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Port of Kokkola is the third largest general port in Finland. Cargo traffic through the port has experienced a powerful growth thanks to development efforts characterized by long term and thorough planning. The most important success factors of the port are, among others, customer friendly service, competitive pricing and investments in modern cargo handling equipment. Port of Kokkola is the preferred and foremost port in Finland serving the mining industry. The knowhow of the logistics required by the mining industry is based on a cooperation that goes back more than 50 years. In addition to the mining industry, Port of Kokkola is an important actor in the transit traffic from and to Russia. The third significant customer group is the industry and the local trade in Kokkola. In the close vicinity of the port the industry concentration of Kokkola Industry Park (KIP) is established. This Industry Park is the largest concentration of non-organic chemical industry in Northern Europe. More than 60 companies are established in the area, employing more than 2 000 persons. Major investments are also made in the Industry Park. The companies active in the Kokkola Industry Park have announced additional investments, amounting to a total of 110 million Euros, in 2012 and 2013 in Kokkola.