Liquid Bulk is handled in 2 different harbours: Muuga Harbour and Paldiski South Harbour

The liquid bulk cargo amounts to the highest volume of goods in maritime freight. This commodity group includes crude oil (petroleum) and petroleum products, liquid chemicals and gas, vegetable oils etc. 

Generally the liquid bulk cargo is transported with tanker vessels, though there is a rising trend to carry liquid bulk in tank-containers. Majority of the liquid bulk volume handled at the harbours of the Port of Tallinn is produced by crude oil and petroleum chemicals. However, we are also receiving vegetable oils.


2 harbours
Muuga Harbour, Paldiski South Harbour
8000 tons / h
loading speed of oil products
load and discharge vessels 18 m draft
total tank park
tank park in Muuga Harbour
tank park in Paldiski South Harbour

Our harbours offer

express rail transportation, advanced technologies for discharging rail tank cars and quick loading of vessels in all-year round navigable ports.


shortest transshipment times and most efficient routes in the region.

Terminals offer

unique value-added services and high flexibility.

Modern technologies

and various control systems enable to maintain the highest operational performance standards.

Application of specific techniques

guarantees safety of all processes and preserves the required quality of products.

The proximity to Russia and the infrastructure

of harbours enable terminals to offer good transit conditions for liquid oils globally.

Liquid Gas

The Port of Tallinn has set a goal to penetrate the LNG and/or LPG logistics market by creating suitable environment for the construction of gas terminals and thus building the fundamentals for the preservation of the energy independence of the Republic of Estonia.

The Port of Tallinn envisages the construction of gas terminal(s) into the Eastern part of the Muuga Harbour. The transshipment operations could be performed on the existing quay No. 33 or if deemed necessary, a new gas berth can be built to the breakwater extension. The possible terminal locations are indicated in the sketch map below.

Petroleum & Petroleum Products

The Port of Tallinn handles petroleum products at Muuga Harbour and Paldiski South Harbour. Petroleum product transit has concentrated into the Muuga Harbour that has three major terminals engaged storage and transhipment of liquid bulk: Liwathon E.O.S., Vesta Terminal Tallinn, and Olerex Terminal. In addition to these three operators, the Muuga Harbour also hosts terminals of Neste Estonia and Nynas. The area of activities of these companies is slightly different. Neste Estonia is involved in import, storage and whole sale of petroleum products and Nynas is handling the import and marketing of bitumen, bitumen oils, and fluxed bitumen emulsion. Alexela Terminal and Baltic Oil Service handle the petroleum products in the Paldiski South Harbour.

Russia’s presence in the relative close proximity and the existence of developed infrastructure combined with the superstructures are providing excellent opportunities for petroleum product transit from Eastern Europe to Western Europe, America and Asia. The container fleet of the operators active in the Port of Tallinn amounts to approximately 2.0 million cubic metres. The oil terminals are also in possession of a developed rail infrastructure that is connected to the backbones of the rail network of Estonian Railways. At present, the Muuga Harbour operators are capable of unloading up to 2,000 rail tank wagons per day – the full train loads are discharged. In addition to the liquid bulk arriving by train, there are also facilities for unloading the tanker vessels.

The transshipment of petroleum products is performed on three berths in Paldiski South Harbour and on nine berths in the Muuga Harbour. The longest extends to 340 m (1,115 ft) with the depth of 18 m (~59 ft), allowing to receive tanker vessels with 300,000 t capacity. The loading speed of the petroleum products from the shore to tanker is up to 7,000 tons per hour.

The oil terminal operators of the Port of Tallinn harbours currently provide storage service for petroleum and petroleum products, consolidation of large consignments and blending services.


Natalja Baidina
Business Manager (Liquid Bulk)
+372 516 6397