Port of Hanko

The Port of Hanko is a cargo port in the city of Hanko, on the south coast of Finland. Situated almost at the tip of the Hanko Peninsula, it is the southernmost of all Finnish ports.[2]

Port of Hanko
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Port of Hanko: Western harbour in the background, Outer harbour partly visible on the left
Native name
Hangon satamaHangö hamn
Coordinates59°49′20″N 22°57′21″E / 59.822151°N 22.955747°E / 59.822151; 22.955747Coordinates: 59°49′20″N 22°57′21″E / 59.822151°N 22.955747°E / 59.822151; 22.955747
Operated byOy Hangon Satama – Hangö Hamn Ab
Owned byCity of Hanko[2]
Type of harborcoastal breakwater
Draft depthmax. 14.0 metres (45.9 ft) depth[3]
Annual cargo tonnagec. 4.8m tons (int'l) (2018)[4]


The port comprises three areas:[3]

  • Western harbour: 5 RO-RO quays; depth 8.6–14.0 metres (28.2–45.9 ft)
  • Outer harbour: mostly used to import and store vehicles in free-trade zone facility; 2 quays; total length 366 metres (1,201 ft), depth 7.8–10.5 metres (26–34 ft); also includes over 620,000 square metres (6,700,000 sq ft) storage area
  • Koverhar [fi] harbour: focusing on bulk cargo; 2 quays; total length 367 metres (1,204 ft), depth 9.0–11.0 metres (29.5–36.1 ft); also includes c. 600 hectares (1,500 acres) of storage area


With total annual international cargo throughput of 4.8 million tons in 2018, Hanko is the 6th biggest port in Finland by cargo tonnage. The total volume is fairly evenly split between exports and imports.[4]

The Port of Hanko specialises in fast cargo liner traffic, with the major operators including Transfennica [fi], Finnlines and DFDS.[5] Among the main categories of import cargo are cars and other vehicles, while exports consist largely of products of the forestry and paper industries.[3]

Up to and including 2006, Hanko also handled passenger traffic, but this has since all but stopped.[4]

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  1. ^ "UN/LOCODE - Finland". United Nations. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Hanko". ItamerenSatamat.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Harbours". PortOfHanko.fi. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Traficom International Maritime Statistics 2019" (PDF). Traficom.fi (in Finnish). Finnish Transport and Communications Agency. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Port of Hanko". Esitteemme.fi. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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