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. Noise from port operations is also being considered in connection with the ongoing Ferry Terminal Turku city planning.