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Corridor as a Service (CaaS) operator Vediafi has signed a CaaS-Net ecosystem agreement with Dynniq at Intertraffic 2018, in Amsterdam. The service is designed with the intention of improving goods logistics through digital services to help Finland become a logistics hub for improving and expanding international commerce.
The development of the CaaS ecosystem is being accelerated by the capital loan granted by Business Finland for the development of new growth drivers.
A preliminary assessment is being conducted to support the development of the concept. It aims to map out the operators and measures which have the potential for developing the speed, transparency, quality and cost efficiency of logistics.
Additionally, a new operating model will then be developed to help improve the accessibility and attractiveness of the country’s logistics. It is also said to offer opportunities for businesses developing business activities for improving transport operations and networking.
Participants in the ecosystem include the Finnish Transport Safety Agency, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport Agency, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and Finnish Customs. It also features the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Infotripla and Indagon. Cities such as Vantaa, Turku and Tampere are involved as well as the Growth Corridor Finland network and Yleinen Teollisuusliitto ry.
Juha Kenraali Finnish Transport Safety Agency’s director general of data and knowledge, said: “Finland has the opportunity to become an international hub for improvements to goods logistics. We promote an enabling environment and those measures which can lead to the creation of new digital services and business models.”
Lasse Nykänen, project manager at VTT, said: “VTT is very interested in the integration into digitalised logistics of new operating models and technologies which support networking and transport automation and in the growing business activities that these enable, as well as of course in the related development of innovation and business ecosystems.”