Published: 2019-01-11 08:00:00 CET
Tallinna Sadam
Quarterly report

AS Tallinna Sadam 2018 Q4 and full year passenger and cargo flows

In 2018 Q4 5.0 million tonnes of cargo and 2.3 million passengers passed through the harbours of Tallinna Sadam. Compared to the same period of previous year, the cargo volume increased 2.0%, mainly due to liquid bulk. The growth of the number of passengers decreased by 1.0%. The number of ship calls grew by 4.8% to 1841 calls.

In 2018, the annual cargo volume of Tallinna Sadam totaled 20.6 million tonnes, increasing by 7.4% compared to the previous year, mainly due to liquid bulk and ro-ro. The number of passengers increased by 0.6% year-on-year, reaching an all-time record of 10.6 million passengers. The growth was driven by cruise, the number of passengers on Tallinn-Helsinki route remained at the same level as in the previous year.

According to Valdo Kalm, Chairman of the Management Board of Tallinna Sadam, the result of 2018 is satisfying, as the company managed to maintain and even increase cargo volumes in a difficult competitive situation. "For the number of passengers, we reached a record for the 11th year in a row," Kalm noted.

Cargo volume by type of cargo and number of passengers by route in 2018 Q4 and full year is presented in the table below:

 Q4 2018Q4 2017change20182017change
Cargo volume by type of cargo (th tonnes)5 0284 9282.0%20 60719 1797.4%
Liquid bulk1 9551 73212.9%8 8327 44718.6%
Ro-ro1 3011 2851.2%5 3455 0665.5%
Dry bulk1 1491 289-10.9%3 9114 146-5.7%
Containers473520-8.9%1 8801 907-1.4%
in TEUs57 54858 399-1.5%222 654215 4513.3%
General cargo15010345.9%6396124.5%
Number of passengers by routes (th)2 3142 336-1.0%10 61910 5600.6%
Tallinn-Helsinki2 0402 049-0.4%8 7978 7980.0%
Tallinn-Stockholm216232-6.7%1 0091 013-0.4%
Cruise (traditional)14135.0%63856612.8%
Number of vessel calls by vessel type1 8411 7574.8%7 6527 716-0.8%
Cargo vessels45640412.9%1 7541 6774.6%
Passenger vessels (incl. Ro-Pax)1 3791 3482.3%5 5505 723-3.0%
Cruise vessels (traditional)6520.0%34831610.1%

More detailed statistics of passengers by nationality, gender and routes on monthly basis, can be viewed on the Port of Tallinn web page:

Tallinna Sadam is one of the largest cargo- and passenger port complexes in the Baltic Sea region, which in 2018 serviced 10.6 million passengers and 20.6 million tons of cargo. In addition to passenger and freight services, Tallinna Sadam 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 Botnica for icebreaking and construction services in Estonia and offshore projects abroad. Tallinna Sadam group is also a shareholder of an associate AS Green Marine, which provides waste management services. Tallinna Sadam group's sales in 2017 totaled EUR 121.3 million, adjusted EBITDA EUR 66.5 million and net profit EUR 26.4 million.

Additional information:

Marju Zirel
Head of Investor Relations
AS Tallinna Sadam


Tallinna Sadam 2018 Q4 volumes ENG.pdf