Oiltanking has announced the signing of a new partnership concerning the transport of chemicals on the Vainikkala-Kotka route.

Operail Finland Oy will be responsible for “the safe, reliable and efficient rail transport of chemicals to Oiltanking’s terminal facilities in Kotka and other logistical services at the terminal”.

The annual freight volume of the new cooperation is estimated to exceed one million tons. Due to its proximity to the border, Oiltanking Finland’s terminal in Kotka and the facilities in Hamina are considered a gateway to and from Russia.

They mainly serve as an important hub for Russian chemical flows; various products enter via rail, are stored in heatable and insulated tanks and forwarded via truck or vessels.

“With Oiltanking’s experience in providing safe, efficient and reliable services in the field of tank storage logistics and Operail’s track record in offering customised and flexible transport services to its clients, we look forward to building a successful long-term partnership,” said Merja Porkka, terminal manager mussalo, Oiltanking Finland Oy.

“We are very pleased to be part of this exciting cooperation and to pursue our shared goal of growth,” added Tero Kähkönen, operations manager at Oiltanking Finland. “Both companies have placed great emphasis on ensuring that the highest safety and environmental standards for the transport of fuels and chemicals are met, and safety trainings and audits are regularly conducted.”

For more information visit www.oiltanking.com

17th February 2021