The study found that the main challenge for the west‐coast ports is the small supply of liner traffic services.
The study also suggests the regions along the Midnordic Corridor focus their joint development efforts on logistics cooperation in exports to Russia. The St. Petersburg region alone offers notable export potential for consumer goods. With regional cooperation, it is possible to create competitive supply chains also for SMEs. Furthermore, export cooperation in machinery and chemistry sectors may develop rail transport to more distant destinations in Russia and, for example, in Kazakhstan.
The report Midnordic Transport Study (mainly in Finnish, English summary)
(part of 3.4. activity, made by EP Logistics Ltd, June 2013)