According to a recent survey, the Port of Helsinki has significant positive effects on the regional economy and employment rates in the municipalities in and around the Helsinki region. The total value of the business operations related to the Port of Helsinki in 2015 was 1.6 billion euros, and the operations employed approximately 15,000 people. In addition to the regional level, the effects practically span throughout the country.
The annual financial effects add up to 2.6 billion euros
The value of the business operations related to the Port, combined with the other income effects of the location, bring the total economical value of the financial effects of the port up to 2.6 billion euros per year. The operations related to the Port employ a total of 15,000 people.
Storage services and operations that serve traffic are by far the largest branch, when measured in employment effects. Passenger traffic, sea traffic passenger transport, is the second largest.
Effects of passenger traffic are significant for several branches
Helsinki’s share of sea passenger traffic between mainland Finland and other countries is approximately 80%.
The total income for the Helsinki region in 2015 from passengers who travel through the Port of Helsinki was 805 million euros.