The Tallinn-Stockholm route advanced the most - by 90% year-on-year to 102k travellers.
The Estonian seaport's leading ferry service, to and from Helsinki, also noted an increase - by 55.6% yoy to 1,256k passengers.
On the other hand, the Muuga-Vuosaari crossing contracted by 14% yoy to 27k people.
At the same time, OÜ TS Laevad, the port's local ferry traffic subsidiary, took care of 350k passengers, up 8.4% on the Q1 2022 result.
Cargo-wise, the Port of Tallinn handled 3.36mt over January-March 2023 (-30.6% yoy), including 1.73mt of wheeled (ro-ro) cargo (+4.1% yoy), 527kt of dry bulk (-28.5% yoy), 515kt of liquids (-70.2% yoy), 467kt of containerised freight (-15% yoy; 52,649 TEUs, -22.4% yoy), 104kt of break-bulk (-34.9% yoy), and 22kt of non-marine goods (+354% yoy).
"We see an increasing flow of passengers, especially on the Tallinn-Helsinki line, and the number of people travelling on the Tallinn-Stockholm line has also grown rapidly," Valdo Kalm, Chairman of the Port of Tallinn's Management Board, commented.
He furthered, "As for cargo, we can say that since December, goods of Russian origin basically no longer move through our harbours, and we do not see its recovery in the long term. Rather, the expectations are about the continued growth of ro-ro cargo."