Main port for foreign trade and travel
The Port of Helsinki serves as a conduit of vitality for Finland, bringing in jobs, labour, commercial operations and opportunities. Export brings wealth to Finland; import brings the components of a good life. The sea also connects, and the port is a gateway from Finland to the world.
The Port of Helsinki is Finland’s leading general port for foreign trade. In 2021, a total of 14.4 million tonnes of goods were transported via the Port of Helsinki. The main export commodities are products for the forest industry, machinery and equipment, whereas in imports the most prominent product group is daily consumer goods. The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the Port of Helsinki’s importance as an important hub for cargo logistics and Finland’s security of supply.
The Port of Helsinki creates a smooth framework for regular liner traffic to Tallinn, Stockholm and Travemünde, as well as international cruise traffic. In 2020–2021, travel restrictions reduced ship travel via the Port, but by European standards, Helsinki continues to serve as a very busy passenger port for foreign traffic. In 2021, a total of 3.7 million passengers travelled through the Port of Helsinki.
The Port of Helsinki serves the business world and well-being of the Helsinki metropolitan area and the whole country. The Port of Helsinki also has significant positive economy and employment-related effects.
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