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?

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

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 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?