Port of Helsinki Q3: cargo volumes reasonable in challenging market situation, passenger traffic busy

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  • Finnish economy in slight recession, impacting cargo volume at the Port of Helsinki.
  • Passenger traffic at the Port remains strong.
  • Ville Haapasaari, CEO of the Port of Helsinki, anticipates a better future for cargo transport.
  • Total cargo traffic from January to September: 10.4 million tonnes, down 9.1% YoY.
  • Imports: 4.7 million tonnes (-13.4%).
  • Exports: 5.4 million tonnes (-8.8%).
  • Unitized cargo traffic: 8.7 million tonnes, down 9.4% YoY.
  • Container traffic down by 12.3%.
  • Wheeled traffic down by 8.1%.
  • Liner passenger traffic at the Port of Helsinki: 6.9 million passengers from Jan to Sep, up 15.4% YoY.
  • 5 million passengers on the Helsinki-Tallinn route.
  • Busy traffic to and from Stockholm, especially in the summer, with 1.2 million passengers.


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Tallink Consider Vuosaari-Muuga As One Option For STAR When MEGASTAR 2 Is Ready

Tallink Group has not yet decided whether the new shuttle express ship ordered from the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard will replace the STAR on the route between Helsinki and Tallinn or whether the new ship will simply be added to the route for additional capacity.

Paavo Nõgene, Tallink’s CEO, says in a publication of Port of Helsinki that extra capacity is needed on the route Muuga–Vuosaari. STAR could be used on that route when the new ship arrives.
Currently Tallink operates the route with the 47-year-old SEA WIND.

Port of Helsinki And Tallink To Host LNG Conference

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Supply and demand, staying competitive as an industry, supply chain logistics and its role as marine fuel – the upcoming LNG Conference 2018 will cover everything that is relevant to the topic of LNG in Europe and the Baltic region. The event, hosted by Port of Helsinki and Tallink, will be held on 7 and 8 June 2018 at the Helsinki City Hall and on board Tallink’s MEGASTAR ferry.