Port of Helsinki volumes in January-August down 4.1% to 9.5 million tonnes (details)
Cargo throughput at the Finland’s Port of Helsinki in January-August 2019 decreased by 4.1% compared with the corresponding period last year, to 9.5 million tonnes, the Port Authority statistics showed.
The eight-month volume of bulk cargo dropped by 25.6% to 1.29 million tonnes, while container traffic increased by 4.4% to 358,830 TEUs.
Handling of equipment shipped through the port declined 1.4% to 399,240 units.
Passenger traffic climbed by 0.5% to 8.05 million people including 509,300 cruise passengers (+12.8%).
The number of ship calls fell by 1.4% to 5,422 vessels.
The Port of Helsinki is one of the largest ports in Finland, the largest passenger port and the third largest in the Baltic Sea. The port accounts for 77% of Finland's passenger traffic. In 2018, the port handled 14.7 mln t of cargo (+3.3%, year-on-year).