AS Tallink Grupp has today released its passenger and cargo transport statistics for the second quarter of 2018.
According to the figures, Tallink transported more passengers this June than it has ever done in this month previously. The total number of passengers transported on all the company’s routes in June was 989 445, a 1.4% increase on the same month in 2017. The month also saw new passenger records on the Estonia-Finland route with 512 077 passengers transported, a 1.0% increase on the same period in 2017, and on the Estonia-Sweden route with 101 249 passengers transported, a 3.9% increase on the same period last year. In addition to increases in passenger numbers and similarly to previous months, the number of cargo units transported in June also continued to grow steadily with 32 450 units of cargo transported across the Group’s routes in the month, which is a 5.2% increase on the same period last year.
The second quarter as a whole also saw increases in the number of passengers transported, the number of cargo units transported and also in the number of passenger vehicles transported compared to the same period last year.
Commenting on the statistics, Veiko Haavapuu, AS Tallink Grupp’s Finance Director said:
“The second quarter as a whole has been a strong quarter for us with nearly all routes showing increases in the number of passengers transported and all routes showing an increase in cargo transport. An overall 10.1% increase in the number of cargo units transported is a particularly positive result. The cargo increases have had an impact on the capacity of passenger vehicles on our ships, which are subsequently showing a decrease in numbers.
“We are pleased to have achieved new passenger records for the month of June, particularly on the Estonia-Finland route, which has been under considerable pressure from competitors for some time.”
AS Tallink Grupp is the leading passenger and cargo transportation service provider in the Northern region of the Baltic Sea. The company owns 14 vessels and operates under the brands of Tallink and Silja Line on seven different routes. AS Tallink Grupp employs more than 7,000 people in the region and more than 9.8 million passengers travelled on its ferries in 2017. AS Tallink Grupp is listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange.