The Finnish company, the biggest dry bulk operator in the country, has signed an agreement with the Port of HaminaKotka following which the Mussalo Bulk Terminal will be upgraded with new facilities.
Specifically, Rauanheimo will invest in a new rail wagon unloading station, to be ready in August 2020, while together with the port authority it'll also lay a new track leading to the terminal.
In total, Rauanheimo will have invested €17m in new machinery and more warehousing capacity by this year's summer, including conveyor, crane and wheel loader equipment, and a 30k m2-big warehouse (the M-1, M-3, M-4, and M-5 warehouses have been divided into separate sections, making it possible to simultaneously store more than 100kt of various goods).
As a result, Mussalo Bulk Terminal's yearly handling capacity will increase from 1.0-1.5mt to 3.0mt.
"The co-operation with the management of Port of HaminaKotka and the planning of the investments with the port's Technical Department has been fluent, which is of utmost importance in achieving our shared goal of attracting additional transport volumes," Joakim Laxåback, Managing Director, Rauanheimo, said.
Kimmo Naski, CEO, the Port of HaminaKotka, added, "The Port of HaminaKotka has had the pleasure of conducting constructive and developing co-operation with Rauanheimo for several years in both Hamina and Kotka. The leap now taken will bring bulk transport at the Port of HaminaKotka to a whole new level."