Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Helsinki, Kotka, Turku
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

160 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A Finnlines subsidiary, stevedore company Finnsteve, has announced that it will cut 160 jobs at the ports in Helsinki, Kotka, and Turku. The port of Helsinki will lose the largest number of jobs, i.e. 120 of 375 stevedores. Finnsteve employs about 700 workers in the three affected ports.

The company blames the redundancies on two unprofitable years. The mandatory negotiations with the employee representatives already took place. In the meantime, Finnsteve stevedores in Helsinki announced an immediate three-day walkout to protest against the cuts. They cited Finnlines Group's announcement that business has been improving since 2009.


  • 2 March 2011: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 2 March 2011: YLE Internet News


Eurofound (2011), Finnsteve, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 71686, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71686.