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Hammerfest (NOHFT)

Hammerfest, Finnmark County, Norway

Port Code NOHFT Port Name Hammerfest
City Hammerfest Country/Region Norway
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 70.6665 Longitude 23.679
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.

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