Desperation gripped Estonia in May: Negotiations on the planned construction of a floating LNG terminal at the port of Pakrinem, which promised a possible solution to the problem of natural gas shortages, were on the verge of collapse. Despite its scandalous reputation, Paldiski North Harbor has shown initiative to resolve the situation and its efforts have been supported by various groups of people.
Tense negotiations between Estonian companies “Alexela” and “Elering” on the construction of the pier at the end of the Pakri peninsula seemed to have reached a stalemate on 6 May. However, a few days later, on May 11, it was announced that an agreement had been reached.
The Estonian Conservative People’s Party (EKRE) unexpectedly intervened a few weeks ago and began lobbying for the historically suspect Paldiski North Harbor. Party chairman Martins Helme supported the idea of bringing the tanker to the Northern port on the Estonian television “ETV”‘s “Pirmā studija” program, while party deputy Pīters Ernits expressed the same support. Estonian Parliament (Rīgīkou).
On 13 May, Aleksejs Muriseps, chairman of the board of “Paldiski Sadamate”, sent a letter to state officials. The letter enumerated the arguments as to why the tanker should be brought to the North Port, which already has a suitable berth and conditions.
With the escalation of the war initiated by Russia in Ukraine, Paldiski North Port became the focus of media attention because luxury cars were transported from Estonia to Russia through this port, despite the sanctions imposed on Russia.
Source: Tv Net