Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp carried a total of 620,006 passengers in February, down by 0.4% YoY.
The number of cargo units carried by Tallink ships in February grew by 1.1%, to 29,115, while the number of passenger vehicles decreased by 1.2%, to 66,835, Tallink told the Tallinn Stock Exchange (TSE).
The number of passengers on the Estonia-Finland route declined by 2.8%, to 324,900, while passenger numbers on the shipper’s Finland-Sweden route increased by 23.6%, to 202,100. The number of passengers on the Estonia-Sweden route fell by 34.3%, to 48,600, and passenger numbers on the Latvia-Sweden route declined by 12.3%, to 44,400.
Cargo carriage decreased by 3.3%, to 18,400 units on the Estonia-Finland route, by 20.9%, to 3,100 units on the Estonia-Sweden route, but increased by 36.6%, to 6,300 units on the Finland-Sweden route, and by 5.1%, to 1,400 units on the Latvia-Sweden route.
The number of passenger vehicles carried last month was the highest on the Estonia-Finland route at 53,800, down by 1.6% YoY. The number of carried passenger vehicles increased only on Tallink’s Finland-Sweden route, which saw an increase of 31.3%, to 6,000 vehicles. Passenger vehicle numbers fell by 25.7%, to 3,100 units on the Estonia-Sweden route and by 8.3%, to 3,900 vehicles on the Latvia-Sweden route.
February numbers were affected by the scheduled maintenance of two vessels, which took the Baltic Queen off Tallink’s Estonia-Sweden route for 16 days and the Galaxy off its Finland-Sweden route for five days. (ERR/Business World Magazine)