No major cargo ship registered in EstoniaEconomy
- Leedo says Padar blabs too muchLocal News
- The tardy ferries and a triumphant LeedoLocal NewsCome fall, the Estonian taxpayer is faced with the next hefty additional bill due to rearrangements of mainland-islands ferry traffic. For a month now, the grapevine is confidently declaring that of the four new vessels only one will be completed on time - with luck. Therefore, at least for a while the state desires to buy operating service from the businessman Vjatšeslav Leedo.
- Tiit Vähi: anti-Russia torch of war damaging to business Former Prime Minister talks to PostimeesEconomy
- State faced with payment of tens of millions to LeedoEconomy
- Leedo: price of political support stood at €4m Shipping businessman shown drawing of four lemonsLocal NewsAt Tartu County Court this Monday, shipping businessman Vjatšeslav Leedo testified that former Port of Tallinn board member Allan Kiil (then Reform) asked him for €4m in 2014 in return for political support which would have ensured Mr Leedo the support needed to have ferryboat traffic contract extended. According to him, Mr Kiil said he would have had, regarding paying the money and getting the support, to communicate with then Port of Tallinn chairman Remo Holsmer (Reform), who «does that thing at the port».
- A €120m deal with just two guys guilty?EconomyA Polish shipyard will be late with one of the ferries for Saaremaa as the mess of a contract allows ignoring the deadline set by Estonians. Former minister and port council are tossing the responsibility around like a hot potato, making Port of Tallinn ex-managers Allan Kiil and Ain Kaljurand the sole culprits.
- Small towns in race for ferry link to Kotka Trip for Finnish truckers potentially cut by hundreds of kilometresEconomy
- The political ferryboat traffic racketLocal NewsA year ago, a bribery scandal of historical proportions was meant to erupt in Estonia. Those closest to ferryboat businessman Vjatšeslav Leedo (63), one dealing with politicians for decades, were planning to go public with a local political heavyweight's demand that a record breaking €30m be paid for extending the operating contract.
- Ferryboat traffic takeover spawns bribery scandalEconomy
- Finns eye Estonian empty cans cashLocal NewsBought on the ferry and sipped home in Finland, the beer cans now accepted at Helsinki West Harbour, are about to sink Estonia's empties-returning system effective for a decade. Namely: the cans can indeed be returned in Helsinki for eight cents, but the guarantee money has actually not been paid for them they way it is when buying from Estonian retail network.
- Ferry queues are here to stayEconomy
- Maltese maritime investigators probing grounding of Estonian-owned MV KertuLocal NewsThe Marine Safety Investigation Unit of Malta is investigating the grounding of the Maltese registered MV Kertu, a general cargo vessel belonging to the Estonian company Baltic Maritime Logistics Group that ran aground near the south end of the Stockholm archipelago in Swedish territorial waters early on Wednesday, Malta Today reported.
- FinMin doubts lawfulness of way ferry tender was handledEconomy
- Port of Tallinn sails to victory in ferry operator contestEconomy
- Estonian state owned port co wins ferry operator tenderEconomyThe winning offer in the tender of the Ministry of Economy and Communications for the next ten-year contract to operate ferries between the mainland and Estonia's largest western islands was made by OU TS Laevad and OU TS Shipping, subsidiaries of the state owned port company Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn).
- Last large cargo ship exits Estonian flagEconomy
- Estonia to write off €700,000, minimumLocal NewsThe state has wasted at least €700,000 to design an Arctic ice-breaker never to be built. Of that, €150,000 shall be fine for premature termination of contract. The rest has been paid to a Finnish company for project design already done. On top of this, the state has transferred €957,000 as advance payment to the account of Aker Arctic Technology. According to economy ministry vice chancellor Eero Pärgmäe, they have the company’s oral agreement to get the money back.