Finnish paper company ships through Baltimore
The Port of Baltimore said it has gained a new paper customer, the Finnish company Myllykoski.
The Maryland Port Administration said the company’s contract calls for 100,000 tons of rolled paper to be shipped to the port’s North Locust Point Terminal over the next year. The paper will be used to produce magazines, annual reports and company brochures.
MPA Executive Director James J. White said paper is a key niche commodity for Baltimore, which has seen volume of paper imports grow from 559,000 tons in 2005 to 680,000 tons last year.
It said at least one ship per month will bring Myllykoski paper to Baltimore, where it will be housed in a warehouse facility operated by the stevedore BalTerm.
Myllykoski manufactures wood-containing uncoated and coated publication papers, including newsprint, at nine mills with a total capacity of 2.8 million tons, including its alliance partner Rhein Papier.