CRUISE PORT HAMINAKOTKA - THE PORT OF OPPORTUNITIES
Port of HaminaKotka is responsible for the marketing, customers, development and co-ordination of the cruise business in the cities of Kotka and Hamina.
The most eastern port in the Finnish Gulf is located on the Southeast coast of Finland at the Finnish coastline right where the rapids of River Kymijoki, the biggest river in Southern Finland, rushes to meet the sea. The wonderful nature and city parks, dazzling history of the border region, cultural events, historic sights and thousands of friendly people welcome travelers for a memorable visit.
The berthing places for cruise ships are in the City Center of the Kotka island, Hamina or Mussalo port areas, close to the old city of Porvoo, Lakeland Lappeenranta. Located under 50 NM from Helsinki and 100 NM from Tallinn.
The port of the picturesque cozy cities by the sea, Kotka and Hamina, is located a stone’s throw away from all the experiences. Your guests are able to experience, within a few hours, the soul of whole Finland - from the pulsating capital to the exotic nature, from pushing one’s limits to finding a peace of mind. The getaway destination to experience a mini Finland.
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Hamina is operated by the Port of HaminaKotka, located 5 km from the city centre of the historical border town Hamina. Hamina is located nearby Kotka (15 min) by the E18 motorway, and close to Helsinki and Tallinn, only 20 min by car from the Russian border.
Throughout centuries, Hamina has been a meeting place between the East and West, and it has been located alternately on both sides of the national frontier. This is where the land and sea meet each other; in the winter intertwined in snow, and in the summer the waves caress the seaside sand and the rocky shores of the archipelago.
This is where the history of the unique circular centre of Hamina with its fortress meets the beautiful countryside.
This is where happy people meet each other – in the sunny streets and festivals of a summer’s day, on the trekking paths in the peace and quiet of the natural environment, and in the autumn and winter events filled with a special atmosphere. Number of inhabitants (01/2020) 20 134 Total area 1 155 km² Sea areas 522 km² Land areas and inland waters 633 km² Currency € Main languages are Finnish and English.
PORT OF HAMINAKOTKA PORT AREA IN NUMBERS: •1200 ha of land areas •1600 ha of sea areas •9 km of quays •70 berths •90 km of railways HAMINA EU1-EU4 Length: 609 m, Safe clearance depth: 11,2-13,2 m, Width: 50 m, Air draught: Unlimited ANCHORAGE Available: Inner Roads, SERVICES Fresh water: Yes, Bunkering: Yes, Waste disposal: Yes, Oily waste collection: Yes, Sewage collection: Yes, Hazardous waste collection: Yes, Intraport transport service: Yes, Ships tenders allowed: Yes, Pilotage compulsory: Yes, Tugs: Available, Tidal movement/range: None Berthing policy: First in first out
HAMINA IN A NUTSHELL Hamina is a seaside town located in south-eastern Finland in the region of Kymenlaakso. The town is known worldwide for its unique, historical star-shaped fortress that surrounds the town’s round city plan.
Throughout its history, Hamina has been a hub of international trade and transportation of goods: the port of HaminaKotka is in fact the second largest commercial port in Finland. The diverse industrial landscape, supported by the vivid harbour ranges from a modern datacenter to innovative cleantech, forest industry, technology industry and chemical industry. Hamina is also known for its long tradition as a proud military town: The army reserve officer school and garrison are located inside and right outside the city walls. Approximately 1500 conscripts from all over the country are trained there as reserve officers annually.
Adding to the long line of military tradition the town also hosts a military music festival, Hamina Tattoo, every two years. The festival brings military marching bands from all over the world to perform in the mighty Hamina Bastioni, the largest open air canopy in Europe.
Also, the tallest flagpole in Europe was erected in Hamina to celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence. Hamina truly is a world-class small town. If you enjoy both historical and modern settings, nature and urban lifestyle, ample opportunities for work and business, lively and diverse culture, Hamina is the place to be.
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