Metsä Fibre has concluded logistics agreements with Port of Kemi Ltd and Kuljetusliike Kalevi Huhtala Oy concerning the bioproduct mill under construction in Kemi, Finland.
“Smooth export logistics are key to production at the bioproduct mill. These agreements offer us efficient logistics solutions for pulp transports from the mill to the port, as well as for port operations in Kemi. The Kemi bioproduct mill produces 1.5 million tonnes of softwood and hardwood pulp annually, most of which is exported,” says Jarmo Toikka, SVP, Sourcing and Logistics, from Metsä Group.
All the exports of the Kemi bioproduct mill will be handled in Ajos harbour, in Kemi. A warehouse for the mill’s products, covering 37,000 m2, will also be constructed in the port. The chosen partners are required to offer efficient and low-emissions solutions for logistics.
Kuljetusliike Kalevi Huhtala Oy, based in Pori, will handle the safe road transports of pulp from the Kemi bioproduct mill to Ajos harbour.
Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill project is progressing as planned. During the construction phase, the mill’s employment effect will be approximately 10,000 person-years, more than half of which will be seen in Kemi. The total number of employees working during the construction phase is estimated to be about 15,000. Totalling EUR 1.6 billion, the investment in Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest in the history of the Finnish forest industry. The fully fossil free bioproduct mill will start up in the 3Q 2023.
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts, biochemicals and bioenergy.