Cruise and passenger ship terminal construction work in Kotka has started12.11.2021
KOTKA PAX, the development project for the cruise and passenger ship terminal at Kantasatama in Kotka will improve the transport infrastructure of the Port of HaminaKotka at Kantasatama in Kotka, with the goal of enabling year-round, safe and fluent border crossing and passenger ferry traffic between Finland and Russia.
Regular passenger ferry traffic requires a framework for customs and border control operations, which is why facilities will be built and modified at Kantasatama in Kotka for mandatory inspections and services by the Finnish Customs and Border Guard. The contracts for the building of the terminal have been signed, and construction work has begun. A warehouse building is currently undergoing foundation work for the customs and border control facilities to be constructed there.
Port of HaminaKotka Ltd is the main executor of the project, and the other project partners are the St Petersburg passenger port "Marine Façade", and Finnish Customs and Border Guard. The project was launched on 1 June 2019 and will continue until 31 May 2022. The Southeast Finland - Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme will provide the project with a funding of 2 million euros.
Ville Kuitunen, Director of Traffic Operations, Port of HaminaKotka Ltd
ville.kuitunen @ haminakotka.fi, tel. 020 790 8831