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Another ship order from Mols-Linien

The Danish ferry company has ordered a brand-new high speed ro-pax catamaran from the Austal Ships shipbuilding yard, including an option for another one.

New container train service Gothenburg-Karlshamn

SCT Transport has kicked off a new regular container shuttle train, linking APM Terminals Gothenburg with the Port of Karlshamn's kombi terminal.

Mein Schiff 5 delivered ahead of schedule

TUI Cruises has welcomed its newest cruise ship, the GT 99,800 Mein Schiff 5, ten days ahead of schedule.

Mols-Linien orders a new ship

The Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has been contracted by the Danish ferry operator to build a brand-new ro-pax.

Kvarken Ports' new crane

The joint authority of the ports of Umeå and Vaasa has invested SEK 27 mln (ca. EUR 3.0 mln) in a new mobile crane.

Świnoujście's first commercial gas import

On June 17th, the brand-new facility received from Qatargas 210 thou. m3 of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) brought on-board the gas carrier Al Nuaman.


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BTJ 2/2016

We are very pleased to announce that the 2/2016 issue is ready and - as always - packed with various topics and articles.

BTJ 2/16 - Report: The Baltic port market in 2015

Figures collected by the BTJ team - although not in all cases final-stamped by national statistics authorities - show that last year the turnover of Baltic ports reached more or less the 2014 level.

BTJ 2/16 - Focus: TEN-T developments

The Baltic Sea region (BSR) is crossed by three core network corridors (CNCs) – Scan-Med, North Sea-Baltic and Baltic-Adriatic, and has direct access to the fourth, the Orient/East-Med.

BTJ 2/16 - Needed: an interregional maritime knowledge hub. Transferring Baltic Sea best practices to the Arctic

The Arctic Ocean, an area previously reserved exclusively for scientific exploration or risky business ventures, is opening up...

BTJ 2/16 - More hopes than fears. Emerging markets' 2016 logistics performance outlook

Since the term "emerging markets" was coined by the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, most of the parties have undergone a profound change.

BTJ 2/16 - Port Package third attempt: Packed, wrapped... delivered? A proposal for a Port Service Regulation in the legislative process

This winter, a major step towards adopting the controversial proposal for a Regulation... 

BTJ 2/16 - Intelligent freight wagons. Digitalization in rail

Digitalization has a signifiant impact on virtually each and every aspect of human life, including rail freight transports. 

BTJ 2/16 - The need for development. Inland navigation in Poland

There are various benefis to investing in inland navigation. Water transport, if properly run and managed, is deemed as the cheapest and the safest.

BTJ 2/16 - Not to cut too deep. DNV GL's outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2016

A weak global economy and low hydrocarbon prices have stymied the gas & oil sector to cut back expenditures and reallocate spending to improve ineffiencies.

BTJ 2/16 - Building competitiveness into operations. Advanced permanent magnet drive trains for greener shipping

Stricter regulations and lower profit margins are forcing shipbuilders, owners and operators to re-think conventional power configurations. 


130 years of oil in bulk

Will the round 130th anniversary of oil in bulk also go unnoticed just as the previous ones?

Flying ship-owners

Ship-owners are the fathers of modern airlines in Norway. In 1933, the shipping company Fred. Olsen decided to expand into the air.

History in your grasp

This rare postcard from 1914 depicts the passenger steamer Kursk – a vessel built in 1910 for the Russian-American Line.

An owner's picture

The picture on a Wagenborg Shipping advertising card reminds one of the times when ships with a bridge in the mid-ship were used even in short-sea shipping.

Wrecks at your fingertips

A real treat to all Baltic ship-lovers, particularly those interested in vessels resting underwater for centuries!


Baltic Ports Organization


SMM Hamburg 2016

SMM Hamburg 2016

5-9 September 2016 • DE/Hamburg

BPO Annual Conference 2016

BPO Annual Conference 2016

8-9 September 2016 • FI/Helsinki

InnoTrans 2016

InnoTrans 2016

20-23 September 2016 • DE/Berlin

Cool Logistics Global

Cool Logistics Global

27-28 September 2016 • DE/Bremen

Railway Pro Investment Summit

Railway Pro Investment Summit

11-12 October 2016 • RO/Bucharest

Green PortCongress

Green PortCongress

12-14 October 2016 • IT/Venice

International Green Shipping Summit

International Green Shipping Summit

17-18 October 2016 • NL/Rotterdam

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