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Five for Friday: Logistics
Finland has developed some innovative solutions to improve the efficiency of the logistics industry and is well on its way to becoming a game-changer in the field.
Robot buses to hit the streets in Helsinki
The multinational Sohjoa Baltic project has established a bus route in Helsinki for its autonomous electrical buses in a trial that will last until September.
Cargo transport is a lot cooler thanks to Finnair
An 80 million-euro investment is ensuring that Finnish national carrier Finnair is at the forefront of logistics automation and technical expertise.
Record-breaking Port of Helsinki is Europe’s busiest
The Port of Helsinki has retained its position as the busiest international passenger port in Europe and broken a decade-old record in annual cargo traffic.
Sensible 4 and MUJI create all-weather robotbus
Finnish startup Sensible 4 and Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI are together launching an autonomous shuttle bus capable of operating in all weather conditions.
ConFoot gives container handling new legs
Handling a 30-tonne shipping container is typically a task for heavy-duty equipment. This Finnish transport innovation makes it a one-person job.
Foreca predicts the weather for automated cars
Finnish weather service Foreca has entered into a partnership with German conglomerate Bosch to develop predictive road-condition services for automated vehicles.
Finnair expands its reach in Europe and Asia
Finnair has announced a new year-round route to Hanover and added capacity to other European destinations and Dubai. In Asia, the Finnish airline has begun codeshare cooperation with Cathay Pacific Airlines to destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Norwegian logistics come to Finland
Logistics operator ColliCare has established an office in Vantaa, bringing the total number of countries it is present in to 11 worldwide.