Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab and VR Transpoint have signed an agreement on a comprehensive export logistics solution for pulp products, where VR Transpoint will be responsible for the rail transport of the goods and Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab for the port operations.
Metsä Group is constructing the world’s first next-generation bioproduct mill, which will produce 1,3 million ton of pulp per year as well as other bioproducts and bioenergy. According to plan production will start in the third quarter of 2017.
Pulp will be transported by railway to Vuosaari Harbour for further shipments to Europe and Asia.
– The agreement is very important for us and is part of the growth strategy of Rauanheimo, both for handled volumes but also as a new concept in a new port, where efficiency of logistics is gained through smoothly combining railway transports, forwarding and stevedoring operations, CEO of Rauanheimo Joakim Laxåback states.
The new contract is an important opening for Rauanheimo in providing forwarding and stevedoring services at Vuosaari, which will become a significant port for our services along with the ports of Kokkola and Hamina-Kotka.
We are targeting to provide customized logistical solutions also to other customers in Vuosaari Harbour.
The new contract will employ about 30-35 people within Rauanheimo, and it requires investments of approximately 7 million euro in machinery and equipment.