The award was presented by Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the Port of Kiel as part of celebrations to mark the “Sprottenback” – the traditional annual social get-together of companies in the port business community.
In a speech honouring the Port Prize recipient, Claus said: “Jörn Grage has, because of his own personal commitment, made a major contribution to the establishment in Kiel of the new SCA Logistics Terminal. The port can now boast two leading global forest product partners - SCA and Iggesund Paperboard.” So far this year, more than 500,000 tons of high-value paper products have already been processed and stored in the new Logistics Terminal, which was opened in November 2016 in the Ostuferhafen.”Paper products”, said Claus, “have added a further mainstay to Kiel port business and given us growth which is sustainable. Along with the visible investment made in terminal facilities, the expansion of logistic competence on site is also significant.”
SCA cargo ships call at the Ostuferhafen twice a week from Sundsvall in northern Sweden and offload up to 160 pallets of paper products each trip. Products range from cellulose through newsprint to kraftliners and cartonage products for high-quality packaging - all destined for the German and European markets. In addition overseas containers are packed for shipment out of Hamburg to the Far East.