The Port of Helsinki is Finland's main port, specialized in unitized cargo services for Finnish companies engaged in foreign trade. Thanks to the frequent regular line traffic and efficient stevedoring services, 2014 resulted with the total turnover of 10.8 mln tn (+2.86% yoy).
Located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 82 km from Tallinn and 300 km from St. Petersburg, Helsinki – the Finnish capital– is home to the country’s primary international sea port, which handles over a half of Finland's imports. It operates in the heart of the city and in the Vuosaari area, each playing its own role in the overall port business.
Vuosaari Harbour is the centre of container (401,000 TEU in 2014) and ro-ro traffic. Helsinki is Finland's busiest passenger port with more than 10 mln pax in 2014, including 420 thou. coming from cruise vessels. Passenger traffic is mostly concentrated in the South Harbour as well as the West Harbour, where cargo transported by ferries is also received.
Being a part of North Sea-Baltic Corridor as well as Rail Baltica axis, the port is easily accessible both by cars and trains. The motorway of the sea between Helsinki and Tallinn is one of the busiest maritime routes in the Baltic Sea Region. Additionally, the harbour provides regular services to a huge variety of destinations all over the world.
Cargo arriving at the Port of Helsinki consists mainly of consumer durables and foodstuffs, as well as raw materials and semi-finished goods for the industry. Export goods comprise products of forestry and metal industry, as well as foodstuffs, textile products and glassware.
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