Norway-headed resource management and trading company Geminor AS has announced that it is establishing a road transport team to ensure the best possible delivery services to its many off-takers in Finland. This is the Group’s first investment in road transport in Europe.
Geminor’s Finnish subsidiary, Gemifin Oy, has recently purchased two trucks for the transport of imported waste to off-takers in southern and western Finland.
Gemifin also employed two drivers to cover the routes from ports such as Loviisa, Taalintehdas, and Parainen, where Gemifin receives bales of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) that are opened and prepared for delivery to different off-taker facilities.
The new team also consists of one hired truck and a driver.
In addition, Gemifin has ordered a new, fuel-efficient Euro 6 truck to meet the transport needs of imported waste in Finland.
Imports to Finland have increased significantly and we aim to ensure timely deliveries and the best service for our off-takers, including cement producers requiring substantial SRF quantities. Investing in trucks is new for the Geminor group, but we want to go the extra mile to ensure good flow and maximum flexibility in our supply of the Finnish market, said Ismo Hiltunen, Country Manager at Gemifin.
Backload transport for better efficiency
Two of the trucks have a capacity of 40 tonnes each, while the third truck is a walking floor vehicle with a capacity of 30 tonnes for handling loose SRF.
In total, Gemifin will transport around 150,000 tonnes of waste on Finnish roads in 2024.
The trucks will also be transporting waste cargo between the company’s HUBs in Finland, as well as picking up waste as backload in the region.
In this way, the transport will be as efficient and sustainable as possible.
We see this as a project to explore opportunities for delivering high-quality transport services within the group. If our transport services prove successful, we may expand these services to other markets, concluded Ismo Hiltunen.