The Port of Tallinn fifth busiest in Europe

The Port of Tallinn is the fifth busiest passenger port in Europe, handling about 9.3 million passengers per year.

The Port of Tallinn is the fifth busiest port in Europe, handling about 9.3 million passengers per year.

The Port of Tallinn is the busiest in Estonia, and it’s made up of four harbours, including the Old City Harbour, Muuga Harbour, Paljassaare Harbour, Saaremaa Harbour and Paldiski Harbour.

Currently, passengers can travel from Tallinn to Helsinki, Stockholm, Mariehamn and St Petersburg.

The busiest sea port in Europe is Dover – that is also the busiest in the world. The Port of Helsinki, however, is catching up and is on a path to overtake Dover as Europe’s busiest port either in 2017 or 2018.

The third busiest port in Europe is the Port of Stockholm, and the fifth busiest the Port of Calais in northern France.

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Cover: A cruise liner stopping in Tallinn (courtesy of Port of Tallinn.)

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  • Jim

    Busiest passenger or cargo port or both?

    • Piret

      They talk about the number of PASSENGERS – does that give you a clue?

      • Jim

        They amended the article since my comment to state “busiest passenger port”. It used to say “busiest port” which would imply in all aspects.