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VGT bulks up

The Ventspils Grain Terminal has gained a new two-section warehouse, as well as a new cargo handling facility that is able of serving both sea and land transports.

No more direct Baltic-North America con-ro loop

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has decided to drop Gothenburg out of its combined container and ro-ro service that linked Sweden with Canada and the US via Germany, Belgium, and the UK.

More room in Ystad

The Port of Ystad has put in place two new areas to improve port logistic operations - one 33,000 m2 and the other 23,000 m2 big.

West Terminal 2 scoops an award

The Finnish Constructional Steelwork Association has named the Port of Helsinki's brand-new passenger terminal the Steel Structure of the Year 2017.

Finntide is now bigger

The ro-ro vessel in question has become the first out of four Finnlines' Breeze class to receive a new midsection, making the ship approx. 30 m longer.

Gdańsk and Rijeka enter into a co-op

The Polish and Croatian port authorities have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at jointly pursuing their shared interests, including the rollout of the Baltic-Adriatic TEN-T Core Corridor.

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BTJ 5/2017

We are very pleased to announce that the 5/2017 issue is ready and - as always - packed with various topics and articles.

BTJ 5/2017 - Report: Bulk market

After much deliberation and consultancy work, the International Maritime Organization has finally decided that the global cap on the sulphur level in ship fuel will be set at 0.5%. 

BTJ 5/2017 - Focus: Baltic and European shipyards' performance in 2016

The shipbuilding figures for 2016 look good, maybe even better than many would initially expect.

BTJ 5/17 - International trade sanctions. Basis, extent, scope, nature, enforcement, compliance, Iran, and Brexit

Ten years ago, international trade sanctions was a niche area, of limited interest to the great majority of commercial organisations. 

BTJ 5/17 - Dumb, dark, and disconnected. Addressing waste efficiency in the supply chain with technology

The punchy title is a quote from ORBCOMM's Michael Dempsey, who during the latest TOC Europe characterised the container shipping industry as one that lacks strong visibility of its assets and cargo.

BTJ 5/17 - Sailing into the future. Interview with Dariusz Słaboszewski, President of the Board, Port of Szczecin-Świnoujście

The Port of Szczecin-Świnoujście not so long ago realized one of the most ambitious investment at Polish ports - the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. 

BTJ 5/17 - Pivoting for growth. Digitalisation of the global maritime shipping industry

In 2015, world seaborne trade surpassed 10 billion tonnes for the first time in history, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 

BTJ 5-17 - Ready for another big change? How the 0.5% global sulphur cap will change the refining and bunker markets

After much deliberation and consultancy work, the International Maritime Organization has finally decided that the global cap on the sulphur level in ship fuel will be set at 0.5%. 

BTJ 5-17 - Passengers and guns only. Baltic and European shipyards' performance in 2016

The shipbuilding figures for 2016 look good, maybe even better than many would initially expect.

BTJ 5/17 - A place worth investigating. Kaskinen - its port, stevedores, industries, and neighbours

The Port of Kaskinen on the Finnish West coast has been on the transport and logistics map for 300 years now, endowed with good natural conditions for serving sea trade. 

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The forgotten sister

Ship lovers from Denmark, Russia and especially Poland know the history of the passenger vessels Kursk, Tsar and Tsaritsa, built during 1910-1915 for the Russian American Line, a Russian-Danish company.

When yachts used to fly

This pleasure boat (photo taken in the 1960s on the river Vltava) has been converted from the British made Saunders-Roe A.19 Cloud, which was the only flying boat in the history of Czechoslovak aviation.

Flying Dagens

Readers in the most remote corners of many countries were used to receiving their capital's newspaper at least one day after its being issued.

Sisu - the word-truck

The meaning of the Finnish word reflecting strength, durability, and determination (read: having the guts) is how the truck manufacturer got its name.

Railway origins: Estonia

After we described the beginnings of railways in Denmark in the previous issue of our journal...

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