Tallink Grupp has today published to the stock exchange the company’s 2022 September and third quarter passenger and cargo transport statistics.
According to the statistics, Tallink Grupp transported a total of 392 491 passengers in September 2022, which is a 26.5% increase compared to September 2021 (310 265 in September 2021). The number of cargo units carried by the company’s vessels also increased by 0.6% to 34 169 units and the number of passenger vehicles decreased by 4.7% to 61 603 units in the same comparison. The September figures reflect the fact that as of 20 September 2022, six of the company’s vessels are chartered out.
In the third quarter of the year (July – September) the company transported a total of 1 893 603 passengers, which is a 65.5% increase compared to the previous year (1 144 092 passengers in Q3 2021) and also an increase on Q3 2020 (1 314 301 passengers in Q3 2020). The number of transported cargo units increased in Q3 2022 by 13.1% compared to the same period in 2021 and totalled 102 399 units (90 538 units in Q3 2021). The number of passenger vehicles carried in Q3 2022 also increased by 21% compared to the same period last year and totalled 277 747 vehicles (229 468 passenger vehicles in Q3 2021). The biggest passenger number increase during the quarter was on the Finland-Sweden route with the passenger number increasing in Q3 2022 by a total of 82.2% compared to the same period last year. The Estonia-Finland route also saw significant recovery in passenger numbers during the quarter year-on-year with the passenger number up in 2022 by 61.7%
Commenting on the statistics, Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp said:
„I am pleased that in addition to being able to report some monthly passenger records during the third quarter of 2022, we can report positive increases for the most important quarter of our year overall. Of course, the numbers are still not comparable to what we were used to reporting before 2020 and the start of the pandemic, but they are good numbers during the year of new crises we are facing across the globe.
“As we enter the last quarter of this turbulent year, we have taken several steps to secure our business over the low season, both through unpleasant, but vital price increases as well as various charter agreements for our vessels. Although the latter means that we have less services to offer our loyal customers over the coming months, it also means that we have secured the future of these vessels in our fleet and will be able to offer more of these services again once our vessels return to the Baltic Sea.
“As we near the end of 2022, we will continue to offer the best possible maritime transport service, connecting Estonia, Finland and Sweden at a time when remaining connected is more important than ever and making preparations for the next stages of recovery of our business and operations in 2023.”