Morning Coffee at the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market

We welcome everyone to come and share a cup of morning coffee with us at the Helsinki Baltic Herring Market on Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 9am to 11am.

Coffee will be served on sailboat M/aux Vivan, located at the edge of the western harbour basin (“Cholera Basin”) off the Market Square. Come by for an update on the latest Kotka Maritime Research Centre news and topical research as well as discussions on port digitalisation (the DigiPort project), inland navigation development (the INFUTURE project) and more.

Please sign up here by 1 October so that we can brew enough coffee for all comers.

New Research Project for Development of Inland Navigation

The INFUTURE (Future potential for inland waterways) project kicks off in October for a duration of three years. Aiming at developing improvements to inland waterway transport, the project is funded by the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme beginning next month.

“We will be analysing legislation relevant to cargo transport as well as customs practices in Russia and Finland. This will be accompanied by an IT system designed to help customers home in on the most suitable service for their cargo”, says Ville Henttu, Director of Research at South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
The research team behind INFUTURE will be examining a wide range of solutions for the development of sustainable and cost-effective inland waterway transport. Project partners include South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Aalto University, the Finnish Waterway Association, Meritaito Seahow Oy, Admiral Makarov State University for Maritime and Inland Shipping and the North-West Russia Logistic and Information Development Center. Tarja Javainen will be responsible for project coordination at the Kotka Maritime Research Centre.