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Port of Helsinki and Metsä Fibre Oy to prepare pulp exports of Äänekoski bioproduct mill through Vuosaari Harbour

The Port of Helsinki and Metsä Fibre Oy have signed a letter of intent to develop Vuosaari as the export harbour of pulp produced at the planned new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski. ...

Finland’s maritime strategy 2014–2022 has been published

Finland's maritime strategy for 2014–2022 provides an overall view that serves Finland's economy, business life and employment and takes account of the new environmental norms. The strategy...

Finnair is again Europe’s best airline

For the second year running Finnair has been named Best European Airline at the annual TTG Travel Awards. Punctuality, service upgrades and smooth transfer reliability helped Finnair to reach...

Fairway dues to be halved and track tax removed for 2015-2017

The Government has proposed temporary acts for reducing fairway dues and removing the track tax. The changes will be included in the 2015 budget proposal. Fairway dues will be halved for the...

Finland and Russia signed agreements on icebreaking and road transport

Harri Pursiainen, Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, and Sergei Aristov, Russian Deputy Minister of Transport, signed two agreements between Finland...

New rail connection to speed up transport between Finland and China

Nurminen Logistics, a Finnish logistics services provider, has signed a letter of intent with UTLC, a joint venture of the Russian, Kazakhstan and Belarussian state railways, for cooperation...

Helsinki public transport outstrips competition in European survey

Helsinki Regional Transport has once more emerged as the number one ranked public transportation provider in an international survey. The public transportation ranking organisation BEST...

China and Finland sign a MoU on transport sector

On 16 June, Finland's Minister of Transport and Local Government Henna Virkkunen and China's Vice Minister of Transport He Jianzhong met in Helsinki to discuss current issues related to the...

Traffic Lab opens: new transport services to be expected for autumn

Traffic Lab, a trial of electronic transport services co-ordinated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, has been opened for companies. The Finnish Transport Agency and the Finnish...

ITS European Congress 2014 opened

The largest European event in intelligent transport systems and services, ITS European Congress, was opened on 16 June at the Helsinki Fair Centre (Messukeskus). This is the first time the...