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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 2018Q2 2017change6M 20186M 2017change
Cargo volume by type of cargo

(th tonnes)

5 0724 9482.5%10 0919 9481.4%
Liquid bulk2 0631 87310.1%4 2814 2381.0%
Ro-ro1 4101 3196.9%2 7292 5068.9%
Dry bulk9331 116-16.4%1 7841 902-6.2%
     in TEUs57 25647 83019.7%108 922102 3466.4%
General cargo164205-20.3%346401-13.9%
Number of passengers by routes


2 9032 8980.2%4 8274 8190.2%
Tallinn-Helsinki2 3402 362-0.9%4 0264 044-0.4%
Cruise (traditional)24421513.8%24421513.8%
Number of vessel calls by vessel type1 9672 055-4.3%3 6763 733-1.5%
Cargo vessels4324212.6%828874-5.3%
Passenger vessels (incl. Ro-Pax)1 3981 513-7.6%2 7112 738-1.0%
Cruise vessels (traditional)13712113.2%13712113.2%

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.

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