International transports

We are an experienced and professional partner in Eastern rail traffic for industry and transit customers.

We offer our customers diverse export, import and transit transports with supplementary services.

We have good networks and a long-term relationship with Russian railways (RZD), rolling stock operators, and other partners in Eastern traffic.

Our long-term experience in the safe transport of dangerous goods (ADR) and special transports guarantees a reliable transport chain.

Professional planning as a strength

Expert transport planning makes punctual and reliable transports possible. We optimise train compositions and ensure the efficient rotation of freight wagons in Finland.

The traffic between Finland and Russia is carried out with wagons registered in the CIS countries, and we always take the properties of the rolling stock into consideration in the planning.

A high-quality, reliable transit route

The advanced export infrastructure of Finnish industry also serves transit traffic. We offer a competitive transit route to our customers.

In Finland, we work in seamless cooperation with ports, port operators, freight forwarders and authorities.

We ensure the smoothness of the frontier traffic in cooperation with authorities and Russian railways. We have also adopted advanced digital solutions for exchanging required documentation.

We also offer an extensive range of supplementary services. These include forwarding services, warehousing services, wagon rental services, conceptual planning and emissions reporting. The flow of information is ensured by digital services, such as the monitoring of rolling stock movements and rotation times with the Logistics360 service.

Rail logistics services

Comprehensive solutions

The service package may include rail and road transport in Finland and in the CIS countries. Our services also include forwarding, warehousing and terminal services, loading and unloading and port operations. We tailor solutions according to the customers’ needs.

Full train in Eastern traffic

Full train transports in Eastern transport refer to the transport of Russian trains from the departure station to the destination station/terminal. Most Russian full trains are larger than intra-Finland full trains, up to 82-wagon train compositions. These are the most efficient transport models for rail transport and we are able to transport them to the largest port terminals as a whole.

Through joint planning with our customers, we achieve larger and more cost-effective full train solutions.

Wagon group

The nationwide main rail transport network enables, in addition to the operation of entire trains, the efficient transport of wagon groups in the Finnish railway network. In trunk traffic, the train composition consists of several customers’ wagons.

Scheduled trains

In cooperation with shippers, recipients and Russian railways (RZD), we can also schedule the entire transport chain from the sender to the recipient. This makes the overall management of the chain and resource planning easier in transport and loading and unloading operations. Requires regular customer train traffic.

CIS total freight We are the only operator that takes care of the entire logistics chain from the customer to the destination in traffic between Finland, Russia and the other CIS countries – even all the way to Asia, if necessary. Saving resources, the customer will then have only a single partner with whom to plan the entire transport chain and its supplementary services.

Container and wagon-load transports

For the needs of container and wagon-load transports, we offer wagon rental services for Eastern rail transport with private wagon operators and our own subsidiaries and joint ventures as our partners in the CIS region.

OOO Finnlog, a subsidiary of VR Group, rents and operates wagons in Russia. Of our joint ventures, Oy ContainerTrans Scandinavia Ltd focuses especially on container transport and Freight One Scandinavia Oy on transports with covered wagons and open wagons. Read more about our subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Asian transports

The developing railway route to China via Russia speeds up the transport of large quantities of goods between Finland and Asia. We can offer both customer train and container group solutions for rail transport in China and Asia.

Transport in Sweden and Norway

We offer a railway connection from the Finnish railway network to Haparanda in Sweden, accessible by wagons from the CIS countries can via a siding for transshipment. This allows access to other Nordic markets by rail. Another excellent connection to the Swedish market is via Finnish ports.