Rahja Stevedoring – Port Operator at Kalajoki at the IntelligenceHunt6

Rahja Sevedoring (Rahjan Huolinta) is one of the forwarding companies at the Port of Kalajoki. Rahja Stevedoring provides professional stevedoring and forwarding services, freight forwarding services, port operations, towage services and land and sea transport. In 2018 the net sales of the company was EUR 4.2 MEUR.

For many years Rahja Stevedoring has been the largest lumber operator in the Bothnian Bay. In addition to sawn timber, the port has had bulk cargo handling and handling of large project cargoes. Since June 2018 the Port of Kalajoki has had also container traffic.

Kalajoki is located on the shore of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Northern Ostrobothnia of Finland. The Port of Kalajoki in Rahja serves as a transport node between truck and ship traffic. The Port of Kalajoki’s location by the deep open sea is very advantageous in terms of the maintenance of the entrance channel.

The overall traffic of the Port of Kalajoki is approximately 500,000 tonnes and there are about 150 vessels visiting the port annually. 70% of the traffic from the Port of Kalajoki is export and 30% imports.

Sawn timber is the main export product of the port and every year 500,000 m3 is shipped from Kalajoki. The Kalajoki Port area was expanded in 2018 and it has 550 meters of quay for loading.

The Port of Kalajoki can export even small amounts of goods for global markets efficiently. This is achieved by integrated shipments of several companies and the goods for export are collected straight from the sawmill or factory.

Rahja Stevedoring (Rahjan Huolinta) joins the IntelligenceHunt6 project and competition together with the Port of Kalajoki. It will be exciting to learn more about their case assignment.

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