The busy year of 2018 at the Port of Helsinki ended with record-breaking numbers in cargo traffic. Also passenger traffic was still busy, and the Port retained its status as the busiest international passenger port in Europe.
The financial outcome remained at a good level, as was expected. The turnover of the Port of Helsinki Ltd increased to 96.6 million euros. After taxes, the profit for the financial year of the Port of Helsinki Ltd was 10.6 million euros.
“Year 2018 for the Port of Helsinki was coloured by the new growth strategy for the coming years and the definition of key projects. We set becoming the most functional port in the world as our vision. This gives direction for our operations and inspires both our employees and the partners whom we work with”, says Ville Haapasaari, Port of Helsinki CEO.
A record amount of cargo was transported via the port in 2018, even though the heaviest growth subsided during the year. A total of 14.7 million tonnes of cargo was transported via the Port of Helsinki (+3.3% compared to the previous year), which broke the previous record from 2008.
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.
In 2018, a total of 12.1 million passengers passed through the Port of Helsinki. That is 1% less compared to the previous, record-breaking year. Helsinki retained its status as the busiest international passenger port in Europe.
The Annual Report of the Port of Helsinki is out as a web publication. You can read it in Finnish and in English at: https://vuosikertomus2018.portofhelsinki.fi/en/.