Port of Kokkola – Tailor-made solutions for the needs of the customers
The versatile service equipment offered by the Port of Kokkola makes it possible to provide individually tailor-made quality services to the customers. In the production of the service packages the reliable and highly professional partners of the port, the largest of which are the stevedoring companies such as Oy M.Rauanheimo Ab and the railway operator VR Transpoint, play a decisive role.
The most important success factors of the port are, among others, customer friendly service, competitive pricing and investments in modern cargo handling equipment. Port of Kokkola is the preferred and foremost port in Finland serving the mining industry. The knowhow of the logistics required by the mining industry is based on a cooperation that goes back more than 50 years. In addition to the mining industry, Port of Kokkola is an important actor in the transit traffic from and to Russia. The third significant customer group is the industry and the local trade in Kokkola. In the close vicinity of the port the industry concentration of Kokkola Industry Park (KIP) is established. This Industry Park is the largest concentration of non-organic chemical industry in Northern Europe. More than 60 companies are established in the area, employing more than 2 000 persons. Major investments are also made in the Industry Park. The companies active in the Kokkola Industry Park have announced additional investments, amounting to a total of 110 million Euros, in 2012 and 2013 in Kokkola.
Three Port Areas
The General Port, the Deep Port and the Silverstone Port form an efficient entity, and thanks to the functioning port logistics the customer can be provided cheap transport services.
Handling of containers and break bulk has been concentrated mainly in the General Port, and Kokkola is an recognized and useful link in the worldwide container transport network (MSC container hub). An important part of the operations in the General Port takes place in the covered All Weather Terminal, which significantly enhances the efficiency of cargo handling.
The Deep Port, specialized in dark bulk, is the by far heaviest port area, thanks to the large volumes handled. It represents more than 70% of all the volumes handled in the port. On the other hand, the Silverstone Port is specially designed for handling light bulk cargoes, such as lime stone.