Rauanheimo, part of Finland-based KWH Logistics, is stepping up its bulk handling capabilities in the ports of HaminaKotka and Tornio.
Rauanheimo has signed a new multi-year contract with Outokumpu Shipping Oy to commence in 2021.Together with sister company Oy Adolf Lahti Yxpila AB, Rauanheimo will invest €8M in additional hydraulic material handling equipment from Mantsinen, along with more dumper trucks.
Annually, around 500 vessels are handled in the port of Tornio with a total throughput of 3 Mt.
In HaminaKotka, a new wagon unloading station will shortly enter service at the Mussalo Bulk Terminal. Rauanheimo has invested around €17M in equipment and extra warehousing to increase capacity for mineral bulks by 1-1.5 Mtpa.
Together with the port of HaminaKotka, additional investments went in to new trackage to separate full and empty wagons, allowing VR Cargo to deliver 22 wagons per train.
Rauanheimo is Finland’s the country’s biggest transit traffic handler and has operations in 10 Finish ports.