Port of Helsinki applies for a temporary court order against Finnlines' subsidiary Finnsteve
The Port of Helsinki Ltd has filed an application for a temporary court order against Finnlines Plc's subsidiary Finnsteve Oy Ab ("Finnsteve") in the Helsinki District Court, Finnlines said in its press release. With the application for an interim court order the Port of Helsinki is requesting a right to force Finnsteve to empty certain areas in the Vuosaari harbour which are essential to Finnsteve's business and operations and to oblige Finnsteve to provide crane services on request by the two cranes owned by Finnsteve to any third party designated by the Port of Helsinki. The Port of Helsinki has not given any information showing that there would be any third parties in need of additional areas or crane services in Vuosaari harbour.
The temporary court order, if granted, would be in force until a final and legally binding judgement has been received in separate legal proceedings regarding the merits of the allegations made by the Port of Helsinki.
Finnsteve considers the requests of the Port of Helsinki profoundly groundless and against the terms and conditions of the agreement in force since 2007 for 20 years between the Port of Helsinki and Finnsteve.
Finnsteve will submit the response within the time given by the District Court.