Port of Helsinki handled 40,788 TEU in July 2022, marking an increase of 4,4% compared with the same month last year.
Additionally, the Finnish port has moved 282,664 TEU in the first seven months of the current year, which translates to a slight growth of 0.4% compared with the same period in 2021.
The increase in container traffic in July was mainly driven by the growth in exports of the Port of Helsinki.
Meanwhile, the total cargo volume in January–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%).
“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 European port in a statement.
Port of Helsinki officials believe the development of the port’s liner traffic in the remaining months of the year will be affected by the sale and leasing of ships.
Source: Container News