TransAtlantic has been awarded a two-year contract jointly with Outokumpu
Stainless Oy and Outokumpu Chrome Oy for transportation of both import and
export cargoes to and from the plant in Tornio.
Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel and high performance alloys,
with a market share of about 40% in Europe and 12% worldwide.
“TransAtlantic was a natural choice for us due to their presence in the Bay of
Bothnia,” says Pekka Harjuoja, Shipping Manager at Outokumpu. “Our
competitiveness on the market requires an efficient and sustainable supply chain
and TransAtlantic offered the best solution.”
Outokumpu has stainless steel productions in Tornio, Finland and in Krefeld,
Bochum, Dillenburg, Dahlebrück and Benrath in Germany. They also have a
finishing unit in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, a chromium mine and ferrochrome
operations in Kemi and Tornio.
“I am very pleased to announce the start of this new cooperation where we become
one of the main logistic suppliers to Outokumpu by sea,” says Heléne Mellquist,
President of TransAtlantic’s business area Industrial Shipping. “TransAtlantic
has a strong presence in the Bay of Bothnia based on ice competence and a
competitive logistics system. Outokumpu will be one of our main customers and we
look forward to developing further business in the next few years.”