Year 2023: The financial result of the Port of Helsinki returned to positive

Port of Helsinki Annual Report 2023 cover.

The Port of Helsinki’s newly published Annual Report 2023 tells a story of a year that had two sides for the Port. The number of passengers kept increasing, but the volumes of cargo passing through the Port began to dwindle as spring rolled along. Despite various challenges, the company’s financial result returned to positive. The results of the Port’s customer, passenger and employee surveys were also successes.

After a good start to the year, Finland fell into an economic recession in the spring, which was immediately reflected in the amount of cargo passing through the port. All in all, the amount of cargo transported through us was 8% lower than in the previous year, corresponding with the national level of foreign cargo.

Passenger traffic increased from the previous year, even though the issues of safety in the areas near the Baltic Sea affected us as well. The situation was good especially in liner traffic.

Cargo: 13.9 million tonnes. Turnover: EUR 91.5 million. Ship Calls: 7.321. Passengers: 9.1 million.

The company’s financial result was now positive for the first time since the pandemic. The two differing areas of business balance the situation when the operating environment changes. The company’s turnover was EUR 91.5 million.

The Port has been working for environmentally sustainable port operations for a long time. The company’s goal is to be carbon neutral in terms of its own emissions by 2025. By the end of 2023, the CO₂ emissions of the company’s own operations have decreased by nearly half from the reference year of 2015. In addition, the Port’s carbon neutrality programme also supports and steers its partners towards better operating methods. In 2023, the total amount of emissions in the port areas marked a 15% decrease from the previous year.

Towards the end of the year, the Port of Helsinki received a Future Workplaces certificate. It shows that employees feel that the aspects that they value the most in working life are realised well in our company. Furthermore, customer and passenger surveys showed that satisfaction with the Port of Helsinki’s operations was at a record level.

The 2023 Annual Report has been published on the website of the Port of Helsinki in Finnish and in English.