Port of HaminaKotka Ltd
FI-48310 Kotka Finland
P.O. Box 196
FI-48101 Kotka, Finland
+358 20 790 8800
It took four decades of negotiations between the two easternmost Finnish general cargo ports to merge. The deal was fixed in December 2010 and a new joint port authority under the name of HaminaKotka started operating in May 2011, hence becoming the biggest container port unit in Finland and one of the biggest within the Baltic Sea region.
Around 2,700 ships call at HaminaKotka yearly, berthing at dedicated quays for ro-ro, ferry and cruise vessels, container operations as well as dry bulk, liquid cargo and non-unitized forest products.
The port in Hamina spans over 320 ha (with a further 200 ha approved for port use). The port has a total of 3.2 km of quays, on which terminals for ro-ro traffic (seven ramps), handling boxes (three STS cranes, 0.5 mln TEU of annual capacity), forest products and liquid cargo (i.e. LPG terminal) are located. All of Hamina's berths are rail linked and the port has over 40 km of rail tracks. Additionally, there are 470,000 sqm of covered and open space for storage as well as approx. 830,000 sqm for storing liquid bulk. The maximal draught is 12 m.
The main harbours of Kotka are Mussalo and Hietanen. The first one is the newest facility in HaminaKotka and consists of a container terminal (1 mln TEU of yearly capacity, served by seven gantry cranes), dry and liquid bulk terminals as well as a 500 ha logistics area for value-added services. The Mussalo harbour in general, and its Jänskä quay in particular, played an important role in handling pipes for the Nord Stream project. Hietanen harbour, which used to be the main facility of Kotka port, now focuses on ro-ro traffic (six stern-to ramps alongside 900 m of berthing). The fairway to Kotka has 15.3 m of depth allowing to handle Capesize vessels.
In 2011, the joint ports' handling result was 26,661 ro-ro freight units and 105,234 imported cars. The overall amount of cargo totalled 16.05 mln tonnes (2.3 year-on-year). Port of HaminaKotka's managing system consists of certified environmental and quality management standards (ISO 14001, ISO 9001) and Hamina's facilities are certified with ISO 9001.
|B R P||City Terminal|
|B R||Hietanen South|
|D||Mussalo Bulk Terminal|
|C||Mussalo Container Terminal|
|L||Mussalo Liquid Terminal|
|Total port area||2,500 ha (together with Kotka)|
|Land area||600 ha|
|Of which rentable sites||N/A|
|Water depth||15.3 m|
|Total quay length||5.845 km|
|No. of quays||49|
|TOTAL||13.41 mln tn||13.99 mln tn||-4.2%|
|Dry bulk||1.73 mln tn||1.78 mln tn||-2.8%|
|Liquids||3.03 mln tn||2.99 mln tn||+1.3%|
|General cargo||8.64 mln tn||9.21 mln tn||-6.2%|
|incl.||Containers||574,982 TEU||626,791 TEU||-8.3%|
|Ro-ro||20,157 cargo units||22,581 cargo units||-10.7%|
* Statistics for both Hamina and Kotka
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