16 Dec Euroports Finland Oy strengthens its strategic position with the acquisition of Hangö Stevedoring Oy
Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, and Euroports have signed an agreement on 16th December 2021, according to which Metsä Board Corporation will sell the entire share capital of its fully owned subsidiary Oy Hangö Stevedoring Ab to Euroports Finland Oy.
Euroports Finland Oy is Finland’s leading full-service port operator, which offers a range of value-added services. Euroports Finland is part of the international Euroports Group, which operates in 32 terminals and logistic platforms globally and has a workforce of about 3,000 employees.
Frédéric Platini, Chairman & CEO Euroports Group BV: “With this transaction, EUROPORTS will strengthen its strategic position in Finland and the Baltic region. We are fully committed to continue to operate following the highest standards of safety and quality, focusing on the sustainability of our operations.
“This acquisition is expanding our services in Finland. With all our locations in Rauma, Pietarsaari and Hanko we can offer our services to our existing and new customers everywhere in Finland. We are confident that Hanko will create a great possibility to strengthen our position as a reliable partner for any cargoes,” highlights Sari De Meulder, Managing Director of Euroports Finland Oy.
Oy Hangö Stevedoring Ab has provided cargo handling services at Port of Hanko since 1912. It has gained a strong proficiency during its 100 years in the business. Oy Hangö Stevedoring Ab has around 180 employees, first-rate loading equipment, and modern IT solutions.
“We are very excited to join EUROPORTS,” says Petteri Sammalisto, Managing Director Oy Hangö Stevedoring Ab. “We are looking forward to identify several shared opportunities between the companies and look forward to bringing the enhanced service offering to our customers.”
For more information on Euroports please contact:
Sari De Meulder, Managing Director, Euroports Finland Oy
Tel: +358 400 568 501
Euroports, one of the largest port-infrastructure companies in Europe, develop, operate, and manage global maritime supply-chain solutions for a large number of international customers in various industries, handling over 60 million tonnes of bulk, breakbulk, liquid, and containerized goods per year. It is Euroports’ mission to be the partner of choice in delivering the highest-quality maritime supply-chain solutions. Euroports accomplish this through 26 deep seaport terminals, 6 dedicated customer sites, and a workforce of about 3,000 employees, offering a range of value-added services and multi-modal global freight forwarding, all with one aim – to deliver sustainable value to the customers.