Trans port 1/2013
Finland has long recognized the opportunities provided by international trade and succeeded
in making use of them. Today, our exports represent nearly one half of our GNP, which is a substantially greater proportion than that of most comparable countries. We are, however, located a long way from the main flows of transport and logistics in Europe. This requires constant renewal, innova- tions and a constructive transport policy because efficient logistics solutions are vital to trade and competitiveness.
In 2010, logistics accounted on average for 13 per cent of the net sales of Finnish companies. In large and microlevel companies the proportion has decreased somewhat, while in small and medium-sized business the trend has been in the opposite direction. In SMEs, the costs of capital tied up in stocks have risen in particular. The key figures expressing delivery times, delivery accuracy and the rate of capital circulation have fallen slightly on the previous year, although in most sectors they still remain at a good level.
In logistics, the greatest efficiency is achieved with good
service and low costs. These factors permit solutions that benefit
all links in the chain. The significance of innovative logistics solutions for the competitiveness
and efficiency of companies and
organisations is on the rise. In
seeking these solutions, shipping
and port operations play a key
role, for nearly 90 per cent of export cargoes are transported by
sea. In international port operations, big ports are growing even
larger while small ones remain on
the same level and seek efficiency
through specialisation. Both obtain volume in this way and thereby advantages of scale.
It is the goal of the Port of Kokkola and Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab to
act as an efficient link in the trade
chain. We seek to develop competitive and comprehensive solutions
for the needs of our customers.
Rauanheimo is Finland’s leading
handler and forwarder of dry bulk
cargoes and Russian transit products. Our operations are based
on comprehensive service and
ready tailored logistics solutions
that provide customers with savings in both time and money.
Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab