Ain Klaus commenced work as Port of Tallinn’s new Harbour Master

Starting from September 1st, Ain Klaus commenced work as the new Harbour Master of Port of Tallinn. His main responsibility is to guarantee safe navigation in the port and manage vessel traffic. 

Newly appointed Harbour Master Ain Klaus has been working at Port of Tallinn since 2011 holding previously a position of a Chief Traffic Manager of Old City Harbour’s vessel traffic control centre.


As the new Harbour Master of the Port of Tallinn, Klaus sees his main goal in developing the management of vessel traffic in the port. „Most important tasks of my work are ensuring safe navigation in the port in accordance with the requirements of port rules and good maritime practice and increasing the capacity of the port in responding to and solving dangerous situations. I also value well-coordinated activities in the harbour area and good teamwork,“ described Klaus.


Ain Klaus graduated from the Tallinn Maritime School in 1975 with a degree in vessel management and holds the qualification of a deep-sea captain. From 1976 to 1991, Klaus worked firstly as ship’s mate and later as captain on Lithuanian cargo ships and from 1991 to 1995 as a captain on German cargo ships. He has also experience in chartering ships, freight forwarding, and the like.

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