The Port of Kaskinen in Finland, is entering into a partnership with the Norwegian company Grieg Connect (part of Grieg Group) to build the port´s future digital management system. The partnership comprises a long-term development of different digital solutions and applications, streamlining the port´s operations to cut costs and emissions and eventually connecting all the port´s clients to the system.

Port of Kaskinen choose Norwegian firm Grieg Connect as its partner to create the smart port of the future. – We see this as a very good opportunity to gain from Grieg Copnnect´s experience from their Portwin system. We have many aims and expectations for the system, and both Grieg Connect and Port of Kaskinen are confident that the co-operation will open the door to the digitalized port world of the future, says Patrik Hellman, CEO for the port of Kaskinen. The agreement comprises a cloud-based port management system, an advanced port call module with an option for a gate flow system, a terminal operating system and a digital twin. The system will develop through time taking into account the market needs and abilities.

Port of Kaskinen will be the first port in Finland joining a strong community of more than 80 ports, terminals and VTS centers working together to create seamless solutions for maritime transport and road/rail transport. -We are entering a new era in port management that will eventually change the logistic thinking throughout the transport and manufacturing businesses. Cutting emissions and creating smarter and more cost efficient solutions is the future for the whole logistic chain, Mr. Hellman believes.

“Port of Kaskinen has all the ingredients to build a lean, desirable, digital operation for its clients. We are excited by the trust shown by the port. Together we will establish an attractive, modern, cost-efficient experience for clients arriving by sea or by land through the gate to Port of Kaskinen, says Dan Steinnes, Business Development Manager, Grieg Connect.

Press release

Finland (02.10.2020) Port of Kaskinen enters into partnership with Grieg Connect. The partnership will be a transformation to a seamless digital system for Port of Kaskinen. 

The Port of Kaskinen in Finland joins forces with the Norwegian firm Grieg Connect to build the port´s future digital management system. The partnership  revolves around a long-term development of digital solutions and applications, streamlining the port´s operations to cut costs and emissions and eventually connecting all the port´s clients to the system.

  • This is a good opportunity for us to digitalize transactions and be ahead in the ongoing digital journey that we see at ports around the world. We have many expectations to the system, and both parties are confident that the co-operation will open the door to the port of the future, says Patrik Hellman, CEO at Port of Kaskinen.


The agreement comprises a cloud-based port management system and an advanced port call module. The system has an option for a gate flow system, a terminal operating system and a digital twin. The system will develop through time taking market-needs and abilities into account: 

Port of Kaskinen will be the first port in Finland joining a strong community of more than 80 ports, terminals and VTS centers working together to create seamless solutions for maritime transport and road and rail transport: 

About Port of Kaskinen: 
Port of Kaskinen (Kaskisten satama) is located on the western coast of Finland, in the Gulf of Bothnia. It is one of the most important Finnish exporting ports for sawn timber and pulp, and it is also specialised in handling chemical industry products and bulk cargo. The port handles over 1 million tons of goods per year.

About Grieg Connect: 
Part of family-owned Grieg Group based in Bergen. Grieg Connect, owned by Grieg Logistics serves over 80 ports in Scandinavia. The software company consists of 30 employees with offices in 5 location in the Nordic region. 


For more information please contact:
 

CEO Port of Kaskinen: 
Patrik Hellman: +358 50 343 0676, patrik.hellman@portofkaskinen.fi

Business Development Manager, Grieg Connect:
Dan Steinnes: +358 452 15 2080, dan@griegconnect.com