Operail starts freight transport in Finland
The Estonian rail freight carrier Operail has launched a subsidiary in Finland and is investing EUR 50 million to begin freight services on Finnish railways. The expansion in Finland is part of the company’s long-term strategy.
According to Operail, it is vital for the company to find new services, products and markets. Operail Finland is managed by Ilkka Seppänen, who has extensive experience with Finnish railway group VR. In 2018, Operail carried 13.4 million t of goods.
The company has a fleet of more than 3,500 wagons, with almost 2,200 wagons leased to international customers. The company's revenue for 2018 totalled EUR 72.7 million and employs over 700 people. (ben)