Dangerous substances are substances which may cause injuries and damage to people, property or the environment due to their susceptibility to explosion, fire or radiation, or toxicity, corrosiveness or other characteristics.
The handling of dangerous substances at the Port of HaminaKotka must comply with the Port regulations, General guidelines and General guidelines for liquid terminals and also with national acts and regulations as well as international conventions.
Traficom - International conventions concerning the maritime transport of dangerous substances (in Finnish)
Traficom - Rules and regulations concerning the transport of dangerous substances (in Finnish)
It is the responsibility of the master of the vessel, the shipping company agent and the consignee or loader to be familiar with the valid regulations and instructions and to make sure that the personnel of the vessel and operator are informed of the necessary decrees, regulations and instructions and that they apply these.
An advance notification must be made of all cargoes subject to the IMDG Code, carried through the Port of HaminaKotka. The advance notification must be made at least 24 hours before the goods arrive at the port area.
The advance notification must be made in the Portnet system.
An advance inquiry and permit are also required for the transport of substances belonging to class 1 and class 7 of the IMDG Code. An advance inquiry must also be made of cargoes of acrylonitrile (UN 1093) and epichlorohydrin (UN 2023). The advance inquiry must be made at least 3 days prior to the planned transport. The advance inquiry must be made to the Safety and Security department of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd by e-mail safety(at)haminakotka.fi.
The Safety and Security Manager of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd (tel. +358 20 790 8851) is responsible for matters relating to the carriage of dangerous substances at the port.
Safety and Security Manager, PSO Shift Supervisors
Timo Rosendahl Tel. +358 (0)20 790 8840
Tel. +358 (0)20 790 8851
Rules and regulations concerning the transport and handling of dangerous substances:
Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Finlex database for legislation