Centrum Balticum Foundation is an active communicator of multisectoral development of the Baltic Sea region. Centrum Balticum acts as a catalyst for public debate and offers fora for dialogue.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 FIMAC cooperation between maritime authorities was initiated on 1994, when the ministerial committee for administration development approved a report of a working group on the rationalization of maritime functions and organizational streamlining.Read article
Kotka Maritime Research Centre forms a unique international research community that combines environmental sciences, economics and engineering. Multidisciplinary approach is needed to tackle complicated maritime questions.Read article
A timetable, location and arrival time service for ferry traffic; an app that shortens queuing times for lorries; a service that provides an overview of harbor traffic; and a carpooling service for ship passengers. This is the FinEst Smart Mobility project.Read article