A valid access permit is required for vehicles transporting freight to be able to access Vuosaari’s harbour area. Vessel maintenance traffic and passenger traffic also require pre-acquired permits to access the closed harbour area.

Traffic into the closed harbour area at Vuosaari enters via either Gate A (lorries, tankers and waste collection vehicles) or Gate B (vans and cars).

Vehicle access permits are provided by the port operator the vehicle is visiting.

Driver’s safety induction is a prerequisite

Completion of the safety induction is a prerequisite for the issuing of an access permit.

Access permits for freight traffic

Normally, vehicle access permits are granted automatically based on the information provided in a terminal notification. If a terminal notification is not submitted in advance, the vehicle will be directed to the Gatehouse building located in the gate area upon arrival, where an access permit can be issued at the harbour operator’s service point.

A number of depot operators specialising in renting out empty cargo containers also operate in the closed harbour area in Vuosaari Harbour Centre. To access their facilities a valid access permit is required, and this can be acquired in advance from the operator in question, or alternatively from the operators’ service points on the lower floor of the Gatehouse, located in the harbour’s gate area. 

Vessel maintenance traffic and goods deliveries

All vehicles moving around the area must have a valid access permit, applied for in advance, which can be acquired through the shipping agent.

Maintenance traffic travelling to vessels enters via either Gate A (lorries, tankers and waste collection vehicles) or Gate B (vans and cars).

  • For those entering through Gate A, access permits for Finnsteve’s operations area are issued by the operator itself.
  • Access permits for Steveco’s and Multi Link Terminals’ areas are primarily granted by the shipping agent clearing the ship in question.

Other car traffic

An access permit, which must have been acquired in advance, is required for all passenger traffic in Vuosaari Harbour’s closed harbour area.

Service provider familiar with the area’s safety instructions transports passengers as well as ship crew memebers from Hansa Terminal to the vessels.  

Alusten miehistön ja matkustajien kuljetukset satama-alueella hoitaa varustamot sekä yritys, jolla on kulkuluvat kunnossa, ja jotka tuntevat alueen turvaohjeet. Passengers drive their cars, motorbikes and bicycles onto the ship in a convoy, following the lead car.

Other necessary passenger traffic permits are usually applied for in advance from the port operator that manages the area.

Access permits are granted by

The port operator to whose area the vehicle is going to issues the access permit.

Arctic Container
Tel. +358 407185996

Tel. +358 (0)10 565 6388

[email protected] 
Tel. +358 (0) 40 809 8409 (supervision on duty)

Steveco Container coordinators
Tel. +358 (0)44 232 3754

Steveco’s subcontractors
Jani Ylämäki 
Tel. +358 44 232 3758

Port of Helsinki Ltd, Vuosaari Harbour
Terminal Manager Petri Jäntti
Tel. +358 (0) 40 751 8296