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

Stricter environmental norms are coming – how can shipping companies cope?

Martin Stopford, the world’s best known maritime economist wrote in April 2020: “In the next 20 years the maritime industry must rebuild its cargo fleet. If this is done with the radical technologies now available, it will lead to the biggest change in ship design since steam replaced sail in the 19th century.” Shipping has … Continue reading Stricter environmental norms are coming – how can shipping companies cope?

Tiukemmat ympäristönormit tulossa – miten varustamot selviävät?

Maailman tunnetuin meriekonomisti Martin Stopford kirjoitti huhtikuussa 2020: ”Seuraavien 20 vuoden aikana merenkulkualan on rakennettava uudelleen rahtilaivastonsa. Jos tämä tehdään nyt saatavilla olevilla radikaaleilla teknologioilla, se johtaa suurimpaan muutokseen laivojen suunnittelussa sitten sen jälkeen, kun purjeet korvattiin höyryllä 1800-luvulla. Merenkululla on pitkä historia välttää yleistä sosiaalista vastuuta. Vielä 50 vuotta sitten laivaliikenteessä käytettiin samaa polttoainetta … Continue reading Tiukemmat ympäristönormit tulossa – miten varustamot selviävät?

Rangemad keskkonnanormid on tulemas – kuidas saavad laevandusettevõtted hakkama?

Maailma tuntuim majandusteadlane merenduse valdkonnas, Martin Stopford, kirjutas aprillis 2020: "Järgmise 20 aasta jooksul peab merendussektor oma kaubalaevastiku ümber ehitama. Kui seda tehakse praegu kättesaadavate uuenduslike  tehnoloogiate abil, toob see kaasa suurima muutuse laevade ehituses alates 19. sajandist, mil purjelaevad asendusid aurulaevadega." Laevandus ei ole allunud pikka aega üldisele ühiskondlikule survele. Näiteks kui veel  50 … Continue reading Rangemad keskkonnanormid on tulemas – kuidas saavad laevandusettevõtted hakkama?

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

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?

Six steps to reach carbon-free shipping

Year 2021 was very important for European shipping in its path to zero-emission targets. This year, in June 2021, 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 Six steps to reach carbon-free shipping

Passenger traffic is recovering rapidly from the pandemic, but there are new challenges ahead

The coronavirus pandemic hit maritime transport in many ways. Cargo traffic has experienced surprising ups and downs, including the current difficulties that major international ports are experiencing in serving their customers, which has in turn led to an almost worldwide shortage of containers. Very few problems have been seen in cargo traffic in Finland, although … Continue reading Passenger traffic is recovering rapidly from the pandemic, but there are new challenges ahead