During the last decade, the traffic volumes of the Port of Kokkola have more than doubled, and the long-term development of its operations also received international recognition when, in February 2017, it was named the European Port of the Month.
The CEO Torbjörn Witting, is delighted at the port’s selection, and thanks long-term customer relationships and cooperation partners for their part in it.
“Especially as of late, our development has been strong. At the moment, we are Finland’s third largest port complex, with the largest bulk port and the largest transit port in the country. Container traffic is also growing nicely.”
The different Port of Kokkola sections are specialized in dark and light bulk as well as general cargo. In terms of volume, the biggest is the Deep Port that is specialized in dark bulk.
The Port of Kokkola consists of three separate harbours, each efficiently handling different types of bulk transports from Central and Northern Finland, Russia, as well as the Kokkola region. The newest, Silverstone Port and the Deep Port are 10 and 30 years old respectively. Thanks to the deep-water channel, the big cranes and goods handling equipment, there have been 180 000 DWT vessels handled over the years.
“Our specialized ports and operating logistics form an efficient entirety that enables versatile and very competitive services for our customers. Our All Weather terminal, for instance, the only one under a roof in the Nordics, significantly optimizes goods handling, says Witting as a reminder.”
Text: Maija-Liisa Saksa