However, the numbers for the cargo business decreased by almost 24% to 20 304 units.
AS Tallink Grupp's passenger, cargo unit and passenger car numbers for June 2009 were the following/
The following operational factors influenced the development.
M/S Galaxy which is larger in capacity operates in the Turku-Stockholm route instead of M/S Silja Festival.
New cruise ferry M/S Baltic Princess has replaced the 2006 built M/S Galaxy which moved to Turku- Stockholm operations.
From September 2008 the Superfast vessels are not doing the daily Tallinn-Helsinki roundtrip any more.
New cruise ferry Baltic Queen started operations in 24 April 2009 and replaced smaller MS Romantika which moved to Riga-Stockholm route.
M/S Silja Festival which is larger in capacity has replaced M/S Vana Tallinn. M/S Romantika which is larger in capacity has replaced M/S Regina Baltica.
The operations in the route are continued with the two vessels instead of three as Superfast IX has stopped from September 2008 and is employed in the long-term charter.