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Port of Tallinn signs agreement with Chinese logistics giant Sinotrans

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2011 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Last week Port of Tallinn and Estonian Railways signed a cooperation agreement in Beijing with Chinese state-owned Sinotrans that will start channeling its transit flow through Port of Tallinn, using Estonian Railways’ infrastructure.

Sinotrans that was founded in 2009 in a merger of the China National Foreign Trade Transportation Corporation and China Changjiang National Shipping Group offers cargo transport, freight forwarding, ship brokerage, warehousing and cargo terminal services.

Sinotrans has nearly 100 subsidiaries in South Korea, Japan, Canada, the US and Germany. It also owns a sizeable fleet of bulk carriers, tankers, container-liners and rolling stock vessels.

Ain Kaljurand, CEO of Port of Tallinn, said that Sinotrans handles considerable cargo volumes and has an extensive customer network. The agreement is expected to prepare the ground for Tallinn to become a regional hub for Sinotrans’s operations.

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Estonian Air Orders Three CRJ900 NextGens and Options Two

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

flights to estoniaEstonian Air of Tallinn, Estonia has signed a firm order for three CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and has also taken options on two CRJ900 NextGens.

Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen, Bombardier values the contract at approximately US$123 million, which could increase to $211 million should both options be converted to firm orders.

Estonian Air’s firm order replaces a firm order for three CRJ900 NextGens that was announced on March 10, 2008 as part of a purchase by SAS Scandinavian Airlines and three of its affiliate airlines. SAS reduced its stake in Estonian Air from 49 per cent to 10 per cent on May 10 when the Estonian government invested €21 million in the airline and the Estonian government has the right to buy SAS’ remaining 10 per cent shareholding by 2014.

“We require aircraft with less capacity than our mainline jets,” says Andrus Aljas, president and chief executive officer of Estonian Air. “The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, which offer an excellent combination of performance, operating economics and passenger comfort, are ideally suited for our requirements and will be deployed as part of our fleet optimization program.”

“Estonian Air’s CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will join the 530 CRJ Series and Q-Series aircraft that are in service with, or have been ordered by, operators in Europe,” says Gary Scott, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “These aircraft are an important component in the continent’s airline network as carriers seek to reduce their environmental footprint while sustaining or improving yields.”

Including the order from Estonian Air, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 1,709 CRJ-series aircraft, including 262 CRJ900s and CRJ900 NextGens. As of July 31, 2010, 1,597 CRJ-series aircraft (including 234 CRJ900s and CRJ900 NextGens) had been delivered to customers around the world.

CRJ-series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and have logged more than 28 million flight hours and over 23 million take-off and landing cycles. In addition, corporate variants of CRJ-series aircraft are in service with more than 30 operators.

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New container shipping line to link Tallinn with Rotterdam

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

The container ship operator Sea Connect will start operating a new line, Rotterdam-Tallinn-St. Petersburg-Rotterdam, from Wednesday.

Currently Tschudi Lines runs a once-a-week connection between Estonia and Rotterdam, which is not sufficient to meet the local market’s needs for transit operations, the company said. The transit time from Rotterdam to Tallinn will be four days, a day or two less than now, whereas the transit time to St. Petersburg will be one day.

Sea Connect is a company based in Lithuania that started business in 2007 and currently operates five container ships. The agent for Sea Connect in Estonia is SCS Estonia OU.

source> BBN

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RyanAir announces its first Estonian routes, including three new UK routes from England, Scotland and Ireland

In Uncategorized on October 12, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

tallinn airportSeptember 30, 2010 – Seven new routes, 300,000 passengers p.a. and 300 jobs at Tallinn airport

Estonian tourism officials are today celebrating the news of seven new Ryan Air routes out of Tallinn, bookable from 1st October 2010, ahead of the capital of Estonia hosting its year as one of Europe’s two Capitals of Culture in 2011. Included among the new routes are direct flights from London Luton to Tallinn, starting on 10th January 2011, from Dublin to Tallinn on 14th December 2010 and from Edinburgh to Tallinn on 10th January.

Estonia Tourst Board’s director, Tarmo Mutso, said “Tourism to Estonia from the UK and Ireland has been increasing steadily over the past twelve months as hotel prices have become more competitive, particularly considering that the standards of Tallinn hotels is on a par with 4* and 5* Scandinavian properties. These new routes linking all parts of the UK to Tallinn will enable many more British and Irish guests to discover Tallinn’s picturesque and historic Old Town, our numerous islands, spas and unspoiled virgin countryside”.

Estonia’s UK Director of Tourism, Mary Stuart-Miller, added “This is fantastic news ahead of Tallinn hosting its year as European Capital of Culture in 2011, a year which also marks Estonia’s 20th year of re-independence since the Soviet withdrawal in 1991.

Throughout 2011 Tallinn is hosting a daily programme of cultural events that includes music, art, literature, exhibitions and festivals, many of them centered around the theme of Tallinn reconnecting with its coastline with the construction of a new Maritime Museum and new promenade. The celebrations will greatly increase Tallinn’s attraction for visiting British and Irish guests in 2011”.

RyanAir’s seven new routes into Tallinn, which go on sale tomorrow, 1st October 2010 at http://www.ryanair.com, are from Dublin, Dusseldorf (Weeze), Edinburgh, London (Luton), Milan (Bergamo), Oslo (Rygge) and Stockholm (Skavsta), and will generate an estimated 300,000 passengers through Tallinn airport, creating and sustaining 300 local jobs.

RYANAIR’S SEVEN TALLINN ROUTES

New
Start

Dublin
14th Dec

Dusseldorf Weeze
13th Dec

Edinburgh
10th Jan

London (Luton)
10th Jan

Milan Bergamo
16th Dec

Oslo (Rygge)
13th Dec

Stockholm (Skavsta)
13th Dec

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Passenger traffic between Finland and Estonia continues to grow

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tallinn Helsinki FerryIn the summer of 2010, numbers of passengers on the ships sailing from Helsinki and Turku declined, with the exception of the route between Helsinki and the Estonian capital Tallinn. Thanks to the Tallinn service, the total number of passengers increased by 250,000 from last year.

The steepest decline in passenger service was experienced on Tallink’s route from Finland to Germany. The passenger numbers of the Estonian-owned shipping company fell by 20 per cent on the Helsinki-Rostock route over the period from June through August, when compared with the corresponding period last year.
The Helsinki-Rostock ferries carried almost 10,000 fewer cruise passengers than in the summer of 2009.
In the spring, the shipping company hesitated for a long time on whether or not it would resume passenger service to Germany in the summer. This added to the decline in the number of ferry passengers: the late decision to start traffic between Finland and Germany led to a decline in bookings.
”Many had already chosen some other routes”, regrets Vice President Pasi Näkki of Tallink Silja.

However, Tallink plans to offer ferry services between Finland and Germany next summer as well.
The Finnish shipping company Finnlines did not give Helsingin Sanomat figures on its passenger numbers on its German route in the summer of 2010.

The ferries connecting Finland and Sweden lost more than 7,000 passengers in the past summer. In fact, the ferry operator Viking Line lost customers, but Silja Line, which belongs to the same group as Tallink, managed to attract slightly more passengers than in the summer of 2009.
Tallink Silja’s new M/S Galaxy enticed passengers to choose the white ships on the Turku-Stockholm route. Other ferries sailing between Finland and Sweden – both Silja Line’s white ships and Viking Line’s red ones – are already around 20 years old. However, new vessels are not forthcoming.
”This should be all we need, I guess. We will manage with these for a long time”, Näkki says.
Viking has requested quotations for new vessels from shipbuilding yards but has not made any decisions on placing orders. The shipowner’s oldest vessel is 30 years old.
According to Viking Line CEO Mikael Backman, the age of a ferry does not matter.

”The entire concept is getting rather old while the market is mature. We should create something new for these routes”, Backman argues.
When it comes to services between Finland and Sweden, the ferry lines are now competing with airlines. ”Low-cost airlines offer trips for EUR 49.00 – quite a competitive rate”, Näkki notes.

However, the popularity of the vessels on the Tallinn route remains strong. In the past summer, a total of 2.3 million ferry passengers traveled on the route, which is more than 169,000 more than in the previous year.
The current market leader Tallink carried 12 per cent more passengers on the route. Viking gained 7 per cent, and even Eckerö Line managed to increase its passenger figures by 3.5 per cent. On the other hand, Linda Line and its two small high-speed catamaran vessels suffered a decline in passengers in this summer season.
Viking would require more capacity on its Tallinn route. At present, the company has only one vessel sailing between Helsinki and Tallinn, the M/S Viking XPRS.
”It could be the next growth target for Viking”, Backman admits.

The new ferry connection between St. Petersburg and Helsinki, which was launched last spring attracted some 100,000 passengers in the course of the summer months, reports the new ferry operator St. Peter Line.

Source: HELSINGIN SANOMAT

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Estonia March Export Prices Climb 2.6% On Year, Import Prices Surge 8.6%

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 by admin Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Port of Tallinn posted 8.47mn tons of freight turnover in Jan-Mar 2010. This makes 11.6% y/y increase. Notably, in Q1/10 Port of Tallinn was the leading.

In the Q110 Estonia Shipping Report we forecast that an upturn in the country’s maritime sector will not start in 2010, as trade volumes look set to remain at their 2009 level. Russia’s planned diversion of oil from Estonia will have a knock-on effect at the country’s ports as cargo volumes passing through the ports decrease.

The report’s shipping team forecasts that Estonia’s main port, the port of Tallinn, will experience a year-on-year throughput decline in total tonnage of 66% in 2010, while container volumes at the port are to increase by 2.6%. These predicted 2010 container volumes are a considerable improvement on the 2009 figure at the port, which, due to the downturn in global trade volumes and the decline of Estonia’s total trade by 17.5%, saw the port’s container throughput volumes fall by an estimated 25.6% to 134,618TEUs. Total tonnage in 2009 increased by an estimated 5.6% to 30.7mn tonnes of cargo.

BMI’s Q110 Estonia Shipping Report not only analyses the environment in the Estonian shipping market in 2010 but also looks at developments going forward into the mid term (2011-2014) and whether the country’s trade volumes will increase enough to allow Estonia’s ports to reclaim their pre-downturn throughput levels.

The report also contains an in-depth analysis of Estonia’s main port, the port of Tallinn. Estonia Shipping Report Q1 2010: http://www.companiesandmarkets.com/r.ashx?id=7L6F27816279122&prk=c0f7cd4de69d4bae85c55a6b56a63a77

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