The cargo throughput of the port of Hamina-Kotka in Finland increased by 5.4% yoy in January 2017, amounting to 1.16 million tons. The exported cargo from the port increased by by 11.5% during the reporting period to 892,104 tons, including 208,785 tons (+0.1%) of paper cargo, 187,784 tons (-0.6%) of liquid bulk cargo, 175,885 tons (+49.8%) of sawn goods and 120,693 tons (-12.6%) of dry bulk cargo. The volume of import of the port decreased by 11.2% to 264,280 tons, including 84,860 tons (-22.9%) of liquid bulk cargo, 83,140 tons (+14%) of general cargo and 47,003 tons (+23%) of dry bulk cargo. The container turnover of the port of Hamina-Kotka increased by 13.5% in January 2017 to 55,340 TEU, while during the period were shipped only 34 vehicles, representing a decrease of 91.5%.
The transit traffic at the Port of Hamina-Kotka rose by 5.3% yoy in January to 306,293 tons, including export and import. The coastal traffic dropped by 43.7% to 61,888 tons.
The Finnish port of Kotka and port of Hamina merged under the new name on May 2011. The port can handle liquid bulk, dry bulk, containers, RoRo cargoes, gas, project shipments and conventional cargoes.
The Port of Hamina-Kotka is located in South-Eastern Finland in the European Union on near the Russian border and 280 km from St Petersburg. Hamina-Kotka is the biggest universal, export, container and transit port in Finland, with regular connections to all major European seaports and thereby to the other parts of the world. The throughput of the port of Hamina-Kotka in 2016 amounted to 13.39 million tons, while container turnover amounted to 631,330 TEU.