Last updated 27/03/2018 - 09:28
Volume of cargo transports in Helsinki ports took a downturn
In October–December last year, the volume of international cargo transport in the ports of Helsinki decreased by 16 per cent in comparison with the corresponding period in the previous year. After two years of steady growth, the total volume of cargo transport took a downturn. The volume of exports in particular went down compared to the previous year.
Despite the downward trend over the past quarter, cargo traffic through the ports of Helsinki has increased by approximately 4 per cent in the past 12 months. Exports surpassed imports early in 2018. However, in October–December last year, the percentage of exports was 45 per cent of the total cargo transport volume.