Port of Uusikaupunki

The Port of Uusikaupunki (also known as Port of Hepokari) is a mixed-use cargo port located in the city of Uusikaupunki, in southwestern Finland, on the eastern shore of the Bothnian Sea.[2]

Port of Uusikaupunki
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Port of Uusikaupunki in 2020
Native name
Uudenkaupungin satama / Nystad hamn
Location
CountryFinland
LocationUusikaupunki
Coordinates60°47′40″N 21°22′35″E / 60.794444°N 21.376389°E / 60.794444; 21.376389Coordinates: 60°47′40″N 21°22′35″E / 60.794444°N 21.376389°E / 60.794444; 21.376389
UN/LOCODEFI UKI[1]
Details
Type of harborcoastal natural
Available berths5[2]
Draft depthmax. 12.5 metres (41 ft) depth[3]
Statistics
Annual cargo tonnagec. 2.5m tons (int'l) (2018)[4]
Website
www.ukiport.fi

The port services mostly RoRo traffic, but is also equipped to handle conventional and liquid cargo.[5][2]

In 2018, the total international cargo throughput of the port was c. 2.5m tons.[4] Approximately 60% of this was exports, making Uusikaupunki the 10th largest export port in Finland.[4] It is the main Finnish export port for cars, thanks to the Valmet Automotive plant located in Uusikaupunki.[6][7]

The shipping lane into the harbour had previously maximum depth of 10 metres (33 ft), but in 2015 this was deepened to 12.5 metres (41 ft).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UN/LOCODE - Finland". United Nations. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Uusikaupunki". ItamerenSatamat.fi. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Uudenkaupungin meriväylä". Vayla.fi (in Finnish). Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Traficom International Maritime Statistics 2018" (PDF). Traficom.fi (in Finnish). Finnish Transport and Communications Agency. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Berths information". Port of Uusikaupunki. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Uusikaupunki lennätti Suomen autoviennin hurjaan kasvuun – vienti jo suurempaa kuin koko viime vuonna" (in Finnish). Talouselämä. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Autotehtaan nousukausi tuo vipinää myös Uudenkaupungin satamaan" (in Finnish). Yle. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2020.

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