“I am so sick and tired of hearing that we are the dinosaurs,” Erwin Verstraelen said. “If 90 percent of the global trade is maritime based, you can’t be a dinosaur.”Read article
The Finnish Maritime Cluster includes, from left to right: Juha Mutru, the Managing Director of the Finnish Port Operators Association, Tiina Tuurnala, the Managing Director of the Finnish Shipowners’ Association, Elina Andersson, the Managing Director of Finnish Marine Industries and Annaleena Mäkilä, the Managing Director of the Finnish Port Association.
The Finnish maritime cluster is significant by international standards. There is strong high technology development like digitalisation 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 innovations. Finnish vessels act as references and testing platforms for innovations in the marine industry and, once testing is complete, the innovations can be launched on world markets. The competitive shipowning sector underpins the growth of the maritime cluster as a whole.
The industries are intrinsically linked – ports and port operators do well when shipowners and the marine industry are buoyant. In turn, these industries require good ports and fairways, functional logistics chains and good mutual collaboration.
Record Years 2018 And 2019 For The Finnish Maritime Cluster – However The Looming Corona Slowdown Behind The Corner
Recently Rauma Marine Construction announced a MoU with the Tasmanian TT-Line to build in 2022–2023 two Ro-Paxes in Finland and simultaneously reported that the RMC orderbook already had exceeded 1 billion euros in value. These two announcements well reflect the excellent growth path in the Finnish Maritime Cluster that prevailed in 2018 and 2019. The […]Read article
In Spring 2019, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard sold Helsinki Shipyard to Algador Holdings Ltd, which is registered in Cyprus. The holding company operates river cruises and engages in the merchant naval business. Quite soon after the deal the shipyard received first order for two expedition cruise ships.Read article