Posts tagged as Baltic

Container Traffic via Baltic Basin Ports in May 2021 Up 5%

Sunday, June 20, 2021

According to SeaNews PORTSTAT analytic online service, the total container throughput via the Baltic basin ports in May 2021 increased by 5% year-on-year. Export was up 4.5%, import declined by 1.1%. Transit made 7 thousand TEU, with Kaliningrad handling the entire volume. The share of the Baltic basin in the total container traffic via all the Russian seaports in May 2021 amounted to 44.5%. Laden container throughput grew by 10.6%…

Baltic herring larvae appear earlier and grow faster due to climate change

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Data collected for over two decades shows that rising Baltic Sea water temperature is one of the main factors in the increasingly earlier appearance and faster growth of Baltic herring larvae. Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras) is commercially the most important fish species in Finland, and an important part of the Baltic marine ecosystem. Conditions during herring spawning may have cascading effects on the whole Baltic ecosystem. According to a…

Baltic index gains on higher rates across vessels

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Baltic exchange’s main sea freight index rose for the fifth straight session on Tuesday, supported by stronger rates across vessel segments. The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, gained 81 points, or 2.8%, to 3,025. The capesize index rose by 152 points, or 4.3%, to a three-week high at 3,695. Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne…

MSC Cruises sending MSC Seaview on Baltic cruises

Friday, May 21, 2021

MSC Cruises will homeport MSC Seaview in Kiel, Germany from July 3rd, sailing to Northern European and Baltic ports on week-long cruises. MSC Seaview will be the first ship of her class to cruise in Northern Europe and the Baltic, and joins TUI and AIDA Cruises, which have also announced plans to resume cruises from Germany. MSC Seaview will homeport in Kiel until September sailing roundtrip on 7-night voyages –…

Three vessels to be involved in Baltic Pipe construction

Thursday, May 20, 2021

As announced by the gas transmission operator Gaz-System, the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea will be simultaneously laid by one or two of the three units involved in the process. The gas pipeline between Denmark and Poland will be laid by a total of three vessels belonging to the Italian company Saipem responsible for creating the section – Castorone, Castoro 6 and Castoro 10. One or two…

Urals oil exports from Baltic ports June 1-5 set to fall 22pc mth/mth

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Combined Urals exports from the ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga will decline by 22% in June 1-5 compared to May 1-5, Reuters calculations showed. Russian Urals oil exports from Baltic ports are set to decline to 700,000 tonnes for June 1-5 from 900,000 million tonnes for May 1-5, a schedule seen by Reuters showed. Combined Urals exports from the ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga will decline by 22% in June…

Uyghur issue: Nordic, Baltic countries express ‘grave concern’

Monday, May 17, 2021

As many as eight  Nordic and Baltic countries issued a joint statement which said they are “gravely concerned” about the situation of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in China’s Xinjiang region, media reports said. The statement was presented at a United Nations high-level virtual event on the situation of the Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in Xinjiang on Wednesday on behalf of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia,…

Plant wonders: Summery lilies tough but worthwhile to grow in Latvian climes

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Latvians like to think they are more in tune with the seasons than most, and there may be something to it. With that in mind, we’ll be guiding you through the next few months with this series on some of the plants you can encounter from summer onwards, how and where they grow, with expert advice. Lilies are among the most popular flowers in Latvia. Beloved for their big, vivid flowers…

Baltic experts to discuss possibilities for ‘travel bubble’ next week – foreign ministry

Monday, May 3, 2021

Baltic experts will next week discuss the possibility of restoring a “travel bubble” between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that borders could first open to people with immunity from COVID-19. The Baltic countries have been in close touch with each other on pandemic management issues, including possibilities for restoring a “travel bubble” that worked well last year, the ministry told BNS. Vaccine delivery…

Baltic birdsong for Spring: Yellowhammer, Blackbird, White Wagtail

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The days are longer and everything is waking up after a long, hard winter. Spring is also the time when migratory birds return to Latvia. But which ones, and how can you recognize their songs? Here’s another selection of the original twittersphere’s greatest hits so that by the time you’re swinging lazily in a sun-drenched hammock you won’t even need to open your eyes to know what’s up in the branches above.…