Developing logistics knowledge and capabilities among small and medium sized companies

The LOGOKA-project aims to

  • increase logistics and trade options knowledge among manufacturing, wholesale, export logistics companies  and other stakeholders
  • facilitate and boost cross-border cooperation between Oulu-Kainuu region and Karelia.

The main outputs are:

  1. Collected and disseminated knowledge about current transportation and potential cargo among companies
  2. New options to cross-border package delivery
  3. Disseminated knowledge of possibilities in cross-border logistics and its regulations among manufacturing companies, wholesalers and logistics companies

Project is targeted at logistics service providers, ports and stevedore companies dealing with transportation of cargo; business intermediaries, wholesalers, large export companies and SMEs interested in cross-border business and need logistics services in North Ostrobothnia, Kainuu and Karelia region.


  • Analyses the current trade and logistics regulations and practices in cross-border trade
  • Studies new logistics options to deliver small orders direct from Oulu-Kainuu region to Karelia and tests practical solutions
  • Organizes joint workshops, training sessions and company visits on both side of the border
  • Disseminates information about trade and logistics regulations and practices.

Timetable:  1/2020 - 6/2022

Budget: 448 485 €

Project news

Lead Partner: Oulu Business School, Unversity of Oulu


Port of Oulu Ltd

Herman Andersson Ltd

Port of Raahe Ltd

Regional Council of Kainuu

SKAL Northern Finland ry.

Corporation of Development of the Republic of Karelia

Autonomous non-profit organization "Professional growth centre"

"JSC Gavan"

Project manager, Oulu Business School:

Ulla Lehtinen


phone: +358 50 4761 624

Project leader, Oulu Business School 

professor Jari Juga

phone: +358 294 482953 


Corporation of Development of the Republic of Karelia

Natalya Tenchurina


Autonomous non-profit organization "Professional growth centre"

Elizaveta Druzhinina 


Regional Council of Kainuu