Published: 2019-04-10 08:00:00 CEST
Tallinna Sadam
Quarterly report

AS Tallinna Sadam 2019 Q1 passenger and cargo flows

In 2019 Q1, 4.7 million tonnes of cargo and 1.8 million passengers passed through the harbours of Tallinna Sadam. Compared to the same period of previous year, the cargo volume decreased 6.0%. The number of passengers in the first quarter decreased by 7.0%. The number of ship calls declined by 4.5% to 1632 calls.

According to Valdo Kalm, Chairman of the Management Board of Tallinna Sadam, the decrease in both cargo volume and number of passengers in the first quarter was affected by the temporary absence of several passenger ships. “According to international maritime regulations, all passenger ships must undergo regular maintenance and dock. Due to the maintenance, Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line vessels were out of service for a while and therefore the volumes of passengers as well as ro-ro cargo passing through the harbours declined in the first months of the year,” said Kalm.

In addition to ro-ro, the decrease in cargo volume was also influenced by the decline of liquid cargo project-based goods in January. The highest growth was in the volume of goods transported in containers, which increased by 9%.

Cargo volume by type of cargo and number of passengers by route in 2019 Q1 is presented in the table below:

 Q1 2019Q1 2018changechange %
Cargo volume by type of cargo (th tonnes)4 7195 019-300-6,0%
Liquid bulk1 9542 218-263-11,9%
Ro-ro1 2741 319-45-3,4%
Dry bulk823851-28-3,3%
in TEUs59 60551 6667 93915,4%
General cargo178182-5-2,5%
Number of passengers by routes (th)1 7901 924-135-7,0%
Tallinn-Helsinki1 6161 686-71-4,2%
Cruise (traditional)000-
Number of vessel calls by vessel type1 6321 709-77-4,5%
Cargo vessels421396256,3%
Passenger vessels (incl. Ro-Pax)1 2111 313-102-7,8%
Cruise vessels (traditional)000-

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 2018 totaled EUR 130.6 million, adjusted EBITDA EUR 74.4 million and net profit EUR 24.4 million.

Additional information:

Marju Zirel
Head of Investor Relations
AS Tallinna Sadam


Tallinna Sadam 2019 Q1 volumes ENG.pdf