The package has been prepared by Shipbrokers Finland, the Finnish Port Operators Association and the Finnish Port Association in order to provide companies operating in ports with a consistent picture of a safe way of working. It includes good practices followed by member companies and guidance given by authorities. The compilation is not binding but instead, each company operating in a port will organise its work and arrange its premises from its own starting points. The section ‘Maritime traffic practices’ describes the procedures that are valid in shipping; they are based on legislation and guidelines issued by authorities. This section has been updated on the basis of instructions given by the Finnish Border Guard on 14th May.
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