Port of Helsinki handles record cargo volume in 2018
Jan 21, 2019: Finland's sea port Port of Helsinki recorded a total of 14.7 million tonnes of goods in 2018. This represents an increase of 3.3 percent compared to the previous year.
The port informs that container traffic also hit record levels just like the total container volume.
'Additionally, the first full year of pulp transport from Metsa Group's Aanekoski plant contributed positively to the result,' remarked the port's CEO Ville Haapasaari on the reasons for the record numbers.
The port saw positive growth (1.1 percent) in unitised cargo, i.e. cargo transported in trucks, trailers and containers. This growth was witnessed even though market growth came to a halt over the course of the year. Import accounted for 5.6 million tonnes ( 1.3 percent) of unitized cargo, while export accounted for 6.4 million tonnes ( 0.9 percent).