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Baltic Transport 2012 highlights
In December 2012 Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) handed over the first of two identical ro-ro cargo ships to the Turkish shipping company Ulusoy Sealines.
In the mid 2012 Stena Line announced a huge change in the Baltic ro-ro market, acquiring five routes the German-Danish operator Scandlines.
September 2012 witnessed opening of a new deep-sea transhipment port built from scratch in Wilhelmshaven at the German North Sea coast.
In the beginning of 2012, the authorities of Gothenburg port have succeeded in privatising its container & ro-ro terminals.
APM Terminals, the ports arm of A.P. Møller-Mærsk, announced acquisition of 37.5% shareholding in Global Ports, an operator of four terminals in the East Baltic.
After a launch of the 1,170 km long Baltic Pipeline System 2 to Ust-Luga, the port initiated its new oil terminal, thus significantly raising its handling potential.
Shipping lines entering both port/terminal and overland transport services is nothing new in the global scale, but so far none of the shipping operators in the Baltic Sea has initiated their own open-access, regular intermodal trains.
The European Commission has selected 74 projects which altogether will receive EUR 198.63 mln within the framework of TEN-T programme.
Goodman started constructing one of the biggest port logistics centres across the Baltic Sea (500,000 m2 of warehouse/production facilities).