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23.02.2021|Government Office

FAQ

On this page, you can find the Frequently Asked Questions addressed to the Transport Administration. The most reliable information about the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Estonia can be found on the Health Board website. Detailed information about the emergency situation declared in...
31.12.2020|Government Office

On January 1, the Transport Administration will be established

On 1 January 2021 the Civil Aviation Administration, the Maritime Administration and the Road Administration will be merged into the Transport Administration that will be their legal successor. The Transport Administration will be a competence centre uniting all modes of transport and a developer...
18.12.2020|Government Office

Tanker Ristna Under the Estonian Flag – Setting the Course in Estonian Shipping

December is the time to look back at what happened in the ending year. In 2020, the most important moment for the Estonian maritime sector was the entry into force of the legislative amendments aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the Estonian flag by establishing a special tax regime for...
20.11.2020|Government Office

IMO Environment Committee approved amendments to cut ship emissions

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization approved new amendments to the MARPOL Convention, aimed at reducing ship emissions. Representatives from the Estonian Maritime Administration also participate in the work of the MEPC. Estonia has been a...
15.11.2020|Government Office

Estonian shipping – development and timeline

With its favourable geographical location and 3794-kilometre shoreline, the Republic of Estonia has the potential to be not only a coastal state, but a maritime state. One distinct feature of a maritime state is a fleet under its own flag, including big cargo and passenger ships engaged in...
06.11.2020|Government Office

First Big Cargo Vessel Back Under Estonian Flag

At the end of last week, the first cargo ship reflagged to Estonia after the country’s new special tax regime entered into force. The tanker named Ristna has flown the Estonian national flag before but opted for the Latvian flag in May 2019 due to the tough competition in the shipping market. The...
20.10.2020|Government Office

Maintenance Dredging of Rukki kanal Concluded

On Friday, 9 October, the maintenance dredging works were completed in Rukki kanal, a channel on the Rohuküla-Heltermaa fairway between mainland Estonia and Hiiumaa Island. As a result, a depth of 5.2 metres according to the EH2000 height system is ensured. The works were ordered by the Estonian...
09.09.2020|Government Office

Estonia’s “Shipping Package” Caught the Attention of Shipping Newspaper TradeWinds

On 7 September, an article about Estonian legislative amendments to enhance the local maritime sector was published in the internet version of the shipping newspaper TradeWinds. The article, entitled “E-residents and zero tax for crew as Estonia rejigs register”, introduces Estonia’s efforts to...
01.09.2020|Government Office

2020 Journal of Maritime Administration Affairs Published

A new issue of the Journal of Maritime Administration Affairs has been compiled. The main focus is on two topical issues: Estonia’s new "shipping package" tax regime that came into force on 1 July this year, and the organisation of work at the Maritime Administration during the spring Covid-19...
22.05.2020|Government Office

Five-Year Term of Office of Director General Ended

Friday, 15 May 2020 was the last day of Mr Rene Arikas as Director General of the Estonian Maritime Administration. For the time being, Deputy Director General and Head of the Maritime Safety Division Mr Marek Rauk is acting in the capacity of Director General. In the last 5 years, Mr Arikas...

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