The Port of HaminaKotka and Steveco have set up the Baltic Sea Pulp Centre, a brand-new terminal in the D-area in the western part of Kotka's Mussalo Harbour.
The port has invested almost €40m in erecting the necessary infrastructure across approx. 30 ha, while Steveco has built a 20,000 m2-big facility which will take care of the volumes delivered by UPM's Kaukaa and Kymi pulp mills.
In addition, the Port of HaminaKotka has signed a letter of intent with Finnlulp, according to which the transports of the production of the company's under construction pulp mill in Kuopio will be handled at the Baltic Sea Pulp Centre.
"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," Kimmo Naski, CEO, the Port of HaminaKotka, commented.
The port plans to further develop the D-area in the future by expanding the quay wall. Consequently, as the demand for sea transportations grows, the investors may decide to increase the warehousing capacity, too.
Photo: UPM Pulp