Strong in logistics
Kouvola has a logistically ideal location with railway connections to all cardinal points and main road connections in six directions.
Railway logistics is among Kouvola’s main strengths. The capacity of the largest Finnish cargo marshalling yard and the volume of cargo handled makes Kouvola the most central location for railway transport in Finland.
Around 100 logistics companies operate in the Tehola-Kullasvaara logistics area; nearly 200 in the entire Kouvola region. The logistics sector has nearly 2000 employees. In 2015 and in 2020, Kouvola was ranked as the best logistics centre in the Northern Europe.
The New Silk Road opened up a container train connection to China. It strengthens Kouvola’s position as a transport hub between Asia and Europe.
Kouvola RTT is the only Finnish railroad terminal in the EU’s core transport network. As part of the network, it is comparable in significance to the main Finnish ports and airports. The area will expand in the future. A modern intermodal terminal is under construction in Kullasvaara in Kouvola.