Finland’s maritime cluster is one of the country’s most significant business sectors with annual revenues of EUR 13 billion. The sector employs more than 50,000 people all over the country.Read article
The Finnish maritime cluster knows collaboration
The Finnish maritime cluster is signiﬁcant by international standards. There is strong high-technology development like digitalization and environmental expertise in Finland, and these areas represent two global megatrends.
Among Finland’s deﬁning characteristics are its small size, agility and mutual trust, which are reﬂected in strong collaboration between the public sector and companies. Various joint projects are also spawning startups.
Collaboration is bearing fruit in the form of innovation. Finnish vessels act as references and testing platforms for innovations in the marine industry and, once testing is complete, they can be launched on world markets. The competitive ship-owning sector underpins the growth of the maritime cluster as a whole.
The industries are intrinsically linked – ports and port operators do well when ship owners and the marine in-dustry are buoyant. In turn, these industries require good ports and fairways, functional logistics chains and good mutual collaboration.
The Finnish Maritime Cluster includes the Finnish Shipowners’ Association, the Finnish Port Association,the Finnish Port Operators Association and Finnish Marine Industries.
The Meyer family-owned company Meyer Werft of Germany has been in the shipbuilding business since 1795. During the last several decades its emphasis has shifted to passenger vessels. Today, Meyer is one of the world leaders in producing specialized cruise ships.Read article
Technology giant Wärtsilä is one of the leading suppliers of smart technology and life cycle solutions on the marine and energy markets. The marine industry is undergoing major changes due to business networking, new business models and stricter environmental norms. In among this upheaval, Wärtsilä is leaning on its vision of smart shipping.Read article