Lapland (Finland)

Intelligent communal logistic data system for Lapland (Finland)

Lapland, in North Finland, is a sparsely populated rural area, where distances are long, climate harsh and thus the logistic conditions are demanding. The cross-border road E8 is highly used for sea food transports, travel and tourism. All three are fast growing industrial sector and need added accessibility by road, flight or by railway. Also Mining industries on both sides of the Finnish-Swedish border have needs to transport their products to the world markets. The mines have a huge challenge to electrify and digitalize their processes and achieve higher safety and decarbonization goals in the future.
AURORAL will enhance regional development and innovation policies of North Finland aligned with the Regional Council of Lapland and the Regional Council of Oulu Region (Northern Ostrobothnia).


The development of a proof of concept for an intelligent COMMUNAL LOGISTICS DATA SYSTEM (AILA) solution as a transport assistant for predicting challenges and optimizing the operation on railway and roads by:
• Utilize international and interdisciplinary data for cross-border and cross-sectoral data fusion and integration to optimise logistics.
• Bring together those involved in the value chains of industrial service provider clusters.
Integrate commodity services to support strategic and operational enhancement for: i) Aurora Intelligent Road E8/VT21; ii) Hannukainen mine & railway Kemi-Kolari; iii) Metsä Fibre & Kemi railway station, and iv) Railway Keminmaa-Haparanda & Ajos harbour in Kemi (Kemi bioproduct plant).


• Availability of a proof of concept of AILA as transport assistant based on an intelligent logistics data management system for gathering and sharing information to help all users with diverse logistics challenges.
• Optimised logistic for the development of an Intelligent Logistic Hub.
• Improve haulage of timber to the stack, to the lance / terminal, between terminals, to the production site at the plant, transport of mine´s fines to the harbour, transport of sea food from Norway to Finland and Sweden
• Enhance train and truck transportation, mining processes: Safety, decarbonization, impacts of weather conditions.
Ensure HCT (High Capacity Transport) utilization and driving tracking, user-centric service design in human-centred service design including automation, robotics, semi-autonomous transport.
• Support the construction of low-carbon forest roads using industrial residuals with improved frost resistance e.g. with industrial residual materials, removable CLTs, etc.