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Port of Tallinn passenger and cargo flows increased

In 2018 Q2 5.1 million tonnes of cargo and 2.9 million passengers passed through the harbours of Port of Tallinn. Compared to the same period of previous year the cargo volume increased 2.5% and the number of passengers increased 0.2%. There were 1967 ship calls in 2018 Q2.

In 2018 6 months the cargo volume of Port of Tallinn totaled 10.1 million tons, increasing by 1.4% compared to 6 months cargo volume of the previous year. In the first half of 2018 4.8 million passengers visited the harbours of Port of Tallinn, which is 0.2% more than in the comparable period of 2017.

Cargo volume by type of cargo and number of passengers by route in 2018 Q2 and 6 months is presented in the table below:

  Q2 2018 Q2 2017 change 6M 2018 6M 2017 change
Cargo volume by type of cargo

(th tonnes)

5 072 4 948 2.5% 10 091 9 948 1.4%
Liquid bulk 2 063 1 873 10.1% 4 281 4 238 1.0%
Ro-ro 1 410 1 319 6.9% 2 729 2 506 8.9%
Dry bulk 933 1 116 -16.4% 1 784 1 902 -6.2%
Containers 502 434 15.7% 951 898 5.9%
     in TEUs 57 256 47 830 19.7% 108 922 102 346 6.4%
General cargo 164 205 -20.3% 346 401 -13.9%
Non-marine 0 1 -82.2% 0 2 -90.1%
Number of passengers by routes

(thousand)

2 903 2 898 0.2% 4 827 4 819 0.2%
Tallinn-Helsinki 2 340 2 362 -0.9% 4 026 4 044 -0.4%
Tallinn-Stockholm 275 271 1.2% 491 482 1.8%
Tallinn-St.Petersburg 29 25 14.5% 31 32 -3.3%
Cruise (traditional) 244 215 13.8% 244 215 13.8%
Other 15 25 -39.8% 34 47 -26,3%
Number of vessel calls by vessel type 1 967 2 055 -4.3% 3 676 3 733 -1.5%
Cargo vessels 432 421 2.6% 828 874 -5.3%
Passenger vessels (incl. Ro-Pax) 1 398 1 513 -7.6% 2 711 2 738 -1.0%
Cruise vessels (traditional) 137 121 13.2% 137 121 13.2%

Port of Tallinn is one of the largest cargo- and passenger port complexes in the Baltic Sea region, which in 2017 serviced 10.6 million passengers and 19.2 million tons of cargo. In addition to passenger and freight services, Port of Tallinn group also operates in shipping business via its subsidiaries – OÜ TS Laevad provides ferry services between the Estonian mainland and the largest islands, and OÜ TS Shipping charters its multifunctional vessel m/v Botnica for icebreaking and construction services in Estonia and offshore projects abroad. Port of Tallinn group is also a shareholder of a joint venture AS Green Marine, which provides waste management services. Port of Tallinn group’s sales in 2017 totaled EUR 121.3 million, adjusted EBITDA EUR 66.5 million and net profit EUR 26.4 million.

Source: Port of Tallinn
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