Passengers numbers for travel via Ports of Stockholm’s ports of Stockholm, Kapellskär and Nynäshamn in 2011 reached 12 334 000, which means a new record for the fourth year in a row.
The largest increases were seen on the Riga and St Petersburg routes.
Passenger ferries sail from Ports of Stockholm ports to eleven cities around the Baltic Sea. The Stockholm – Turku route had the greatest number of passengers in 2011, with 3 145 000 people travelling between these cities. In addition there were 262 international cruise ship calls during 2011, bringing a record 450 000 passengers to Stockholm.
A new ferry link began operating during the year, with sailings between St Petersburg and Stockholm. It is now possible to travel to Russia from Frihamnen twice a week. The service has been a great success, with a total of 137 000 passengers since its introduction in April 2011.
"Ports of Stockholm set a new passenger record for a fourth year in a row, which is excellent news", says Stockholm City Commissioner for Finance, Sten Nordin (M). "Ports of Stockholm strengthened its position as the number one meeting place in the Baltic Sea and, with the new shipping company St. Peter Line, there is a new ferry service to Russia", he adds.
From Ports of Stockholm it is possible to reach eleven cities in the Baltic Sea
- From Värtahamnen: Turku/Finland, Helsinki/ Finland, Tallinn/ Estonia (Tallink Silja)
- From Frihamnen: Riga/Latvia (Tallink Silja), St Petersburg/Russia (St. Peter Line)
- From the Stadsgårdskajen quay: Maarianhamina/Finland (Birka Cruises)
- From Masthamnen: Helsinki, Turku and Maarianhamina/Finland (Viking Line)
- From Skeppsbron, Maarianhamina/cruises (Ånedin-Linjen)
- From the Port of Kapellskär: Maarianhamina/Finland (Viking Line), Naantali/ Finland (FinnLink), Paldiski/Estonia (DFDS Seaways and Tallink Silja)
- From the Port of Nynäshamn: Ventspils/Latvia (Scandlines), Gdansk/Poland (Polferries), Visby (Destination Gotland)