Damen to Construct Baltic Sea’s First LNG Ship-to-Ship Bunkering Vessel

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen has announced receiving contract from the Estonian natural gas company Eesti Gaas for the construction of the first short-sea LNG bunkering vessels to operate in the Baltic Sea. The vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in September 2020, will be used to provide ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services to vessels, particulary in the passenger, … [Read more...]

‘Major’ Oil Storage Terminal Coming to Adriatic

By Libby George LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Global oil storage company VTTI launched a new terminal in Croatia on Monday to target oil product demand in the Adriatic in advance of what the company says is substantial further expansion in Europe. The storage company announced its acquisition of a newly opened Adriatic Tank Terminal in Ploce, a deepwater port on the Croatian … [Read more...]

EU Agrees On Plan to End Overfishing in Baltic Sea

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, March 16 (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers and member states have agreed on a long-term plan to end over fishing of cod, sprat and herring stocks in the Baltic Sea, the first such plan of its kind under the EU's reformed fisheries policy. The multi-annual deal clinched late on Tuesday will combine the management of cod, herring and sprat … [Read more...]

Baltic Navy Shadow-Boxing Said to Reach Cold War Levels

VISBY FORWARD OPERATING BASE, Sweden — A daily game of Cold War cat-and-mouse is ratcheting up tensions in the Baltic and drawing the biggest military presence into the region for over 20 years, Swedish navy officials say. Eye-to-eye encounters with Russian combat jets and reports of suspected submarines in Swedish and Finnish waters are fuelling regional concerns about … [Read more...]

Sweden’s Submarine Whodunit Brings Cold War Back to Baltic Sea

By Amanda Billner and James G. Neuger Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Is it a submarine? Is it Russian? And what’s it doing off the coast of Sweden? The swirling nautical whodunit in the Baltic Sea brought back memories of Cold War fact and fiction, fueling the hypothesis among jittery neighbors that President Vladimir Putin’s Russia is making more regional trouble. That is, if … [Read more...]