The connection to Helsinki, the leading engine of Tallinn's traveller traffic, advanced by 12.5% year-on-year to over 1.86m.
The service to & from Stockholm rose by 22.4% yoy to 158k passengers. With 48k, the Muuga-Vuosaari crossing gained 1.8% yoy.
Cruise traffic advanced too: up 28.1% yoy to 69k guests.
"It is positive that the increase in the number of passengers, which started more than a year ago, is continuing at the expected pace. In addition to the growing number of people travelling on regular lines, the occupancy rate of cruise ships has improved significantly, which creates a positive basis for cruise ship visits in the following periods," commented Valdo Kalm, Chair of the Port of Tallinn's Management Board.
On the cargo front, the Port of Tallinn handled 3.25mt (-30.6% yoy), including 1.68mt of wheeled cargo (-10.2% yoy), 515kt of dry bulk (-9.8% yoy), 469kt of containerised freight (-20.6% yoy; 56,062 TEUs, -29.1% yoy), 463kt of liquid bulk (-67.8% yoy), and 122kt of break-bulk (-41% yoy).
"Most of the decrease in cargo volume continues to be related to the decrease in cargo of Russian origin, mainly in liquid bulk. The main reason for the decrease in other cargo types is the general economic situation of both Estonia and our main trading partners," explained Kalm.