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Tallink Grupp orders new green ferry for Helsinki-Tallinn route
Estonia-based shipping company Tallink Grupp has ordered an environmentally friendly car and passenger ferry from Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). To be delivered in December 2021, the €250 million (US$288 million) Tallink Shuttle ferry will accommodate 2,800 people and will provide services between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. The vessel will be equipped with the latest technology and systems to ensure she is as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. RMC, which has previously worked on six Tallink Grupp ferries, will begin planning the newbuild in spring 2019 and commence construction in 2020.
Port of Tallinn announces beginning of reconstruction works in Tallinn Old City Harbour's Terminal D
The Port of Tallinn says reconstruction works in Tallinn Old City Harbour's Terminal D have began. Passenger Terminal D serves Tallink ferries. As a result, passenger boarding and disembarkation routes within the terminal building will change. Please pay close attention to the signage in the terminal and allow extra time for passing through the terminal and for boarding the ships. Port of Tallinn will reconstruct and expand the passenger terminal giving it complete a makeover. The renewed terminal will have comfy and spacious waiting areas, lots of room for cafeterias and shops. New features include a playing area for children and a private lounge. The construction works will be completed by Summer 2020. The reconstruction of the Terminal D is part of a bigger plan to make the Sea Gate of Estonia and Tallinn more attractive and user-friendly. Source: en.portnews.ru
Ships that use LNG receive a discount at Port of Tallinn harbours
Starting in 2018, all ships that use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as their primary fuel can apply for a discount of four percent on tonnage fees when calling at harbours of the Port of Tallinn. The goal of the discount is to contribute to the adoption of environmentally friendlier technologies in the Baltic Sea shipping sector. “Similarly to other ports in the European Union and Norway, the Port of Tallinn has set a course toward environmentally differentiated port fees, with the aim of reducing the amount of air pollution and marine pollution from ships’ waste handling and gaseous emissions,” said the head of quality and environmental management department at the Port of Tallinn, Ellen Kaasik. “While currently cruise ships that sort their waste receive a discount on the waste fee, next year we will introduce a discount on port infrastructure fees for all ships that use LNG as their primary fuel.”News schreiben