This Action is the third stage of a Global Project developing and upgrading the MoS link between the ports of Helsinki and Tallinn, thus connecting the North Sea–Baltic to the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridors. It follows the CEF & TEN-T funded Actions TWIN-PORT II (2014-EU-TM-0087-M) and TWIN-PORT (2012-EU-21011-P).
In the Port of Helsinki the Action foresees a new multimodal terminal for bus traffic, a side ramp at the Katajanokka terminal, lengthening of the AP pier, as well as the provision of On-Shore Power Supply (OPS) and automooring. Finally, the last mile connections between the port and the city will be improved in four sections.
In the Port of Tallinn, the Action will involve the construction of sewers enabling vessel discharge in quays 5, 7 and 8 as well as safety and security upgrades in Terminals A and D as well as the port property. OPS and automooring solutions will also be installed in five and three quays respectively.
Finally, three shipping lines operating the route will retrofit 5 vessels enabling the use of OPS in ports thus diminishing their environmental impacts.
These investments will significantly advance the Global Project of removing port bottlenecks, optimising port operations and decreasing the environmental impact of shipping operations.