-port of kaskinen

Ports are required to have energy and cost-effectiveness, as well as emission reductions. In the Port of Kaskinen, the challenge has been taken up and the port’s operational operations have been reformed with a comprehensive digital agreement. Kaskinen aims to build a fully digital port.

Through digitalization, port operational activities can be streamlined while reducing emissions and costs. The port management system will integrate billing, emission monitoring, and access control systems. By utilizing the system for monitoring the port environment, it will be known precisely when ships and vehicles arrive at the port and how long they stay. As a result, port operations become more efficient and emission values can be calculated accurately. Regular monitoring of noise, water, and air quality in the port area will also be digitized.

The electrification of the railway leading to Kaskinen port will have a significant impact on the port’s green transition. The enforcement of the sulfur directive, digitalization, and automation are driving the port towards as low-emission operation as possible. The aim of Kaskinen Port is to become carbon-neutral/negative by 2035.

One of the future projects includes what is known as the “digital twin” of Kaskinen Port. It is an artificial intelligence software map created from data gathered from the Port Activity and in the future Nemo and Masters Guide systems in real-time. When connected to the port’s own management system, the digital twin can monitor and predict events in the port, suggesting the most efficient and fastest courses of action. For example, it ensures that the right people are in the right place at the right time. Additionally, the system sends notifications directly to the relevant parties about detected issues such as oil spills or faulty buoys. All of these contribute to enhancing the efficiency and safety of the port area.

Responsibility is also a key aspect of waste management. Arriving ships at the port are provided with precise instructions for waste management. Ships operating within the port area, for instance, must dispose of various types of waste, such as kitchen waste, metal, and glass waste, into designated collection containers. Hazardous waste, including batteries, accumulators, waste oils, oily waste, and paints, have their own detailed procedures. Wastewater is collected in tank trucks and taken to a waste treatment facility. In 2025, a dedicated waste handling terminal will be constructed at the port.

The safety procedures at the Port of Kaskinen comply with international and national regulations concerning the security measures for ships and the associated port areas. The safety of the port area is ensured in accordance with the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port facility Security Code), with oversight provided by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Traficom, the national supervisory authority, which audited and approved the security assessments and plans in 2024. We also strictly adhere to the requirements of our customers and consider the ethical guidelines of each company.

The port’s security plan is regularly updated to meet the demands of a growing and evolving port. Additionally, there is a separate safety plan for the railway sections within the port area, which is updated every five years.

Safety instructions: KASKSAT_safety_2020 (PDF)
Port regulations: KASKSAT_port regulations_2015 (PDF)
Waste management instructions: KASKSAT_vessel waste management (PDF) ja KASKSAT_waste management (PDF)
Switching and track work safety instructions Switching and track work safety instructions 16.11.2021 (PDF)

Basic Information about the service point Railway traffic

Port of Kaskinen Basic Information about the service point Railway traffic 03-2024 (PDF)