Tallink November passenger numbers up 5.9 percent ({{commentsTotal}})

MS Megastar's maiden voyage on Jan. 29, 2017.
MS Megastar's maiden voyage on Jan. 29, 2017. Source: (Andres Raudjalg/Tallink)

Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp carried 692,500 passengers in November, 5.9 percent more than last November.

The number of cargo units carried increased 15.7 percent to 34,000 units, and the number of passenger cars decreased 0.4 percent to 76,000 units, the company told the stock exchange.

The number of passengers increased 2.3 percent to 359,600 passengers on its Estonia-Finland route. Cargo carriage on the same route increased 17.1 percent to 21,500 units, while the number of passenger vehicles carried declined 2.1 percent to 60,500 units.

On the company's Estonia-Sweden route, the number of passengers increased by 6.1 percent to 70,400. Cargo carriage on the same route increased two percent to 3,900 units, while the number of passenger vehicles carried fell 7.4 percent to 4,200 units.

The number of passengers on the Finland-Sweden route grew 6.6 percent on year to 214,600 passengers in November. Cargo carriage increased 9.3 percent to 7,100 units, and the number of vehicles carried on the route increased 1.8 percent to 6,900.

The number of passengers on the shipper's Latvia-Sweden route, meanwhile, surged 38.1 percent to 47,900 passengers. Cargo carriage on the route shot up 119.5 percent to 1,500 units, and the number of passenger vehicles increased 36.5 percent to 4,500 vehicles.

The Latvia-Sweden operation received a boost from the addition of the cruise ferry MS Romantika as a second ship alongside the cruise ferry MS Isabelle on Tallink's Riga-Stockholm route.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS



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