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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...

Ships to be monitored for sulphur emissions as of January

The Finnish Government has adopted new regulations that have transposed the European Sulphur Directive into Finnish legislation on 11 December 2014. Inspections on the sulphur content of...

Port of HaminaKotka Newsletter LOISTE 3/2014

Port of HaminaKotka Newsletter LOISTE 3/2014 has been published. Read the newsletter here. Source: Port of HaminaKotka

Deployment of aviation biofuels studied

According to a recent study Finland is well-positioned to start extensive and continuous use of biofuels in aviation. The key issue to be solved is profitability, since biofuels are currently...

The Port of Helsinki's traffic exhibiting steady growth

The amount of unitized cargo traffic transported through the Port of Helsinki has grown steadily throughout the year, totalling 8.5 million tonnes in January-October. This indicates a growth...

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...