Anker Schiffahrt signs contract extension with UPM-Kymmene
Bremen, November 2021 | The Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH and the Finnish company UPM-Kymmene Oyj, a leading company in the bio and forest industry, have renewed their contract for the handling of forestry products.
From January 1st 2022, Anker Schiffahrt will primarily handle pulp for UPM-Kymmene in Emden at the Emskai berth and terminal and forward it to many paper mills in Germany, Europe and overseas by barge, rail, truck or container. Anker Schiffahrt acts as a long-established ship broker for all pulp imports as well as stevedore on board and warehouse keeper.
With the signing of the contract, the two companies continue their since 1993 existing cooperation and the regular traffic between the Finnish ports of Pietarsaari and Kotka and Emden until the end of 2024. “We are very honored to continue our deep partnership with UPM-Kymmene. The contract extension proves the appreciation of our work and that the consistent maintenance of a high quality service over the entire duration of the cooperation is of great importance” says Jörg Conrad, owner and CEO of the Leschaco Group and managing director of the Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH. “This will be another important pillar of our ongoing good cooperation with UPM also in future. Even in the current difficult times of the pandemic, we jointly managed to master the challenges, to keep the supply chains stable and to significantly increase the import volume despite the circumstances” adds Jan Remmers, managing director of Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH.
In addition, a change in the time charter tonnage at UPM-Kymmene is pending. The ships currently employed in Timecharter will be gradually replaced by new vessels with LNG propulsion from the 1st quarter of 2022, which will significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions emitted by the transports. The use of LNG-powered charter ships is a further milestone in these efforts and the environmentally friendly onward transport by inland waterway from Emden to the Nordland Papier paper mill in Dörpen corresponds to the increasing awareness of the climate.
About Anker Schffahrt
The Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH Emden, is a 100% subsidiary of Lexzau, Scharbau GmbH & Co. KG (Leschaco). Anker Schiffahrt is a well-known operator of a modern multipurpose seaport terminal in Emden and covers all the requirements placed on a modern, efficient terminal.
UPM-Kymmene Corporation is active in six business areas: UPM Biorefinery, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. In 2020 UPM-Kymmene employed around 19,000 employees worldwide and had annual sales of around EUR 8.6 billion.
f.l.t.r. sitting: Jan Remmers (Geschäftsführer Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG), Lauri Rikala (Director, Global Break Bulk Shipping UPM), Jukka Hölsä (Vice President Logistics UPM), Jörg Conrad (Inhaber und CEO Leschaco Gruppe und Geschäftsführer Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG), Matti Tamminen (Head of Logistics Pulp UPM);
f.l.t.r. standing: Klaas Ulferts (Handlungsbevollmächtigter Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG), Tilo Hoff (Prokurist Anker Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG), Constantin Conrad (CDO Leschaco Gruppe)
Copright: Anker Schiffahrt