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Real life autonomous vehicle tests in Finland

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi has granted test plates to three Finnish research organisations for traffic testing of autonomous cars and buses.

Konecranes' 12 RTGs to go over the Atlantic

The Finnish manufacturer of container handling equipment has been crane-contracted by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA).

Zalando's first CEE hub

Europe's major in fashion e-commerce has commissioned Goodman for building its first fulfilment centre in Poland.

Latvian Railways' hydrogen-powered loco

On August 11th, Latvian Railways, CZ Loko, and Ballard Power Systems signed a MoU for producing a hydrogen-fuelled unit by rebuilding the diesel loco ČME3.

New Mein Schiff 1 under construction in Turku

The Meyer Turku Shipyard has cut the first steel for the brand-new Mein Schiff 1 which will replace in 2018 the older cruise ship bearing the same name.

New rail service Sweden-Norway

The Norwegian rail freight haulier CargoNet has kicked off a new kombi service between Oslo's Alnabru and the Port of Trelleborg's Rail Terminal.

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BTJ 3/2016

We are very pleased to announce that the 3/2016 issue is ready and - as always - packed with various topics and articles.

BTJ 3/16 - Report: The Baltic ro-ro & ferry market in 2015

Contrary to the container market - or the port business seen as a whole - the Baltic Sea ro-ro & ferry industry is on the rise, a modest one, but still it experienced another growth year.

BTJ 3/16 - Focus: Baltic shipyards' 2015 performance

In 2015, the Baltic shipbuilding industry reached its lowest point in post-war history.

BTJ 3/16 - Special: New models of economy

The fossil fuel lobbyists portray renewable energy as costly and erratic.

BTJ 3/16 - Lifting the game - part three. Port performance & productivity

Small steps can climb the highest mountains, you just need to make the first move out of the box.

BTJ 3/16 - Challenges and opportunities. Delivering a sustainable shipping industry

Along with the aviation and automotive industries, the shipping industry is facing increased scrutiny of its social and environmental impacts.

BTJ 3/16 - Shipping's biggest revolution is coming. Rolls-Royce's unmanned ship concept

As part of an extensive feasibility study into the unmanned ship concept introduced in 2013, Rolls-Royce...

BTJ 3/16 - The weight is nearly over. Verified Gross Mass (VGM) regulation - confusing debate

There is some clarity visible in what has become an unnecessarily confusing debate over the revised SOLAS regulation, requiring VGM of packed containers.

BTJ 3/16 - The future now. Robotics in logistics

Supply chain managers and executives are all too familiar with cost-cutting practices and efficiency improvements.

BTJ 3/16 - Riskier business. EMSA's newest annual overview of marine casualties and incidents

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has published a report summarizing the recent accidents that occurred in the maritime sector.

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Long-term competitors

A cover of a Popular Aviation magazine, dated 1928, is a nice symbol of the rivalry between aviation and the navy on the Atlantic Ocean which begun a year earlier.

The rescued

The painting by the great maritime painter and Swedish Navy officer - Herman af Sillen depicts the scene of rescuing a man overboard from a nearby corvette Saga (built in 1877).

It is not a sea mine!

The Finnish Port of Kokkola has a logo which has been styled along its coat of arms.

Intermodal crossroads

At the beginning of BTJ we published an old Soviet postage stamp depicting vehicles from roads, rails, water and air…

Still sailing strong

Monnaie de Paris has completed its "Great French Ships" coin series (see also BTJ 4/15’s Collector's Corner).

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