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?

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

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