The Port of Naantali was so pleased with the experience gained and outcome from the 5th Intelligence Hunt project that they will join the next, the 6th Intelligence Hunt project with a case assignment.
The Port of Naantali serves the trade in a wide range of the hinterland as well as the industry close to the port. Industrial enterprises and factories operating in the immediate vicinity of the harbour generate large material flows.
Naantali is known as a significant centre for dry bulk operations, thanks to excellent storage facilities and all-round value-added services. Naantali is one of the largest ports e.g. for coal, grain and cement cargo handling in Finland. The port handles and stores also fertilizers, feed stuff and other agri-bulk materials as well as different type of recycling materials.
During the last ten years, Naantali has become one of the most important RoRo ports in Finland. Due to the port’s significant investments in ferry traffic, the unitized cargo is increasing rapidly. Today, Naantali is the fourth largest ferry port for trucks and trailers in Finland offering several daily connections to Scandinavia with RoRo/Ropax vessels.
The total annual traffic to and from the port is ca. 7–8 million tons, of which 80 % is foreign traffic. The Port of Naantali is one of the busiest cargo ports in Finland with ca. 1600 annual number of vessel calls.
This time the Port of Naantali will have the case assignment together with Stevena. Stevena is part of KWH Logistics – a versatile group offering international transports, port logistics, industrial services as well as cold storage.
We warmly welcome the Port of Naantali to the company and student competition again. It will be interesting to hear what the case assignment is this time. The case assignment at the previous competition was “Sustainable and Responsible Port Development Concept in Partnership with a Strong Shipowner”.