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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...

A Government resolution to promote the development of intelligent robotics and automation

On 2 June 2016, the Government outlined measures to promote the use and development of intelligent robotics and automation in Finland. The aim is to place Finland among the leading countries...

Rail transport agreement between Finland and Russia submitted for adoption

The Finnish Government proposed on 2 June 2016 that the President of the Republic adopt an agreement concluded between Finland and Russia on direct international rail traffic. According to...

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....