Suomen Satamaliitto - Finlands Hamnförbund - Finnish Port Association


About the Finnish Port Association

Finnish ports play an important role in Finnish business. Almost 90% of Finland’s foreign trade passes through our ports. In this sense, Finland could be compared to an island, as the ports located on its approximately 1,000 kilometres of coast function as links in the commercial transport of goods and passengers to and from foreign countries. In addition, our country has an abundance of lakes, and our inland ports can be accessed by foreign shipping through the Saimaa channel. Most Finnish ports are kept open to serve shipping all year long, in spite of the winter.

Finnish Port Association is the central organisation of the municipal and private public ports. It was founded in 1923, and it has 29 members.

The Association promotes and acts for the interests of it’s members. The Association is represented in various governemental bodies founded for port policy and transportation issues. In addition the Association is a member of international organisations like

  • IAPH:
    The International Association of Ports and Harbors
  • ESPO:
    The European Sea Ports Organisation
  • PIANC:
    International Navigation Association
  • ICHCA:
    International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association
  • BPO:
    Baltic Ports Organization