Vessel services ensure safe traffic

Vessel services for ships operate 24 hours a day in the Port of Turku. The services are run by the expert staff of Port Control. We want to provide high-quality vessel services to ensure the safety of ships and smooth flow of traffic. Diverse 24/7 services include mooring and unmooring of vessels and waste management. Pilotage services, ice breaking and towage services are provided by the Port’s expert partners.

Diverse services

Diverse services for vessels calling in the port. Professional services are guaranteed by the expert personnel of Port Control.

Ability to serve

Vessels are served in the Port of Turku 24 hours a day with a flexible and professional approach.

Smooth traffic

Safe and smooth sailing of ships is ensured through high-quality vessel services. Ships are made to move.

Port Control services

Mooring and releasing vessels

The mooring and unmooring of ships shall be ordered from the Port Control at least two hours before the desired time of mooring and unmooring.

Electricity for vessels

Electricity for vessels is ordered from the Port Control. The services ordered from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. are principally delivered during the same business day. For services delivered outside normal working hours, an increased fee is charged according to the price list.

Fresh water for vessels

The Port Control supplies water to ships 24 hours a day. The order for water shall be submitted to the Port Control 12 hours before the water is needed. Ordered water is delivered between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Waste management

The Port of Turku has its own waste management directions for vessels and providers operating in the port area, and separately for ship agents.


Pilotage ensures safe arrival of vessels along the fairways to the Port of Turku. The pilot embarking the vessel brings leading local expertise to the ship. Pilotage services are provided by Finnpilot Pilotage Oy.


Towing services are available 24 hours a day in the Port of Turku. Towing assistance to vessels in the Port of Turku is provided by Alfons Håkans.

Ice breaking

In winter months the vessel traffic is secured with ice breakers. Ice breaking services in the Port of Turku are provided by Alfons Håkans.


Teemu Aaltonen

Deputy Harbour Master / Vessel services

+358 50 5533 184