Gathering at the Maritime and Logistics Day in Muuga Harbor

On April 30th, more than 70 people gathered at the main building of Muuga Harbor for the inaugural Maritime and Logistics Day to gain insights into the latest topics, challenges, and future potential of the Estonian maritime and logistics sector.

The day was opened by the Minister of Climate, Kristen Michal. Presentations were given by Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Climate Kaupo Läänerand, CEO of autonomous port vehicle developer Fernride Martin Isik, Head of the Finnish Port Association Piia Karjalainen, Commercial Director of the Port of Tallinn Margus Vihman, CEO of Rail Baltic Estonia Anvar Salomets, and CEO of HHLA TK Estonia Riia Sillave. The discussions were moderated by HHLA TK Estonia board member Andres Uusoja.

As part of the Maritime and Logistics Day program, Minister of Climate Kristen Michal also visited the HHLA TK Estonia terminal, getting acquainted with the terminal's operations both on the ground and from the control cabin of a 70-meter-high STS crane. During the visit, the minister received a detailed overview of the autonomous port trucks being tested at Muuga by Fernride.

Participants appreciated the opportunity to ask questions and share observations with the Deputy Secretary General of the maritime and water management sector Kaupo Läänerand, who provided additional information on current and future trends and policymaking in maritime policy.

The informative and content-rich day was concluded with a panel discussion led by the CEO of the Port of Tallinn, Valdo Kalm, featuring the Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Climate, and the leaders of HHLA TK Estonia, CF&S Estonia, and Katoen Natie Estonia.

Interested parties also visited both the HHLA TK Estonia terminal and the Katoen Natie warehouse complex in Muuga Harbor. The first-ever Maritime and Logistics Day received exclusively positive feedback from attendees, who expressed the desire for such an event to become a tradition in the future.

Photos: Raul Mee