Port of HaminaKotka throughput in Jan-Aug’2019 grew by 13.9% Y-o-Y to 12.43 million tonnes
In January-August 2019, the Port of HaminaKotka (Finland) handled 12.43 million tonnes of cargo (+13.9%, year-on-year). According to the port authorities, transshipment of export cargo climbed by 28.7% to 9.72 million tonnes including 1.83 million tonnes of paper (-2.2%), 1.26 million tonnes of cellulose (+40%), 1.52 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+12.7%) and 1.4 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo (+17%).
Transshipment of import cargo fell by 19.4% to 2.7 million tonnes including 660,740 tonnes of general cargo (-23.5%), 301,440 tonnes of dry bulk cargo (-53.4%) and 723,980 tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (+8.5%).
In the reporting period, transit traffic climbed by 2.2% to 2.85 million tonnes, coastal traffic fell by 8.9% to 499,730 tonnes.
Transshipment of containers grew by 5.5% to 468,660 TEUs.
Vessel traffic grew by 24.4% to 2,302 units.
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 2018, the port handled 16.17 mln t of cargo.