TRANSESTONIA 2009: The Crisis Plan

The 5-th Annual Transit Conferene takes place on May 11, 2009 in KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian Transit Industry celebrated its 760th Anniversary year ago. Early Estonian history, the emergence and development of medieval towns was based on geographical advantages and the transit trade. The use of the trading route through the Gulf of Finland livened up during 9th–10th centuries. Port of Tallinn was first mentioned in written in 1154.

On 15 May 1248, the Danish King Erik IV bestowed Lübeck Rights on Tallinn, with which Tallinn was merged into the joint legal sphere of German trading towns. This date is considered as a start of organized transit trade in Estonia, and is celebrated as TRANSESTONIA’s anniversary. In the end of the thirteenth century Tallinn joined the Hanseatic League and over the next couple of hundred years it played an important role in the relations of the Hanseatic League with Russian, especially Novgorod tradesmen.

The subject of the confece TRANSESTONIA 2009 is going to be The Crisis Plan. Conference brings together numerous enterpreneurs, Government officials and members of the Estonian Parlament (Riigikogu). High level forum of the Conference will work seriously on finding the best start for the new rise. Conference languages are Estonian and Russian with simultaneous translation.

Estonia gets it’s own maritime politics

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications announced that by May in next year new maritime action plan will be published and taken under consideration.

There will be different parts making this plan which especially owners of Estonian harbours have been waited for. There will be four working groups: transport and ports, public services, maritime survey and education work group and tourism.