Kvarken Region Well Represented at Transport Logistic Fair

Kvarken Ports, Wasaline, NLC Vaasa and E12 Atlantica Transport project put up a joint appearance at Transport Logistic Fair in Munich, Germany on 9–12 May, 2017 in an island in the stand of Finnish ports. The four parties market cross-border cooperation, both the current results and future collaboration aspirations.

– Our presence at the Transport Logistic Fair is important as it is the biggest and most important fair in our branch of business. This is the place to meet cooperation partners and clients and also to establish contacts with new potential parties, says Kvarken Ports’ sales and marketing manager Mr Markus Rönnblom.


Kvarken Ports, Wasaline, NLC Vaasa and E12 Atlantica Transport project put up a joint appearance at Transport Logistic Fair in Munich, Germany on 9–12 May, 2017. Tom Slotte, Matti Esko, Pekka Mäkinen, Markus Rönnblom and Tony Ehrs in the foto.

All the four exhibitors act in the Kvarken region but how come they appear together in the same stand?

– We have a lot of prior experience in cooperation with one another. All the four actors are involved in various development projects, e.g. E12 Atlantica Transport, with the purpose of further strengthening cross-border cooperation. The project works with establishing cooperation structures in order to safeguard logistics investments along the route from Vaasa in Finland through Sweden up to Mo i Rana on the Norwegian coast, explains Mr Pekka Mäkinen, logistics expert at Vasek and project leader of E12 Atlantica Transport in Finland.


Kvarken Ports’ sales and marketing manager Mr Markus Rönnblom and Mr Matti Esko, Managing Director of Kvarken Ports

– Our standing here together witnesses our unique cooperation and may inspire others to establish similar cross-border collaboration but, first and foremost, we can tell new potential cooperation partners what the joint port and shipping companies of Vaasa/Finland and Umeå/Sweden can offer them, what the clients stand to gain by our cooperation and what kind of chances it opens up, explains Mr Matti Esko, Managing Director of Kvarken Ports.

Mr Tony Ehrs, Cargo Manager at Wasaline, agrees and adds:
– Wasaline is here to market the Kvarken region and our product but we also plan to take this opportunity to learn more about European operators and concepts. We wish to find new clients and cooperation partners in order to further develop our concept.

Mr Teijo Seppelin, Managing Director of Vaasa Logistics Unit, attends the fair for the third time and has found something new every time. – It is fascinating to see, for example, the development of energy solutions in the European logistics areas and to learn about new best practices.

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The Transport Logistic Fair in Munich in Germany is the world’s leading trade fair for logistics and supply chain management SCM. The fair gives an opportunity to learn about transport and forwarding services as well as IT solutions and technical equipment for goods handling. The fair is arranged in May every second year. In 2017, on 9–12 May. Further information about the fair: www.transportlogistic.de

Welcome to visit stand B3 321/422!
Kvarken Ports


NLC Vaasa

Projektet E12 Atlantica Transport

Transport Logistic in Munich is the world’s biggest trade fair for logistics and supply chain management.
The fair's portfolio covers all sectors of freight transport services from transport and forwarding services to IT programmes and equipment for freight handling.

The number of participants, the exhibition space and the level of internationality is growing. In 2015, 2,050 exhibitors from 62 countries, and 55,438 visitors from around the world came together in Munich.


E12 Atlantica Transport - The project is a cross-border cooperation between partners in Finland, Sweden and Norway along the E12, focusing on development of a functional multi-modal transport route for goods and passengers, joint strategies for cross-border planning and future cooperation structures.

E12 Atlantica Transport partners
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), Alastahaug havnevesen KF (NO), Helgeland Havn IKS (NO)

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