Naantali is one of the key ports for cement imports in Finland-Stevena increased the capacity of its cement terminal in Naantali
Stevena increased the capacity of its cement terminal in Naantali; the new cement terminal also allows for imports of new types of cement.
The Port of Naantali is one of the most significant ports for cement imports in Finland. In 2022, the volume of cement imported via the Port of Naantali totalled nearly 160,000 tonnes.
Last October, a new cement terminal was completed for Stevena Oy in Naantali, increasing the warehousing capacity of cement considerably. The warehousing capacity of the terminal nearly doubled to stand at 10,000 m3.
Cement imports have long traditions in Naantali, as the operations started in the early 1990s. The cement is imported by SCHWENK Suomi Oy which markets and distributes high-quality cement to the Finnish market from the group’s modern cement plant in Broceni, Latvia. The cement is delivered to the customers by silo trucks from the ship terminals located in Naantali, Loviisa and Joensuu.
SCHWENK Suomi offers its customers high-quality CE-marked CEM I 52,5 N Portland cement. The cement plant in Broceni is certified in accordance with the following quality systems: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 50001.
The co-operation between SCHWENK and Stevena in the Port of Naantali has lasted seamlessly for more than 30 years. SCHWENK operates in a terminal owned by port operator Stevena which was expanded most recently around 10 years ago.
Last year, Stevena implemented together with SCHWENK an expansion project of the new cement terminal, the total cost of which was nearly MEUR 2. The construction work commenced in 2021, the foundation was completed at Christmas 2021, the erection of the silo started at the turn of the year, and the terminal was introduced in October. The investment increased the warehousing capacity of cement considerably. The new cement silo also allows for the imports of completely new types of cement.
The new expanded terminal is also expected to increase vessel traffic in the Port of Naantali. Ships carrying cement call in Naantali almost on a weekly basis.
”The Naantali cement terminal is known as a highly efficient terminal and operates on 24/7 basis. The loading of trucks is smooth and perhaps the fastest in Finland. The loading capacity of trucks in the new terminal is also efficient”, says Markku Mäkipere, CEO of Stevena Oy.
Bulk cement from Naantali is distributed mostly to Western and Southern Finland.
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Stevena also operates in the Naantali Luonnonmaa port where it warehouses a wide range of recycled products (e.g. crushed glass, foam glass), and bulks e.g. plastic granules and cement directly into silo trucks. Foam glass is made from recycled glass. It can be used e.g. as substitute for light expanded clay aggregates and as insulation for the base floor of a house. Foam glass is shipped from Naantali to export markets, such as England.
Port of Naantali facts:
- Excellent road connections to all over Finland, the Helsinki metropolitan area and further towards St. Petersburg (E18), the west coast (highway 8), and inland (highways 9 and 10)
- The deep sea fairway (15.3 m) leading to the Port of Naantali even allows for the entry of Panamax size ships
- Frequent and regular ferry connections from Naantali to Sweden and the Åland islands enable quick distribution to the other Nordic countries as well
- The Port is excellently suited to handling of bulk cargo
- Two separate terminals provide options for many different kinds of product
- Industry in the Turku region and Naantali is located in the vicinity of the Port
Stevena Oy is a long-term port operator. The company was founded in 1982 in Naantali and has its head office in the Port of Naantali. Stevena is part of KWH Logistics business division which provides e.g. international transports, port operator services, and industrial services. In addition to traditional port operator services, Stevena offers e.g. bagging, bulking, terminal, added value and overall logistics services to industrial customers. It has warehouse space in the Kantasatama in Naantali port e.g. for agribulk products which are delivered to animal feed producers to be used as ingredients. In the inner harbour the company also handles mass products for the construction industry, such as cement. In Naantali, Stevena has a wide range of warehouses for the storage of bulk goods as well as parcelled goods.
Content: Tarja Siekkinen