Cargo traffic and Ships

Cargo traffic at the Port of Helsinki consists primarily of import and export for Finland’s foreign trade. The cargo is shipped in containers, trucks, trailers, and other similar large units.

Good preconditions for significant amounts of train transportation have also been created: the port railway joins the main railway line in Kerava and runs directly to Vuosaari Harbour’s quays and terminals.

In 2016 11,6 million tonnes of goods and 11,6 million passengers passed through the Port of Helsinki.

The value of the goods transported through the Port of Helsinki harbours is about 50% of the total value of Finnish foreign trade transported by sea.
The Port of Helsinki’s market share of the parceled goods traffic of Finland’s ports is 26%

The cargo transported to Helsinki’s goods harbours is, for the most part, consumer durables and food supplies, as well as raw materials and semi-finished products for industry. Forest and metal industry products, as well as food, textile and glass industry products formed the majority of the export cargo.

  • Vuosaari Harbour serves container and RoRo traffic. The companies operating in the area are served by a range of different cargo handling services.
  • South Harbour and West Harbour serve RoRo traffic travelling on passenger ships.