Access control at Vuosaari Harbour

An access permit is always required for those wishing to move about in the closed harbour area by vehicle. Pedestrian and light traffic is forbidden in the closed harbour area. Those attempting to access the harbour and those moving around in the area must be able to present proof of identity and their reason for visiting the harbour on request.

Vuosaaren teemakartta

Map of Vuosaari harbour (PDF, 302KB)

Safety guide (in Finnish) (PDF, 6 MB)

Harbour area gates

  • Heavy traffic going into the closed harbour area is directed through harbour gate A (24 hrs a day).
  • Maintenance traffic (cars, vans and delivery vehicles) are directed through the maintenance gate, B1 (6am–10pm).
  • Passenger traffic to the closed harbour area is directed through gate B2 or through the Hansa passenger terminal.

Identification of vehicles

The preliminary identification point is located on Harbour Road In. Based on the information entered into the database in advance, the display at the preliminary identification point will prompt the driver to go to the Customs office, the Gatehouse, Port Info, or directly to the closed harbour area. If the preliminary identification is unsuccessful the driver will be prompted to go to the Gatehouse, where all access permit-related matters are handled.

Vehicles that have been granted an access permit will be identified automatically at the gate by their registration plate or the electronic RFID remote identifier placed in the vehicle. If the vehicle cannot be identified, it will be directed to Port Info (V8) for manual identification.  Cargo units are identified based on their identifiers. If a vehicle cannot be identified the driver will be directed to the operators’ service point in the Gatehouse.

Port Info, 24 hrs/day tel. +358 (0)9 310 33 794

Moving around in the closed harbour area

When moving from one place to another in the harbour area the marked routes must be used.

  • All cars in the harbour area must have a yellow warning light attached to their roofs.
  • In the quay area please position yourself in the centre of the routes.
  • Driving into the working area of the cranes and work beneath cargo that is being lifted are prohibited.
  • The general speed limit within the harbour area is 30 km/hr (approx. 19 mph), however a lower limit of 20 km/hr (approx. 12 mph) applies in gate area A.

Personal protective equipment

In the harbour area protective gear and CE-marked high-visibility clothing must be worn, in accordance with industrial safety regulations. A protective helmet (CE EN 397) must be worn in the closed harbour area at Vuosaari harbour whenever there is a danger of falling objects.

Cargo handling

The working area between the ships loading and unloading cargo and the warehouses is intended exclusively for loading operations. All other traffic in these areas is strictly forbidden.

Area surveillance

A recording camera and video surveillance system are used in the closed harbour area and guards make regular rounds of the premises. Surveillance of the harbour area is coordinated from Port Info.

Port Info, 24 hrs/day tel. +358 (0)9 310 33 794

Safety in the terminal areas

The operators located at the terminal in question are responsible for terminal area safety and movement in the areas concerned.

For more information, please contact:
Traffic Manager, tel. +358 (0)9 310 33844
Terminal Manager tel. +358 (0)9 310 33679

Port Info is open 24 hrs a day, tel. +358 (0)9 310 33 794.