Fintraffic’s Vessel Traffic Services

Fintraffic’s Vessel Traffic Services are responsible for vessel traffic control and management at sea. Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) currently employ approximately 100 professionals working as VTS operators, centre managers, project managers and safety managers, for example. The VTS operator duties require experience in deck officer tasks and appropriate training and qualifications in the field. You can find more information on Vessel Traffic Services here.

“On the days when we prevent accidents, the work is extremely rewarding. It makes you feel good that you were involved in saving nature, people and equipment. Our operations ensure safe and smooth-flowing vessel traffic and also protect fragile marine environments. That’s not a small thing! It’s something you can be really proud of.”
Jockum, Vessel Traffic Services, Turku

In the video below, you can learn more about the activities of the Vessel Traffic Centre and the development of maritime traffic systems and services. In the videos, Samu, VTS manager, and Matti, shift manager, give more detailed information on the duties of VTS operators. In the second video, director Jouni and project manager Olli illustrate the development of maritime traffic.