Uncertainty about the
economic outlook is reflected in the transportation
The long growth period of international sea
transportation turned into a decline in the end of the
year 2008. In 2009,
the volume of goods transported via Finnish ports decreased
by 19 % compared to the record year of 2007.
In 2010, volume of traffic in ports started to grow: the volume of goods transported via
Finnish ports increased by 13 % compared to the previous
year. Transportation volumes continued to grow in 2011,
with an increase of 5,6 % compared to the previous year.
Since the year 2011 transport volumes have varied. It is currently very difficult
to forecast the development of the economy, and as a
result of transports.
Transport is an important part of Finnish foreign
Key sectors in Finnish foreign trade are production of
valuable goods, forestry, metal industry, chemicals and energy
industry, as well as wholesale and retail sale and
operators providing logistics and transport services for
the trade industry.
Transportation and logistics have a significant impact
in the competitiveness of Finnish foreign trade. Duo to
our location and natural conditions a high-quality
transport system is needed to ensure the competitiveness
of our export of goods and logistics services. Ports,
airports and border crossings as well as good land and
sea connections form a system in which all parts
integrate harmoniously and the different transport modes
complement each other.
The share of transportation of unitized cargo has lately
represented almost one third of all sea transports.
Its significance is emphasized when the value of goods
transported is taken into account. About
80 % of all
unitized carco is shipped through four biggest unitized
cargo handling ports.
Freight transport in Finnish ports in 2015 (mill.
foreign trade transports (incl. transit transport) in 2015
Finnish foreign trade transport (incl. transit
transport) and the share of unitized cargo