Cargo traffic continues in the Port of Helsinki to maintain Finland’s supply chains

27.3.2020 14:49:37
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Cargo traffic operations are continuing mostly normally in Vuosaari Harbour despite the current situation. The operators and the ship traffic of shipping companies are on schedule. Cargo traffic also continues in the parts of the Port located in the city centre, even though passenger traffic has practically stopped altogether.

Internal border controls started on 19 March 2020, which means that border guards check the direct lorry traffic arriving on ships. 

At Vuosaari Harbour, ship traffic operates according to schedule. As an exception to normal circumstances, Tallink’s ship Sea Wind on the Vuosaari–Muuga route currently transports cargo only. Eckerö Line’s ship Finbo Cargo is currently in dock, but it is expected to resume operations during the first week of April.

In the city centre harbours, some of the RoPax ships in liner traffic have been laid up from normal operation. However, Viking XPRS, Tallink Megastar and Eckerö Line MS Finlandia will all transport cargo between Helsinki and Tallinn. 

The staff the Port of Helsinki have primarily moved to remote working. Additionally, all events have been cancelled or postponed. 

–  We are offering our normal services to our cargo customers. Operative personnel are on-site as needed. We are doing our part to secure Finland’s imports and exports, even during these exceptional times, Jukka Kallio, the Port’s director in charge of cargo traffic, says reassuringly.

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