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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...

Soon cars will call for help on their own – the European eCall system is coming to Finland

eCall is an electronic safety system which automatically calls the emergency services and transmits the vehicle's location in case of a serious accident. This way help can reach the site...

Sulphur Directive into force at the beginning of 2015

Stricter provisions on sulphur emissions from shipping will enter into force at the beginning of 2015. On 12 June, Finland's Government submitted a proposal on the implementation of new...

MINTC to launch an experiment that would allow for robotic cars

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing an amendment to the Road Traffic Act that would allow for driverless robotic cars to drive within a restricted area on public roads....

Ports of Helsinki and Tallinn sign a MoU on traffic development between Vuosaari and Muuga harbours

Ports of Helsinki and Tallinn have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to develop a relevant cargo route between Vuosaari and Muuga harbours in the near future. ...

Number of ship passengers broke records in April

A total of 850,000 passengers passed through the Port of Helsinki in April, indicating a growth of 9 % from April last year. The majority of the passengers, some 74 %, travelled on...