Throughput of port HaminaKotka (Finland) in Jan-Feb'18 up 13.8% Y-o-Y to 2.57 million tonnes
In January-February 2018, the Port of HaminaKotka (Finland) handled 2.57 million tonnes of cargo (+13.8%, year-on-year). According to the port authorities, transshipment of export cargo climbed by 3.5% to 1.79 million tonnes including 275,330 tonnes of paper (+10.7%), 229,500 tonnes of cellulose (-21.5%), 353,900 tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (-7.6%) and 288,780 tonnes of dry bulk cargo (+74.3%).
Transshipment of import cargo grew by 29.4% to 2.57 million tonnes including 191,100 tonnes of unitized cargo (+8.9%), 141,820 tonnes of dry bulk cargo (+87.2%) and 180,370 t of liquid bulk cargo (+10.6%).
Transshipment of transit cargo grew by 9.3% to 722,720 tonnes, inland traffic dropped by 64.6% to 44,590 tonnes.
Transshipment of containers fell by 3.5% to 113,640TEUs, transshipment of Ro-Ro cargo fell by 5.1% to 2,290 units.
The number of calls grew by 6.8% to 437 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 2017, the port handled 14.66 mln t of cargo.