Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

100 - 300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 December 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2008
Foreseen end date


Port and transport operator Steveco Oy, will shut down its operations in Hamina and concentrate its roll-on roll-off (RoRo) business in Kotka. According to Steveco CEO Kari Savolainen, due to lower than expected sea traffic volumes at Hamina Port, the company has not been able to develop the required operations as expected.

Steveco employs 300 workers in Hamina. Some will have possibility to transfer to work in port of Kotka or Vuosaari in Helsinki. Some 100 workers will lose their job permanently. Steveco employs a total of 1200 workers in Hamina, Kotka and Helsinki.

As a consequence of this restructuring, the Finnish forest products manufacturer UPM will transfer its entire sea traffic from Hamina to Port of Kotka starting from the beginning of 2008. Cooperation with Steveco will continue as normal. UPM will transfer its stowable RoRo (StoRo), RoRo and ocean container traffic from Hamina to Kotka.


  • 28 December 2007: Helsingin Sanomat


Eurofound (2007), Steveco, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 66143, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66143.