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Number of ship passengers at Riga port grows 38.6% in January-May

BC, Riga, 09.06.2017.Print version
During the first five months of this year the number of ship passengers at the port of Riga grew by 38.6% against the same period in 2016 to 271,637 people, according to information posted on the port’s official website.

Of these people, 16,225 were cruise ship passengers. Their number increased by 65.4% against the first five months of last year.

"255,400 passengers were served on the Tallink ferry line between Riga and Stockholm which is by 37.2% more than last year. Also, in the first five months of this year 16 cruise ships arrived, bringing 16,200 tourists," the Riga Freeport administration reported.

As reported, Estonian ferry operator Tallink now has two ferries - the Isabelle and the Romantika - on the Riga-Stockholm route.

Previously only one ferry was running on the route every other day but in December 2016 the cruise ferry Romantika started operating as a second ship on the Riga-Stockholm route, and now there is daily ferry service between Riga and Stockholm.

In 2016, the number of passengers served at the port of Riga reached 581,601, growing 10.5% compared to 2015.

Riga is the largest Latvian port in terms of both freight and passengers.

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