What is the role of Finnish Port Association?

FPA brings the position of Finnish port authorities to decision making in Finland and the EU. FPA represents ports in cargo as well as passenger traffic.


The membership of FPA consists of 30 sea and inland ports. The members of FPA are both general as well as industrial ports. Since 2015 port authorities in Finland operate as corporate companies who develop infrastructure and provide port services to their customers. Port companies have strengthened their role as the primary actor of the whole industrial and logistical area at the port.

Over 95 percent of the whole Finnish seaborne export and import is transported through FPA’s member ports. Also the role of passenger ports is important within the work of association.

FPA is an industry NGO founded in 1923, based in Helsinki. The FPA staff of five is engaged in networking and lobby to promote the competitiveness of Finnish ports.