This year Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence. To honor the anniversary we publish a series of photos from the Port of Turku archives themed Throwback Thursday. The captions are short, so if you have more information about the photos, please share it with us in the Port’s comment fields in LinkedIn and Twitter.
As the economy regulation eased, the construction of port facilities gained momentum in the early 1950’s. At the end of the 1960s there were no more than three and a half kilometers of pier in the port of Turku. As the pier length increased, more cranes were acquired from the mid-1950s onwards; in the beginning of the 1960s, there were 27 cranes in the port.