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Port of Tallinn passenger number rose in June, cargo volume dropped

The ports of the Estonian state-owned port operator Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) handled in June 1.68 million tonnes of cargo and serviced 1,045,461 passengers, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

Compared to the same period last year, the cargo volume dropped by 25% while the number of passengers was by 1.3% higher than last year.

In June traditionally the biggest number of passengers travelled on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, 824,676 people; on the Tallinn-Stockholm route 90,369 people and the Tallinn-St Petersburg route 11,773 people travelled. Cruise ships brought to Estonia 118,523 cruise tourists.

In June, 59% of passengers were serviced by Tallink, 20% by Viking Line, 15% by Eckerö Line and 1% by St. Peterline. Cruise tourists formed 5% of all passengers.

In six months, 4.39 million people have used the ports, by 0.6% less than at the same time last year.

In cargo trade, by commodity groups, liquid cargo volume declined in June the most, 39% to 861,400 tonnes. Bulk cargo volume decreased by 13.1% to 363,400 tonnes. The number of containers passing through the port fell by 30.8% to 14,999 TEU and the quantity of the goods transported in containers by 13.5% to 132,000 tonnes.

Among cargo groups, the volume of mixed cargo and rolling stock rose compared to the same month last year. The ports of Tallinna Sadam handled in June 60,100 tonnes of mixed cargo and 363,200 tonnes of rolling stock, which is by 66.1% and 8.1% more than last year.

In six months of this year, the total quantity of the goods mediated was 12.08 million tonnes, a fall of 20.7% from last year.

(Source: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/transport/?doc=108018)

08.07.2015

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