The Finnish Transit Transport Association (Suomen Transitoliikenneyhdistys ry) was established in September 2018 to support and improve the growth, competitiveness and operational conditions of Finnish transit transport activities.
The list of members of the association includes various parties in the logistics sector, such as ports, port operators and transport companies.
Transit transport is expected to grow remarkably in the coming years.
The development of the operational conditions of transit transport requires significant effort and investments in the transport infrastructure. The most important ways of developing the competitiveness of the Finnish route include investing in the infrastructure of the railway system and making the rules concerning maritime traffic more flexible.
The Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Transit Transport Association is the Managing Director of Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab, Joakim Laxåback. Other members of the board include: Martti Koskinen, the Director of VR Transpoint; Tomi Rautio, Senior Vice President of Steveco Oy; Merja Porkka, Terminal Manager of Oiltanking Finland, Larisa Lisitsyn, CEO of Fertilog Group; and Markku Koskinen, Director of Traffic Operations of Port of HaminaKotka Ltd.
Transit transport in Finland refers to traffic with a destination in a country other than Finland.
Transit transport goods not imported to the transit country, they are not cleared by the customs officials of the transit country and they are not recognized as foreign trade.