(PRNewswire) Finland is known for its logistics expertise. Solid proof of this is its 3rd place position in the Logistics Performance Index 2012 survey, which measures the quality of the logistics environment and services in 155 countries from a customer perspective.
Approximately 90% of Finnish exports and around 70% of imports are carried out by sea. Finland has a dense network of ports, which operates reliably all year round. The country’s largest general port, HaminaKotka, also serves as an important transit hub for Russia. In air traffic, Helsinki has profiled itself as a hub between the US and Asia. Finland is located along a number of important transport corridors, such as the Nordic Triangle, the E-18 motorway, the Trans-Siberian railway, the Rail Baltica and the Barents link.
Thanks to good transport connections, the logistics sector in Finland is a major employer with a large number of operators. Various authorities, organisations and businesses produce a wealth of logistics-related information that now has been collected together as a Finland’s logistics portal. The portal contains, among other things, logistics information issued by national authorities, strategies, news, statistics, surveys and logistics service providers. Based on the one-window principle, it provides links to various sources and original information, thus ensuring that the information is up to date and reliable.
The portal was set up by the North European Logistics Institute with regional development funding granted by the Regional Council of Kymenlaakso.