Shipowners on the Baltic Sea are highly environmentally aware. Viking Lines M/S Grace is the world’s first LNG-powered passenger vessel and uses also Norsepower’s rotor sails, which were fitted about one year ago.
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In the picture from left: the Managing Director of the Finnish Port Operators Association Juha Mutru, the Managing Director of the Finnish Shipowners’ Association Tiina Tuurnala , the Secretary General of the Finnish Marine Industries Elina Vähäheikkilä and the Managing Director of the Finnish Port Association Annaleena Mäkilä.

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.

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