Development plans

Port of Tallinn aims to become the most innovative port on the shores of the Baltic Sea by offering its customers the best environment and development opportunities.

The development of harbours of Port of Tallinn is a constantly ongoing process. The existing detailed land use plans of Muuga Harbor and Paldiski South Harbor also allow construction of new berthing places and terminal areas on the reclaimed land, which means that if the need arises, the construction work could start immediately. Specific investments and their timing depend on, among other things, customer development plans, changes in the categories of goods, and the detailed land use plans. Port of Tallinn provides infrastructure (land, quays, aquatory, public use roads and railways etc) and customers will provide specific buildings, machinery and vessel loading/unloading equipment for their terminal activities.

The Masterplan 2030 of the Old City Harbor area was completed in 2017. This document is a long-term comprehensive detailed development plan integrating the port area (closed area), areas of port-city-related activities (semi-public area) and areas of urban development (public areas)into united functional system comprising a human-centered and integrated approach combining commercial, socio-economic, spatial and environmental aspects giving maximum financial and spatial value to the seaside area. For implementing the Masterplan 2030, it is necessary to draw up and establish detailed land use plans for the areas, in order to give legal force to the development plan. Until their completion, Port of Tallinn will implement temporary solutions to the public spaces surrounding the A and D terminals  creating human-friendly environment for the activities, such as a pedestrian walkway from Kadriorg to Kalamaja.

Port of Tallinn also contributes to the implementation of modern technologies across its harbours by creating and implementing innovative developments and digital solutions.

Innovation & digital solutions

  • Smart Port – Traffic management in port and automatic check-in for passengers with vehicles
  • Single Window and Logistics X-road – Digitizing data exchange in the logistics chain
  • BIM – Digital engineering of buildings and facilities
  • FlexPort – port management program, which is based on the enterprise resource planning platform
  • e-Noses – Electronic monitoring of air quality

Old City Harbour

The development of the Old City Harbour is aimed at establishing a complete integrated multifunctional district into the active harbour area, taking into consideration the seaport-specific intrinsic requirements.

Muuga Harbour

  • New LNG bunker terminal nearby the quay No 33 is going to be constructed by Liwathon E.O.S. in the eastern part of the Muuga Harbor to supply the vessels running on LNG-fuel and the gas grid
  • Development of a food production and logistics complex in the eastern part of Muuga Harbor
  • Implementation of the Smart Port application for heavy traffic vehicles to make the harbor services for the ro-ro ships more efficient
  • Development of ro-ro cargo handling facilities in order to increase the volume of ro-ro cargo in Muuga Harbor
  • Development of a woodchip production/logistics centre
  • Single Window system development for railways  – cargo related documentation data input and exchange with a tracking solution of the cargo from a single window
  • Connecting the Muuga Harbor with Rail Baltica’s Freight terminal to ensure the railway connection via both the Russian and the European rails’ width (respectively 1520 mm and 1435 mm) to the terminals of Muuga Harbour

Paldiski South Harbour

In recent years, Paldiski South Harbour has developed rapidly.

The long-term development opportunities at Paldiski South Harbour include a construction of a new quay for the handling of goods with large measurements, including parts of wind parks:

  • Establishment of a public infrastructure for the Paldiski South Harbor Industrial Park (34 ha)
  • Development of  a quay to handle oversized cargo (eg. wind turbines) a woodchip production/logistics centre
  • Development of  a woodchip production/logistics centre

Saaremaa Harbour

Port of Tallinn is developing Saaremaa Logistics Park located on the North coast of Estonia’s biggest island Saaremaa, by Küdema Bay on the territory of Saaremaa Harbour.