The number of successful companies in a maritime cluster can be considered as a measure of competitiveness of a regional maritime cluster. In order for these companies to settle and also stay in the area, the area must also be attractive, i.e. it must offer resources such as capital, labor, skills and subcontracting opportunities, and … Continue reading Competitiveness of a maritime cluster
Finland’s export’s dependence on sea transport is decreasing all the time – How in the future?
In 2022, only a good half of the value of Finnish exports was transported by sea. The share of sea transport in exports is decreasing all the time, while the share of services is increasing. What will be the need for Finnish sea transport in the future, when the green transition can even make Finland … Continue reading Finland’s export’s dependence on sea transport is decreasing all the time – How in the future?
How did Finnish sea transport volumes look like in 2022?
In 2022, Finland's foreign trade by sea was 95 million tons. The amount varies every year, but in practice, for the last 20 years, foreign trade by sea has remained at the same level. Figure 1. Finland's foreign trade by sea (source: Statistics Finland, Statfin). About 10 percent of this foreign trade was on trucks, … Continue reading How did Finnish sea transport volumes look like in 2022?
The development of maritime safety in the Baltic Sea, how does the war in Ukraine affect it?
Statistics show that major oil accidents in the world's seas and, above all, the amount of oil spilled into the sea have decreased year by year. This information is of course gratifying, but what is the situation in the Baltic Sea? Figure 1. The amount of oil spilled into the sea in oil accidents 1970-2022. … Continue reading The development of maritime safety in the Baltic Sea, how does the war in Ukraine affect it?
Will Santa Claus arrive this year?
A year ago, we were worried to read how global supply chains were at a standstill. Media around the world were writing that Christmas presents would not reach children by Christmas - and that's what really happened in many families. The reason for Santa's problems was the ports. Dozens of huge container ships full of … Continue reading Will Santa Claus arrive this year?
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?