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Picture: Marlusz Kluzniak/Flickr

Picture: Marlusz Kluzniak/Flickr

HELSINKI – The Port of Helsinki, the main harbour of Finland, enjoys a record-breaking year in both: the passenger and cargo traffic.

The passenger traffic broke a new record of 10.9 million travellers by boat in 2014, growth of about two per cent compared with the previous year.

Tallinn dominated as a travel destination. 75 per cent of the passengers travelled to the Estonian capital.

The international cruise ferry traffic was also busy: 260 ferries visited the Helsinki harbour with 420,000 passengers aboard.

Exports increase to Tallinn

The total amount of cargo traffic increased to 10.8 million tonnes in 2014, three per cent growth compared with the previous year.

The amount of imports reached 4.8 million tonnes, which equal the growth of one per cent and the amount of exported goods was 5.2 million tonnes, an increase of eight per cent compared with the year past.

The export of goods by the Finnish industry increased especially to Tallinn.

Source: The Port of Helsinki

Tony Öhberg