The Port of Turku started year 2022 with great expectations, and the expectations were partly realised. As the pandemic was fading, the passenger numbers began to rise at the beginning of the year and finally reached the pre-pandemic level. Cargo transports also started at the rate of the previous year, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the decrease of cargo capacity on our Swedish route cut down the cargo volume transported through the Port. The goals were nevertheless reached regarding the finances of the port enterprise by adapting and enhancing the operations.
Read Annual report in ISSUU
We carry out long-term and systematic environmental work that is based on practical measures. Our goal is to minimise the environmental impacts of our operations on land, at sea and in air. In addition to the unique nature of the Baltic Sea and Archipelago Sea we pay special attention to the requirements of the residential areas that are located near the Port and are drawing nearer, when it comes to e.g. reducing the volume of traffic and forwarding it smoothly past the residential areas.Read Environmental report in ISSUU
Our core task is to ensure that passengers and cargo are carried from port to port on time, safely, flexibly and efficiently. With continuous renewal, and with continuously improving competitiveness. We develop new solutions for enhancing vessel traffic and thus making the route via Turku even more profitable.
We aim at that e.g. by building a joint passenger terminal and by reorganising the vehicle traffic and parking arrangements in the terminal area and the functionality of the port area on the whole.Read Port of Turku vision 2025 in ISSUU
The safety measures of the Port of Turku aim at preventing personal injuries and damage to property. See instructions for safe use of port services.
Turku was known as a lively trading post as early as the Iron Age, when Baltic, Swedish and Novgorodian merchant ships sailed to the banks of the River Aura to trade goods. Turku became one of the key ports in the Baltic Sea in the 13th century when the cogs of Hanseatic traders dominated the view in the river harbour.
Turku, a pearl of the Baltic, is Finland’s number one summer destination. Bisecting Turku city centre, the river Aura flows through the most beautiful cityscape; past great restaurants, cafes bursting with atmosphere, perceptive works of city art as well as fascinating museums.
Turku is a particularly fitting cruise destination – it is, after all, the place where the world’s largest cruise ships are built.
The Port of Turku is Finland’s gateway to Scandinavia. It is in a sheltered location on the southwestern coast, where the river Aura meets Turku archipelago sea. Arriving in Turku through the spectacular archipelago with around 20,000 islands is an unforgettable experience.