AS Saarte Liinid is a private company whose shares are 100% owned by the Estonian state. The company has been operating since October 1, 1994.
The main task of AS Saarte Liinid is the management and development of regional ports.
AS Saarte Liinid includes 18 ports in seven counties:
In Kuivastu, Roomassaare, Triigi, Abruka, Ringsu, Papissaare and Vikati Saare counties; Heltermaa and Sõru in Hiiu county; Rohuküla and Sviby in Lääne counties; Virtsu, Kihnu, Munalaid and Manila in Pärnu county; Piirissaare in Tartu county, Laaksaare in Põlva county and Naissaare in Harju county.
Through the listed ports, 12 public shipping lines operate to the inhabited islands of Estonia, which are served as cooperation partners by TS Laevad OÜ ( www.praamid.ee ), AS Kihnu Veeteed ( www.veeteed.ee ) and the Saaremaa rural municipality government ( www.saarelaevapiletid.ee ).