The key to the development of Finnish shipping is that it should be seen as its own internationally competitive industry, and not just as an activity that supports the export industry and security of supply.During my summer vacation, I found a treasure from ten years ago on my bookshelf "Global Shipping in Small Nations – … Continue reading What happened to Finnish shipping?
Supporting tonnage under the Finnish flag has long been an inadequate and ineffective measure from a security of supply point of view, as potential disruptions are increasingly occurring far from our sea areas and affect only a small proportion of products. Tonnage management will not help if the product is not available. Expert opinion Parliamentary … Continue reading Expert opinion on maritime security of supply
The peaceful and balanced period in world transport over the last 10 years has been abnormal. We are moving from just-in-time production to just-in-case production. We live in exceptional times. Product delivery times extended throughout last year - there was discussion of a container crisis and sea freight prices are at their peak. Just as … Continue reading Security of supply chains has been an illusion – how will war affect global transport chains?
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