How is transport and mobility research put into practice in the Helsinki region? The site visits of the TRA2020 technical tours let you see for yourself.
Lasting approximately two hours, the tours are conducted in English and free of charge for delegates. The number of seats per tour is limited – check out the schedules, then read the registration instructions before booking your place via the conference registration system.
In this first part of the technical tour preview, we cover maritime and logistics operators. In the next newsletter, we will look at advanced ways of getting around in an urban environment. (If you can’t wait, visit the Technical tours section on the TRA2020 website.)
Transformation in shipbuilding
Curious about seafaring in arctic conditions? Want to see an ice model test laboratory? Aker Arctic specialises in ice-going vessels, icebreakers, offshore marine structures, marine transport solutions and ports. The second stop of the tour, at ABB Marine and Ports, will take in transforming maritime transportation in sustainable ways. The company believes the next generation of ships will be electric, digital and connected, as the industry moves towards new energy sources and autonomous ship operations.
Another tour begings at Meyer Turku Ltd, one of the leading European shipbuilding companies. The shipyard provides state-of-the-art technology solutions, advanced construction processes and cutting-edge innovations for cruise operators and other ship-owners. We will then proceed to The Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, a versatile centre for maritime activities, comprising a national special nautical museum and the Finnish Navy Museum.
Innovative cargo and logistics solutions
Feel like taking a special all-access walk in the hidden world of air cargo? COOL Nordic Cargo Hub at Helsinki airport is Finnair Cargo’s new internationally acclaimed EUR 80M air cargo terminal. The hub is the best example in Europe of robotics and warehouse automation improving efficiency in air freight and a leading model of environmental design.
Yet another tour is hosted by Posti Group, the leading postal and logistics service company in Finland. With its partners, the company is rethinking ecommerce last mile delivery for the new decade. The tour provides insights from transforming urban logistics through new processes, technologies and solutions.
Photo: Photo: ABB Marine & Ports