EU funding for Finnish-Swedish project

Viking Line and three ports win funds for LNG vessel
The ports of Stockholm, Turku, Mariehamn and Viking Line have won European Union funding up to a maximum of €12.7 million to upgrade the shipping connections between them with a new LNG vessel and improve infrastructure at the ports.
Viking Line has ordered a new vessel that will bring increased demand for efficiency and for freight handling at the ports. The infrastructure investment is intended to meet this demand.
The EU money is coming from the Connecting Europe Facility programme for the joint EU NextGen Link Project, which can be read about here.
The Turku-Stockholm shipping connections are part of what is known as the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor, a transport infrastructure corridor the EU has identified as a prioritised part of the framework within the Trans-European Transport Network, TEN-T.
The NextGen Link Project is aligned with EU priorities within TEN-T as it contributes to increased use of a more sustainable vessel fuel and a reduction of emissions. The project, to be managed by the Port of Turku, will run from 2017 until 2020.
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