Some dangerous goods must be transported onwards from the harbour area immediately. Others can be stored in the harbour area, for a fee as determined in the Port of Helsinki’s price list, calculated based on the number of days they are stored for.

The storage of dangerous goods is determined by their classification.

Dangerous goods that must be transported onwards from the port immediately

No cargo units containing dangerous goods may be stored in passenger harbours (South Harbour, Katajanokka Harbour and West Harbour). Such units must be transported onwards (import/export) without delay (max. 4 hours).

At Vuosaari Harbour the following dangerous goods belonging to IMDG category 1 (explosives) and IMDG category 7 (radioactive substances) must must be transported as direct onward transports out of the port area or, in the case of export, loaded directly onto the ship without delays, except for 1.4S.

Maximum quantities of explosives / shipment

  • Classes 1.1 and 1.2, maximum total consignment weight: 20,000 kg
  • Class 1.3, maximum total consignment weight: 80,000 kg
  • Class 1.4, maximum total consignment weight: 120,000 kg

The terms set out in Decree 251/2005 regarding safe storage and the terms of the IMDG code concerning segregation distances for substances ( Segregation Table) must be fulfilled. Longer-term storage must always be agreed separately with the Port.

Storage of dangerous goods in the field

Units containing dangerous goods to be stored in the field are classified in accordance with the IMDG Code, ADR Agreement or RID Regulations.

Units containing dangerous goods should be marked to indicate their IMDG code.
Storage periods and the corresponding storage fees are set out in more detail in the price list.