In 2016, the Finnish Government has committed itself to co-finance the Kvarken transport project (ferry link between the cities of Vaasa and Umeå).

The Government has now amended the budget for 2018, and this includes EUR 10 million for the development and the continuity of the existing ferry services, and another EUR 10 million for the new ferry project.

A decision about the planned biogas / LNG hybrid ferry project is expected to be taken in December.