Expert opinion on maritime security of supply

Supporting tonnage under the Finnish flag has long been an inadequate and ineffective measure from a security of supply point of view, as potential disruptions are increasingly occurring far from our sea areas and affect only a small proportion of products. Tonnage management will not help if the product is not available. Expert opinion Parliamentary … Continue reading Expert opinion on maritime security of supply

Expert opinion Fit for 55

Already in 2008 the international shipping has achieved the so-called decoupling. Since 2008, emissions from maritime transport in relation to tonne-kilometers transported have decreased slightly, although tonne-kilometers have continued to increase (IMO 2020). This has largely been done through operational solutions, such as slowing down at sea while streamlining port operations. Expert opinion 6.4.2022 Finnish … Continue reading Expert opinion Fit for 55

Security of supply chains has been an illusion – how will war affect global transport chains?

The peaceful and balanced period in world transport over the last 10 years has been abnormal. We are moving from just-in-time production to just-in-case production. We live in exceptional times. Product delivery times extended throughout last year -  there was discussion of a container crisis and sea freight prices are at their peak. Just as … Continue reading Security of supply chains has been an illusion – how will war affect global transport chains?

The Estonian maritime cluster can grow with IT – start-ups

The concept of maritime cluster varies a lot in different countries. In most countries in Europe, the largest sector of the maritime cluster is coastal tourism – in particular in Mediterranean counties. Thereafter comes shipping and port operations and marine equipment.  The next biggest sectors of European maritime clusters are fisheries and navy followed by … Continue reading The Estonian maritime cluster can grow with IT – start-ups

The maritime industry is going green. But how?

2021 was a very important year for European shipping and its journey towards zero-emission targets. In June 2021, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decided on measures to reduce the carbon intensity of shipping by 11% between 2019 and 2026, and that total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping should be reduced by at … Continue reading The maritime industry is going green. But how?

Subsidies for maritime security of supply do not recognize the risks of long supply chains and the changing world

Finnish shipping industry is supported with tens of millions of euros annually. In order for the Finnish maritime cluster to continue to develop, maritime subsidies should be refined towards innovation and eco-efficiency, and security of supply should be considered separately. Subsidies to shipping, the export industry or security of supply?The Ministry of Finance states in … Continue reading Subsidies for maritime security of supply do not recognize the risks of long supply chains and the changing world

Digitalization, blockchain and IoT in maritime transport

There is hardly anything in logistics and maritime transport that has had so rapid development last decades, as digitalisation. Big data, cloud computing, blockchain, autonomous shipping, IoT (Internet of Things), robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming maritime into something we have not seen before. Automation of vessels has been discussed widely recently. However, the … Continue reading Digitalization, blockchain and IoT in maritime transport