A permit is always required to move around within the closed harbour areas in West Harbour, South Harbour and Katajanokka Harbour. Shipping companies grant access permits for their own freight traffic. The Port of Helsinki also grants permits.
Those entering or moving around the area must be prepared to present proof of identity if asked.
People moving around the security area must carry visible photo ID and wear high-visibility workwear, or at the very least a high-visibility vest, bearing their company’s identifier.
Only goods traffic cargo units recorded in advance in the terminal books will be permitted access to the security areas. The service points of companies operating in the harbour will provide further instructions in the event of any changes.
General harbour instructions for lorry traffic (provided by the Finnish Port Operators Association, in Finnish)
At Katajanokka Harbour goods suppliers must present their access permit at the gate. At South Harbour and West Harbour access is monitored by vehicle registration plate identification. The operator to whom the goods supplier is going shall grant the access permit.
Procedures for transporting goods to a vessel may vary depending on the shipping company. Drivers must be prepared to provide proof of identity.
In accordance with regulations provided by Trafi (the Finnish Transport Safety Agency), a vessel or an authorised representative must submit the details of arriving vessels in advance via the Portnet system.
Vessels arriving into the harbours are responsible for their own access control between the security area and the vessel.
Cruise ships can be moored at the Port of Helsinki in five locations. Each quay area has its own security area.
Map of international cruise ship quays
We aim to ensure that sailors’ access to and from the vessel is as streamlined as possible.
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