Port of Oulu

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Port of Oulu (Oulun satama in Finnish) is a complex of three separate harbours located at the mouth of Oulujoki river in Oulu, Finland. Port of Oulu is a corporation owned by the City of Oulu. Annual average of 3 million tons of cargo is shipped on 500 vessels. Two of the ports, Nuottasaari and Oritkari, are also rail-served.

Harbours in Port of Oulu[edit]

A cargo ship approaching the Vihreäsaari harbour

Vihreäsaari oil and bulk docks[edit]

Vihreäsaari oil docks on Vihreäsaari island, on the north bank of Oulujoki river is the most important oil dock in the city, with a maximum allowed draught of 10.0m. In addition to oil handling facilities there are six-ton bulk cranes in Vihreäsaari. The harbour was opened in 1963[1]

Nuottasaari docks[edit]

Located next to the Stora Enso paper mill on the south bank of the river is the Nuottasaari docks with three separate piers: the main pier and two separate chemical piers. Maximum allowed draught in 6.4m. Two cranes of 8-ton and 6-ton capacities are in service. The harbour was opened in 1953[1]

Oritkari docks[edit]

There are two 50-ton cranes at the Oritkari docks. Oritkari mainly handles container freight through its three piers. The harbour was opened in 1970.[1]

Historical harbours[edit]

Toppila docks[edit]

Toppila docks were located on the both sides of the Toppilansalmi strait in the Toppilansaari and Toppila districts. Once a busy harbour, Toppila was closed from commercial traffic at the end of April 2012.[2] Before the closure Toppila was a quiet harbour mainly used by bulk carriers. There were no fixed crane on the 450-metre pier and most of harbour activity had ceased already during the 1990s. Entire former harbour area has been zoned for apartment buildings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "History". Port of Oulu. 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  2. ^ "Toppila". Port of Oulu. Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-10-11. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Port of Oulu at Wikimedia Commons