Stockholm port preparing for passenger boom

  • 2005-08-24
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - The Port of Stockholm has announced it was going to invest 2.1 million euros into extending the Frihamnen passenger terminal due to the increasing number of passengers using Tallink ships.

Tallink Sverige AB Chairman Vaino Konga welcomed the news, saying it was extremely positive that terminal development had already begun.

"With the new waiting and service hall doubling its present size we can offer the passengers good-level services on their arrival at the port," Konga said.

"Tallink's ships are the most up-to-date on the Baltic Sea, and our terminal is going to be like that as well," he added.

The terminal, which will be completed next year, will have double the ticket sales area and waiting hall. The check-in area will also increase, and several catering and service premises will be added.

The number of Tallink's passengers on the Tallinn-Stockholm route has been growing rapidly in recent years. In 2004 the number of passengers increased by 34 percent year-on-year and totaled 650,000.