In the Port of Helsinki, Boskalis will deepen de Vuosaari fairway and harbor basin from eleven to thirteen meters and use a part of the dredged material for the development of Helsinki’s Hernesaari area.
Port of Helsinki
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the travel restrictions that has brought, Port of Helsinki reported a serious impact upon its port business and decided to temporarily dismiss its entire personnel.
Port of Helsinki and its partners issued to the European Union three funding applications in relation to the port’s environmental future, aiming towards a better environment and sustainability. Through the investments, the port aspires to reduce emissions in the port area and allocate benefits to local residents and the whole city.
The Port of Helsinki, Finland, issued a update on 2019’s throughput, from January to December 2019, informing that the port saw a 2% year-on-year decline in the number of cargo it handled. Specifically, the port handled 14.42 million tonnes of cargo, in other words a 2% decline, year-on-year.
The Port of Helsinki announced the construction of a new Royal Park carpark to the West Harbour, expected to operate from early 2021. The carpark will take shape near West Terminal 2 but will also serve the passengers of West Terminal 1.
At the start of 2019, the Port of Helsinki introduced a pricing model in order to steer truck traffic to the harbours outside the city centre during rush hours. With the model in use, the truck traffic in Vuosaari has increased by 33% and the traffic in the central harbour areas has decreased by 4%.
The Port of Helsinki issued its price list for 2020 updating the sizes and types of its environmental discounts, as part of its efforts to pioneer in sustainable development, achieving significant emissions reductions and become carbon-neutral by 2035.
In our special column, we are excited to host an interview with Andreas Slotte, Head of Sustainable Development at Port of Helsinki, who talks about his dream on working in the maritime industry, an advice coming from his father. Mr Slotte highlights that people should never stop being curious, advising that they should keep on learning through the years.
Port of Helsinki ordered an additional automated mooring system, in line with the port’s efforts to optimize safety and efficiency and also reduce environmental impact, following similar orders from the Port of Turku and Port of Tallinn in recent months.
Nauticor-operated LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos conducted its first SIMOPS (simultaneous operations) LNG bunkering operation with the world’s first container ship retrofitted with an LNG engine, Wes Amelie, at the Vuosaari Harbour container terminal in the Port of Helsinki, Finland.
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