The ownership of the Port of Loviisa was transferred to the Port of Helsinki at the turn of the year.
— We have already started close cooperation in terms of management, communications, and marketing. In the future, cooperation will spread to other areas, such as services related to the port operations, and the development of the harbour infrastructure, says Kimmo Mäki, CEO of the Port of Helsinki Ltd.
The name and brand of the Port of Loviisa will remain as they are.
— The Port of Helsinki already has several strong brands, such as the Vuosaari Harbour, South Harbour, and West Terminal. The Port of Loviisa will be brought alongside these.
The customers of the Port of Loviisa can also continue to use the services as they have so far.
— The Port of Helsinki does not want to change the good service and flexibility which has been offered in Loviisa.
Traditionally, the Port of Loviisa has served customers transporting dry bulk, and this is not about to change in the future.
— The roles of Vuosaari and Loviisa are quite different from each other, and we see no reason to change these roles. Vuosaari will continue as the port for large units, and Loviisa will concentrate on dry bulk traffic and conventionally processed part cargo.
Mäki estimates that through buying the shares of the Port of Loviisa, the Port of Helsinki will be able to offer even better services for versatile transportation needs.
— We sometimes receive queries about dry bulk traffic, and will now be able to offer Loviisa as an alternative.
Mäki believes that the increased resources of the Port of Helsinki will produce added value to the customers of the Port of Loviisa, as well.
— Our abilities to develop our operations and the service production related to the harbour will improve. At the moment, the infrastructure at Loviisa is in good shape, but we want to ensure that the level of the infrastructure and the capacity for the development of the operations remains high.
Development of the sea route and the railway connection to the harbour are particularly important. The road connections are already excellent, and there is no current need for development.