Port of Helsinki
18.11.2021 16:15:07 //
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Vaula Aunola
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Sinikka Tuominen

Tarja Hirvonen has been smiling at customers for 48 years

Marketing Coordinator Tarja Hirvonen will be retiring on 1 March 2022 after a 48-year career at the Port of Helsinki.

“I started as a courier in the Helsinki City Port Authority’s General Customs Warehouse office in Katajanokka in 1973.”

Over the years, she has accumulated a total of nine job titles.

“The most unusual was cargo clearing agent. I’ve had the opportunity to do a broad range of work, and have also experienced technological developments and all kinds of changes in working methods.” Hirvonen says that her colleagues and customers have been the best thing about her time at the port.

“Customers have always been important to me, and it’s great that I’ll be able to spend the rest of my time here working with customers at a variety of events and functions.”