Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 11M’2018 grew by 11.5% Y-o-Y to 14.89 million tonnes
In January-November 2018, the Port of HaminaKotka (Finland) handled 14.89 million tonnes of cargo (+11.5%, year-on-year). According to the port authorities, transshipment of export cargo climbed by 5.1% to 10.37 million tonnes including 1.27 million tonnes of wood pulp (-11.7%), 1.54 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo (+15.1%), 1.78 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (-2.2%), 2.5 million tonnes of paper (+1.6%) and 552,821 tonnes of general cargo (up 4-fold).
Transshipment of import cargo grew by 29.6% to 4.51 million tonnes including 837,740 tonnes of dry bulk cargo (+14.5%), 890,970 tonnes of liquid bulk cargo (-10.4%), 1.32 million tonnes of wood (up 3 times) and 1.14 million tonnes of general cargo (+9.8%).
In the reporting period, transit traffic grew by 12.2% to 3.62 million tonnes, coastal traffic fell by 15.9% to 775,560 tonnes.
Transshipment of containers fell by 5.4% to 602,200 TEUs.
Vessel traffic grew by 10.7% to 2,609.
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.