Emissions into air
The Port of Turku has been involved in the co-operation group for air protection in the Turku region since 2006. Formed by municipalities and the largest operators, the group steers the air quality monitoring in the area. The environmental permits required from ports have also been taken into account in monitoring. The Port performs the air quality monitoring together with the Environmental Protection Office of the City of Turku.
Furthermore, the Port follows up the emissions of its vehicles and machines at an annual level on the basis of mileage and hours of use. Emissions into air resulting from all port operations (including vessel traffic) are estimated annually.
The Port of Turku carries out noise measurements in accordance with the environmental permits of both the Inner Harbour and the Pansio harbour. As a general rule the measurements have focused on the Ruissalo area. Certain noise measurements have been carried out elsewhere in the city.