Port of Tallinn’s passenger number has been increasing 11 years in a row achieving the whole-time record of 10.6 million passengers



Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 13:01 by tallinn

In 2018, 10.6 million passengers passed through the harbours of Port of Tallinn, that is 60 thousand passengers or 0.6% more than in 2017. The number of cruise passengers hit a record and the total number of Port of Tallinn's passengers has been increasing 11 years in a row.

According to Port of Tallinn’s CCO Margus Vihman the number of passengers of Port of Tallinn increased mostly on the account of cruise passengers. „During the cruise season of 2018, cruise ships called Tallinn 339 times and brought 635,068 cruise passengers to our capital, this is 28 cruise ship calls and over 70 thousand passengers more than in 2017.
8.8 million people travelled on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, that is practically the same result as a year before. Tallinn-Stockholm line serviced 1 million passengers and Tallinn-St Petersburg line 85 thousand passengers,“ described Vihman.

„In the end of 2018 we released a new web application that gives statistical information about passengers passing through the harbours of Port of Tallinn based on their citizenship, gender and age. Based on that we can see that of all the passengers passing through the harbours of Port of Tallinn people with Finnish citizenship made up the majority with 43%. 26% of all the passengers were Estonians, 4% Germans, 3% Americans and 3% Swedish. Of all the passengers the majority were men aged 35-39,“ added Vihman.

The majority or 30% of all the cruise passengers were Germans, 21% were Americans and 12% had British citizenship. Altogether people from 170 different countries visited Tallinn in 2018. During the cruise season of 2018, cruise vessels called Saaremaa Harbour nine times bringing 2,974 cruise tourists to Estonia’s biggest island Saaremaa.

Public info about Port of Tallinn’s passenger statistics is available on www.portoftallinn.com/statistics.

In 2018, passenger vessels called Port of Tallinn’s harbours in total of 5898 times.
Port of Tallinn’s passenger number has been increasing 11 years in a row achieving the whole-time record of 10.6 million passengers
Old City Harbour (c) Port of Tallinn





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