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Port of HaminaKotka News 1/2015

HaminaKotka Newsletter 1/2015 has been published. Read the newsletter here. Source: Port of HaminaKotka

Turku shipyard set for major improvements

Turku's shipyards are set to undergo major renovations with German family company Meyer. German family company Meyer is set to invest tens of millions of euro into the Finnish...

The use of TIR Carnets continues in the traffic between Finland and Russia

Customer Notice 26 February 2015 TIR procedures can be started in Finland in the normal way also for TIR transports ending in Russia at least until 30 June 2015. Also transports...

Swedish and Finnish ports in collaboration on port infrastructure development and environmental services

Five ports in Sweden and Finland have this week submitted applications for EU-funding within the 2014 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals. The cooperation will result in improved port...

Finland applies for EU support for the Helsinki railway yard and City Rail Loop

Finland applies for a total of EUR 133.7 million of TEN-T support for rail connections and sea routes. The support is allocated to the development of trans-European transport networks in the...

Minister Risikko: Finland to be world’s top transport service developer

Minister of Transport and Local Government Paula Risikko believes that Finland has the necessary prerequisites for the utilisation of digitalisation and to succeed in the development of...

Cooperation to ensure safer international airspace over the Baltic Sea

So-called invisible military aircraft that fly through international airspace above the Baltic Sea pose a risk of collisions. The issue came to public light in December, when it was reported...

Supreme Administrative Court exempted port dues from valua-added tax

Following a long appeal process with the tax authorities and various courts, Port of HaminaKotka Ltd has received a decision from the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, where the court...

Finnish Customs closes the customs offices of Loviisa, Keski-Vantaa, Kouvola and Lappeenranta

The regionalisation coordination team of the Ministry of Finance has in its meeting on 4 December 2014 supported the Customs' proposal on closing down the customs offices of Loviisa,...

Proposal: International centre of excellence on the shore of the Bay of Bothnia

Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and Ministry of the Environment are proposing the launch of an international testing, exercise, and...