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The Port of Turku has prepared for preventing the spreading of the coronavirus. The Port follows the instructions of various authorities and those of the City of Turku. In order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading the following measures are in effect until further notice.

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Noise preventions are committed in many ways

The noise from port operations is largely regulated through the provisions in the Port’s environmental permits. The noise level of the port is controlled through noise reports which examine the noise emissions from port operations in different situations and compare the noise values to those determined in the Port’s environmental permits. The latest noise measurement in the inner harbour was performed at the turn of the year 2020-2021, and the next one is taking place in 2025. The environmental noise situation in the Pansio Harbour will be followed in the future according to the same schedule as the inner harbour. The ro-ro traffic in Pansio has been transferred to the inner harbour until further notice due to longer vessels.

Decrease of noise impacts will be emphasised in the future

Most of the noise of the port operations is caused by vessel calls, loading and unloading, and the vehicle traffic to and from the Port. In the Port of Turku, noise is occasional, focusing on the hours around the daily departures of passenger vessels in the morning and evening.

Prevention of noise in the Port has great significance for the future Turku. Residential areas are drawing closer to the port areas, which has created a strong incentive for the development work.

The decreasing of noise impacts will be increasingly emphasised in the future, as the residential areas and services of the city-centre are expanding towards the Port. To find new solutions for noise abatement the Port of Turku participated in the international Neptunes project. The joint project of ten different ports focused e.g. on developing a consistent method for measuring the noise from vessels and categorising vessels in terms of noise, and mapped the best practices for reducing noise from vessels.

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Markku Alahäme

Technical Director

+358 50 5533 109