Ferry operator Tallink cuts 50 jobs in Finland


Ferry operator Tallink is planning to lay off over 50 land service employees of its Finnish subsidiary Tallink Silja.

The company has initiated negotiations, which involve around 330 employees in Helsinki, according to Helsingin Sanomat.

Pasi Näkki, deputy CEO of Tallink Silja said that redundancy of land services has arisen due to the increasing number of electronic ticket sales channels. The planned layoff should bring the company's operations in line with its needs, Näkki said.

The Tallink Silja passenger ships are operating on Tallinn-Helsinki, Helsinki-Stockholm and Turku-Stockholm routes.

Tallink Grupp, with an estimated value of 530 million euros in 2011, is one of the largest passenger and cargo shipping companies in the Baltic Sea region.

Source: News ERR