Ports of Stockholm reports high passenger numbers, increased freight volumes in 2021 despite Covid-19

Photo: Ports of Stockholm

Ports of Stockholm has reported that during 2021, its passenger and freight volumes remained at high levels even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ro-Ro freight segment traffic at the group’s ports increased by six per cent over the previous year. The Port of Kapellskar, the group’s port where growth is strongest, witnessed freight handling go up 13 per cent compared to 2020.

Ferry services were impacted by restrictions and services were paused on some routes. Services restarted again at the end of the summer of 2021, including routes to Helsinki and Tallinn.

Total passenger numbers did not reach the previous high pre-pandemic volumes. However, under the circumstances there were still many travelling, significantly more than in 2020.

In total, 4.7 million cruise and ferry passengers travelled via Ports of Stockholm in 2021.

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