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High speed Allegro Helsinki - St. Petersburg passenger count down by a quarter

The high-speed train Allegro between Helsinki and St. Petersburg, Russia had a 25 percent decline in passenger numbers so far this year. Finland's state-owned VR Group which runs the trains...

Containerships starts new line from Kotka

Containerships starts new St Petersburg-Kotka-Lübeck -line in May. Link to information bulletin here. Source: Port of HaminaKotka Ltd

Distribution network for alternative fuels to be developed

In the transport sector a shift towards the use of alternative fuels has started. The aim is to replace oil-based, fossil fuels by alternative fuels. The most important alternative fuels and...

Finland and Russia sign a railway transport agreement

Finland and Russia have signed an Agreement on international railway transport. The Agreement was signed by Mr Harri Pursiainen, Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of...

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...