Sea passenger traffic doubled in Nov 2021 but lower than 2019

11 Jan 2022, 02:17

  DF Report

Cruise ships at Port of Helsinki. File photo: Port of Helsinki.

A total of 772,456 persons were transported through Finnish sea ports in November 2021, according to Statistics Finland.

Out of the passengers, 400,006 travelled between Finland and Sweden, 316,504 passengers travelled between Finland and Estonia and 5,943 passengers between Finland and Germany.

Compared with November 2020, the number of passengers more than doubled. Compared with November 2019, the number of passengers was, however, just 59 per cent.

In November 2021, no passengers of foreign cruise ships arrived in Finland.

A total of 229,688 transport equipment were transported in foreign sea traffic in November 2021. Most transports of transport equipment were cars belonging to passengers.

In November, 119,529 cars belonging to passengers were transported. The second most transported were trucks, 63,251 and truck trailers, 42,651.

The goods volume of foreign sea transport was in total 8.3 million tonnes in November 2021. Sea transport increased by six per cent from last year's November.

Exports increased by eight per cent and were 4.6 million tonnes. Import volume increased by three per cent and amounted to 3.8 million tonnes.

General cargo was transported most, in total 1.5 million tonnes, which was 19 per cent of all transport. The second most transported were oil products, 1.1 million tonnes, and crude oil, 0.8 million tonnes.

A total of 0.9 million tonnes of containers were transported through Finnish ports in November 2021, which was 7 per cent less than in November 2020. The number of containers transported was 62,169 (110,393 Twenty Equivalent Units-TEUs  containers)

Exports of containers went down by 14 per cent measured in tonnes and imports went up by 10 per cent compared to November 2020.

A total of 87,863 tons of transport were registered through the canal in foreign traffic. Crude minerals and cement were transported most in vessels in foreign traffic, in total 29,094 tonnes. The second most transported was timber.