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Stockholm's new cruise record

Sweden's capital port, together with Nynäshamn, has marked a new record of cruise ship passenger visits - a total of 600 thou. travellers were served during this year's season.

Cracovia enters traffic

The latest addition to Polferries' fleet, the 2002-built ro-pax, made her first official berthing at the Port of Ystad on October 9th.

Stena Line opens a new freight route in the Baltic

On October 16th, the shipping company kicked off a new service between the ports of Gdynia and Nynäshamn.

DCT Gdańsk's new investment plan

Within the next three years, the company will spend around EUR 65 mln (PLN 280 mln) on upgrading its container terminal, which already nowadays handles the largest number of TEUs in the Baltic.

Denmark and China to co-op on ballast water

Danske Maritime and the Shipbuilding Information Center of China have signed an agreement to jointly work on ballast water treatment solutions as well as related shipbuilding issues.

WBS to supply hulls for Color Line's newbuild

The Klaipeda-based Western Baltija Shipbuilding has signed a contract with the Norwegian Ulstein Verft regarding hull block production for Color Line's hybrid ferry.


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BTJ 3-4/2017

We are very pleased to announce that the 3-4/2017 issues are ready and - as always - packed with various topics and articles.

BTJ 3-4/17 - Report: Baltic ro-ro & ferry and container markets

North Europe resembles to a certain degree an archipelago with "islands," like... 

BTJ 3-4/17 - Focus: European rail & road developments

The 2006 Eurovignette Directive was created as one of the European Union's main instruments to... 

BTJ 3-4/17 - Destination 2020. The world's first autonomous and zero-emission container vessel

Once fully operational in 2020, YARA Birkeland will be the world's first fully electric, autonomous, and zero-emission container ship. 

BTJ 3-4/17 - Uncertainty should not encourage inactivity. Responding to the knowns and unknowns of Brexit

It seems each day that passes brings further uncertainty for those operating in the freight market between UK and Europe. 

BTJ 3-4/17 - Klaipeda - all-time high cruise traffic drives growth in tourism. Enjoying cultural hospitality

This year, the City of Klaipeda is proud to accept the title of the Lithuania's Capital of Culture. 

BTJ 3-4/17 - Bridge(s) over calm waters. The Baltic ro-ro & ferry and container markets in 2011-2016

North Europe resembles to a certain degree an archipelago with "islands," like... 

BTJ 3-4/17 - A "toll" order. Reforming the Eurovignette

The 2006 Eurovignette Directive was created as one of the European Union's main instruments to... 

BTJ 3-4/17 - Facilitating public investments in ports. The updated General Block Exemption Regulation

The application of state aid rules to ports used to be a case-by-case exercise.


Far from flitting

Here we often mention old flying boats safely crossing over the oceans, but the interwar public was more interested in singlehanded flights of single-engine planes with an ordinary undercarriage.

Imported streets

The steamer Karlshamn depicted in the centre of the postcard (just issued in Gdańsk) was built in 1871 and after 1881 was registered in Karlskrona.

Confessional in a box

Supplementing our analysis - illumination! - of the container market, we would like to tear of the hard exterior, exposing the spiritual side of the industry. 

To be renewed!

Perhaps you have not heard much about the turnover results of the Kędzierzyn-Koźle port, but things can change pretty soon.

Our man in the flying boat

This column has a few soft spots for some things, one of them being flying boats, already depicted here several times before. Jan Nagórski must have liked them as well.


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Offshore Wind Conference 2017

Offshore Wind Conference 2017

8-9 November 2017 • PL/Warsaw

TransPoland Translogistica

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8-10 November 2017 • PL/Warsaw

Gas Fuelled Ships Conference

Gas Fuelled Ships Conference

13-15 November 2017 • FI/Helsinki

World Rail Festival

World Rail Festival

14-15 November 2017  NL/Amsterdam

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