Secured future for partners
The Port of Turku will also fulfil its customers’ needs in the future. By planning an expansion near the Pansio train ferry harbour the capacity of the Port can be increased by more than 3 million tonnes. Furthermore, the present harbour facilities can bear 2 million tonnes of extra traffic. There are large areas reserved for new terminals, warehouses and import companies in the Ovako area and along the Turku by-pass road.
Turku has traditionally served as the gate to Europe. The Port of Turku is a core area in the Nordic Triangle, which is an important TEN (Trans European Network) project of the European Union. The E18 road that passes via Turku creates a new, fixed connection between Scandinavia and St. Petersburg and the rest of Russia.
As a result of improved traffic connections, the importance of the Turku region as the developer of marine routes of the whole Baltic Sea has increased. Turku is the only Finnish port with the resources to serve trains, trucks and trailers in both Scandinavian and continental traffic. Additionally, there is an international airport near the port.
Economic growth has made the Baltic Sea an increasingly important area for marine transports. The emphasis now lies on regular routes and unitised cargo. Consequently, the position of the Port of Turku as a central crossroads in the transport chain has strengthened.
The Port of Turku actively co-operates with the destination ports of regular liner traffic. The goal is to make services and operations even more efficient and versatile. Sufficient capacity and smooth connections will secure an excellent basis for growth and operations in the future, too.