Updated info: The COVID 19 impact on port of Helsinki

30.03.2020
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Finland has closed its borders from travelling and this has a strong impact on the traffic and activities of the port of Helsinki. Cargo traffic operations are continuing, even though passenger traffic has practically stopped altogether.


Vessel traffic at the passenger harbours

Discontinued

  • Tallink Silja: M/S Silja Europa, M/S Star, M/S Silja Serenade, M/S Silja Symphony
  • Viking Line: M/S Gabriella, M/S Mariella, 
  • Moby SPL: M/S Princess Anastasia

Operating

  • Eckerö Line: M/S Finlandia
  • Tallink Silja: M/S Megastar
  • Viking Line: M/S Viking XPRS 

 

Terminal Open  Closed
West Terminal 2 x  
West Terminal 1   x
Olympia Terminal   x
Makasiini Terminal   x
Katajanokka Terminal x  
Hansa Terminal x  

Traffic at Vuosaari Harbour 

Traffic at the Vuosaari Harbour continues normally with the exception of Sea Wind, operating the route between Vuosaari and Muuga, not taking on any passengers for the time being.

Vuosaari Harbour real-time situational status:

Vuosaari Harbour Today
 

Border checks 

Border checks within the Schengen area are put in operation as of March 19, 2020, at 00:00.
This may have an effect on the flow of the traffic. 

News form the Boarder Guard: https://www.raja.fi/current_issues/facts/news_from_the_border_guard

Traffic statistics

The passenger traffic has practically stopped and the state of emergency can also be seen at the amount of cargo traffic. 

•    Port of Helsinki traffic statistics are published once a month, the last one being February 2020
•    Weekly traffic updates are published here on Fridays: 

Weekly trend 8-12 passengers
Weekly tend 8-12: total cargo
Weekly trend 8-12: unitized cargo
Weekly trend 8-12: unitized cargo, import
Weekly trend 8-12: unitized cargo, export

Port of Helsinki Ltd own operations 

Port of Helsinki Ltd is doing everything it can to ensure the continuity of the operations in the coming weeks. 

In this situation the Port of Helsinki Ltd has decided to grant quay side lay up to our regular customers from today to the end of April for the price of one vessel fee, in the case the vessel is not in traffic.

Useful links:

More information:
mediadesk(at)portofhelsinki.fi
service for media, office hours: tel. 040 5065280
outside office hours: tel. 050 354 3616

Published March 18, 2020. Last updated March 30, 2020, at 15:55