Helsingin Sanomatreported today that the Helsinki City Council approved the construction of the Jätkäsaari harbor tunnel. The new tunnel will facilitate the flow of traffic in the area and at the same time enable the transfer of the South Harbor operations to the West Harbor and Katajanokka. In the future, the South Harbor area will be freed up for a completely new use. The area connecting Kaivopuisto and the market square is planned as a common space for the townspeople.
With the centralization of port operations, shipping traffic to Stockholm will be concentrated in Katajanokka and traffic to Tallinn to Jätkäsaari.
A new car park will open in the West Terminal and the comfort of the terminal has been improved
Reforms are coming soon, especially for those moving to Tallinn. During February, a new
Completed in 2017, Länsiterminaali 2 is modern and top-class in terms of travel comfort. The front of the terminal can be reached by tram, so it is easy to arrive with luggage on public places. The journey from the terminal to the ship is short and moving is easy in the spacious terminal.
While waiting for the ship to depart, you can sit in one of the terminal’s three restaurants; The Panorama Bistro & Bar restaurants are located upstairs and the Cafe Kuppi kiosk café can be found in the lower lobby. Car passengers have not been forgotten either, and during the summer, the busiest departures are to buy coffee from the coffee fillet. The five-year-old West Terminal 2 is stunning and offers stunning sea views and a cozy outdoor terrace. Recently, more seats and charging points for phones and laptops have been added to the lobby.
Visit Finland awarded the Port of Helsinki the Sustainable Travel Finland label
Responsibly produced products are favored in the operations and products of the Western Terminal. This is reflected, among other things, in the café’s selection, where coffee is double-certified organic and fair-trade coffee. The Sustainable Travel label awarded by Visit Finland guarantees that the port’s passenger operations meet the criteria of sustainable tourism, which takes into account economic, ecological, social and cultural sustainability.