An agreement on a comprehensive logistics solution and an export harbour signed


Vuosaari Harbour will serve as the export harbour for the bioproduct mill in Äänekoski. Metsä Group, the Port of Helsinki and the City of Helsinki have reached an agreement on the use of the harbour and the lease of an area for a terminal building of around 30,000 square metres. The terminal will serve as an export warehouse for the bioproduct mill and will be completed before the mill is inaugurated in the third quarter of 2017.

Export logistics will be based on a comprehensive new solution. VR Transpoint will be responsible for the rail transport of goods and for harbour operations in cooperation with Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab. The bioproduct mill will export around 800,000 tonnes of pulp per year, mainly to Europe and Asia.

“These solutions will ensure efficient, smoothly running export logistics for us in Finland,” says Jari Voutilainen, SVP, Group Logistics at Metsä Group.

Metsä Group is building the world’s first next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski. The mill will produce around 1.3 million tonnes of pulp per year, as well as other bioproducts and bioenergy.

Further information:
Jari Voutilainen, SVP, Group Logistics, Metsä Group, tel. +358 40 707 9644

Pulp produced at the bioproduct mill will be transported via Helsinki to the world.

 

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