Freight traffic studied in passenger ferry harbours in weeks 39–42

The Helsinki Regional Transport Authority HSL and the Port of
Helsinki will study the volumes and destinations of freight,
delivery and maintenance traffic in the passenger ferry harbours of
Helsinki and Tallinn. The data is being gathered to assist in the
planning of the Helsinki region transport system and as part of the
HTTransplan project (Helsinki-Tallinn Transport & Planning
Scenarios).

The study will be carried out in Eteläsatama in week 39,
Katajanokka in week 40, Länsisatama in week 41, and the Vanasadama
in Tallinn in week 42. The study consists of two parts: a
questionnaire for drivers and traffic volume counts.

The questionnaire will determine the origin, destination, and
contents of each shipment arriving in the harbour, and the type of
vehicle used to carry the shipment.

Drivers will be interviewed in the harbours on Tuesdays and
Thursdays. The objective is to interview all drivers arriving in
port from land, if the traffic situation permits. However, the
study will not delay ship traffic or the loading of ships.

Traffic volumes will be counted in each harbour in Helsinki for
the entire week of study.

Participation in the study is voluntary, and all information
obtained will be handled confidentially. No information on
individual shipments, companies or harbour sections will be
published in identifiable form.

The material collected will be stored by HSL for official use
and passed on only with the permission of HSL.

Additional information on the study is available from HSL
Traffic Analyst Pekka Räty, tel. +358 9 47664259.

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