Statistics for December 2013 and the fourth quarter of the 2013 financial year

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Tallinn, 2014-01-06 08:55 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Statistics for December 2013 and the fourth quarter of the 2013 financial year

In December 2013 AS Tallink Grupp transported 729 753 passengers which is a 3% increase compared to December 2012. The number of passenger vehicles increased more than 1% to 82 472 and the number of trucks and trailers increased over 13% to 22 285 units in same comparison.

In the fourth quarter of the 2013 financial year (October-December) AS Tallink Grupp transported 2 148 204 passengers which is nearly a 1% increase compared to the previous year. The number of passenger vehicles remained on the same level with 248 131 units transported and the number of trucks and trailers increased by almost 12% to 78 771 units in same comparison.

 AS Tallink Grupp’s passenger, cargo unit and passenger car numbers for December 2013 and fourth quarter of the financial year were the following:

  December 2013 December 2012 change   IV Quarter 2013 IV Quarter 2012 change
Passengers 729 753 708 170 3.0%   2 148 204 2 133 163 0.7%
Finland-Sweden 214 519 209 712 2.3%   656 344 693 402 -5.3%
Estonia-Finland 374 456 365 811 2.4%   1 101 822 1 075 627 2.4%
Estonia-Sweden 82 741 79 956 3.5%   218 475 211 190 3.4%
Latvia-Sweden 58 037 52 691 10.1%   171 563 152 944 12.2%
               
Cargo Units 22 285 19 694 13.2%   78 771 70 457 11.8%
Finland-Sweden 7 536 6 744 11.7%   24 942 23 713 5.2%
Estonia-Finland 10 852 8 999 20.6%   39 271 32 233 21.8%
Estonia-Sweden 2 669 2 730 -2.2%   9 847 9 765 0.8%
Latvia-Sweden 1 228 1 221 0.6%   4 711 4 746 -0.7%
               
Passenger Vehicles 82 472 81 570 1.1%   248 131 247 922 0.1%
Finland-Sweden 10 001 9 967 0.3%   25 675 27 188 -5.6%
Estonia-Finland 60 028 59 302 1.2%   186 613 185 179 0.8%
Estonia-Sweden 5 409 5 741 -5.8%   14 282 14 978 -4.6%
Latvia-Sweden 7 034 6 560 7.2%   21 561 20 577 4.8%

The following operational factors influenced the development in December 2013:

FINLAND-SWEDEN

In January 2013 the cruise ferry Baltic Princess replaced the cruise ferry Silja Europa on the Turku-Stockholm route.

ESTONIA-FINLAND

In January 2013 the cruise ferry Silja Europa replaced the cruise ferry Baltic Princess on the Tallinn-Helsinki route.

LATVIA-SWEDEN

In May 2013 the cruise ferry Isabelle replaced the cruise ferry Silja Festival on the Riga-Stockholm route.

         Harri Hanschmidt
         Head of Investor Relations
         
         AS Tallink Grupp
         Sadama 5/7. 10111 Tallinn
         Tel +372 640 8981
         E-mail harri.hanschmidt@tallink.ee