Case Studies


Large volumes of industrial materials are transported in bulk through the port of Pori. One of the most important industrial clusters that get their materials this way is located in Harjavalta, approximately 60 kilometres from the Mäntyluoto harbour.

Boliden Harjavalta Oy and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy are two enterprises on this large scale industry area that produce different types of metals. Both are dependent on metal concentrates produced by the mining industry. Boliden Harjavalta Oy uses copper concentrate to make copper anodes, which are then refined through electrolysis to make copper cathodes of 99.9% purity. Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy turns nickel concentrate into nickel metal and chemicals.

The total volume of metal concentrates is so great that a partnership was formed years ago to ensure the reliability of the supply chain and to manage the complex process. The partnership gained considerable momentum in 1997 when a comprehensive forwarding agreement between the refineries in Harjavalta and port of Pori had been made. Environmental considerations and the principles of sustainable development dictated the choice of transport: rail. The operating model was revised again in 2007, and a new agreement including sizeable investments was signed with a view to ensuring high-quality, environmentally friendly and safe deliveries for years to come.

The supply chain also needs to work from the refineries back to the port. The majority of the products of both Boliden Harjavalta Oy and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy are exported to destinations all over the world, either in conventional bulk shipments or in containers. Efficient handling in the port plays a major role in this chain, and these shipments are an important account for Hacklin.

Hacklin has also carried out several substantial special projects for both Boliden Harjavalta Oy and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy. Cooperation has grown closer and closer over the years and the partnership is likely to prosper far into the future.


One of the strongest players in the Finnish technology industry is Metso Group. It operates globally employing about 27,000 people worldwide. Its planning, production, purchasing, services, sales and other operations are distributed to over 300 units in 50 different countries.

For years now Hacklin has been responsible for producing Metso’s logistics services. Cooperation has mainly concentrated on the paper and fibre technology sector. Hacklin’s expertise in project shipments has earned Metso’s trust, and it handles export shipments via Mäntyluoto to the ports of destination.

The true tour-de-force about cooperation is the delivery of fine paper line – largest in the world – to Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Company’s new factory in Guangdong province in China. The delivery includes a complete line for uncoated wood free fine paper and two winders.

Metso has awarded the delivery of the project to Oy Hacklin Logistics Ltd, which will be in charge of the whole delivery chain from Metso factories in Europe all the way to the new mill. According to Metso Hacklin was selected because of its customer-oriented organisation, fast response to changes, flexibility and know-how in project management. Hacklin has also good references as guarantee of high-quality operation. The decision was also influenced by the good experiences gained during prior cooperation.

From Hacklin’s point of view the most important role in the cooperation with Metso is to be a part and an extension link of the delivery chain of Metso Paper’s logistics and shipment departments when delivering goods to Metso’s customers according to agreed schedules and plans. Over the years Hacklin has also gotten to know the most important Metso products and the special transportation requirements thereof. Thus these factors can be taken into account already during preliminary planning. We are often dealing with "unique specimen", the value of which is very difficult to measure if damage occurs. This puts naturally a lot of pressure on successful logistics. These things can be learned only through extensive and in-depth cooperation with the different Metso Paper units.


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