Dangerous goods refers to goods, or packaging/transportation containers that previously contained goods and that are now empty but uncleaned, which due to their nature pose an explosion, fire or radiation hazard, are poisonous, or have other characteristics which mean that they could pose harm to people, the environment or property.
In the storage of dangerous goods we adhere to the Government Decree on the Transport and Temporary Storage of Dangerous Goods in a Port Area (21.4.2005/251) and subsequent amendments (24.2.2011/173 and 4.4.2013/249). The storage of dangerous goods is determined according to their classification.
Advance notifications of transportation assignments containing dangerous goods should always be submitted to the Port of Helsinki via the Dangerous Goods Notifications system.
For some goods an advance inquiry must be submitted in order to establish whether the goods can be transported through the Port.
Dangerous goods classified by transportation method, in accordance with:
Some dangerous goods must be transported onwards from the harbour area immediately. Others can be stored in the harbour area, for a fee as determined in the Port of Helsinki’s price list, calculated based on the number of days they are stored for. (hinnaston va-sivu linkkinä)
No cargo units containing dangerous goods may be stored in passenger harbours (South Harbour, Katajanokka Harbour and West Harbour). Such units must be transported onwards (import/export) without delay (max. 4 hours).
At Vuosaari Harbour the following dangerous goods categorised in the following classes must be transported onwards without delay:
The terms set out in Decree 251/2005 regarding safe storage and the terms of the IMDG code concerning segregation distances for substances (188.8.131.52 Segregation Table) must be fulfilled. Longer-term storage must always be agreed separately with the Port.
Units containing dangerous goods to be stored in the field are classified in accordance with the IMDG Code, ADR Agreement or RID Regulations.
Units containing dangerous goods should be marked to indicate their IMDG code.
Storage periods and the corresponding storage fees are set out in more detail in the price list.
Further information about the classification of dangerous goods: