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Four Baltic Sea ports signed a Memorandum of Understanding and set a common approach for the new on-shore power supply for vessels

On September 9th, Port of Tallinn, Port of Helsinki, Ports of Stockholm and Port of Turku signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), where they set a common approach for the new on-shore...

Finland ratifies Convention for the Management of Ballast Water

Finland has ratified the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 2004. The...

Increase in railway transport in the first half of 2016

The volume of rail freight transport showed a significant return to growth in the first half of the year. In the first six months of the year, the transport volume grew by eight per cent...

Helsinki Airport is the leading Nordic airport in transfer connections around the world

According to a recent study published by the airport association ACI Europe, Helsinki Airport is the 12th most important hub in Europe. The significance of Helsinki Airport as a hub of...

Plunge in vessel sulphur emissions in the Baltic Sea

The introduction of stricter regulations on the sulphur content of fuel used on the Baltic Sea since 1 January 2015 has yielded results. A report drawn up for Trafi by the Finnish...

January-June saw an increase in international maritime transport of goods and passengers

The import and export volumes in international seaborne trade increased in January-June 2016 compared with the corresponding period of the previous year. There was an especially significant...

Road traffic volumes on main roads continue to grow – larger share of heavy-duty vehicles

The total traffic volumes on main roads increased by about 1.8 per cent in January-July compared with the same period last year. There was a significant increase (2.8 %) in especially the...

Finnish shipbuilding company receives EUR 68 million order

Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC), based in the city of Rauma, has been awarded a contract to build a 158-metre long passenger-car vessel for the Danish ferry...

More road paving to be replaced this summer than in any of the past ten years

In the summer of 2016, an estimated 3,500 kilometres of road will be paved. The roadworks that disturb traffic the most are located in Uusimaa, North Savo and South Ostrobothnia. Road users...

Support from the Commission to the guidelines on collaborative economy in the Transport Code

The European Commission encourages Member States to take a favourable approach to collaborative economy in their legislation. It presented a communication on the European agenda for...