Number of international ship passengers increased in 2022
In 2022, there were approximately 8.2 million international ship passengers in Helsinki’s harbours. The number of passengers doubled from the previous year. In October–December 2022, the number of passengers increased by 39 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year.
The number of international ship passengers had been growing steadily until 2018, when it stalled. Passenger volumes started to increase again after the first months of 2019. The years 2020 and 2021 were exceptional due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in 2022, there were still 27 per cent fewer passengers in the ports of Helsinki than 10 years ago.