We are making major investments in safety and environmental friendliness of the harbor. For example, we have lowered the charges for vessels running on alternative fuels. The most recent investment was a transition to LED lighting. All our outdoor lighting in harbor is being replaced with new LED lights.
We are also investing to new storage areas and new berths with 12 m draft in Mäntyluoto harbor. At the same time, we are investing to new closed conveyor systems, which will allow us to handle bulk cargos more effectively and environmentally friendly. Our further plan is also to invest into a new oil pier in Tahkoluoto harbor. This will also improve the safety and efficiency of our liquid bulk operations. Every thing is done by focusing to sustainable development and environmental friendliness.
We also have good overland connection to Russia. We are handling remarkable volumes of Russian transit bulk already now and prospects of growth in this traffic are significant. The railway tracks are completely electrified already all the way from Russian border to Mäntyluoto harbor and Tahkoluoto will be included by end of this year.
Electrified rails enable our customers to transport their cargo to our port with less CO2 emissions but also more cost-effective way. One of our areas of expertise is handling project cargoes – including high and heavy pieces. We have plenty of space and expertise for demanding project cargo warehousing and handling. Port of Pori has the strongest harbor cranes in Finland. We can offer
most diverse range of lifting services, all the way up to 280-ton hoists.