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Ponsse

Ponsse’s forest machines are handled in Nurminen’s terminals in Vuosaari and Niirala.

Ponsse

Ponsse Plc specialises in the sales, production, maintenance and technology of cut-to-length forest machines. The company develops and manufactures innovative harvesting solutions that follow the principles of sustainable development. Throughout its history, the company has been a pioneer of timber harvesting solutions based on the cut-to-length method. Its domicile is in Vieremä, Northern Savo, Finland. Nurminen Logistics takes care of the cargo handling and export forwarding for PONSSE harvesters and forwarders at its logistics centres in Niirala and Vuosaari. In Niirala the machines are loaded onto railway wagons that carry them to Ponsse’s customers in Russia and other CIS countries. From Vuosaari the machines are transported to their end users in South America and Asia by sea, after Nurminen has first lifted and secured the heavy machinery on a platform that is taken to a ship. This is done in the terminal for special and heavy goods, which is equipped with an 80-tonne bridge crane, at the Nurminen logistics centre, located right next to the harbour area.

Ponsse and Nurminen have been business partners since 2000.

According to the client

For Ponsse, the quality, smoothness and reliability of operations are crucial factors in cargo handling. Our production is efficient and customer-driven, and we require the same characteristics from cargo handling and export forwarding, too. Nurminen’s cargo handling equipment and professionalism ensure that our customers around the world will get their forest machines to the logging sites quickly and according to the agreement. An international company of our scale needs an efficient logistics solution to support its operations. The best operative results are achieved by working with the best partners.

Pasi Arajärvi, Director of Purchasing and Logistics, Ponsse Plc

According to Nurminen

With transport to Russia in particular, careful advance planning is a necessity. We take care of authorised transportation permits for our customer, for instance, acquiring them in advance as they take about a month to come through. Another benefit for the customer is that our longer flat wagons have enough space for two machines – this reduces the transportation costs significantly. Securing the forest machines both to the wagon and to the platforms used in the harbour requires a lot of skilled personnel and the correct securing equipment. Russian Railways is particularly strict about the loading being done exactly as defined in the loading permits. In forwarding, we ensure that everything goes according to the customer's trade agreement: schedules, wagon orders, necessary documentation and other related matters are in order.

Seppo Turunen, Regional Manager, Nurminen Logistics