Things are happening in the port of Kemi. Windmill components have started to arrive at wind farms under construction in Lapland since Midsummer. The first ship arrived early this week with a cargo of tower blocks from our customer Nordex.

During the summer and autumn, more than ten ships will arrive in Kemi, and a total of 17 windmills will be built from the components they bring.

“The ships are loaded in such a way that the windmills are sorted into different components. Now the first ship arrived with tower blocks. There are a lot of them, because the 160 m high mill is built like a jigsaw puzzle, with the smallest pieces the size of a bus,” illustrates Vesa Aurala, project manager.

“Safety and the efficient transfer of components from the ship to the storage area are now key to measuring the smooth running of the project. Our main job is to ensure safe lifting and protection of components, as well as their transfer to the storage area. Transport from the port area to the wind farms will start within a few days,” says Antti Vihavainen, Area Manager, who is monitoring the project’s progress.

We recruited dozens of project workers. In addition, the project has required very careful pre-planning throughout the spring, as well as tool preparation and the purchase of equipment and supplies. We’ve done a lot of foresight and simulation, always planning new and better ways of doing things in the future. Preparing for this project has been very different, also because the components are very large and heavy. We trained all our staff with high level safety training. It’s like climbing, working in difficult places, there is no margin for failure. In addition, moving and working with new large reachers is a demanding and attentive job.

So now that the first ship has been dismantled, the project is underway. “Starting a new one is always a little exciting, but the careful preparation was successful. Once the dismantling of the ship got underway, it has gone very smoothly. The work team is well welded together and everyone is motivated to get the job done. Now I feel relieved, having thought long and hard about every detail and different ways of working, and having solved possible problems in advance. Now we can enjoy the practical work! Great work from everyone!” says Vesa Aurala.

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New things are happening in the port of Kemi. Windmill components for the wind farms under construction in the Lapland region have started arriving at the port after Midsummer. The first ship arrived at the beginning of this week with a cargo of tower blocks from our customer Nordex.

More than ten ships arrive in Kemi during the summer and autumn, and a total of 17 windmills are built from the components they bring.

“The ships are loaded in such a way that the windmills are sorted into different components. Now the tower blocks arrived in the first ship. A lot of them arrive, because the 160 m high mill is built like a puzzle, and even the smallest pieces are the size of a bus,” explains project foreman Vesa Aurala.

“Safety and the efficient transfer of components from the ship to the storage area are now key to measuring the smoothness of the project. Our most important job is to ensure safe lifting and protection of components, as well as transfer to the storage area. Transports from the port area to the wind farms will start within a few days”, area manager Antti Vihavainen monitors the progress of the project.

BB Logistics has have recruited almost twenty project workers for the windmill project. In addition, the project has required very careful advance planning throughout the spring, as well as the preparation of tools and the purchase of equipment and supplies. We have done a lot of foresight and simulation, where we have planned new and better ways to manage the project. Preparation for this project has been considerably different because the components are very large and heavy. We trained the entire staff with high-level safety training. It’s like climbing, working in difficult places, there is no room for failure. In addition, moving and working with new large reach stackers is demanding work that requires attention.

Now that the first ship has been unloaded, the project has been kicked off. “Starting something new is always exciting for a while, but the careful preparation was very successful. Since we started to unload the vessel everything has gone smoothly. The team works together seamlessly and everyone is motivated for the work. Now I feel relieved, every detail and different ways of working have been thought of, and any problems that might occur have been solved in advance. Now we got to enjoy the practical work! Great job everyone!”, Vesa Aurala sums up.

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22 June 2022

“Spring is already over and the Finnish midsummer is just around the corner! The spring was busy with new planning and the early summer has been spent on recruitment, certification audits and many other reforms.

At BB Logistics, 2020 was a challenging year, as it was for many others during the pandemic. However, the following year turnover increased by approx. 30% and now this year there is only more to come! New construction, organisation of new product processes and serviceshas been a slow but persistent process. Our staff have been admirably flexible, engaging and everyone has learned a lot as they’ve moved on. Thanks to everyone for the work done!

Bulk products are a very important part of our business and we continue to be among the best in the industry at handling them. Bulk products will be joined by new larger components, including the first windmill deliveries starting soon.

We are grateful for the trust to be part of the new windmill farm projects. It’s also great to have global visibility for the company, especially because we come from the smallest town in Finland, Kaskis.

This year is also the 30th for us. and the rest of the year is about celebrating it more. Now let’s enjoy the Finnish summer and I wish everyone a nice and relaxing holiday. That’s what everyone needs to power them through the winter!

It is with great gratitude for all we have shared together that I wish you a very happy summer!”

Kim Lindström, Managing Director

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ISO 14001:2015 certificate
As a result of persistent work, we have been able to complete the key certifications related to our industry. The most recent 14001:2015 certification. The activities covered by the environmental certificate meet all the requirements Handling, storage and logistics of bulk, liquid and general cargo in port, rail, road and maritime transport. Hamina, Kaskinen, Oulu, Kemi and Pori.

“Continuous review of quality and occupational safety has long been part of our daily routine, and the work we have done in environmental matters now takes concrete form in this certificate. This will help us to develop and improve a number of processes to manage environmental issues.” comments HSEQ Marko Kääriäinen

We would like to thank all those involved

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16 June 2022

A lot has happened in Hamina now and we have staff changes in the organisation. Tommi Ström has been with us for a long time, but now in a new role.

“I have always been interested in logistics. I’m 26 years old and I graduated in 2020 from the University of Applied Sciences as an engineer. My studies were oriented towards leadership and management, I was oriented towards logistics management. At BB Logistics, I started in 2019 as a temporary forwarder and office worker, and now I continue in the role of foreman. I decided to try my hand at supervisor management to gain managerial experience in a familiar environment and with a nice team of people. Now let’s get to work while you’re still young! I don’t think much about the future, but I would like to go travelling around the world at some point. But whatever the future holds, I will welcome it with open arms.”

Good luck Tommi with your new job!

oznorWO

15 June 2022

A new manager has started at the Hamina terminal
Tommi Karjalainen.
“For twenty years I have worked on the terminal side, in the port of Mussalo in Kotka. I take on new challenges in my job with enthusiasm and I learn new things all the time.
After a week of this work, I am very happy and positive.
I am 46 years old, my family includes a wife and 3 children, we live in Kotka. In my free time I like to work on renovation and yard work at the cottage, also on theloading is fun! Otherwise, everyday life is all about spending time with the children.”

Welcome to join the team!

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19.5.2022

Rauno Tamm siirtyy meiltä uusien työhaasteiden pariin lähettäen terveiset:
“Olen kiitollinen, että minulla on ollut mahdollisuus olla osa BBL- perhettä.
Olen nähnyt kuinka yritys on kehittynyt ja kasvanut. Haluan kiittää kaikkia kollegoitani ja yhteistyökumppaneitani, joiden kanssa olen työskennellyt vuosien aikana, kaikkea hyvää tulevaan!”
Kiitos Rauno työpanoksestasi kaikkina näinä vuosina, tsemppiä uusiin haasteisiin!

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Time to celebrate! We have been operating for 30 years. Initially our business was quiet, we gradually grew. These years have been a rollercoaster ride, but we are a reliable partner in an ever-evolving market. Our partners make our work more and more interesting and we want to meet all your specific needs. Our staff are particularly valuable to us and are at the heart of everything we do. New things are being created all the time and it is important for us to do our job as well as possible.

We thank everyone for their cooperation over the years!

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19.11.2021 Sacking!
The product that has arrived in our warehouse this week has been bagged into smaller transport batches. A soup ladle is used to take the bulk from the pile, which is poured into a sack in the correct quantity and checked on the scales. The sack is then palletised, sealed and labelled.
Our service is flexible, innovative and reliable, whatever you need for bulk transport, handling and storage.