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Nurminennews - Nurminen Logistics
Nurminennews
Customer Magazine 2/2008
2/2008
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Ready for action at Vuosaari
The harbour will open in
November in Helsinki.
New Nurminen employees
at Vuosaari logistics centre
Staff was recruited for the logistics
centre through training.
Size is no obstacle for
Nurminen Heavy
Even a 180-ton oil tank moves easily.
Russia is railroad country
There are nearly one thousand
Nurminen wagons on the rails in Russia.
Nurminen Cargo
It’s official! Nurminen Cargo
offers high quality.
At home in the theatre
Forwarder Niina Raunio trains young
people for the theatre in her free time.
News
PHOTOS: VEIKKO SOMERPURO
Editorial
Come succeed!
The services of the Nurminen logistics centre, due to open in November
2008 at Vuosaari Harbour, will help our customers grow their profits and
competitiveness. In other words, we are offering the opportunity to succeed
better than ever.
Location is a central factor for success in the logistics industry. The logistics
centre being opened at Vuosaari, where there will be 50,000 square metres of
efficient terminal space once all stages are complete, is a fundamental link in
Nurminen’s chain of centrally located operations centres. The logistics centre,
located at the harbour, will place our customers at the heart of the good flows.
In addition to an excellent location, efficiency, meaning time and cost savings,
is a necessity. These are achieved when all logistics services can be found under
one roof. In addition to versatile warehousing and cargo handling, Nurminen
will offer forwarding and documentation services, as well as railway and
special transport services. Services will be tailored to the unique needs of each
customer. Operational efficiency will also be increased by a new high tech
information system. All this benefits the Nurminen customer.
Location and operational efficiency are important factors on the road to
success, but getting all the way to the goal is not possible without skilled
people. Nurminen Logistics pays constant attention to developing the
expertise of its personnel, and the personnel transferring to Vuosaari
Harbour are no exception, having been fully familiarised with operating in
the new environment. New employees recruited for the logistics centre have
undergone a multifaceted recruitment training program before receiving their
employment contracts. When the first container arrives, our skilled team will
be ready to receive it. Success is skill.
Lasse Paitsola
President and CEO
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TEXT: NIINA HAASOLA, PHOTOS: VEIKKO SOMERPURO
Ready for action
at Vuosaari
Helsinki is getting a new harbour
in November 2008. The Vuosaari
Harbour Centre is a new type of
integrated services centre where
the harbour and nearby logistics
area form a unified whole, saving
customers time and money.
The Vuosaari Harbour has been in the works for a long
time – it has been on the mind of decision makers
since 1966 when Vuosaari was annexed by Helsinki.
Building began in late 2003, and when the harbour
finally opens in late 2008, the services currently offered
at the West Harbour located in the Helsinki city centre
and North Harbour goods services in Sörnäinen will
move to Vuosaari. This means, among other things,
that every day 3,600 fewer trucks will travel through
the Helsinki centre than before the opening of
Vuosaari Harbour. From Vuosaari they will be able to
continue their journey along the ring roads without
driving through the city centre. There is also access
to the harbour by rail, and the airport is only a short
distance away. Cargo vessels will arrive at Vuosaari via
a 32 kilometre fairway and will find 20 berths waiting.
Goods will transit the harbour in containers, trucks
and trailers.
250 hectares, 4,000 jobs
The new harbour was built over the dockyard
previously located at Vuosaari. The size of just the
closed harbour area is 150 hectares, of which 90
hectares is new land reclaimed by filling the sea.
The harbour area will offer jobs to about 1,500
individuals. If the entire harbour centre is taken into
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account, including the logistics area and the adjacent
Meriportti Business Park, in addition to the harbour
area itself, as many as 4,000 jobs are being offered.
The total surface area of the harbour centre is 250
hectares.
The area and number of people working in it
is large, so many different kinds of services are also
needed. Naturally, customs will operate in the harbour
area, but there will also be a number of restaurants
and a seamen’s and drivers’ home.
A miniature city in just the right place
A critical component of the new harbour is the
approx. 19-kilometre-long harbour railway line,
which will link the harbour to the main rail network.
Approximately 10 trains are expected to travel the
railway line each day initially, and when the harbour
is at full capacity, 16–20 trains will utilise it each day.
Most trains will operate at night.
Most of the railway line will be in tunnels.
Land traffic will also arrive at the harbour through a
1.5-kilometre-long tunnel from Ring III. This will be
one of Finland’s longest tunnels, which at its deepest
point will be 25 metres below sea level.
The new harbour area is like a miniature city
in terms of its size and population. One of the best
things about this “city” is its location at the centre of
the flow of goods.
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The Nurminen
logistics centre offers
many different
warehousing options.
Nurminen offers
something for everyone
The Nurminen logistics centre, located
on an 11-hectare lot in the Vuosaari
Harbour Centre logistics area, has been
called a logistics department store. The
comparison to a department store is apt
if only because upon opening it will be
36,000 square metres in size and 50,000
square metres when all stages are complete.
However, in addition to their large size,
department stores are also characterised by
the diversity of services they offer.
“We offer, among other things, the
possibility for special and heavy transport
warehousing, cold storage, a railway hall
and our own direct rail connection. In addition, we also offer forwarding
and documentation services under the same roof,” says Nurminen’s Vuosaari
project leader Petri Lindfors.
“We really do have something to offer everyone, and that is precisely why
our business concept has attracted so much interest.”
In addition to the direct rail connection, railway hall and special storage
options, Lindfors says customers have also been interested in the double
girder bridge crane found in the heavy hall, the hall for special and heavy
transport warehousing.
“Our crane will be perfect for lifting heavy machinery onto roll trailers.
So the extra strong floor of our heavy hall isn’t its only advantage.”
In addition to the diversity of the centre’s service offerings, service
customisability is also key.
“Our modular space can be adapted into a unified whole that meets
the logistics needs of every customer. We have a large group of experts on
staff who are able to serve each customer in the most efficient way possible,”
Lindfors promises.
“In addition to efficiency, the customer will save time and money as a
result of our location as well – because our centre is located at the harbour,
the customer never needs to worry about transporting containers to the
ring roads and inland terminals. We offer efficient terminal operations and
delivery services right at the harbour, at the heart of the flow of goods.”
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Harri Kahila is one
of those chosen for
Nurminen through
recruiting training.
TEXT: TIMO MAHLAMÄKI, PHOTO: ANNIKA RAUHALA
New Nurminen employees at
Vuosaari logistics centre
The staff of the new Nurminen
logistics centre will be ready to serve
its customers from day one. Both
existing employees moving to the
Vuosaari location and new Nurminen
employees coming from recruiting
training have undergone a thorough
orientation in the new environment.
Nurminen’s Vuosaari logistics centre will employ about
70 persons initially. Most of the staff will move to the
new location from other locations, but some new workers
have also been recruited.
In cooperation with the City of Helsinki and
the national Employment Office, Nurminen began a
recruiting project in spring 2008 for the purpose of
finding the most skilled employees for the new logistics
centre. The training process itself was contracted out to
JAKK through a competitive bidding process.
“JAKK is one of Finland’s biggest adult training
organisations in the logistics industry. Our cooperation
with them has been flexible and professional,” says HR
Manager Jaana Ekola.
Over 400 applicants
The recruiting events organised near the end of May
were an enormous success. Some of those who came were
forced to listen to the presentations from the hallway.
“So many people came to the recruiting events
that they had to be directed to other, similar events.
There was a lot of interest from other quarters as
well, for instance from companies, training firms and
associations,” Jaana Ekola tells.
According to National Employment Office
representative Päivi Mattola, the number of those
interested was double the number of listeners similar
events usually draw. In the end, the events drew an
unbelievable 400 applications for jobs with Nurminen.
Out of those four hundred, almost 50 applicants
continued on to interviews. Among those interviewed
were many experienced logistics professionals. In the
end, 15 motivated applicants were selected for training.
“The professional skill of the applicants was much
higher than we had expected. In making our selections,
we paid special attention to positive attitudes about the
work and the company,” Jaana Ekola emphasises.
Theory and practice
The training, which began in mid-August, contained
both theoretical instruction and practical training
periods at Nurminen Logistics’ different locations. The
eight-week training proceeded in one-week periods, in
which one theory week was always followed by a week
of practical application. During the training period,
the trainees received a comprehensive orientation
with Nurminen Logistics business operations – from
the specific characteristics of different methods of
transportation and cargo storage to customer service.
This fast-paced training ended on Friday, October 3.
On the following Monday, these new members of the
Nurminen family arrived at Vuosaari ready to get down
to business.
“The project exceeded all expectations,” HR
Manager Jaana Ekola declares with satisfaction.
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TEXT: LAURA JOKINEN, PHOTOS: HANNU VUORINEN AND VALTTERI KORPINEN
Size is no obstacle
for Nurminen Heavy
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Nurminen Heavy made a new conquest when
in early September it transported four former
VR oil tanks approximately one kilometre
closer to the shore at Vihreäsaari Harbour in
Oulu. The job was made exceptional by the
fact that each 180-ton oil tank was transported
simultaneously on two platforms greater than
40 metres in length.
Even for Nurminen Heavy, this was a
unique transport job, particularly in terms of
width. Plenty of longer, taller and heavier items
have been transported over the years, but the
26.5 metre diameter of these tanks presented
new challenges.
“This was a new method of transport for
us, because we’ve never used two platforms sideby-side before,” relates Traffic Operator Sauli
Lomakka.
Sauli worked planning the move for nearly
two months based on blueprints and site studies
received from the client. He visited the site in
Oulu twice ahead of the actual move. Sauli
delivered calculations about axle weights and
the space necessary for the move to the client.
The most important piece of information was
the minimum width of the road, which was
then used to widen the existing road. About
500 metres of new road had to be built to get
the tanks into the right position.
In addition to the tanks, Nurminen also
moved a 28-metre-tall harbour crane to the new
owner’s property. The crane was moved on two
platforms to a barge and then transferred over
water to its final placement. Driving the one
hundred and sixty-ton crane onto a floating
ship presented its own challenges.
The Nurminen Heavy vehicles were driven
by two of the unit’s most experienced drivers,
Pekka Toivonen and Seppo Ylennysmäki.
Pekka has been behind the wheel of special and
heavy transport vehicles for nearly thirty years,
but even for him this was a new experience.
“I’ve driven enough platforms over the
years that it went just fine,” says Pekka.
Seppo and Pekka are Nurminen’s large
transport specialists, who know large platforms
as well as anybody. According to Seppo, with
these kinds of transport jobs you have to have a
certain eye for the game.
“We ended up having to do a bit of turning
and adjusting our speed with the other tractor,
but it all went surprisingly well,” says Seppo.
When the transport got under way, the
drivers were aided by Sauli, Nurminen Heavy’s
mechanic Urpo Kantosyrjä and Special
Transport Traffic Controller Mika Visuri. Sauli
and Urpo took turns in front of the vehicles
and made sure that the distance between the
vehicles was appropriate, and from behind
Mika directed the platforms by remote control,
also giving directions to the drivers via walkietalkie.
The kilometres-per-hour speed of this
transport was anything but wild. The new road
was soft, and it also wasn’t possible to go very
fast because the platforms were being directed
from behind. It took about an hour to travel the
one kilometre.
“It’s more important to get the delivery to
its destination in one piece than to set world
records,” observed Seppo, with 20 years of
special transport experience.
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A million freight wagons operate on the
railways of Russia. Every wagon has its
own home station where it is registered.
TEXT: LAURA JOKINEN, PHOTOS: OAO RZD
Russia is railroad country
There are a million freight wagons on the rails in
Russia. Almost 1,000 of them are owned by Nurminen
Logistics. These wagons are operated by Nurminen’s
St. Petersburg subsidiary OOO Huolintakeskus.
Wagon registration, insurance and maintenance is the
responsibility of the Huolintakeskus Railway Wagon
Department, which is lead by experienced railwayman
Denis Zemlin.
Not one single Nurminen Logistics’ wagon ever moves from the factory until the
purchaser has approved it.
“Every wagon has to be inspected and approved personally at the factory. I’ve
travelled in this capacity from Abakan to Ukraine,” Denis relates.
Most of us know Ukraine; Abakan, on the other hand, is located in Khakassia,
4,200 kilometres to the east of Moscow.
When a new wagon has been approved, it has to be registered. Nurminen
Logistics railway wagon department delivers a five-centimetre-thick stack of papers
for every new wagon to the company in charge of Russian Federation railway
traffic, OAO RZD, which sends the information on to Moscow, to the Federation’s
Railway Administration. This state supervisory body assigns the wagon an eightdigit identification number. The process takes approximately four weeks.
“We get registration numbers pretty quickly. Although it does take a
monstrous stack of paper,” Denis observes.
A registered wagon also needs insurance. The railway wagon department takes
care of this too.
Keeping tabs on the wagons
Every railway wagon in Russia has its own so-called “home station,” where it is
registered in a log. The home station is determined by where the wagon is loaded
and unloaded. The system ensures that wagons can be returned to their own stations
if the owner leaves them standing, clogging up the lines somewhere in Russia.
The home station is written on the side of every wagon. Even though Russia is an
enormous country and its railway network extremely extensive, wagons being left
idle or getting lost is still extremely rare.
“Nowadays no one wants to leave their wagons standing somewhere unused,
and certainly not to lose them,” tells Denis.
“I’ve never heard of a wagon getting lost so thoroughly that it wasn’t ever
found. Our customers can count on us knowing precisely where our own wagons
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Precise work for the good of the customer
In August, Nurminen Logistics added 70 new wagons to its
rolling stock, making a total of 979. This means that around
400 wagons are in for servicing each year. Denis’ railway
wagon department arranges which wagons are delivered to
which depots and when. The depot is chosen according to
loading point. This work is made challenging not only by the
large number of wagons, but also by the fact that the owner
of the depots,
OAO RZD,
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of the depots
from private
wagons if it has
a great need for
maintenance
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Denis Zemlin
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cooperation
with the railways goes smoothly. We can’t be considered
a competitor, because we have a thousand wagons, and
OAO RZD has 450,000,” says Denis.
All told, approximately one million freight wagons
crisscross Russia’s railways. The stations were last catalogued
during the Soviet period, and a 160-page reference work
about them has been compiled which lists 40 freight,
passenger or local train stations on each page. Rough
estimates put the number of train stations and stops in CIS
countries at around 6,500.
Regular maintenance ensures that Nurminen wagons
remain in excellent condition. However, it sometimes
occurs that a wagon breaks down in transit. The most
common reason for route delays is wheel breakage. In this
case, the wagon is delivered with its cargo to the closest
repair depot for repairs. When OAO RZD gives Nurminen
delivery times, these always already include an allowance
for the possible necessity of repairs. This ensures that wagon
breakage does not cause problems for Nurminen clients.
Because it would be difficult to track the condition
of a thousand wagons by checking them personally,
maintenance is planned based on the records. When a
wagon has been in for service, the Nurminen railway wagon
department has precise information, for example, about
the thickness of that specific wagon’s wheels. The records
also show the speed of wear of the wheels, and this can be
used to calculate when the wagon should be sent for wheel
replacement. All other spare parts also have a defined service
life, towards the end of which the wagon is sent for service.
After each servicing or repair, every wagon is inspected by
an OAO RZD inspector. This ensures that the wagons are
in good shape and ready to serve Nurminen customers in
the best way possible.
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are at any given point in time. The old way of logging a
wagon to a certain station is presumably going to be history
in the future.”
For a wagon to be logged at a certain station, Nurminen
Logistics’ railway wagon department has to procure a permit
from the manager of the station in question and from
the owner of the track at the loading point. In addition,
there has to be an agreement between the railways and the
loading point that the local railway can operate the loading
point’s track. Separate permits must also be obtained for
each wagon to move in different countries’ territories and
to use certain stretches of railway track. Registering at a
home station also requires first obtaining route permits
from OAO RZD. A wagon also cannot be sent for loading
to countries or stretches of track for which there are no
permits. Because the success of this task requires the
participation of many parties, good personal relationships
in Russia are an asset.
Nurminen Logistics’ wagons are kept rolling by its
29 St. Petersburg employees. In addition to the railway
wagon department, there is also a tariff department in St.
Petersburg, which is in charge of all payments related to
the wagons, a traffic department, which handles wagon
tracking, and an accounting department. In addition
to Denis, Juri Terehov also works in the railway wagon
department. In addition to registration and wagon logging,
Denis and Juri take care of maintenance and repairs for
Nurminen wagons. A new wagon is serviced the first time
three years after commissioning, and after that the wagon
must be serviced every other year. When a wagon has been
in use for 17 years, it receives a complete overhaul. After the
overhaul, the wagon is serviced every year. The useful life of
a wagon varies – for covered wagons and stanchion wagons
it is 32 years and for chips wagons it is 22 years. When a
wagon is beyond fixing, it is scrapped, and its registration
number reverts for reassignment.
In Finland, traffic management
happens at Imatra
Nurminen Cargo’s Finland traffic department has its
operations centralised at Imatra. The eight-person traffic
department is in charge of ensuring sufficient railway
wagon capacity and manages wagon routing according to
orders. The department also manages wagon tracking in
Finnish territory. In addition, the traffic department also
has responsibilities for updating wagon tariffs and prices,
as well as instruction and training, among other things.
Railway wagon quality is
ensured by inspections
Nurminen inspects every railway wagon
it purchases multiple times before their
entry into service and final evaluation.
“Every wagon is inspected individually. We pay the most
attention to the technical features of the wagon – that
is, are the floors, walls and doors in good order,” tells
Terminal Manager Jari Koistinen, who has been along on
several inspection trips.
“If the level of quality of the wagons doesn’t meet
Nurminen’s requirements, the factory quickly repairs
the problems so that we can inspect the repairs they
have made. The quality is good enough for us when,
for example, a paper roll can be loaded into the wagon
without having to worry about it being damaged by
manufacturing defects in the wagon.”
Inspection trips have also given rise to innovations.
“Nurminen has a few covered wagons that you
won’t find anywhere else. We got the idea for developing
the wagons to better meet our customers’ needs in
conjunction with inspections, and, together with the
wagon factory, we produced a unique new wagon. We
added attachment points within the wagon that help the
product being transported to stay in place better than
ever,” tells Terminal Manager Petri Leppänen, who has
been along on the inspection trips from the beginning.
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TEXT: LAURA JOKINEN, PHOTOS: OAO RZD
She was a happy little train…
Russian Railways OAO RZD has
85,500 kilometres of railroad in
service and 1.3 million people on
its payrolls. This massive employer
begins its future employees’ training
early on.
OOO Huolintakeskus’ railway wagon department
head Denis Zemlin has worked at Nurminen for five
and a half years. Before that he was in the government’s
employ.
“When I was in the fifth grade at school, people
came in beautiful uniforms to ask who wanted to
drive a train,” Denis tells of the beginning of his
career.
Denis did want to and was able to participate
in the “children’s railway.” The children’s railways,
still in operation, are a way for Russian Railways to
introduce young people to the world of railroads.
There, 9–15-year-old school children practise on real,
miniature-sized railroads. Denis practised being a
railwayman every afternoon for two hours from the
age of 12 to the age of 15.
“The children’s railway is a real job. I received my
first pay check, 30 roubles, when I was 12 years old.
That was a lot of money in the Soviet Union. The
salary of an adult engineer was 120 roubles per month
back then.”
Denis went to the children’s railway in his home
city of St. Petersburg, where there was a threekilometre-long track at the time. During the first year,
the children were ticket inspectors on the trains. The
passengers were usually parents and relatives. During
the second year came a promotion to trackman.
The third year was taken up by more responsible
assignments as station managers. During the last year,
the children were allowed to use the engines as engine
operators.
The Soviet Union’s first children’s railway was
founded in 1935 in Tbilisi, which is now in Georgia.
When the Soviet Union broke up, there were 52
children’s railways operating all around the country.
At the moment, there are still 22 working children’s
railways in Russia. In addition to Russia, there are
children’s railways in operation in Ukraine, Slovakia,
Germany, China and Cuba.
Denis traded the children’s railway for sports
for a brief time, but found trains once again at a
railway technical school, from which he continued his
studies at the University of Railway
Engineering. From the railway
university, Denis found work with
Russian Railways and from there
moved to Nurminen via Irtrans.
Because of his work, Denis has
the opportunity to see Russia far
and wide, and in his free time he
circles the globe with his fellow
supporters of FC Zenit St.
Petersburg – not, however, by
train.
There is 22 children’s
railway in Russia
TEXT: LAURA JOKINEN
It’s official!
Nurminen Cargo offers high quality
The Nurminen Cargo management system was audited in June 2008, and, as a result, the whole unit’s
operations in Finland are now certified. Nurminen Cargo’s quality, environmental and occupational health
and safety systems were inspected in audits conducted by Inspecta Certification. These operations were
verified as fulfilling the requirements established for the ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS
18001 standards. International certifications guarantee that Nurminen Logistics’ operations are well designed,
of high quality and appropriately supervised in terms of quality, environmental and occupational health
and safety issues. Unified operations ensure that Nurminen’s customers will receive even more efficient and
competitive service than before.
“The logistics needs of our customers can change rapidly. This requires continuous improvements in our
operations and fast reactions. When our operational procedures are in good order, it’s easy to tackle these
sorts of challenges,” Senior Vice President Harri Vainikka explains about the significance of certification.
The next step is to bring the St. Petersburg location under the umbrella of the management system and
certify operations there as well.
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TEXT: NIINA HAASOLA, PHOTOS: HANNA TARKIAINEN AND VEIKKO SOMERPURO
At home in the theatre
The theatre has been
an important part of
Niina’s life since she
was a child, and she
never intends to give it
up. Niina in costume
in the play Pessi and
Illusia.
Niina Raunio, who works as a
forwarder at the Vuosaari logistics
centre, also moonlights at the Willan
Nuorisoteatteri youth theatre as
an actress, director, instructor and
chairperson, among other duties.
She describes the people at the
theatre as “a big family,” and she
has long been known as “Big Sister”
to the young people at the theatre.
Even in primary school Niina was the girl who loved
to shine in the starring role in the school play. By the
time secondary school rolled around, she was taking
courses in voice and diction, and when a youth theatre
was founded in her home town of Hyvinkää in 1998,
it was a foregone conclusion that 14-year-old Niina
would join up.
“Acting and singing have always been close to my
heart, and giving up the hobby has never even crossed
my mind, even now, even though my time is taken
up by work, long commutes and my other favourite
pastime – horses,” Niina says.
Niina’s contributions at “Wilnu” seem less like a
hobby than a full-on job. She has been in leadership
positions at the theatre for several years now, so in
addition to rehearsals, a lot of time has also gone into
the management of the theatre.
“We had another chairperson for a while,
and during that time I was able to concentrate on
directing, for example, but now I’ve got another three
year stint as chairperson ahead of me. It means every
kind of organising you can imagine, plus drafting
reports, annual statements and the closing of the
accounts. But when I can get past all that, I think
participating in rehearsals is a kind of time for myself.”
“A dude with chops”
Wilnu, located in an old woollen mill in Hyvinkää,
is well known locally, and its reputation has spread
farther afield recently as well, thanks to shows like
the youth musical My Only One, about the band the
Hurriganes, put on in 2006. The Hurriganes were even
on hand to play at the premier.
“The musical was praised not only by the critics,
but even by Remu Aaltonen himself [the Hurriganes
Niina’s “big family” is at the
Willan Nuorisoteatteri youth
theatre. At any given time
this family is made up of as
many as thirty young people
who are being trained for the
theatre by “big sister” Niina.
Several large shows are put
on each year.
drummer and front man], who said that our drummer
‘had good chops.’ That is one distinction at Wilnu: the
young people really know how to act, play, build sets, make
costumes and do lighting and sound. We do everything
ourselves from marketing materials on up,” Niina relates,
clearly proud of her crew.
The theatre is made up of about 30 young people, who
are chosen by audition. The minimum age is 14; currently
there are ca. thirty 17–24-year-olds involved. There are
always more applicants than can be taken on.
“With us you can try out script writing and directing
in addition to acting. There are at least two larger
productions each year, but usually three or four. We also
often do productions in cooperation with the other theatres
that operate in Hyvinkää. Then there can be as many as
sixty people involved in a production, like the production
of Beauty and the Beast we’re putting on this fall with
Teatteri Päivölä. Up to three thousand people come to see
the better-known plays.”
Getting away from the grind,
but not the theatre
Doing theatre is often a very therapeutic activity for teenagers.
“Acting is getting free of yourself. It can ease depression
and has a healing effect on the other possible psychological
problems of adolescence. When I was getting started, I
felt like the best part of theatre was getting away from the
everyday me and acting. Now the best thing is to get to
watch a group that I put together myself grow and develop.
It’s brilliant to be able to gradually shift responsibility to the
younger ones,” says “Big Sister.”
Even though Niina plans to move away from Hyvinkää
to be closer to work, she doesn’t intend to give up her beloved
way of life completely.
“I intend to be involved in Wilnu in some way forever.
We’re trying to combine the financial administration of
Wilnu with one of the other Hyvinkää theatres. Then I
would get to focus on teaching, directing and acting again,”
fantasises Niina.
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More terminal space at Niirala and Luumäki
Nurminen Logistics is expanding its terminals at its Niirala and Luumäki locations. The expansion at
Niirala will add 4,000 square metres of additional space to the terminal, and increase total terminal
capacity to 18,000 square metres. More than 10 hectares of outdoor storage will also be added.
Through this expansion, which entered service in October 2008, the terminal gained new, modern
loading and unloading platforms with dock seals. Therefore, all railway wagon and vehicle unloading
can be done indoors.
The terminal expansion at Luumäki will add 3,400 square metres of terminal capacity, and when
the new expansion enters service in November 2008, there will be a total of 11,700 square metres
of covered space at the terminal. As a result of the expansion, it will be possible to load or unload 17
railway wagons simultaneously at the terminal.
Nurminen Logistics
opens new location in Sweden
Nurminen Logistics opened an office in Malmö in southern Sweden on 1 October 2008. The office will
be headed up by Regional Manager Peter Langerbeck.
After opening the new location, Nurminen will be better able to serve its Swedish and Danish
customers.
The new office is located in the office hotel Malmö Slagthuset in the city centre.
Nurminen Logistics sold the Nurminen Care
business unit to Sentica Partners
Nurminen Logistics Plc divested its ambulance operator services in order to be able to focus on
logistics and closely related operations as stated in its published strategy. The company is looking for
strong growth in the Baltic Sea region, Russia and other CIS countries.
– The divestment of Nurminen Care business unit supports Nurminen Logistics’ business
strategy. We are pleased that the new owner is ready to invest in this growing market, says Lasse
Paitsola, President and CEO of Nurminen Logistics.
City
Office
Railway
Murmansk
St. Petersburg
Novosibirsk
Helsinki
Tallinn
Malmö
Yekaterinburg
Riga
Moscow
Klaipeda
Astana
Minsk
Brest
Kiev
Almaty
Rostov
Taškent
Nurminen Logistics provides high-quality logistics services, such as railway transports, terminal services,
forwarding and special and heavy transports. The company has collected logistics know-how from three centuries,
starting in 1886. Nurminen Logistics’ main market areas are Finland, the Baltic Sea region, Russia and other CIS
countries. The company’s share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.
Nurminen News: Nurminen Logistics’ customer magazine. Editor in chief: Niina
Haasola. Editorial committee: Laura Jokinen (Communications), Nina Olin (HR),
Marjut Ahlqvist, Jorma Kervinen, Tomi Tuominen, Seppo Turunen (Nurminen Cargo), Vesa Iivonen (Nurminen Heavy), Timo Mahlamäki (Vuosaari
project), Pirkko Hakkarainen (Miltton Oy). Layout: Miltton Oy. Cover picture: Veikko Somerpuro. Printing house: Erweko Painotuote Oy.
ISSN 1797-8971.
Headquarters
Pasilankatu 2, P.O. Box 124
FI-00241 Helsinki
Finland
Tel. +358 10 545 00
Fax +358 10 545 2000
[email protected]
www.nurminenlogistics.com

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