Owned entirely by the town of Hamina, the Port of Hamina Ltd. was established in 2001 to manage cargo-handling and business operations for the Port of Hamina. As Finland’s fifth biggest port, about five million tons of cargo passes through the port each year with regular traffic to Europe’s major ports, North America, and Russia.
The Port of Hamina’s leading customer is the forest industry, but it also specializes in handling liquid bulk cargoes. The Port of Hamina has one of the Baltic Sea’s most modern and efficient container terminals. The Port of Hamina contains three kilometers of quay space, three container cranes, seven roll-on/roll-off ramps, and over 40 kilometers of rail lines. It contains more than 470 thousand square meters and has capacity to store over 830 thousand cubic meters of liquids.
The Port of Hamina’s Hillo Quay is 345 meters long with alongside depth of 6.5 meters. The Lakulahti Quay is a total of 807 meters long with alongside depths from 7.9 to 8.6 meters. The Hiirenkari Quay has 468 meters of berthing space with alongside depths from 7.9 to 8.6 meters.
The Container Terminal has berths a total of 699 meters long with alongside depth of 10 meters. The Palokangas Quay has three berths with total length of 592 meters with alongside depth of 10 meters. The Oil Port also has three berths with total length of 187 meters and alongside depths from 9 to 10 meters. The Gas Port has one berthing space that is 170 meters long with alongside depth of 9 meters.
In 2007, more than 5.4 million tons of cargo passed through the Port of Hamina, including 2.1 million tons of foreign exports and 1.1 million tons of foreign imports. Exports were dominated by paper and board (1.4 million tons), and imports were dominated by liquid bulk (about 462 thousand tons) and general cargoes (460 thousand tons).
Of the 5.4 million tons of cargo in 2007, 3.3 million tons was foreign trade, 1.5 million tons was transshipments, and 659 thousand tons was domestic trade. Cargoes included 1.2 million tons of containerized cargoes in 195 thousand TEUs.