Port of HaminaKotka Inaugurates New D-Area and Baltic Sea Pulp Centre of Mussalo Harbour in Kotka, Finland
The Port of HaminaKotka has invested almost 40 million euros in the infrastructure of the expansion area, and Steveco has built a modern pulp terminal of 20,000 m2 for the sea transport of UPM's Kaukas and Kymi pulp mills.
Oct. 16, 2019 (Press Release) - Port of HaminaKotka Ltd and Steveco Oy have jointly constructed a world-class pulp terminal in the new D-area in the western part of the Mussalo Harbour in Kotka, Finland. The Port of HaminaKotka has invested almost 40 million euros in the infrastructure of the expansion area of approx. 30 hectares, and Steveco has built a modern pulp terminal of 20,000 m2 for the sea transport of UPM's Kaukas and Kymi pulp mills to be focused at Mussalo.
Port of HaminaKotka Ltd has also signed a letter of intent with Finnpulp Oy, whereby the transport of the production of the pulp mill contemplated in Kuopio would take place via the new area.
The inauguration ceremonies of the D-area and the Baltic Sea Pulp Centre located on it took place on 3 October 2019. About 100 invited guests took part in the opening ceremonies.
“For the Port of HaminaKotka, this has been a major step into the future together with our long-term partners Steveco and UPM. The investments have enabled the launching of new large-scale operations at the Port of HaminaKotka,” says Kimmo Naski, CEO of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd.
The first part of the quay of the D-area — quarrying and dredging work of the harbour basin, and the breakwater — are about to be complete. At a later stage, more quay will be built, and it is also possible to increase the warehousing capacity.
About Port of HaminaKotka
The Port of HaminaKotka serves as an important hub in Europe and in the Baltic Sea region. Regular liner services ensure quick deliveries and connections to all parts of the world. The Port of HaminaKotka caters for all types of cargo: containers, RoRo, LoLo, dry bulk, liquid bulk, gas and project shipments of all types, and provides versatile value-added services. To learn more, visit: www.haminakotka.com.
SOURCE: Port of HaminaKotka