The positive impacts of Helsinki’s port operations reach the entire country

The Port of Helsinki Ltd is taking care of the comfort and well-being of not only its employees, but the local residents and operators in its areas of operation as well. The positive societal and economic effects of the port operations reach even further – across all of Finland.

  • During the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Helsinki contributed to Finland’s security of supply and securing the availability of daily consumer goods and other necessities, such as raw materials and supplies needed by industrial operators.

Port of the entire country

The Port of Helsinki is an important logistics hub that serves the business sector of the Helsinki region, with a significant positive impact on the regional economy and employment.

  • The total economic impact of the Port is EUR 4.1 billion per year, and the employment impact in maritime and port-related jobs is 25,100 person-years. *

However, the port operations of the capital also have a significant effect on the well-being of all of Finland. In addition to the regional effects, the effects of the cargo and passenger transport through the ports of Helsinki spread through practically all of Finland.

  • The Port of Helsinki is the largest port in Finland in terms of both general cargo and passenger traffic: Helsinki accounts for about 80 per cent of passenger traffic between mainland Finland and other countries, and the Port of Helsinki accounts for about half of the total tonnage of Finnish ports in general cargo traffic. *
    * The figures are based on a 2019 survey (in Finnish).