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Jaakonmeri Test Area opens

DIMECC has opened on the west coast of Finland what's said to be the world's first publicly available area for testing autonomous maritime traffic, vessels, and related technologies.

Trelleborg's first cruise ship call

On July 19th, the Swedish Port of Trelleborg was visited by Phoenix Reisen's Artania with a total of 1,200 passengers on-board.

New ferries for the Baltiysk-Ust-Luga line

The Russian Ministry of Finance will earmark RUB 5.1 bln (approx. EUR 72 mln) for the construction and operation of three ferries on the route in question.

THETIS-MRV goes live

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has launched an add-on to its THETIS information system making it now possible for shipping companies to report on their fleets' CO2 emissions.

Finnlines & DFDS drop Ust-Luga

Starting September 1st, the companies will concentrate on the Kiel-St. Petersburg route for goods shipped to and from Russia.

Bronka and BLG to co-op on vehicle logistics

The Russian Port of Bronka and the Bremen-based BLG Logistics have signed a letter of intent on joint projects concerning finished vehicle logistics.


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BTJ 2/2017

We are very pleased to announce that the 2/2017 issue is ready and - as always - packed with various topics and articles.

BTJ 2/2017 - Report: Baltic port market in 2016

After one year of drops (2015) Baltic maritime transport is again on the rise. Last year our ports handled 881.3 mln tn, establishing the best ever result for the region. 

BTJ 2/17 - Focus: Cruise industry

Bigger ships with more passengers on-board. In the Baltic, these two factors have been pushing up the cruise industry incessantly. 

BTJ 2/17 - Safety in numbers. The transport and logistics industry working together towards a safer supply chain

The IMO Secretary General, Kitack Lim, and European Commission (EC) officials were present at a one day seminar in Brussels...

BTJ 2/17 - Calculating the future. Transport outlook to 2050

Imagine that in three decades or so transport freight demand will triple from today's 112 thou. bln tonnes-kilometres...

BTJ 2/17 - Another peak. The European cruise market in 2016

The past decade has witnessed a newly revived European holiday trend in cruising, characterized by... 

BTJ 2/17 - Containers spare nobody. 2016 reefer market analysis

Conventional reefers went through difficult years, but compared to containers they have arrived in calmer waters, that is to say, when it comes to mergers and takeovers.

BTJ 2/17 - Data on the road. Driving automation and the Internet of Things

The goal of the three-year long EU Horizon 2020-funded AUTOmated driving Progressed by Internet Of Things (AUTOPILOT) project is to...

BTJ 2/17 - Time for an inevitable change. The global reefer logistics industry

The price of doing the same old thing is sometimes far higher than the price of a new habit.

BTJ 2/17 - Enjoy your cruise (but don't take a deep breath). Extreme air pollution levels found on-deck of cruise ships

The German environmental NGO Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) found...


Paprika under sails

While recollecting the great shipping names of the past we shouldn't forget about MAHART - a company from… Budapest.

Not so old...

… but seems already forgotten. The 10 Deutsche Mark uniquely depicts navigational (and scientific) instruments used by Carl Frederich Gauss (1777-1855).

Airborne boat

In our research on "intermodality" of all kinds, we came across a vessel transported by an airplane and launched by dropping it by parachute.

The most precious ship

This time we present the largest and most valued coins with a ship borne on the Baltic shores and registered in a Baltic port.

Freight non olet

The Åland Post's Sailing Ship series achieved its halfway point, opening new horizons, too.


Baltic Ports Organization


5th Railway Forum Berlin 2017

5th Railway Forum Berlin 2017

30-31 August 2017 • DE/Berlin

Baltic Ports Conference 2017

Baltic Ports Conference 2017

7-8 September 2017 • SE/Trelleborg

Automation & Digitization of Cranes

Automation & Digitization of Cranes

19-20 September 2017 • NL/Rotterdam

Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam

Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam

26 September 2017 • NL/Rotterdam



26-29 September 2017  PL/Gdańsk

Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit

Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit

27-28 September 2017 • DE/Hamburg

Baltic Sea Ports and Shipping

Baltic Sea Ports and Shipping

28-29 September 2017 • EE/Tallinn

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