Immense growth in freight traffic at the Port of Helsinki during the first part of the year


The amounts of freight traffic in Helsinki sea traffic grew at an excellent rate during the first half of the year. During January–June, a total of 6.5 million tonnes of goods were transported via the Port of Helsinki.  Of all cargo traffic, imports accounted for 3.3 million tonnes, and exports accounted for 3.1 million tonnes. Compared to the same period in 2016, the growth of cargo traffic was 12%. Imports increased by 12%, and exports by 11%.

The cargo traffic during the second quarter added up to 3.3 million tonnes (+12%), of which imports accounted for 1.7 million tonnes (+14%) and exports 1.6 million tonnes (+9%).  These are immense growth figures.

– Approximately half of the increase in traffic at the Port of Helsinki is explainable through the increased market share. The positive development of the Finnish economic situation has also played a part. This is definitely good news for everyone, particularly considering that approximately half of the value of all Finnish sea transport runs through the Port of Helsinki, says Kimmo Mäki, CEO of the Port of Helsinki Ltd.

The number of sea passengers in January–June increased slightly from the previous year (+3%), with a total of 5.4 million passengers.

For more information, please contact:

CEO Kimmo Mäki, Port of Helsinki Ltd
tel. +358 9 3103 3500, +358 40 721 8332