The Port of Oulu comprises three harbours: Oritkari, Nuottasaari and Vihreäsaari. Oritkari is primarily used for handling containers and forest industry products, Nuottasaari is used for handling raw materials for the forest industry, and Vihreäsaari focuses for liquid fuels and bulk goods.
more than 400 years of experience
The largest general port in the Bothnian Bay, the Port of Oulu provides service in the most rapidly growing city in northern Europe. Operating all year round, the Port of Oulu is the leading port in the Bothnian Bay for forest industry products and container traffic. The region has an impressive seafaring and merchant fleet tradition: there has been a harbour in Oulu since the 14th century.
The channel leading to the Port of Oulu has draught of 10 metres. In 2016, a decision was made to increase the channel depth to 12.5 metres. Deepening of the channel will be implemented over the next three years.
The Port of Oulu has sizable land areas around its current harbours. As a result, the Port has a unique opportunity to take into consideration the needs of its clients, for example by constructing facilities for storage and cargo handling.
The tree harbours of the Port of Oulu have a combined quay length of 1,460 metres. There are excellent connections from the Port to further transportation by road as well as by rail. In addition, Oulu Airport, the second busiest airport in Finland, is only about a 15-minute drive away.
Additional information about ISO certificates
The Port of Oulu has three international certificates that guide its operation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
ISO 9001 addresses quality management system requirements. The ISO 14001 Environmental management certificate focuses on a risk-based approach to recognise risks and possibilities. OHSAS 18001 guides the occupational health and safety management system.
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