23. February 2023

The turnover 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.

Traffic statistics
(persons/units) 2022 2021
Departures 1 133 990
Passengers 267 757 107 659
Passenger vehicles 55 661 24 590
Cargo units 22 191 21 259

Key figures
(1000€) 2022 2021
Revenue 29 293 16 433
Operating profit 3 294 686
Operating profit percentage 11,2 % 4,2 %
Equity ratio 63,05 % 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, +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. For more information and press images: