UPM extends contract with Anker
Finnish company UPM-Kymmene Oyj, a major company in the bio, forestry, pulp and paper industry, has extended its contract for the handling of forestry products with Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft, part of the Leschaco Group.
From 1 January 2022, Anker Schiffahrt will primarily handle pulp products for UPM-Kymmene in Emder Aussenhafen at the Emskai berth and terminal for a further three years and forward it to a number of paper mills in Germany, Europe and overseas by barge, rail, truck or container.
With the signing of the contract, the two companies are continuing their cooperation, which dates back to 1983, and the regular services between the Finnish ports of Pietarsaari and Kotka and Emden, which have been in place since 1993, until the end of 2024. Furthermore, UPM-Kymmene is due to change its time charter tonnage.
The current time-chartered vessels will gradually be replaced by newbuildings with environmentally smart LNG propulsion from Q1/2022 on. The use of LNG-powered charter vessels is another milestone in these efforts, and the environmentally friendly onward transport by inland waterway vessel from Emden to the Nordland Papier paper mill in Dörpen is also in line with the growing awareness of the climate. (sh)