Throughput of port HaminaKotka (Finland) up 3.3% to 13.4 mln t in 2016
In January-December 2016, the Port of HaminaKotka (Finland) handled 13.4 mln t of cargo (+3.3%, year-on-year). According to the port authorities, transshipment of export cargo climbed by 3.3% to 9.66 mln t including 2.62 mln t of paper (-1.6%), 1.56 mln t of cellulose (+9.2%), 2.1 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+15.5%) and 959,400 t of loose bulk cargo (-22.7%).
Transshipment of import cargo climbed by 3.4% to 3.73 mln t including 1.03 mln t of packaged cargo (-2.5%), 620,260 t of dry bulk cargo (-4%) and 1.24 mln t of liquid bulk cargo (+7.7%).
Transshipment of transit cargo fell by 7.4% to 2.94 mln t, inland traffic grew by 30.4% to 1.03 mln t.
Transshipment of containers climbed by 13.7% to 631,330 TEUs, transshipment of automobiles – plunged by 61% to 8,145 units.
The number of calls climbed by 0.4% to 2,562 calls.
The Port of Kotka is some 50 km from the Russian border, 280 km from St. Petersburg and 1,000 km from Moscow. Port of Kotka comprises ports of Mussalo, Hietanen, Kantasatama, berth Puolanlaituri (Polish berth), berth Halla, and also port premises Sunila. Port of Hamina is the eastern port of Finland located 35 km from the Russian border. In 2015, the port handled 13 mln t of cargo.