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Maximum mass for 3-axle lorries to 28 tonnes

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will start preparing a decree amendment to permanently raise the maximum mass of triple axle lorries to 28 tonnes irrespective of the year of...

Ban on the discharge of sewage from cruise ships into the Baltic Sea

The International Maritime Organization IMO decided today on 22 April 2016 on the entry into force of the regulations concerning the special area of the Baltic Sea. By these regulations the...

Transport Code enables better transport services

Legal provisions on transport market will be brought together under one act, the Transport Code. The reform aims to support new service models and better respond to the needs of transport...

First national report in the world on automated driving completed – Finland at the forefront

The now completed roadmap and action plan 2016–2020 for automated road traffic contain a large number of measures, which have been divided into five categories. These are: infrastructure;...

Decline in volumes of goods transported by sea and rail; growth in traffic volumes on main roads and in railway passenger transport

In 2015, the volumes of exports and imports transported in international seaborne trade decreased considerably. Similarly, there was a drop in the volume of goods transported by rail....

International Convention on Road Traffic promotes automation

The international Convention on Road Traffic has been amended to allow Automatic Driving Technologies. The aim is to promote vehicle automation and technological development. The...

Unmanned aircraft systems to be subjected to EU regulation

On 11 February 2016 the Finnish Government informed Parliament about a European Commission proposal for a regulation concerning civil aviation safety and European Union Aviation Safety Agency...

World-class Arctic testing ecosystem for intelligent transport opens in Fell Lapland

A world-class Arctic testing ecosystem for intelligent transport and automated driving is being built in Finnish Lapland. Today, players interested in the intelligent transport gathered in...

The Finnish Transport Agency‘s digitalisation project paves way for future transport

Future transport is created now. The Finnish Transport Agency has started a three-year digitalisation project, which paves way for, among others, new transport services and autonomous driving...

TIR transports to Russia via Nuijamaa

According to information from the Russian customs authorities, the customs office of Brusnichnoye will no longer be included in the list of TIR customs offices as of 22 January 2016...