An Eventful First Year


One year has passed since Midway Alignment of the Bothnina Corridor’s official kick-off event in Umeå.

– Our goal is to create a fully integrated multimodal transport solution across the strait, which is part of the European TEN-T network. The planning of the new ferry is in progress, but the development of the ports and the logistics is equally very important; people and goods should be able to travel fast, flexibly and environmentally friendly in a west-east direction, from the Norwegian coast to Russia. This is how we can contribute to growth and the regions can become even stronger, says Mathias Lindström, Project Manager of Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor and Director of the Kvarken Council.

To achieve the objectives, the project has carried out numerous analyzes that form the basis for all planning.

The prepatory work consists of goods flow- and customer analysis, as well as development of the concept regarding both the current and the new ferry. Necessary total investments have been mapped out and the costs are calculated.

The analyses are needed to ensure that the major outlines and plans are made right from the start. It is not our intention to throw out a solution which we only think is good, says Tomas Sikström, Infrastructure Strategist at INAB.

But it is not enough to collect information and keep it to yourself. On the contrary, we believe that it is important to share this knowledge with others.

During the past year, Midway Aligment has been visible both nationally and internationally. We have created both marketing and communication material, launched a website and a Facebook page, as well as informed diligently about what the project has been up to. We have organized two Innovation Days and several seminars. Moreover, we have gathered at Wasaline, the Almedalen week and, most recently at the Commission’s Motorways of the Sea -conference in Gothenburg. The year has been hectic and interesting, and we will continue our eager work next year, says Midway Alignment’s Communication Manager Riitta Björkenheim.

We hope that you have enjoyed the ride as much as we have, and with the holidays right around the corner, we want to send our partners and stakeholders our warmest Seasons Greetings and wish you all a Happy New Year!

11.01.2019 The new Kvarken ferry will be built in Raumo
12.07.2018 Kvarken Link AB has invited four shipyards to hand in their binding offers
15.02.2018 The Project Midway Alignment Is Going Ahead – Request for Information Sent to Potential Shipyards
19.04.2017 Work for the new Kvarken ferry runs smoothly
19.09.2016 Midway Alignment Honoured with the International Sail of Papenburg Award
03.06.2016 Further Development of the Strait Continues
18.04.2016 A Succesful First Year for Kvarken Ports 
16.02.2016 Flags Raised in Celebration of Cross-Border Collaboration
16.12.2015 End of the First Phase and Finalization of the New Application
16.12.2015 Collaboration Benefits the Development of Logistics
01.12.2015 Fun Facts About Midway Alignment´s Communication
25.11.2015 Cross-Border Collaboration to Attract Tourists
05.11.2015 Guided by Systems Thinking
28.10.2015 City of Vaasa and Umeå Municipality to establish a joint company – ”Midway Alignment Ab Oy”
30.09.2015 Pieces are Falling into Place
25.09.2015 Even a Global Company can be a Regional Actor
24.09.2015 Construction of an LNG Terminal in Vaasa is Explored
14.09.2015 The Timing of the EU Visit Is Just Right
09.09.2015 The Port Manager Has Several Irons in the Fire
26.06.2015 Hull ice tests completed at Aker Arctic’s laboratory in Helsinki
24.06.2015 Improving Space Utilisation in the Port of Vaasa
05.06.2015 Midway Alignment in brief
18.05.2015 First tests completed in the Hull Optimization Programme
05.05.2015 München Transport and Logistics Tuesday May 5th, 2015
05.05.2015 Railway to Port Could Serve as Special Transport Route
04.05.2015 Prepared for a successful exhibition!
16.04.2015 Ship Design is All About Optimization
10.04.2015 The completion of the new ferry’s preliminary design is an important milestone
07.04.2015 Preparation for the Second Phase of the Project Is the Key to Success
26.03.2015 The Baltic Trendsetters Club Certificates presented
24.03.2015 Midway Alignment and Kvarken Ports goes MÜNCHEN TRANSPORT LOGISTIC May 5-8, 2015
23.03.2015 New trends and sunny faces at EnergyWeek
04.03.2015 Wasaline's result positive before depreciation
29.01.2015 Cargo collaboration important for Wasaline
29.01.2015 Positive News: Growth from the North Report Published in Tromsø
29.01.2015 Wasaline Has Opened Spring Season
28.01.2015 Harbour Rail Is An Important Transport Corridor
16.01.2015 We have now launched Kvarken Ports - a joint company for the ports of Umeå in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland
02.01.2015 Now we have launched - Kvarken Ports
12.12.2014 An Eventful First Year
01.12.2014 Kvarken passenger service designed according to customers’ wishes and needs
18.11.2014 Visibility for Midway Alignment in Gothenburg
13.11.2014 Exports from the Port of Vaasa increasing
12.11.2014 The North Bothnia Line − Good news and effects also for Midway Alignment
11.11.2014 Viking Grace receives international environmental prize
03.11.2014 Kvarken Ports CEO: We are stronger together
08.10.2014 Stena Line-Wasaline cooperation
28.08.2014 Midway Alignment Is Gaining Momentum – The Concept Is Shaping Up
05.08.2014 Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for environmentally sound Gulf of Bothnia ferry
02.07.2014 Midway Alignment – Popular seminar at Almedalsveckan