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Finland divided on weapons export ban

Parliamentary parties in Finland are divided on whether the country should relax its arms exports ban to Ukraine. The Prime Minister Sanna Marin's (SDP)...
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Posted on February 24, 2022

Governor and Local Business Leaders Head to Europe on Trade Mission | KNSI

The Governor of Minnesota is in the United Kingdom leading a trade mission to the U.K. and Finland. The mission is focussing on increasing state exports...
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Posted on November 19, 2021

Freight Traffic in Saimaa Canal, Finland, increases

Freight traffic on the Saimaa Canal grew by 16,9% year-on-year from January-June 2021. 389 freight vessels transited the Canal during the period under r...
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Posted on August 17, 2021

Finland food exports to China in 2020

An increase in meat exports to China was a key part of the overall growth of Finnish food exports in 2020, said Business Finland, a governmental body for p...
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Posted on March 19, 2021

Rail freight Finland – China

A logistics operator in Finland is now offering a weekly rail service to carry refrigerated containers from Narvik and Helsinki to Hefei and Chongqing in C...
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Posted on September 25, 2020

Alcohol leads Finnish food exports

In the small town of Isokyrö in Ostrobothnia, rye-based gin and whisky maker Kyrö Distillery Company is growing so quickly that its one million euro turn...
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Posted on July 23, 2016

All Finland exports to Russia down this year

Customs data show a significant decline in exports to Russia from all sectors in Finland during the first five months of the year. Worst effected were expo...
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Posted on September 5, 2015

Finnish exports to Russia down more than 35 percent

Finnish Customs reported last week that exports to the eastern neighbour had fallen 35 percent in the months up to May this year compared to 2014, reflecti...
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Posted on September 4, 2015

Finland fears crisis as Russia curbs food imports

Finland warned last week that Russian retaliation against EU sanctions could push its economy into crisis, while President Vladimir Putin ordered curbs on ...
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Posted on August 11, 2014

Exports from Finland to Russia drop

Finnish exports to Russia dropped sharply in the last quarter, making Germany in the top position for international sales, according to new figures. Mac...
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Posted on June 18, 2014

‘Mega Freight Trucks threaten roads’ MEP

An MEP who is also UKIP's Transport spokesman says that extra long freight lorries will result in deaths, road wear congestion and pollution.  Weight limi...
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Posted on June 22, 2013

Shipping Line offering new routes

A new weekly Finland to Poland service will be offered by a Finnish shipping line between the ports of Rauma and Gdynia.  In the autumn they will also off...
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Posted on May 4, 2013

New freight services for North Sea

A Finland based shipping line is expanding its freight services on the North Sea and Baltic Sea this summer.  A weekly service will connect Finland and Ru...
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Posted on May 3, 2013

Finland State aid for Shipping

Finland is the only EU country which has pledged funding to the shipping industry, to help them achieve a reduction in fuel emissions. Retrofitting the tec...
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Posted on March 28, 2013

Finnish Ship Investigation

The captain and crew of a vessel owned by a Finnish shipping line were under investigation last week by Finland's customs authority. A shipment of military...
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Posted on March 5, 2013

Finland Approves Giant Freight Trucks

The Government of Finland has received parliamentary approval to allow freight trucks of up to 76 tonnes gross weight and 4.4 metres high on the roads.  T...
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Posted on December 5, 2012

Finnish government to help shipping

The government in Finland is proposing measures to help compensate shipping and road transport companies with additional costs.  The EU marine fuels sulph...
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Posted on September 18, 2012

Russia Imports likely to increase

Now that Russia has joined the World Trade Organsation, exporting countries, especially Finland, are expecting to benefit.  Russia is expected to reduce s...
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Posted on September 1, 2012

Finland to Estonia Rail Freight

Finland and Estonia are planning to create a rail freight bridge between the country and Estonia. The three options being considered include the constructi...
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Posted on August 24, 2012

Finland to Germany Rail Freight Link

Talks will begin in September to discuss the feasibility of a rail freight link from Helsinki to Berlin. The talks are connected to the 'Rail Baltica' pro...
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Logistics Transport Finland

This Trade Fair for the logistics, freight, transport and packaging industries will meet in Helsinki from 9 - 12 June 2012.  Service providers in manufact...
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Posted on February 28, 2012

Freight Conditions under Review

The General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders are generally used within the Nordic countries (ie, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finl...
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Posted on December 20, 2011
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