News archive

  • 10/10/2013

    Transnational marketing plan for the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

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  • 9/24/2013

    Head of Karelia had a meeting with the delegation of the Regional State Administrative Agency for Eastern Finland

    The cross border point in Parikkala-Syväoro was also discussed. Read more
  • 9/20/2013

    VR to lose monopoly rights on Russian freight

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  • 9/6/2013

    Final newsletter nr 6 of Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

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  • 8/26/2013

    NECL II final conference was held in Sundsvall. East-west communications still need further development.

    Conference presentations now available.
    Participants agreed on that east-west communications still demand further development. The Midnordic Committee was considered to be the appropriate leader of... Read more
  • 8/23/2013

    NECL II -report: Have we actually done anything significant?

    Project Manager Per-Åke Hultstedt has with critical eyes assessed the work in the NECL II -project during 2010-13. Read more
  • 8/22/2013

    New NECL II -report: Survey of border-crossing and intermodal issues with three transport case studies

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  • 8/22/2013

    New NECL II -reports: Railway terminal and Establishing possibilities for a goods delivery center in Port of Kaskinen

    The studies for Port of Kaskinen includes also studies for improvement repair of Kaskinen — Seinäjoki railway and bio goods terminals along the railway line Read more
  • 8/2/2013

    Newest Baltic Transport Journal: The sulphur regulation in the Baltic Sea region — How are we handling the change?

    The journal includes an article from NECL II about the sulphur regulation, see page 22. Read more
  • 8/1/2013

    Towards commercial breakthrough for Northern Sea Route

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  • 7/5/2013

    Ministry of Transport and Communications and VR agree on long-distance rail traffic operation

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  • 6/28/2013

    MEPs reach informal deal on EU funding for infrastructure projects

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  • 6/26/2013

    Investors to build road in Karelia

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  • 6/24/2013

    New NECL II -report: The Midnordic Transport Study

    The Midnordic Transport Study analysed eastwest transport routes across the corridor and compared their competitiveness in regard to other routes in Northern Europe. As a result of the study,... Read more
  • 6/6/2013

    Important information from Russian Karelia about ongoing road projects. The internationalization of Parikkala-Syväoro border crossing point still under discussion.

    The possible internationalization of Parikkala-Syväoro border crossing point is in Finland a matter of regional and transport policy. Read more
  • 6/6/2013

    Better competitiveness through new masses and dimensions for heavy goods vehicles

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  • 5/31/2013

    The Commission welcomes "historic" agreement on new trans-European transport network

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  • 5/25/2013

    Europe's Seaports 2030: Challenges Ahead

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  • 5/20/2013

    Finnish working group: Transportation must reduce its dependence on oil

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  • 5/20/2013

    Swedish shipping - Action plan for improved competitiveness

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  • 5/3/2013

    New flyer

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  • 4/26/2013

    TransRussia 2013: more operators from the corridor promoted their services

    NECL II -project and several operators from the corridor took part in TransRussia 2013 -exhibition in Moscow during 23-26 April.
    This time the main goal was to promote the actual operators and their... Read more
  • 4/26/2013

    NECL II -report: main road 18 (Central Finland)

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  • 4/11/2013

    NECL II -report: Operation of abnormal transports in Ostrobothnia

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  • 4/11/2013

    NECL II -report: Specialization of ports in Ostrobothnia

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  • 4/2/2013

    3,9 billions to Meråker Line and Trønder Line

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  • 3/29/2013

    Interview with the sales representative of the Russian Federation in Finland Valery Shlyamin

    Representatives of NECL II-project in Finland has had the pleasure to meet Mr. Shlyamin in 2012 and discussed east-west communications and transports.
    In this interview Mr. Shlyamin also mentioned... Read more
  • 3/29/2013

    Breakfast seminar on the TEN-T and the CEF putting focus on the Bothnian Corridor

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  • 3/28/2013

    Finland and Russia agreed upon closer border cooperation

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  • 3/27/2013

    Vapo is planning a biodiesel plant to Kaskinen

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  • 3/27/2013

    A regular freight traffic will start from Vaasa to Germany

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  • 3/27/2013

    Swedish Infrastructure Minister would promote a seamless transport market

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  • 3/25/2013

    Test the ICT-system developed in NECL II

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  • 3/21/2013

    NECL II -report: Accessibility to the ports in Härnösand,Timrå and Sundsvall

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  • 3/21/2013

    NECL II -report: E14 A part of the green freight corridor

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  • 3/18/2013

    A new port to Trondheim: Orkanger

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  • 3/16/2013

    Investment aid for ships to ease adaptation to sulphur emission limits

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  • 3/4/2013

    Presentation of new Financial Manager

    Lovisa Kynäs is taking over as Financial Manager in the NECL II -project until the end of August (during Johanna´s maternity leave). Read more
  • 3/3/2013

    Prospects of the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor was discussed in February 2013 with Russian represents of trade and transports

    NECL II -representatives had several interesting meetings in February 2013 in Helsinki as they met Russian representatives from The Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Finland and Oy... Read more
  • 2/28/2013

    The latest issue of Baltic Rim Economies published

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  • 2/18/2013

    Newsletter nr 5 of Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

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  • 2/1/2013

    EU: Rail travel - more competition, better services

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  • 1/31/2013

    New report: Business plan of a logistical centre in Seinäjoki

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  • 1/28/2013

    President Niinistö visited Lappeenranta and viewed Eastern Border

    Also the internationalization of Parikkala border crossing point was presented to the President during the visit. Read more
  • 1/28/2013

    EU approves Finland's investment aid to sulphur scrubbers

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  • 1/26/2013

    EU launches clean fuel strategy

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  • 1/22/2013

    Sulphur regulation in Baltic Sea Region — scenarios for the Mid Nordic region, threats and opportunities

    NECL II —project has produced a study on how the future sulphur directive on the Baltic Sea will affect the Mid Nordic region for Sweden, Finland and Norway. The study is based on known facts but also... Read more
  • 12/31/2012

    Transport infrastructure projects to complete EU's core network.
    MEPs back "Connecting Europe Facility" to invest in Trans-European networks.

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  • 12/31/2012

    Public Consultation on the European Union e-Freight Initiative

    Consultation period: 26/10/2012 - 17/01/2013 Read more
  • 12/30/2012

    Pre-invitation to NECL II Final Conference:
    21-22 August 2013 in Sundsvall

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  • 12/19/2012

    European Commission: New rules on cleaner fuels for shipping will deliver benefits for people's health

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  • 12/16/2012

    Booked times for border crossings

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  • 12/14/2012

    An international flight seminar was held in Seinäjoki

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  • 12/2/2012

    Contract signed for Meråker Line regarding physical planning

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  • 11/29/2012

    The railway line between Kaskinen and Seinäjoki must be repaired

    The cargo freight on the railway line between Kaskinen and Seinäjoki would be multiplied if the east-west transport corridor would be realized.
    The future of the railway track is unfortunately unclear... Read more
  • 11/8/2012

    NECL II reports of ICT-system development

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  • 11/8/2012

    Development of Syväoro check point in Russian Karelia is under positive wings - same must be done on the Finnish side in Parikkala

    The delegation of Midnordic Green Transport Corridor met the Head of Karelia, Mr. Alexander Khudilainen on Tuesday 6th of November. Read more
  • 10/31/2012

    Russia upgrades borders and faces criticism

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  • 10/31/2012

    Petrozavodsk and Finland to be connected by rail

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  • 10/25/2012

    Shopping lures Russians to Finland

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  • 10/11/2012

    Partial win for Finland regarding greenhouse gas emissions in shipping

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  • 10/8/2012

    Estonian Skinest Group to build railways in Finland

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  • 9/21/2012

    Newsletter nr 4 of Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

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  • 9/12/2012

    Finnish Minister of Transport Merja Kyllönen visited the Port of Kaskinen

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  • 9/12/2012

    EU parliament approves sulphur directive

    The controversial directive was yesterday approved by the European Parliament by clear votes. Read more
  • 9/11/2012

    EU grants almost €200 million to support key TEN-T infrastructure projects

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  • 9/3/2012

    NECL II: Norway, Sweden and Finland must invest in alternative and complementing international transport routes in order to face future

    Output from Midnordic Green Transport Corridor (NECL II) Mid-term conference 15-16 August 2012 Vaasa Read more
  • 8/27/2012

    Minister Kyllönen: Adaptation to sulphur regulations cannot be funded from basic infrastructure maintenance

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  • 8/25/2012

    Finland is the most logistics-dependent country in the world

    Finnish forest industry calls for help from the state to offset all the costs caused by taxes and the marine fuel sulphur directive. Costs are said to be hundreds of millions. Read more
  • 8/24/2012

    Alexander Khudilainen: "Syväoro check point will expand borders of cooperation with Finland"

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  • 8/17/2012

    Mid-term conference of NECL II 15-16 August Vaasa: Bottlenecks in east-west communications

    Presentations now available. Read more
  • 8/16/2012

    New report: Port Costs and Liner Ship Survey between Port of Kaskinen and Swedish Ports

    Main focus in the study has been to find and produce supporting data of port costs for the decision making of investors into a new cargo liner service between Port of Kaskinen in Finland and Swedish... Read more
  • 8/9/2012

    The ICT -system of NECL II will be presented at IEEM 2012 in December in Hong Kong

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  • 7/15/2012

    Green Highway: Buyers Guide for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Cars

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  • 7/15/2012

    Regional policy reform: MEPs set to start talks with member states

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  • 6/27/2012

    Volvo's driverless road train in Spain is public mainly on the plain

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  • 6/26/2012

    NECL II: Memorandum Swedish NDPTL -proposal

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  • 6/25/2012

    Seinäjoki aims to become a major logistics centre in Finland

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  • 6/19/2012

    SPC Finland´s publication: Transport and the Environment 2012

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  • 6/13/2012

    New NECL II -report: establishment of combiterminal to Ånge, Sweden

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  • 6/11/2012

    Future sulfur regulation on Baltic Sea - Hearing on scenarios for the Midnordic Cargo Transports

    Presentations now available. Read more
  • 6/6/2012

    Minister Kyllönen inaugurated first bio-oil powered ship

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  • 6/5/2012

    Kallas seeks to boost Eurasia rail transport connections

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  • 6/4/2012

    New NECL II -report: Intermodal terminal in Östersund area - Study of technical, economic and market conditions for establishment

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  • 5/30/2012

    Upgrade for Russian-Finnish border checkpoint in Syväoro - Border crossing point in Parikkala, Finland opened by 2017

    The Syuvyaoro border station is a priority, says Vladimir Putin.

    On the Finnish side there has been tentatively negotiations about the opening of the international border crossing point in...

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  • 4/30/2012

    The feedback from TransRussia was promising

    NECL II -project and Port of Kaskinen took part in TransRussia 2012 -exhibition in Moscow during 23-27 April and the interest towards the alternative east-west transport corridor and it´s services... Read more
  • 3/28/2012

    Newsletter nr 3 of Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

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  • 3/12/2012

    New report: regional economic study on bottlenecks and capacity gaps on the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

    A regional economic study, which is of value not only to Mid Nordic Region and the Mid Nordic Corridor but also to the entire Baltic Sea Region, illustrating the effects on society and regional... Read more
  • 3/11/2012

    Report on cargo flows on the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

    Objectives in the report are to analyze existing cargo flows in the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor, to find potential cargo flows and locate cargo-owners, exporters and importers who may be willing... Read more
  • 3/9/2012

    Establishment of new logistics centre to Seinäjoki - food industry strongly involved

    The logistics centre in Seinäjoki is built in the middle of the strongest food industry region in Finland. Read more
  • 2/20/2012

    Shipping fuels: on course for better health and environment protection

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  • 2/13/2012

    Containerships adds Pori to its shortsea network

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  • 2/10/2012

    Review of the ICT Tools supporting green logistics developed in the INTERREG transport projects

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  • 2/9/2012

    REPORT: The Bothnian corridor — the northern connection

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  • 1/25/2012

    4th Umbrella transport seminar on 27th of January in Helsinki

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  • 1/18/2012

    Henric Fuchs takes over WP4-work in NECL II

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  • 12/20/2011

    Analysis of Transport and of the Prospective Bridge-Tunnel System Across The Kvarken Strait

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  • 12/5/2011

    RG Line withdraws petition

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  • 11/30/2011

    Local biogas production for Helsinki region buses to begin in 2012

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  • 11/18/2011

    International seminar of Combined transports in Seinäjoki region was a success

    International combined transports was the head topic of a seminar that Seinäjoki Region Business Service Center and NECL II -project arranged  in Seinäjoki region on 10th of November.

    Ca. 100...

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  • 11/11/2011

    Russia Clears Last Hurdle for W.T.O. Membership

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  • 11/7/2011

    Outcome of east-west transport seminar in Stjördal: the electrification of Meråker Line must be done by July 2015

    In total 80 persons participated in the seminar to hear interesting presentations on Midnordic transport needs.

    Especially Norwegian and Swedish politicians emphasized the urgent need of...

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  • 10/20/2011

    Bothnian Corridor to be part of the European core network

    Interesting news also for Midnordic Transport Corridor:

    (press release by Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications 19.10.2011)

    -Making the Bothnian Corridor part of the core network of EU...

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  • 10/19/2011

    Wärtsilä and European Investment Bank agree on EUR 150 million loan for R&D activities

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  • 10/18/2011

    Joint declaration about development needs in Finland

    National development actions must be in line with international needs. The railway line between Seinäjoki-Kaskinen and the Parikkala-Syväoro border crossing station are essential development targets. Read more
  • 10/10/2011

    Case studies for ICT-system

    Empty container management at the Port of Söråker Read more
  • 10/6/2011

    Newsletter nr 2 of Midnordic Green Transport Corridor

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  • 9/24/2011

    Conference of Finnish and north-west Russian chambers of commerce and industry was held in Seinäjoki on 20-22 September 2011

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  • 9/1/2011

    The results of study tour in Finland: a lot of interesting information and a joint statement

    The purpose of the study tour was to get more information about the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor in Finland. Participants heard eg. about development of combined transports and logistic centers,... Read more
  • 8/31/2011

    Finnish survey: The dry port implemented transport is environmentally friendlier and more cost-efficient

    Two research reports have been made in Finland about the dry port concept. Read more
  • 8/9/2011

    Port Day 15 September Kaskinen

    The Port of Kaskinen arranged a customer day on 15th of September (Thursday). Read more
  • 7/26/2011

    Decision by the IMO will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from shipping

    Press release 20.07.2011 by Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications


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  • 7/24/2011

    Ports require an increased level of industrialization

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  • 7/19/2011

    Webpages now also in Swedish and Finnish

    Main information of the project and it´s activities are now available also in Swedish and Finnish. Read more
  • 6/29/2011

    Linda Hallgren will be the new WP4-leader

    Mrs. Linda Hallgren from County Council of Västernorrland will take over the coordinating of WP4/transport & logistics -work starting from 15th of August. Read more
  • 6/22/2011

    Study tour from sea to sea was successful

    Ca. 20 representatives of NECL II -project made a study tour through Sweden and Norway during 15-16 of June 2011. Read more
  • 6/21/2011

    European Transport Ministers met on 16 of June

    Transport Council: Ministers considered railway recast, EMSA and Transport White Paper Read more
  • 6/17/2011

    TransBaltic Umbrella Seminar 10/6 and  RBGC Kick-Off Conference 9/6 in Helsinki

    Memo and presentations from both seminars Read more
  • 6/9/2011

    Lower fuel consumption and emissions with new timber truck

    Interesting related news:
    In northern Sweden there has been transport trials with new timber trucks which have the capacity for one stack more than standard timber vehicles and contributes to reducing... Read more
  • 6/9/2011

    Baltic Bird -project approved in BSR-programme

    The Monitoring Committee of the Baltic Sea Region -programme 2007-2013 has approved 8 projects from 4th call. Baltic Bird is one of them and NECL II partnership will cooperate with the project in... Read more
  • 6/8/2011

    Bio-fuel for new cargo vessel by Wärtsilä

    Interesting related news for NECL II
    The use of bio-fuel in cargo ships is a subproject in NECL II, and the aim is to implement a feasibility study on the topic.

    Wärtsilä, a Finnish leading solutions...

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  • 5/26/2011

    Proxion Train to challenge VR Cargo in rail goods traffic

    (news published in May 2011)
    Company says freight transports could begin with own rolling stock from 2012. Read more
  • 5/23/2011

    EU part-finances the development of the new railway yard in Ånge

    NECL II will be handling the environmental investigations of the new railway yard as a part of the project.

    The goal in the project is to develop the transport management in Ånge which is also an...

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  • 5/18/2011

    Good experience from TransRussia -exhibition - planning to participate in 2012

    NECL II -project aims to promote the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor widely to potential end-uusers. Some of NECL II —partners visited in April 2011 the TransRussia -exhibition in Moscow and the... Read more
  • 5/17/2011

    Researchers investigate transporting salmon from Norway to Russia by train

    An interesting research made by a Norwegian research organisation Nofima.

    WHAT needs to be done in order to transport fresh fish by train from Northern Norway to Russia?

    Researchers from the Norwegian...

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  • 5/3/2011

    Establishing Combi-terminal in Östersund

    Establishing Combi-terminals in Östersund, Ånge and Seinäjoki is a subproject in NECL II.

    The work in Östersund has started by producing a preliminary report where the pre-conditions are evaluated. (P...

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  • 5/3/2011

    Work with main road 18 in Central Finland started

    The Regional Council of Central Finland (RCCF) has main responsibility of implementing general planning on main road 18 in Central Finland. Main road 18 is a recognized bottleneck on the Midnordic... Read more
  • 5/1/2011

    Österströms starts new RoRo line between Rauma and Gävle - Route61

    Interesting related news:
    Österströms,Euroports Finland and Stuveribolaget Gävle will in a close cooperation with ports of Rauma and Gävle start a RoRo service. Read more
  • 3/29/2011

    Website of Midnordic Green Transport Corridor now launched

    North East Cargo Link (NECL) II is the official name of the project, but the aim is to promote the actual Midnordic Green Transport Corridor. Read more
  • 3/16/2011

    First Newsletter of NECL II

    Dear reader,

    this is the first newsletterPDF of the North East Cargo Link (NECL) II -project, developing the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor.  In this first issue you will find general...

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  • 3/8/2011

    Steering Committee appointed for the project

    A Steering Committee has been appointed for the project, and has as task to follow and lead the project implement and coordination.

    Steering Committee members:

    Källstrand Bo (Chairman, Leadpartner)

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  • 11/9/2010

    Kick-off of NECL II 9-10 of November 2010 in Sundsvall

    The development of the east west Midnordic Transport Corridor began in the beginning of November 2010 as the nordic partnership gathered to Sundsvall for an officiall kick-off of the North East Cargo... Read more
  • 6/10/2010

    NECL II approved in BSR-programme

    North East Cargo Link II -project was one of the approved projects in June 2010. Read more
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