An extensive survey of the port noise was performed in 2017, which underlies the final noise conditions for the port operations obtained in 2018. These mean 52 dB daytime, 49 dB evening and 48 dB night time except for the combi terminal where the level 53 dB daytime and evening and 52 dB night applies.
The noise survey shows that the relocation of ferry berths, relocation of the combi terminal and measures on own machines and equipment carried out significantly reduced noise from the port’s direct operations. However, the noise from the port is dominated by the general traffic flow (road and rail) through the port. What can be noted is that this internal traffic noise is, in turn, about 10 dBA (day equivalent) lower than the external noise generated on road 9 and the public rail traffic.
An important area of action is the noise from the port’s own working vehicles. The successful reduction of this is the result of active work, both through close cooperation with suppliers as well as through own actions. Noise measurements are performed on a regular basis and in accordance with normal operational conditions and noise levels from the “best” tug master have declined steadily – from 107 decibels 2008 to 103 decibels 2012. The latest survey was performed in 2017 and on average, the sound effect from the port’s newest tug master had then been reduced by further 2 decibels.
Noise from tug masters (dBA)