FINNLINES is a shipping operator of RoRo and RoPax services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The Company is a part of the Grimaldi Group. Finnlines transports cargo and passengers every single day serving customers with more than 170 weekly freight departures, 80 of which take passengers providing efficient shipping services. In addition to sea transportation, they provide port services in Finland in the ports of Helsinki, Turku and Naantali. Finnlines’ passenger-freight vessels offer services from Finland to Germany and via the Åland Islands to Sweden as well as from Sweden to Germany. The Company has subsidiaries or sales offices in Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.
Finnlines' modern and varied tonnage capacity comprises many vessel types that guarantee on-schedule liner traffic around the year. All vessels are ice-classified and specially designed for northern conditions.
Turnover in 2019: 574,8 MEUR
Personnel: around 1,600 people in 7 countries
Head Quarters: in Helsinki, Finland
Main business: Shipping and Sea Transport Services, Passenger Services and Port Operations
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 (e.g. oil refinery, lubricant factory, coal power plant, betaine factory, grain silos etc.) operating in the immediate vicinity of the harbour generate large material flows. Naantali is today 4th largest universal cargo port in Finland. 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. 2000 annual number of vessel calls.
The Port of Naantali is an important link in the logistics chain of the Baltic Sea, which role is emphasised by its inclusion in the TEN-T traffic network, which covers the whole of Europe, linking the Port of Naantali to both the Nordic Triangle and the Motorway of the Baltic Sea.
Turnover in 2019: 6,82 MEUR
Head Quarters: in Naantali, Finland
Main business: Port, Port Services
WASALINE transports passengers and goods across the Kvarken strait. We are reliable, friendly and quality conscious. We are flexible and take the best care of our customers, our personnel and the environment. Wasaline develops the traffic across Kvarken and strive to restore it to its former glory, even when it seems like a fight against the odds.
The ferry Wasa Express has been in traffic between Vaasa and Umeå since 2013. Wasaline is the shipping company that operates this line and is owned by the two cities on both sides of Kvarken. The connection is used by utility passengers and freight customers but also fills a function for recreational passengers looking to go shopping in the neighbour city or just to experience the sea route aboard a comfortable passenger ferry.
The new ferry Aurora Botnia is a modern ship with 2 cargo decks. It will accommodate around 800 passengers and has a freight capacity of 1,500 lane meters for trucks and cars. The vessel will be designed to be environmentally friendly, with a machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel is liquefied natural gas, LNG. The vessel will also be able to utilise biogas. Delivery will take place in spring 2021.
Turnover in 2019: 19,57 MEUR
Head Quarters: in Vaasa, Finland
Main business: Shipping and Transport Services, Cargo and Passengers
AHLERS provides state-of-the-art logistics support in sustainable supply chain management, projects and machinery, secured transportation of theft sensitive goods, trade facilitation/after-sales services, and data analytics services.
Ahlers Trade Facilitation helps customers develop trade and after-sales service, offering a route to market, that facilitates the import and trading function of a local distributor and/or legal entity, providing the customer with full control of their business in complex regions (CIS and Asia). Additionally, they provide an answer to after-sales needs, including compliant free-of-charge warranty import-exports, spare-part logistics, and local stock fulfilment.
Turnover: 180 MEUR
Personnel: 650 in 3 regions; Europe, CIS and Asia.
Head Quarters: in Antwerp, Belgium
Main business: Supply Chain, Project Logistics, Data Analytics, High Value Trade Facilitation and After Sales
NURMINEN LOGISTICS provides high-quality forwarding and cargo handling services as well as railway transport and related project transport services. The company has collected logistics know-how from three centuries, starting in 1886. Nurminen Logistics’ main markets and growth areas are in rail logistics between China and Northern Europe, complex logistics outsourcing and the handling of heavy goods and chemicals. The company’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. In addition to Finland, Nurminen also has its offices in the Baltic states, Russia and China.
Turnover in 2019: 69,3 MEUR
Personnel: 200 in 3 countries
Head Quarters: in Helsinki, Finland
Main business: Forwarding and Cargo Handling, Terminal Services and Rail Services
RAUANHEIMO is a leading port operator that has grown rapidly in the past few years. The secret behind our growth is our long experience and strong investment capacity. Rauanheimo now operates in all major ports in Finland, and continuously looks for business opportunities in new locations, all the while investing in our current ports. Rauanheimo is part of KWH Logistics – a versatile group offering international transports, port logistics, industrial services as well as cold storage.
Turnover in 2019: 115 MEUR
Head Quarters: Kokkola, Finland
Main business: Port Operator Services, Stevedoring, Forwarding, Warehousing, Ship Agency Services, Transit Traffic
DNV GL is an international accredited registrar and the world’s leading classification society and a recognised advisor for the maritime industry, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry and they deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy management. We are one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organisations, products, people, facilities and supply chains. We are also a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more.
Turnover in 2019: 21 551 MEUR
Personnel: 14 500 in more than 100 countries
Head Quarters: Hovik, Norway
Main business: Classification Services, Verifications and Assurances, Inspections, Data Science and Analytics
It’s one thing being an over 130 year old logistics company coordinating a consignment of talking train sets as it journeys across the globe. It’s another thing being so enthusiastic about everything you do that people are always talking about you. You get a reputation for getting things done. For going the extra mile. For making the extra effort, and for delivering what you promise. KUEHNE + NAGEL is on the go 24/7, 365 days a year on every customer’s behalf. They shape the world of logistics with a strong determination to connect people and goods through innovative and sustainable logistics solutions. Every day, they go above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers. By anticipating challenges and applying our visionary mindset, they advance global trade and bring communities together. With approximately 78,000 employees at some 1,400 locations in over 100 countries their strong market position lies in the Sea Logistics, Air Logistics, Contract logistics and Road Logistics businesses. With a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions.
Turnover in 2019: 21 Billion Swiss Franc
Personnel: 78 000 in more than 100 countries
Head Quarters: Switzerland
Main business: Transport and Supply Chain Services; Air, Road and Sea