Late delivery leaves ferry operator in the blackLocal News
- Gazprom looking to supply Tallink's new ferryEconomy
- None of the new ferries to be completed on timeEconomy
- Engines selected for new ferries come with great costsEconomy
- Half of four ferries ready by OctoberLocal NewsWith forty days to go till operator change in mainland-islands ferryboat connection, only one of the four boats built is in its final stage of construction – Leiger, under construction in Turkey. With Tõll built in Poland a slight chance exists for it to enter service on October 1st as well, but the more realistic date is mid-October.
- Leiger the Ferry test sailing at Sea of MarmaraLocal NewsUnder construction in the Turkish shipyard Sefine, new ferryboat Leiger underwent gear tests on Sea of Marmara waters yesterday and the day before. At noon yesterday, website Marinetraffic showed Leiger under Estonian flag moving at 11 knots on Sea of Marmara near Istanbul doing tests. Once in Estonia, Leiger will sail the Rohuküla-Heltermaa line.
- Editorial: an embarrassingly bumpy beginningOpinionPicture a big public procurement for purchasing computers. Initiators say that office work will reach new levels of effectiveness. Turns out, the new hardware is late but the old computers have been hauled away by other departments or outright amortized. On the morning of The Day, IT-chief stands before the staff, an old slow computer in arms, and with his voice shaky says please be strong and don't give up. Bosses higher up the ladder explain that «change always hurts», «the work will get done» and, after all, the entire situation is the fault of those who worked here before them.
- 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.
- Fiasco coded into the very ferry procurement All four boats to be late!Economy
- 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».
- Editorial: don't pay the ferryman until he gets you to the other side ...Opinion...And then the ferryman said,There is trouble ahead, So you must pay me now (don't do it), You must pay me now (don't do it), And still that voice came from beyond, Whatever you do, Don't pay the ferryman, Don't even fix a price, Don't pay the ferryman, Until he gets you to the other side. -Chris de Burgh
- 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.
- Polish shipyard goes too slow with our ferriesEconomy
- Jan Mayer: passenger ship building is highly client-centredEconomy
- Ex-minister Palo wins shipper in false information lawsuitLocal NewsA court in Tallinn has found that former Minister of Economic Affairs Urve Palo did not submit false information about the 2014 ferry tender in saying that an offer by Vainamere Liinid was by 60 million euros more expensive than a rival offer by a subsidiary of the state-owned company Port of Tallinn, which won the tender.
- Estonian prosecutors declare 2 Poles suspects in Port of Tallinn corruption probeLocal News
- Saaremaa ferry gets «Merry Christmas» splashEconomy
- In Turkey, 300 plus people build ferries for HiiumaaEconomy
- 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.
- Editorial: Augean Stables, EstoniaOpinionWith an environment under a single individual or grouping for a longer while, own rules are established prescribing that once the situation changes, a great cleanup is needed. A dirty job, in all likelihood. The way mud wrestling goes, none of the participants stays clean - nor the ones to comment on the event. This is the way it seems to be going with ferryboat traffic to Estonia's major islands, for years the playground of a businessman Vjatšeslav Leedo.
- Suspicion: Kiil amassed money with Kaljurand awareLocal News
- Editorial: silence – not always goldenOpinionThe folks ferried between mainland and Saaremaa feel worried: in summer, the queues are a bother as things stand but ship swap by Saaremaa Laevakompanii may stretch them longer still – yet, the main hero keeps mum. On the one hand, people are justified in expecting information regarding plans of a company providing public services. On the other, entrepreneurs have their business interests to consider. And as the move is allowed by contracts, who could find fault with the entrepreneur.
- Oldies appear to replace new ferriesLocal News
- Estonia: Port of Tallinn signs ferry construction contractsEconomy
- The hidden impact of dismantling a monopolyLocal News
- Econmin says followed Finance Ministry's guidelines in ferry tenderEconomy
- FinMin doubts lawfulness of way ferry tender was handledEconomy
- Port of Tallinn ready to operate ferry services from 2016EconomyIn a press release issued after the Ministry of Economy and Communications had declared it winner of a tender for the public regular services contract to operate ferries between the mainland and Estonia's largest western islands, the state-owned company Port of Tallinn said it is ready to provide the service from fall 2016.
- 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).
- Palo beckons failed ferry firms to her tableEconomy
- Parts armed with private business insider informationLocal News
- Editorial: sea-carrots comingOpinionIn all likelihood, the new orange trains are stuck with the nickname Carrots. To the ferries sailing the Väinameri Sea waters, the carrots are tied by a big political cord. In nearest of future, the state owned Port of Tallinn will announce competition to buy Republic of Estonia some ferryboats. If, in a few years, the sale gets sealed, the transport units supported by the state anyhow, one way or another, will again be in its ownership.
- Port of Tallinn in search for ferriesEconomy
- Why state dislikes Leedo’s ferriesLocal News