2018 June 9 11:22
In January-May 2018, the Port of HaminaKotka (Finland) handled 7.03 million tonnes of cargo (+19.6%, year-on-year). According to the port authorities, transshipment of export cargo climbed by 10% to 4.9 million tonnes including 1.2 million tonnes of paper (+5.6%), 575,820 tonnes of cellulose (-13.7%), 958,520 tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+6.1%) and 779,130 tonnes of dry bulk cargo (+32.2%).
Transshipment of import cargo grew by 49.6% to 2.12 million tonnes including 572,340 tonnes of unitized cargo (+23.4%), 424,570 tonnes of dry bulk cargo (+76.8%) and 422,190 tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+4.8%).
Transshipment of transit cargo grew by 30.1% to 1.9 million tonnes, domestic traffic declined by 2.6% to 338,180 tonnes.
Transshipment of containers fell by 1.4% to 283,930 TEUs, transshipment of Ro-Ro cargo fell by 4.8% to 6,010 units.
The number of calls grew by 10.5% to 1,158.
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.