What makes the Baltic Sea polluted? Waste and sewage from ships

John Nurminen Foundation and Traficom have launched a project whose goal is to identify the most harmful and dangerous chemical emissions into the Baltic Sea related to washing the tanks of chemical tankers in Finnish ports. At the same time, it is intended to find solutions to reduce permitted emissions. Many people outside the industry … Continue reading What makes the Baltic Sea polluted? Waste and sewage from ships

Do we have enough resources for research on shipping?

"Good research requires several different perspectives on the same topic. By collaborating across borders on the same topics, we can carry out sufficient research examining the problem at hand, even if the research resources of one country are smaller." Maritime research has never been this easy, writes Joakim Dahlman in Svenska Sjöfarts Tidningen on September … Continue reading Do we have enough resources for research on shipping?

What is the fuel of the future shipping?

Next winter will be difficult throughout Europe. The prices of fossil fuels, coal, gas and electricity have skyrocketed as a result of the war in Ukraine. On the other hand, the increase in the price of fossil energy accelerates the development and introduction of renewable forms of energy. Different alternative fuels are also constantly brought … Continue reading What is the fuel of the future shipping?

Intelligent traffic guides the current traffic system to better use

The time spent in traffic should be used in such a way that it has as few harmful environmental effects as possible and as many beneficial effects as possible. HM denied the traffic loss in his opinion letter (HS 18.9.) and warned against getting too excited about the possibilities of smart traffic. Smart traffic alone … Continue reading Intelligent traffic guides the current traffic system to better use

Global Maritime Forum proposes Baltic Sea ferry lines as Green Corridors

Global Maritime Forum offers a financially feasible tool for decarbonising Baltic Sea ferry lines. The European Union (EU) is introducing new regulation to reduce GHG intensity and emissions from the shipping industry under the ‘Fit for 55’ package to achieve the decarbonization goals set out in the European Green Deal. Global Maritime Forum writes that … Continue reading Global Maritime Forum proposes Baltic Sea ferry lines as Green Corridors

It is possible to reduce the cost of icebreaking

The fairway responsibility model would increase the responsibility of ports in icebreaking on access and archipelago routes. HELSINGIN SANOMAT reported (2.6.) that Finland achieved its goal in the EU climate package by considering the special conditions of winter shipping. Finland's foreign trade is almost entirely dependent on shipping, and the rise in the cost of … Continue reading It is possible to reduce the cost of icebreaking

Finnish and Estonian maritime clusters should be developed together

There is a need to introduce common economic incentives to support the development of environmentally friendly maritime transport both in and between Finland and Estonia. Finland and Estonia both have a small but lively and nationally significant maritime clusters. They are different but are linked each other through skills, manpower and development projects. Many Estonian … Continue reading Finnish and Estonian maritime clusters should be developed together