Port of Helsinki cargo volumes growing at “record-breaking pace”
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The Port of Helsinki has said it is on track to break its record for the highest amount of cargo volume handled.
In a recent update about the port’s performance, it was revealed that the volume of goods being transported via the Port of Helsinki is growing at a record-breaking pace.
The total cargo volume from January to July was 8.9 million tonnes, which is 8.4% more than in the same period in the previous year. Of this amount, 4.2 million tonnes was in import (+15.3%), and 4.7 million tonnes in export (+2.5%).
Moreover, unitised cargo traffic amounted to 7.5 million tonnes (+7.2%). Measured in tonnes, container traffic also increased by 0.4% from the previous year, while rubber-wheeled traffic increased by 10.2%.
“Increased transportation costs, challenges in cargo traffic delivery chains and the effects of the war in Ukraine on general economic developments are presenting challenges to the Port of Helsinki’s operating environment as well. However, the development of cargo traffic has remained positive so far despite the darkening general economic outlook,” said the Port of Helsinki, in a statement.