Terminal

AS Alexela Terminal is a daughter company of 
AS Alexela Logistics, which stores light oil products, 
petrochemicals and liquified gas, and handles their 
transport. The terminal receives goods arriving by sea, 
rail or tank trucks, stores it in the tanks of a customs or 
excise warehouse and delivers it to the same type of 
transport according to the needs of the client.

Paldiski South Harbour is operated by the Port of Tallinn. The port's main goods are oil products, metal, wood, peat  and passenger cars. 

In 2002, the exiting jetties were renovated, the aquatorium was dredged and a ro-ro terminal built. In 2004, the approach canal and turning circle were dredged to 14 metres, allowing tankers of up to 100,000 DWT to be served. 

History of the Port 

In 1715, the Russian Tsar Peter the Great visited Paldiski and decided to found a military port there. This became the westernmost port of the Russian Empire. There were three important reasons for choosing Paldiski:

  • The Pakri islands provide protection for the port from storms;
  • The sea bottom descends steeply and the water is deep enough for large ships 20 meters from the shore;
  • The coast of the Pakri peninsula is practically ice-free.

 

Location:

40 km south-west of Tallinn

Depth of approach canal:

14,5 m

Sea bottom:

no tides, sea level depends on wind direction and force, ±40 cm on average

Type of bottom:

sand/mud

 

We have jetties 1 and 7 of Port of Tallinn Paldiski South Harbour at our disposal, which are able to serve tankers of up to 100,000 DWT.  


Jetty no 1

Minimum water depth alongside berth:

12 m

Maximum vessel's draft permitted alongside:

11.3 m

Vessel length:

180 m

Vessel width:

35 m

Number and size of shore arms/hoses:

4 x 8-inch, 6 x 6-inch hoses, 2 x 300 mm and 8 x 200 mm
pipelines from terminal to jetty, 2 x 100 mm pipelines
(with 2 x 4-inch hoses) for vapour recovery

Expected load/ discharge rates:

750 m³/h per 8-inch line (from petrochemicals oil depot),
300 m³/h per 6-inch line (from LPG oil depot)

 

Jetty no 7

Minimum water depth alongside berth:

14,5 m

Maximum vessel's draft permitted alongside:

14,1 m

Vessel length:

230 m (with special permit of the port ship length may be up to max 250 m)

Vessel width:

35 m

Number and size of shore arms/hoses:

16-inch shore arm, 2 x 10-inch and 4 x 8-inch and 4 x 6-inch hoses, 500 mm, 2 x 300 mm and 2 x 200 mm pipelines from terminal to jetty, 300 mm pipeline (with 2 x 6-inch hoses) for vapour recovery

Expected load/ discharge rates:

2500 m³/h per 16-inch shore arm, 750 m³/h-per 8-inch line (only from light oil products oil depot)