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Demand in rauma has positively surprised

Thursday   28.05.2020

Speed Oy, which specializes in container transport, opened an office in the Port of Rauma six months ago. For Rauma, the company was attracted by the development of the port and the further increase in traffic.

-We have been driving containers through Rauma for more than 20 years and now it was high time to settle here more permanently. The growth in demand during this half year has really surprised us positively, says Speed Oy’s Managing Director Tuomo Vallas.

The Port of Rauma is the company’s fourth office alongside Helsinki, Kotka and Hollola. Customer service on site has increased the interest of Speed Oy’s customers in container transport via Rauma.

-Our customers are globally operating logistics companies, the world’s largest container shipping companies and freight forwarders, with whom we have had transport contracts for 27 years.

Tuomo Vallas, who has worked with ports for more than 30 years, believes that the pace will only accelerate in Rauma and volumes will continue to grow.

-The Port of Rauma has invested resolutely and thus created a great operating environment for the area. The port’s container traffic has grown by 50 percent over the past 10 years.

There is a good team spirit in the port

Satu Laine, who started in Speed Oy’s Rauma office in March, praises the port’s community spirit.

-We have been very well received, the people are helpful and we immediately felt part of the community. We cooperate a lot within the port gates, among other things, in marketing and security issues.

In addition to customer service work, the current Satu Laine from Rauma, who was born in Eura, acts as Speed Oy’s contact person and marketer in Satakunta.

As a leader in environmental matters

Speed Oy has been strongly involved in research and development work towards cleaner and more efficient modes of transport. According to Tuomo Vallas, environmental issues are strongly reflected in the company’s investment program.

-There is a change in our entire industry towards a greener future and we want to be one of the leaders. Thanks to eco-trucks, we have achieved savings of more than 40% on greenhouse gas emissions in 5 years. At the beginning of next year, we will have more than 20 of our own Eco trucks.

Speed Oy is a privately owned transport professional founded in 1992. The company’s business is the transport of sea containers and transports are made from all Finnish container ports.