Finnish Maritime Know-How

14 May 2018 – 17 May 2018

Finland has a long history and thorough understanding of delivering smart and environmentally friendly high-tech maritime solutions. The internationally known maritime network’s expertise ranges from the likes of icebreakers and ice going vessels, to cruise ships and offshore solutions as well as port technology. The largest shipbuilding subcontractor network in the world, with over 1,000 suppliers, supports Finland’s strong footing in the maritime sector.

Finland is a global leader in icebreaker design, polar shipbuilding, ice technology, and fleet operation. It is the only country in the world that offers ice-proven products and services created through an exquisite and cost-effective value chain. The unique value chain covers R&D, education, ship design, engineering, building, operation, program management, and life cycle support services. Finnish companies have designed about 80 percent of the world’s icebreakers, and about 60 percent of them have been built by Finnish shipyards. Finland’s specialty is multi-functional icebreakers, operating year-round representing the top world class technical development. The first LNG powered icebreaker was built in Finland.

Most of the largest luxury cruise ships in the world are built or designed in Finland. At the heart of Finland’s expertise are the most energy-efficient cruise vessels and the greenest and quietest ferries in the world. For reference, one of the biggest cruise ship in the world, Oasis of the Seas, was built in the Turku shipyard, underlining our state-of-the-art knowledge in designing and building luxury cruise ships.

On this tour, we will visit an international NaviGate fair 16-17 May 2018 at the Turku Fair and Congress Center, where the marine industry, shipping companies and maritime logistics professionals meet. The programme will feature the industry’s hottest topics: cruise ship building, Arctic know-how, maritime logistics and new and renewable sources of energy. Other topics will include the test area for autonomous ships in Eurajoki, maritime industry digitalisation from an international perspective and remote monitoring.

A seminar on Arctic know-how will be organised in connection with NaviGate. The topics will include digitalisation and automation, i.e. autonomous ships and vehicles and the opportunities offered by digitalisation to the maritime industry and logistics companies. The maritime and automotive industries are strongly growing sectors in South-West Finland and ones that will be shaped by digitalisation.

During the tour we vill meet with some of the most interesting Finnish companies on the field, including site visits.

The media tour is organized together with Finnfacts, Arctic Maritime & Offshore from Finland Growth Programme and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Target media: International media


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