2019 August 12 20:21

Port of Helsinki volumes in January-July down 5.6% to 8.27 million tonnes (details)

Cargo throughput at the Finland’s Port of Helsinki in January-July 2019 decreased by 5.6% compared with the corresponding period last year, to 8.27 million tonnes, the Port Authority statistics showed.

The seven-month volume of bulk cargo dropped by 35% to 778,380 tonnes, while container traffic increased by 4% to 313,440 TEUs.

Handling of equipment shipped through the port declined 1.7% to 349,100 units.

Passenger traffic was down 0.2% to 6.78 million people.

The number of ship calls also fell by 2.2% to 4 628 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).