Hammerfest (NOHFT)

Port Code NOHFT City Hammerfest
Port Name Hammerfest Country/Region Norway
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Hammerfest (NOHFT)



      A port on the northern coast of Norway.In winter, the East 1 standard is adopted;East 2 standard time in summer.The maximum draft is 13 meters and the loading density of water is 1025.The tidal range is 3 meters.The prevailing wind direction is variable (Grade 1-9).Compulsory pilotage, piloted by taharson pilot station.VHF channels 12 and 16 are used for communication.Working hours: 07:00-16:00, overtime is allowed.Port service facilities are: ship repair, fueling, small boats, medical, traction, sewage, fresh water, supplies, repatriation, dry dock.The annual throughput of the port is about 250000 tons.There are two berths for general cargo and bulk cargo ships in the port, with draft of 9.75-12.92 meters.Four container ship berths with berth numbers of 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10, draught of 9.14-11.28m, handling 5 containers per hour.There are two oil tanker berths with draft of 11.28 meters, handling 1000 tons of crude oil per hour.

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Summary of NOHFT

Hammerfest port (port code: NOHFT) is a medium-sized port in Norway. It is situated on the west coast of Kvaloey Island, facing the Soeroey Sound, and is approximately 840 nautical miles north of Trondheim.
The port is open to shipping all year round and consists of the Hammerfest general cargo harbour, the Rypefjord oil harbour and Melkoya Island (Snohvit) LNG terminal, which operates as a separate terminal. The main harbour entrance, open towards southwest, with depth of 40 meters, is somewhat exposed to winds from that direction. Vessels up to LOA 120 meters can anchor inside the harbour.
The port handles approximately 2,750,000t of cargo and 10,000 TEU annually. The principal imports to this port include coal, general cargo, container cargo, salt and oil. While the main exports from this port are LNG, fish and fish products.
Each year around 130,000 passengers and 4,500 vessels visit this port. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are fishing vessels, accounting for about 39%; and cargo vessels, taking up around 24%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 178 meters. The maximum draught is 7.8 meters. The maximum deadweight is 13598t.