Finland’s container volumes grow by 7.5% in 2016

fin-portsThe container throughput of the 3 major ports of Finland in 9 months of 2016 reaches 1 mln TEU, which is 7.5% higher than last year.

In January-September, 2016 the leading Port of HaminaKotka increased its throughput by 13.4% on a year-on-year basis by handling 427 210 TEU. The second largest port in container traffic terms Helsinki handled 343 055 TEU which is 6.5% more than last year. The port of Rauma’s turnover dropped by 3.1% y-o-y to 197 721 TEU.

The 3 ports’ total monthly volume in September reached 112 098 TEU which is +9.1% to August, 2016 and +16.3% to September, 2015. The below table shows the data for the particular ports.

Port / TEUSeptember, 2016September, 2015Growth
HaminaKotka51 94441 841+ 24.1%
Helsinki37 81134 501+9.5%
Rauma22 34320 037+11.5%


The ports of Kotka and Hamina merged under the new name Port of HaminaKotka on the 1st of May, 2011. Today it is the largest port in Finland with a 38.8% share in total container throughput of the country.

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