Due to its geographical location Paljassaare Harbour is one of the most sheltered harbours in Estonia in terms of winds and waves. Vessels enter and leave the harbour through a canal (length of canal 800 m, width 90-150 m, depth 9.0 m).
It is a cargo port, which primarily specialises in handling mixed cargo, coal and oil products, as well as timber and perishables. The harbour is also used for cooking oil shipments by the neighbouring refinery.
At this point, Port of Tallinn does not see any prospect of operating the Paljassaare Harbour and has taken the aim to end operating it. This includes the transfer of the property belonging to Port of Tallinn in Paljassaare, including the registered immovables with berths no 35-40, and the termination of providing all auxiliary and municipal services.