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In the name of the Port of Pori, attempts are being made to change payment information in order to direct payments elsewhere.

In the name of the Port of Pori, attempts are being made to change payment information in order to direct payments elsewhere.

09.02.2022

We have heard that, in the name of the Port of Pori, an attempt is made to fish for information about possible open invoices from our partners and then redirect payments elsewhere.

Intended to direct our receivables to fraudsters.
Such scam messages should not be responded to.

We are making a criminal report on this matter and at the same time we are also reporting to the Cyber Security Center.

The total traffic of the port increased in 2021!

The total traffic of the port increased in 2021!

07.01.2022

The port’s total traffic in 2021 compared to 2020 increased by 14.94 percent. Total traffic in tonnes was about 3.6 million tonnes.

Imports were minus around 19% during the same period. Exports pulled and were about 72 percent positive. In particular, exports of liquid bulk, solid bulk and transit coal increased the port’s total traffic. In addition, exports of recycled metals increased compared to the previous year.

There were 511 vessel visits, which is 35 vessel more than in 2020.

The operations in Tahkoluoto will be transferred to Rauanheimo.

Release: The operations in Tahkoluoto will be transferred to Rauanheimo.

27.12.2021

The operations at the bulk terminal in Tahkoluoto will be transferred from Adolf Lahti to Rauanheimo as of 1.1.2022.

Sami Veneranta will continue as Operative Manager at Tahkoluoto and Kim Ventin will serve as Region Director for Western Finland.

For further information about the transfer of operations at Tahkoluoto or about Rauanheimo, please contact Managing Director Tero Kosonen, p. +358 40 862 0292, tero.kosonen@rauanheimo.com or Region Director Kim Ventin, p. +358 40 585 4907, kim.ventin@rauanheimo.com.

We wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

21.12.2021

The year is coming to an end and it is time to thank you for the past year!
Happy New Year, and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022!

Media release: VRT Finland acquires Satamatieto

Media release: VRT Finland acquires Satamatieto.

07.12.2021

A big part of Finnish knowhow on port software is now under one roof – VRT Finland Oy acquires Satamatieto Oy

VRT Finland has been working with port industry in Europe since its founding in 2010, performing 3D surveys and doing digitizing projects for ports. VRT has also developed a cloud software GISGRO which offers ports an easy start on the path for digitalization and enables gathering of georeferenced port asset information into one visual platform.
Satamatieto has been a trailblazer of ports’ digital ERP since 2004. The software company has developed solutions for energy, environment, and resource management with their clients, aiming at easing the everyday work in the ports.

Ports often use dozens of different software for different purposes, which is a challenge when the goal is to enhance effectivity with digitalization. Now as VRT acquires Satamatieto, this challenge is going to be tackled by experts of software development and asset digitalization together with the port industry’s professionals.

“Our goal is to ease the everyday work in a port by gathering all the needed information on one platform. Ports now have different software for managing geographical information, assets and resources, but together with Satamatieto we can offer a complete solution to all the ports’ needs“, describes Kirsi Hänninen, CEO of VRT Finland.

“GISGRO is a modern online software, which can lift the benefits of PDS for ports on higher level. Easiness of use is the key to bring the digital tools into port’s everyday life. To reach this objective we need wide understanding of port industry and appreciate also our clients’ feedback and ideas for development”, continues Kimmo Naski, Chairman of the Board of Satamatieto.

Combining information into one platform helps the communication between different stakeholders in a port and enables the utilization of large amount of data for the development of artificial intelligence. Each port has its own unique business environment which means that general models may not be applicable for the decision making in the port. The port’s own database gives an opportunity to use the specific data from the port’s history and integrated data sources as the basis of AI solutions.
The majority of Finnish ports, and several ports around Europe use GISGRO and PDS. Merging of VRT and Satamatieto creates a significant hub of Finnish port expertise, leading the way for port digitalization also in the international context.

Contacts:
Kirsi Hänninen
CEO, VRT Finland Oy
+358 44 0310760 / kirsi.hanninen@vrt.fi

Kimmo Naski
Chairman of the Board, Satamatieto Oy
+358 40 5702036 / kimmo.naski@haminakotka.fi

About Satamatieto

Satamatieto makes the day-to-day operations of customers smoother and easier. Our know-how and operating models enable customer-oriented work. We are a reliable partner, and we develop our products and develop together with the customer. Our owners are Port of HaminaKotka Ltd, Port of Pori Ltd and Port of Rauma Ltd. Our customers are almost all the major Finnish ports.
www.satamatieto.fi

About GISGRO:

GISGRO is a smart port management platform that helps port, their clients, and their subcontractors work smarter. With the ability to view and utilize port operations and asset data quickly and easily, the ports gain the power to effectively oversee and optimize port operations. Everyone at GISGRO has the port experience and passion to help the ports find the optimal ways to maximize the benefits of smart technology for the ports’ specific needs. GISGRO is developed my VRT Finland, a 3D underwater survey pioneer established in 2010 and based in Jyväskylä, Finland.
www.gisgro.com

New piers are under construction

New piers are under construction!

22.11.2021

The first elements were laid last week on the future Kallonlahti 2 pier on the Mäntyluoto side, and the installation of the elements will continue this week.
For the Tahkoluoto liquid bulk pier, the elements have already been installed.

Above is a picture of the element of the Mäntyluoto Kallonlahti 2 pier, which is being installed.

Above is a picture of the area of Tahkoluoto’s new liquid bulk pier. The new pier will be built behind the existing pier.

New berth projects are progressing on schedule!

New berth projects are progressing on schedule!

08.09.2021

The construction of Kallonlahti 2 quay and Tahkoluoto liquid bulk quay is well under way.

Below are three pictures from the Mäntyluoto construction site.

Two Finnish port software companies launch cooperation to accelerate port digitalization with easy-to-use solutions.

Media release: Two Finnish port software companies launch cooperation to accelerate port digitalization with easy-to-use solutions

11.05.2021

In ports, as well as in many other industries, there is a huge buzz around digitalization. Still, ports are facing challenges with software and data compatibility. The current solutions consider only one aspect of port’s operations, which increases the need for using multiple different software.

To bring the digitalization into everyday lives of ports Finnish software companies GISGRO and Satamatieto launch cooperation in spring 2021. The cooperation enables offering a comprehensive approach for accelerating digitalization in ports.


“The cooperation between GISGRO and Satamatieto brings together an extensive experience and a strong understanding of the port industry. Our goal is to offer easy-to-use and modern software to every port aiming at boost their business with digital tools”, describes Kirsi Hänninen, CEO of VRT Finland, the company behind GISGRO.

“Satamatieto’s experience with Finnish ports, combined with GISGRO’s innovativeness are the strengths of this co-operation. By working together, we can better meet the needs of the ports and bring the modern digital technology closer to ports’ everyday work”, states Ville Kuitunen, CEO of Satamatieto.

Contacts

Ville Kuitunen
CEO, Satamatieto
+358 40 663 4453 / ville.kuitunen@satamatieto.fi

Kirsi Hänninen
CEO, VRT Finland / GISGRO
+358 44 031 0760 / kirsi.hanninen@vrt.fi

About Satamatieto

Satamatieto makes the day-to-day operations of customers smoother and easier. Our know-how and operating models enable customer-oriented work. We are a reliable partner, and we develop our products and develop together with the customer. Our owners are Port of HaminaKotka Ltd, Port of Pori Ltd and Port of Rauma Ltd. Our customers are almost all the major Finnish ports.

www.satamatieto.fi

About GISGRO:

GISGRO is a smart port management platform that helps port, their clients, and their subcontractors work smarter. With the ability to view and utilize port operations and asset data quickly and easily, the ports gain the power to effectively oversee and optimize port operations. Everyone at GISGRO has the port experience and passion to help the ports find the optimal ways to maximize the benefits of smart technology for the ports’ specific needs. GISGRO is developed my VRT Finland, a 3D underwater survey pioneer established in 2010 and based in Jyväskylä, Finland.

www.gisgro.com

Port Environmental Review System (PERS) – EcoPorts certificate of verification

Port Environmental Review System (PERS) – EcoPorts certificate of verification

03.05.2021

The environmental assessment systems of the Port of Pori have been studied and as a result the Port has been awarded the EcoPorts PERS certificate.

Read more: EcoPorts – PERS

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021