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NLC Ferry Ab Oy I Press release I 23.2.2023
Record year 2022 for Wasaline despite travel restrictions
The revenue for Wasaline grew by 78.6 percent in 2022 despite travel restrictions being in place for the first quarter. For passenger services revenue grew by 150.7 percent and volumes were up 149 percent. For cargo services, revenue grew by 7.7 percent and the number of cargo units transported by 4.4 percent.
The departures of Aurora Botnia increased by 14 percent to 1 133 departures. The amount of passenger vehicles transported increased by 126 percent.
Fuel costs increased by 55.3 percent to a total of 5.97 million Euros. Cost of labour and benefits increased by 37.5 percent.
The operating profit was 3.3 million euros.
- Passenger vehicles
- Cargo units
- 1 133
- 267 757
- 55 661
- 22 191
- 107 659
- 24 590
- 21 259
- (1000 €)
- Operating profit
- Operating profit percentage
- Equity ratio
- 29 293
- 3 294
- 11,2 %
- 63,05 %
- 16 433
- 4,2 %
- 73,38 %
“We have a historical year behind us in many ways. It was the first whole operational year for Aurora Botnia, and the ship and its crew have exceeded all our expectations. We have continuously improved our offering and grown our share in all segments”, says Peter Ståhlberg, Managing Director of Wasaline.
“We were also able to reduce energy consumption by 21 percent per trip and our CO2 emissions by 19.6 percent. The strong financial result enables future investments to actions that benefit the environment. We are also on track to becoming climate neutral by 2030.”
For more information, contact
Peter Ståhlberg, Managing Director, Wasaline
[email protected], +358 40 559 2353
NLC Ferry Oy Ab, with the marketing name of Wasaline is the northernmost shipping company that transports passengers and cargo daily between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden. Wasaline’s new vessel, Aurora Botnia, is the most environmentally friendly passenger ferry in the world. The Key Flag has been awarded to Aurora Botnia as a recognition of Finnish work.