New port for shipments to and from Scandinavia employs 600 professionals • Emphasis on eCommerce parcel business
DB Schenker, the global leader in the field of logistics and transportation, opens its second largest land transport terminal in Finland near Turku. The size of the site is equivalent to that of 14 soccer fields. The new Turku terminal is home to domestic and international land transport services for shipments to and from Scandinavia especially. Investment in this new facility totaled €26 million, which reflects the company’s strong commitment to continued expansion in Finland and the European network.
DB Schenker currently has over 1,300 employees in Finland who work at 18 terminals. Together with partner companies, DB Schenker utilizes a network of 25 terminals, making it one of Finland’s biggest transportation companies. This new terminal employs approximately 600 professionals in total.
“Turku terminal will become a significant logistics service point in Finland,” says Petteri Nurmi, CEO of DB Schenker in Finland. “Its higher sorting capacity allows us to take on a major share of Nordic online shopping volume. Unlike many other operators, we can offer our customers all services, including road, air, and ocean transport with parcel deliveries and contract logistics. We believe that all of these services together will enable us to achieve further growth. We are part of a strong Finnish and international network, and we can combine our customers’ requirements and create service packages that best meet their needs.”
Sustainable construction with state-of-the-art technology
The new terminal facility, which is located in the Avanti logistics area in Lieto municipality, combines a heated terminal of 14,000 m2 and its annexes of unheated hall space of 3,300 m2 for long and heavy shipments, plus a 500-m2 delivery van hall for parcel deliveries. The latter are processed via a parcel sorter 50 meters long, which has a capacity of approximately 4,500 parcels per hour. There are also 106 loading docks at the terminal.
The new terminal utilizes solar and geothermal energy, as do all terminals built by DB Schenker in Finland in recent years. The facility has 606 photovoltaic solar panels that produce much of the electrical energy consumed. In addition, all lighting systems are equipped with LEDs, and the heating and air conditioning system uses geothermal energy. The new terminal is also the first DB Schenker terminal in Finland that has charging stations for electric trucks.