and various tests took about 4 years. “We thank ...

Turkish Airlines to Open Tallinn Route in June21.01.2013

The Turkish national carrier is set to open an Istanbul-Tallinn-Vilnius-Istanbul line on June 11. According to aviation media company Routes, the airline will fly to Tallinn three times a week using the Airbus A319 aircraft with a capacity of 132. From there, it will continue to Vilnius.    Turkish Airlines currently flies to around 150 international and 40 domestic destinations. ...

Rail Cargo Volumes Predicted to Drop Heavily14.01.2013

State-owned rail company EVR Cargo transported 18.4 million tons of cargo in 2012, a growth of 1.7 percent since 2011. But the forecast for 2013 predicts a 22 percent drop, to 14.4 million tons of cargo. "A budget based on customer feedback projects a drop in the transport of petroleum and related products, and a continuing decline in oil shale shipments," CEO Ahto Altjõe said in a ...

The number of passengers through the Port of Tallinn harbors hit a record of 8.84 million people09.01.2013

Last year the number passengers passing through the harbors of the Port of Tallinn reached a record of 8.84 million, i.e., 4.3 per cent more than in 2011. The Port of Tallinn expects the number of passengers to exceed nine million in the year ahead. The ships of the Tallinn-Helsinki line carried 7.26 million people last year, which is four per cent more than the year before. The number of the ...

Winter Cruise Tourist Numbers Double 08.01.2013

A total of 13,346 tourists arrived in Tallinn during the start of the winter cruise ship season in late 2012, most of them from Russia, according to the Port of Tallinn. The total was double that of previous year and represented nine ships' worth of passengers.The season started on November 27, when a British cruise ship called in Tallinn.On December 25, a Swedish ship docked, but the ...

Eckerö Line’s new vessel “Finlandia” brought the first passengers to Tallinn 03.01.2013

MS Finlandia, Eckerö Line’s new vessel with passenger capacity of  2,080 people, arrived to Passenger Terminal A of the Port of Tallinn on early afternoon of Monday, 31 December.  The first passenger of the ship was welcomed in Tallinn, and the captain of “Finlandia” received from the Port of Tallinn a symbolic memorial plaque in memory of the ship’s maiden ...

International Flights To, From Estonia Grow by Third02.01.2013

The air traffic service handled 180,402 flights in Estonian airspace in the first 11 months of the year 2012 - 6.6 percent more than in the same period year 2011. It has been a continuous trend since the early 1990s, and most - over two-thirds - of the flights in Estonian airspace are overflights, reported Postimees. But the number of international flights departing from or arriving in ...

The Logisticians hosted Tallinn Cluster Club at Muuga20.12.2012

Tallinn Cluster Club held the final annual event at the Muuga Harbour on 19 December. Having the event at the Muuga Harbour had symbolic significance in the promotion of the logistics services and activities of the Cluster – namely, the Harbour celebrated its 26th birthday on that date. Taking into account the overall long history of Estonian maritime activities, this harbour is ...

LTA Membership Growing18.12.2012

Estonian Logistics and Transit Association (LTA) has gained four new partners. At the LTA general assembly held in the beginning of December, EVR Cargo, Alekon Cargo, RRK and Baltic Rail were unanimously accepted as members of LTA. As stated by Mr. Andres Valgerist, the chairman of the management board of LTA, the partnership with the new members has been successful for a few past years already, ...

The flagship of Turkish economy hosted Estonian logisticians 12.12.2012

Up until now, Turkey has been acknowledged by Estonians as an excellent holiday destination and far less emphasis has been put on the economic co-operation. When scrutinising the developments of the past years, we can spot many interesting aspects in the economy of this country located on the border between Asia and Europe and there could be plenty of reason for the partnership with Estonia. The ...

Logistics Clusters as Drivers of Growth10.12.2012

Locating logistics companies and the businesses they serve in close proximity—in the right spot—can drive economic growth and become a significant source of jobs in our global economy, argues Yossi Sheffi. His latest book, Logistics Clusters, published this fall (2012), takes a look at what he considers major economic engines in an era of globalization. He recently sat down with ...

Estonia Becomes Home of Baltic Ports Organization07.12.2012

On 5 December, the Board members of the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) signed a contract at the Port of Tallinn (AS Tallinna Sadam) for the foundation of a non-profit association, in accordance with which the legal address of BPO will be in Estonia from now on and the organization will be entered in the Estonian non-profit associations and foundations register. According to Julian Skelnik, the ...

A Christmas-themed tour for British cruise tourists included Tallinn as one of its destinations29.11.2012

For the first time a Christmas-themed tour for British cruise tourists included  Tallinn as one of its destinations On Tuesday , 27t h of November Fred Olsen Cruises brought to Tallinn the vessel Black Watch with approximately 700 British cruise tourists. The Christmas-themed tour introduced  our British guests with Estonian holiday season customs and provided  them with an option ...

Delegation of Estonian Logistics Enterprises Visited Turkey 21.11.2012

A prominent delegation of Estonian logistics enterprises visited different companies in Turkey on 13 to 20 November introducing the geographical benefits of Estonia’s logistics companies and seeking cooperation opportunities. Turkey lies between Europe and Asia serving as a bridge geographically, culturally and economically. In Turkey, investments in the transportation system are ...

Port of Tallinn signed an agreement with Chinese business facilitation corporation CCOEC15.11.2012

On Thursday AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) signed a cooperation agreement with the state agency CCOEC to facilitate the industrial parks of the Port of Tallinn for Chinese exporting companies. On Thursday the cooperation agreement was signed in Tallinn by the chairman of the board of AS Tallinna Sadam Mr. Ain Kaljurand and the president of CCOEC (China National Corporation for Overseas ...

Port of Tallinn and Maryland Port Administration Signed a Memorandum of Underestanding 09.11.2012

The Port of Tallinn and The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday, on the 7th of November  in Baltimore.  Memorandum  establishes a formal cooperation between the two ports aimed at increasing maritime business opportunities for both entities.  The MOU was signed by MPA Deputy Executive Director M. Kathleen Broadwater and Port ...

CF&S Estonia Became a Member of the LTA08.11.2012

CF&S Estonia logistics group became a member of the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association (LTA). According to Mr. Andres Valgerist, the Chairman of LTA, a proposal was made to the management of CF&S Estonia to join the Association in order to better facilitate the future cooperation. CF&S Estonia has been a member of the Estonian Logistics Cluster since 2010 and is planning to ...

Eastern Access, Western Transparency07.11.2012

Eastern Access, Western Transparency The Port of Tallinn's Gateway to Russia Estonia has been the world’s preferred east-west trade and transit gateway since the Hanseatic League was founded in the 13th century. In medieval times Tallinn was famous for the transit of salt and squirrel pelts, but today it is known for the movement of oil and bulk goods in and out of Russia, and in ...

Yachts Called Old City Marina More than 1500 Times During the Season05.11.2012

This year the marina in the Old City Harbour at the heart of Tallinn was called by yachts from 21 different flag states a total of 1 529 times, mostly by Finnish yachts. More exotic flag states were India and US Minor Outlying Islands. “The official conclusion of the yachting season was on Wednesday when it was already snow on shore,” said marina master Kalle Kuus. „The ...

Port of Tallinn got the 8th place among the 100 most valuable Estonian companies 01.11.2012

Port of Tallinn got the 8th place among the 100 most valuable Estonian companies in the GILD 100 ranking. GILD100, compiled by GILD Corporate Finance, ranks the 100 most valuable Estonian companies by their estimated market capitalisation as of the beginning of 2012. The first GILD100 was published in 2007 based on estimated equity values as of 1 January 2007. The current GILD100 ranks companies ...

TRANSESTONIA 2012 focused on the marketing of the food products distribution centre 26.10.2012

In addition to the transport and logistics companies, the 8th international transit conference TRANSESTONIA 2012: The Food Hub hosted international guests from the food industry and export businesses. This year the conference focused on an activity that has remained essential for Estonian transit for many centuries - the logistics of and value adding to food products. As stated by Mr. Illimar ...

CF&S has acquired Latvian forwarding company Transekspedicija LV03.10.2012

Last week the logistics and forwarding concern CF&S Estonia AS has closed the deal with UAB Transekspedicija on purchase of shares of SIA Transekspedicija LV. Selling the stake in acquired company enables Transekspedicija UAB to focus to its core trucking activities in Lithuania. The transaction was advised by Law offices Pohla & Hallmägi and Varul, Ernst & Young Baltic and ...

Russian, Estonian Customs Experimenting With Fast-Track Cargo Lane25.09.2012

The heads of the Russian and Estonian customs authorities announced on Tuesday the establishment of a pilot project to test a simplified, expedited border crossing procedure for a list of trusted cargo companies. "The [Estonian] Tax and Customs Board's goal is to work with our Russian colleagues to contribute to more rapid movement of goods across the border. In order to assist companies ...

Ferry Link Between Sillamäe and Ust-Luga Opens for Cargo Trucks 21.09.2012

A new ferry connection between northern Estonia's Sillamäe and the Russian port of Ust-Luga opened this week, providing cargo trucks an alternative to crossing the land border in Narva. The 50-nautical mile link between the ports is the first naval venture for the line's operator, Universal Logistic System. The ferry, which runs once a day, is currently open only to commercial ...

Cluster wants a large distribution centre of Chinese goods in Estonia 11.09.2012

Estonian economy and communications minister Juhan Parts met on Monday in Beijing with Chinese transport minister Yang Chuantang. The practical possibilities of transport cooperation of the two states were discussed at the meeting. China is interested in finding solutions to getting its goods to Europe. Parts stressed that Estonia with her developed logistics possibilities offers good and ...

Procurement from Estonian Logistic Cluster04.09.2012

The Estonian Logistics and Transit Association hereby invites you to submit a tender in response to call for tender on procurement of a research study titled „The scope of impact of transit in the Estonian economy“.  Please submit your tender offer in accordance with all of the instructions to the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association either in electronic format by email ...

E20 - The Route to Success03.09.2012

The Estonian Logistics Cluster are sending a delegation of civic and commercial business leaders to Yorkshire to establish new trading partnerships. The group will be attending the “E20 - The Route to Success” conference at Hull University on Wednesday 12th September as well as touring the North of England meeting potential business contacts. “Trade between the UK and Estonia ...

The Thematic Plan of the LNG Terminal at the Muuga Harbour Approved03.09.2012

The Council of the Jõelähtme Rural Municipality has approved the thematic plan of the Tallinn LNG terminal to be situated at the Muuga harbour. The thematic plan “Site selection for the LNG terminal” covers a plot of 300 hectares in the eastern part of the Muuga Harbour. The Council requested for a strategic environmental impact assessment to be conducted in order to ...

A record number of passengers passed through harbours in July30.08.2012

This July, 1,138,139 passengers passed through harbours owned by Port of Tallinn – this is 2.4% more than the year before and also the highest number of passengers served in a month so far . In the first seven months of this year, the Port of Tallinn has serviced 5.17 million passengers, which is 4.6% more compared to the same period of last year. Most passengers – 82% or a total of ...

A Competition for Attracting Foreign Food Industry and Trade Businesses to the Conference20.08.2012

Estonian Logistics Cluster issued a notice of invitations to tender for bringing the representatives of foreign food industry and trade businesses to the transit conference TransEstonia 2012: The Food Hub held in Tallinn, Estonia. The 8th International Transit Conference TRANSESTONIA 2012 takes place on October 24, 2012 in Hotel Meriton Grand Conference & Spa, Tallinn. For more ...

Marco Polo Call for Proposals 201210.08.2012

Marco Polo aims to ease road congestion and its attendant pollution by promoting a switch to greener transport modes for European freight traffic. Railways, sea-routes and inland waterways have spare capacity. Companies with viable projects to shift freight from roads to greener modes can turn to Marco Polo for financial support. More than 500 companies have already done so successfully since the ...

The Construction of the Biggest Logistics Centre in Estonia Begins20.07.2012

One of the world’s leading logistics companies Katoen Natie begins the construction of the biggest, 65 000 m2 covered logistics centre in Estonia in the Port of Muuga this Friday, 20 July with a total investment of 30 million Euros. The Director of Katoen Natie Estonia Mart Melles claims that the company chose the Port of Muuga to be the location for the new logistics centre due to the ...

Baltic Line Changes the Port of Loading in Estonia27.06.2012

Baltic Line has decided to change the port of call in Estonia – since week 28 Baltic Line’s vessel Baltic Betina will call to Paldiski South Harbour, the largest Estonian ro-ro cargo port owned by Port of Tallinn. Until now Baltic Line was calling to Paldiski North Harbour.   Paldiski South Harbour – having multiple ro-ro quays, well-developed infrastructure, larger ro-ro ...

Estonia races to be the S'pore of Europe19.06.2012

IF SINGAPORE, at the tip of Asia, wishes to find a long-lost twin, there is one flourishing at a quiet corner of Europe. That twin is the Republic of Estonia. It's one of the European Union's smallest countries and regained its independence from the Soviet Union as late as 1991. But it has striking similarities with Singapore. Both are tiny nations surrounded by big ones, both leverage greatly ...

Can Singapore actually learn something from Estonia?08.06.2012

"We don’t put getting high economic numbers above preserving our heritage and the happiness of our people." That’s the response from one Estonian official from the country’s foreign affairs ministry when I casually asked why his country is not getting more new citizens and foreign talent. Coming from Singapore, that seems like a surprising notion for a country to heed, but it ...

Port of Tallinn to Pay the State Nearly €57 Million in Relation to Dividends08.06.2012

According to a resolution of Port of Tallinn’s General Meeting of May 21, this year Port of Tallinn will pay its owners, meaning the State, a total of nearly €44.9 million in dividends, which will be subject to value added tax totaling €11.9 million. So the payments made by Port of Tallinn in relation to dividends in 2012 total nearly €57 million. By agreement with the ...

Estonia could be Singapore's Baltic cousin 03.06.2012

FROM all accounts, Singapore is doing well in trading with China, the United States, India, Japan and Asean. However, new markets are always welcome and I believe Singapore will do well to more actively build economic ties with Estonia. Estonia? Where is it and why should we focus on the little-known nation? Well, I have just visited the country and met its senior officials, including Prime ...

Singaporean Journalists Paid a Visit to the Muuga Harbour22.05.2012

Forty Singaporean Journalists Paid a Visit to the Muuga Harbour The Estonian Logistics and Transit Association and the Port of Tallinn hosted the Singapore Press Club delegation at the Muuga Harbour, presenting Estonian economy and logistics sector to its members. According to Mr. Patrick Daniel, the president of the Singapore Press Club and the editor in chief of Singapore Press Holding (SPH), ...

TransRussia proved to be a success again 26.04.2012

For a second year in a row the Estonians earned the main prize for the event hosted at TransRussia. The recognition was awarded to the joint exhibition stall of the logisticians of the Logistics and Transit Association for organisation of the best event. “In the last year, the mixed choir and the brass band of the Estonian Railways were the incontestable attraction of our joint exhibition ...

Baltic Rail appoints Sales Agent in Hamburg13.04.2012

Baltic Rail is pleased to announce that from the 2 April 2012 it will be represented in Northern Europe by ASECO Container Services GmbH from their offices in Hamburg and Bremen. Commenting on the arrangement Stephen Archer, CEO said “The appointment of ASECO to represent Baltic Rail in the region improves our connectivity with large international shipping lines and shippers in the major ...

Logistics Seminar 2012 – Rail Baltica04.04.2012

The 13th Logistics Seminar 2012 – Rail Baltica, organized by the University of Applied Sciences, will be happening on 4th to 5th April, in Tartu, Dorpat Conference Center. The Logistics Seminar is an international event where the expected number of participants is about 350 people. The seminar focuses on Rail Baltica from a viewpoint of drastic road transport changes and also on ...

A prominent delegation of Estonian logistics enterprises will visit SITL 28.03.2012

A prominent delegation of Estonian logistics enterprises will visit SITL Europe on 27 to 30 March introducing the geographical benefits of Estonia’s logistics companies, the favourable investment climate of the country and seeking cooperation opportunities. Estonia is situated in the Northern Europe, in the area deemed to be most advanced and innovative economic region of Europe, with ...

Port Of Tallinn Signs Cooperation Agreement With One Of World’s Largest Logistics Companies06.03.2012

Port of Tallinn and Unieveem Estonia have signed a cooperation agreement to build a warehouse complex and a hub in Muuga Harbour. Unieveem Estonia is part of one of the world’s largest logistics companies Katoen Natie headquartered in Antwerp in Belgium. Under the agreement, in the first stage the company plans to build a 25,000 m² modern warehouse and distribution complex in ...

Rail Garant Starts Construction of Container Terminal at Muuga Harbour 01.02.2012

Rail Garant has started the construction of the Muuga container terminal. According to plans, the terminal will receive its very first shipment of cargo already in the first quarter of next year. The cost of the project totals nearly 60 million euros – this is one of the biggest recent investments in Estonia originating from Russia. The terminal will employ 200 people. The ...

Logistics Deed of the Year 201124.01.2012

The Cluster awarded the main prize at the Logistics Deed of the Year 2011The Grand Prix of the competition the Logistics Deed of the Year 2011 was awarded to the Estonian Logistics Cluster for the development and successful implementation of the cruise ship turnaround together with the Port of Tallinn, the Tallinn Airport, and CF&S Estonia. The logistics deed was designed to establish ...

Port of Tallinn increased its passenger volumes to nearly 8.5 million06.01.2012

The passenger volumes of AS Tallinna Sadam increased by seven percent during the past year, reaching an all-time record of 8.48 million passengers; the cargo volumes of the enterprise remained unchanged. According to Ain Kaljurand, Chair of the Management Board of AS Tallinna Sadam, last year was characterised primarily by an increase of the passenger volumes, both on regular lines and ...

Finnish investors scouting again15.12.2011

On 15 December 2011, an investment seminar organised by the Estonian Logistics Cluster for the Finnish entrepreneurs interested in investing in Estonia was held for the fourth time already. The seminar, organised in close cooperation between the Cluster, Embassy of Finland, Enterprise Estonia, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the ...

The Estonian Logistics and Transit Association signed a MOU in Taipei 11.11.2011

The Estonian Logistics and Transit Association signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwanese CIECA (Chinese International Economic Cooperation) in Taipei. According to Mr. Andres Valgerist, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association, the reception organised for the Estonian Logistics and Transit Association delegation by CIECA had been warm and ...

Logisticians presented themselves to investors in Singapore09.11.2011

The Estonian Logistics Cluster delegation, accompanying the Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Andrus Ansip, showcased Estonia’s favourable geographic location as well highly developed infrastructure for the transit of goods at the business forum in Singapore that had 175 potential investors registered as participants. The Prime Minister Andrus Ansip together with a prominent business ...

New US-Russia-China transport corridor through Estonia21.09.2011

Logisticians developing new US-Russia-China transport corridor through Estonia The delegation of Estonian logistics enterprises held business meetings with the representatives of Halifax Harbour and Canadian National Railway (CN) in Nova Scotia on 19 and 20 September. The goal of the Estonian Logistics Cluster mission to US and Canada is to develop an extensive intermodal transport corridor ...

CF&S Estonia has appointed as an agent of Baltic Line's activities in Baltics09.08.2011

Baltic Line service, operated by Nor Lines, is calling Paldiski every fortnight for any conventional cargoes to/from Norway and other Scandinavian countries. In order to strengthen Baltic Line's activities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Line agency in all Baltic States countries will be run starting from 1.8.2011 by Baltic Line Finland, who have appointed CF&S Estonia AS as their ...

The Terminals of the Port of Busan a Good Example of Co-operation 01.06.2011

In the last week of May, the delegation of Estonian Logistics Cluster paid a visit to the Port of Busan in Korea, one of the five world's most important container ports, in order to learn from the experiences of the top performers in the field and to witness the success of parallel use of multiple operators. According to Mr. Andres Valgerist, heading the cluster delegation, it is paramount to ...

Chinese container cargo can start moving via Estonia30.05.2011

Representatives of the state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam, Alekon Cargo and Eesti Raudtee who are visiting Asia met this week in Fuzhou with the representatives of the local office of the Chinese state-owned transport and logistics company Sinotrans, writes The Baltic Course. They discussed channelling the cargo flows exiting from the Fuzhou port via Estonia. Alekon Cargo manager Erkki ...

Container Freight from the Port of Fuzhou to Be Shipped Through Estonia 29.05.2011

The representatives the Port of Tallinn, Alekon Cargo and the Estonian Railways had a meeting at Fuzhou with the heads of the regional representation of Sinotrans, a Chinese state owned leading transportation and logistics enterprise, in order to discuss channelling the Port of Fuzhou outbound cargo flows through Estonia. As indicated by Mr. Erkki Veismann, CEO of Alekon Cargo, the meeting held ...

A World Leading Logistics Enterprise Hanjin Coming to Estonia27.05.2011

Estonian logistics entrepreneurs paid a visit to Hanjin Group holding company comprised of major Korean transportation companies Hanjin Shipping, Hanjin Transportation and Korean Air. According to Mr. Andres Valgerist, heading the logistics cluster delegation, Estonians were received at a very high level as among the people welcoming the delegation were Mr. J. S. Choi, Vice ...

Logistics entrepreneurs signed memorandums of understanding in China25.05.2011

Estonian logistics entrepreneurs signed memorandums of understanding with Xiamen and Fuijan Logistics Associations and Fuzhou Ports Association in China today. The aim of the MOUs is to develop and improve the cooperation between the two countries in the areas of logistics, transportation and transit. Mr. Ke Dong, Vice President of the Xiamen Logistics Association as well as Mr. Li Xinhu, ...

Estonian logistics firms participate at the world’s largest specialised fair "Transport Logistic"11.05.2011

For the first time in history, Estonia participates with a common stand at the world’s largest international specialised fair "Transport Logistic" that takes place on May 10-12 in Munich. Logistics and Transit Association board chairman Andres Valgerist said that at the fair this year, 160 ports and 100 railway companies are represented but also all of the world’s leading ...

Estonian Railways Concluded a Wagon Fleet Co-operation Agreement at TransRussia27.04.2011

Estonian Railways and Transgarant concluded a co-operation agreement at the transportation fair held in Moscow. The agreement gives the Estonian Railways an opportunity to use the wagon fleet of Transgarant and to offer a client transport rates in both Estonia and Russia through Estonian harbours. Mr. Jaanus Paas, Chairman of the Management Board of EVR Cargo, a subsidiary of Estonian Railways, ...

The Cooperation among Estonian Logistics Cluster Enterprises Begins to Bear Fruit23.03.2011

The transportation enterprises’ joint effort to promote Estonia globally is showing the first fruits - as a result of the coordinated action of the Port of Tallinn and the Tallinn Airport, a deal was cemented with Happy Cruises from Spain planning to start their Baltic Sea cruises specifically from Tallinn this summer. In addition to the Port of Tallinn and the Tallinn Airport, a third ...

Logistics Entrepreneurs Introducing Estonian Transit Corridor in Hamburg 18.02.2011

Today on 18 February, 2011, the Estonian logistics entrepreneurs will introduce the possibilities of Estonian transit corridor for Russian and Central Asia trade to the Hamburg and Kiel port companies. As stated by Mr. Illimar Paul, Development Manager of the Estonian Logistics Cluster, Hamburg and Bremerhaven are the prime container hubs for Estonia. “The purpose of our trip is to ...

Estonia could be the maritime portal for Kazakhstan 14.02.2011

Today on 14 February, 2011, the members of the Estonian Logistics Cluster introduced the advantages of Estonia’s logistic location at the Estonian-Kazakhstan Business Forum and proposed initiatives and opportunities for cooperation to Kazakhs. According to Mr. Juhan Parts, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications, participating in the 2nd session of the intergovernmental ...

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