Project description

E12 Atlantica Transport


The project produces strategies and guidelines for cross-border transport planning and a sustainable development of the route and conducts pilot activities in cooperation with companies to highlight deficiencies and opportunities in the transport system. 

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Project description

The project tackles issues that have been raised in previous co-operation projects:

  • a functional transport route
  • strategies for cross-border planning
  • future cooperation structures.

Good knowledge of the transport system, transport demand and future placement of facilities is a fundamental pillar in effective, cross-border transport planning. The project drafts central strategies and guidelines for cross-border transport planning and the routes sustainable development. The basic purpose is to compile together the infrastructural planning processes of the three countries participating in the project as well as to coordinate the planning, use and maintenance of the infrastructures. A cross-border arena where the public sector, economic life and scientific world can meet, exchange experiences and create the foundation for new forms of collaboration is needed for the channeling of the know-how and cooperation of the economic life, innovations and the transport system.

Kvarken Council (Lead part, FI), MidtSkandia (NO), Blå Vägen (SE) Region Västerbotten (SE), Regional Council of Ostrobothnia (FI), Nordland fylkeskommune (NO) Vaasa Regional Development Company VASEK (FI), Umeå Municipality (SE), Vännäs Municipality (SE), Vindeln Municipality (SE), Lycksele Municipality (SE), Storuman Municipality (SE), Infrastruktur i Umeå AB INAB (SE), Rana Utviklingsselskap AS (NO), Rana Municipality (NO), Polarsirkelen Lufthavnutvikling (NO), Port of Mo i Rana (NO), Mo Industripark AS (NO), Alstahaug havnevesen KF (NO), Helgeland Havn IKS (NO)





  • 16.03.2018
    Dagens planeringssystem för infrastruktur brister när det gäller ett gränsöverskridande perspektiv, vilket riskerar hämma utvecklingen av öst-västliga transporter i Norden. Projektet E12 Atlantica Transport har därför sammanställt problembilden och utarbetat förslag till åtgärder. Projektet är inne på slutrakan och den 8 mars samlade man trafikmyndigheterna från Sverige, Norge och Finland till ett unikt möte på Arlanda.
  • 15.03.2018
    Resultatet av E12 Atlantica Transport: En unik, gemensam trafikstrategi En gemensam vision, målbild - och en beskrivning av hur vi tillsammans når fram.
  • 16.02.2018
    Gränshinderrådet har skapat en länkportal som ska hjälpa näringslivet att navigera - ett viktigt resultat av det nordiska gränshinderarbetet 2017
  • 15.02.2018
    The project management company Kvarken Link Ab Oy, jointly owned by the Municipality of Umeå in Sweden and the City of Vaasa in Finland, has on 18th of January, 2018 sent a so-called RFI/Request for Information to 17 shipyards around the world.
  • 20.12.2017
    The Kvarken Region – A Model for Crossborder Cooperation All Over the World
  • 20.12.2017
    Vi har lagt bak oss et spennende og lærerikt år i E 12 Atlantica Transport
  • 27.11.2017
    Cabbage grown in Ostrobothnia in Finland has found its way across the Kvarken Strait to Westrobothnia in Sweden. The farmer Tony Granholm from Petsmo, Finland and the refiner Grönsaksfabriken AB, with Magnus Conradzon at the helm, are both very pleased with this cooperation. The transport distance is a short one, and the customers in Umeå, Sweden, can now enjoy if not absolutely local, then at least locally produced and good cabbage all the year round.
  • 08.11.2017
    In the newsletter you can, among other things, read about the strategy work, the projects and find the links to the beautiful films made to promote our common cross-border region.
  • 08.11.2017
    One of our key phrases for October was “short stop tactics”.
  • 07.11.2017
    Kvarken Council’s present strategy for 2014–2016, with aim at 2020, will expire at the year-end and work with drafting a new strategy is under way, with Mr Olav Jern at the helm. Olav has, for most of his career, worked with Nordic co-operation, characterized by good and frequent contacts with the Kvarken Council and its members and, consequently, he was just the right man for the job.
  • 07.11.2017
    Den 28 november 2017 kl 18.30 – 20.30, Bock’s Corner Brewery, Vasa
  • 03.11.2017
    E12 Atlantica Transport project aims at developing cooperation between the actors along the E12 corridor which runs from Finland through Sweden to the Atlantic coast in Norway. Currently, a cross-border traffic stragegy is being drafted. In order to document the process, Edith Andresen, researcher and doctor in business economics, has been engaged to evaluate the process on an ongoing basis.
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