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Rauman sataman portti- ja aluspalvelutoimintoja on hoitanut kesäkuusta alkaen Botnia Port Service Oy, joka on Rauman Satama Oy:n tytäryhtiö. Palveluihin kuuluvat esimerkiksi alusten kiinnitys ja irrotus, porttitoiminnot ja jätehuollon valvonta. Uuden yhtiön palvelukseen siirtyi ns. vanhoina työntekijöinä 10 henkilöä Rauman Satama Oy:stä. Botnia Port Service Oy:n toimitusjohtaja on Tanja Angelova, joka jatkaa myös Rauman Satama Oy:n hallintojohtajan tehtävissä.

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Key Employers Avainta ry has accepted the settlement proposal submitted by mediator Jukka Ahtela on 9 February in a labor dispute concerning five ports. Therefore, 12.2. Concerning the ports of Oulu, Kokkola, Rauma, Naantali and Turku. the threat of strike announced at 6 a.m. is canceled. The solution created through mediation is heavy. Had the strike started, the effects on the export industry and the economic situation would have been very strong from the very beginning of the strike. The strike, with its support measures, would have extended to the entire port area immediately and spread widely, threatening to continue the production of the export industry in less than a week from its launch. – As a result of this solution, the employer’s costs increase significantly compared to the general contract level. Depending on the cost structure of an individual port, wage costs will increase by 10-15% due to the solution. The average monthly earnings of the groups of employees covered by the agreement are currently approximately EUR 4,200. In addition, changes related to working time arrangements cause significant operational rigidity compared to the past. These structural changes, together with wage increases, could raise the cost level of ports by about 25% for the activities covered by the agreement. However, we had to estimate that when the strike began and, above all, when the strike lasted, the effects on the export industry and the national economy would have been exceptionally severe, says Vesa Laine, CEO of Aainintyönantajat AVAINTA ry. Additional Information: CEO Vesa Laine, Key Employers KEY, ry, +358 50 524 9551 Managing Director Marko Mykkänen, Port of Oulu Ltd, +358 44 703 2750 President and CEO Torbjörn Witting, Kokkolan Satama Oy, +358 40 511 9595 President and CEO Hannu Asumalahti, Rauman Satama Oy, +358 50 303 9700 President and CEO Pasi Haarala, Satant Oy, 044 023 4644 President and CEO Christian Ramberg, Port of Turku Ltd, +358 50 553 3100 Rauman Satama Oy’s task is to serve the business community by offering up-to-date and competitive port services to all the port’s customers so that the transport chain for the port operates effortlessly and efficiently. Satama’s task is also to create conditions for the location of business operations in the Rauma economic area. The port company’s most important task is to develop the Port of Rauma and create operating conditions for the port’s various operations. Measures to support this goal include raising the profile of the port, building and maintaining port infrastructure, leasing land and water areas, controlling port traffic, public authority tasks and maintaining port security. Rauman Satama Oy is a subsidiary of the City of Rauma, which has about 30 employees.

The deepening of the Rauma waterway to 12 meters, the expansion of the container terminal and the improvements made to the container pier have served sea transport at the end of last year. The two-meter-deep waterway enables much more efficient transport, with ships being able to load up to twice as much cargo. The improved port, in turn, will serve more efficient movement of goods before and after sea transport. The inauguration will be held in the Port of Rauma today, April 26, 2018.

“It’s great to have a long-awaited project completed. The deepened route will significantly increase transport efficiency in terms of both logistics costs and, for example, environmental impact. Functional sea connections are a vital condition for Finnish business life and competitiveness, as 80% of imports and 90% of exports go by sea, ”says Kari Wihlman, Director General of the Finnish Transport Agency. “The project has been an interesting testing ground for new solutions for us, both in construction and in the development of smarter maritime transport. More accurate condition data helps customers optimize transportation, while smarter safety devices placed on the fairway bring efficiency to maintenance. ” Dredging work on the Rauma southern waterway from ten meters to 12 meters began in 2016. The work lasted for two open water seasons and was completed last December. “For the first time, we utilized data modeling in the design and implementation of construction work for the maritime route project. With the help of the information, it was possible to monitor the progress of the work more precisely, ”project manager Seppo Paukkeri describes the special features of the project. Caring for the marine environment was emphasized as the starting point for the project: “All dredged clean soil was disposed of in the Järviluoto landfill built in connection with the project. The construction of the landfill was one of the largest individual works of the project. The contaminated soil was disposed of and stabilized in a separate disposal basin isolated from the marine environment, ”Paukkeri continues. The state of the sea area was monitored during the project through extensive water and fisheries monitoring. Ex-post monitoring will continue in 2018 in accordance with the water permit conditions.

Maritime connections serve the entire business community

The expansion of the container terminal was carried out at the same time as Rihtniemi’s 12-meter fairway recess. “The projects supported each other and now that both have been completed, the competitiveness of the Port of Rauma will improve significantly. The investments provide a strong basis for meeting the requirements of global competition, ”says Hannu Asumalahti, CEO of the Port of Rauma. “The capacity of the container terminal almost doubled (500,000 TEU) and operational efficiency improved significantly. In addition to the unified 520 m container berth, approximately 4 hectares of new field space were added for handling containers. The investments of Satama’s partners complement the whole and will all support the loading of larger vessels in the future. ” The very good co-operation between the different parties in the project in coordinating the works and traffic enabled safe and smooth vessel traffic during the works and also contributed to the fact that the fairway was introduced even slightly ahead of the original schedule. For more information: Director General Kari Wihlman, Finnish Transport Agency (interview requests Director Anna Jokela, tel. +358 29 534 3095) Project Manager Seppo Paukkeri, Finnish Transport Agency tel. +358 29 534 3361 President and CEO Hannu Asumalahti, Rauman Satama Oy tel. +358 50 303 9700

Finnish and British port authorities dominated the Top 20 list in a website evaluation carried out at the end of 2018. The evaluation is part of the HAZARD project of the EU’s Baltic Sea Region Interreg program, led by the University of Turku. The three-year project, worth about 4 m €, will end in April.

The websites of the main port authorities in Northern Europe were evaluated for their content and usability at the end of 2018. The evaluation covered 97 port authorities managing a total of 116 ports.

The core network ports of the EU Transport Network (TEN-T) north of Le Havre, including the British Isles, as well as the so-called ports in the comprehensive network in the Baltic Sea region with an annual traffic volume of more than 2 million tonnes of cargo or more than one million passengers. The list was supplemented by important Norwegian ports and Russian ports in the Baltic Sea region.

The evaluation focused on the English language content of the port authorities’ websites in general and the security issues communicated there, as well as the usability and quality of the sites.

Main Categories 1. Content and 2. Usability were sorted into seven groups. They focused in detail on the security of passenger and cargo operations, port features, and the usability and technical performance of the website. A total of 280 details related to content, usability and website quality were evaluated by at least two different people.

The Port of Helsinki achieved the highest scores in the evaluation. The Port of Dover ranked second, the Port of Rauma third (it was also the best of the so-called comprehensive network ports), the Port of Pori was fourth and the Port of Tallinn Fifth.

In Finland, the core network includes only the ports of HaminaKotka, Helsinki, Turku and Naantali, and the comprehensive network includes 12 ports.

HAZARD project website:

Read the release here (pdf).