Tallink Grupp’s September Statistics Show Improvement on Last Year – Q3 Overall Tougher than 2020

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Positive trend for September

Pax: +27.6% • 310,265

Pax Cars: +4% • 64,610

Cargo Units: +4% • 33,982

Negative trend for Q3

Pax: -13% • 1,144,092

Pax Cars: -16.8% • 229,468

Cargo Units: -1.1% • 90,538

Numbers are still far off from what Tallink is used to in Q3 in the pre-COVID times.

The company does not foresee great increases in passenger numbers before next spring or summer. Difficult low autumn-winter season ahead.

In light of the need to optimise the company’s activities for the low season ahead and with bookings for the autumn-winter season increasing at a slower pace than expected, the company made the decision to temporarily suspend the operation of its vessels BALTIC QUEEN, SILJA EUROPA and SILJA SERENADE after the end of the Christmas school holidays in January.

SILJA EUROPA will operate some special cruises and charter cruises during the suspension period.

The company will start operating its shuttle vessels Star and Megastar according to the traditional winter schedule from 16 October 2021.

LNG RoPax (Ex-) HONFLEUR To Be Ready in Q3

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In its annual report, SIEM Industries says that, “RoPax HONFLEUR is expected to be delivered in the third quarter this year. The intention is to sell the vessel or charter it out long-term. There appears to be good demand for vessels of the HONFLEUR’s specification.”

SIEM Industries owns the ferry which was initially ordered by Brittany Ferries but then rejected after the long delays and the trouble at the FSG Shipyard. The vessel was used as part of the settlement of the Company’s historic involvement with the yard.

The vessel is currently under construction at Fosen.