Finnish technology group Wärtsilä to support NYK’s LNG carrier pairWärtsilä, a Finnish technology company, has signed two 15-year optimized servicing agreements for two LNG vessels with NYK LNG Ship Management in Japan.
Finland proposes extension to validity of crew qualification certificatesThe Government of Finland is proposing that the validity of fixed-term vessel crew certificates of competence and certificates of expertise be extended due to the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Icebreaking operations start in FinlandIn Finland, icebreaking started operations with two icebreakers currently deployed in the Bay of Bothnia, where ice began at the end of the head and along shipping lanes.
Aker Arctic to develop next generation icebreaker design for Finland and SwedenA contract for the production of new icebreakers for challenging Baltic Sea escort operations has been signed by Aker Arctic Technology Inc, the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA).
Wartsila to work for Canadian Coast Guard icebreakerFinland's Wärtsilä announced that it has won a contract with the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for the delivery and integration engineering of two retractable thrusters and a dynamic positioning (DP) system.
EU announces Finnish aid to maritime companiesThe European Commission has approved a Finnish assistance scheme of 600 million euros to help maritime companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Ferry link between Tallinn and Helsinki partly reopenedFrom May 14th, the Finnish Government allows residents of the Schengen Zone who have an employment contract to enter the country, enabling Estonian people who work in Finland and have a residence there to return, or vice versa, to visit friends and relati
Turku Shipyard announces layoffsFinnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku began statutory talks to lay off up to 450 of its roughly 2,000 employees due to a coronavirus pandemic hit to the company.
Viking Line to continue service in the Baltic SeaBecause of the coronavirus, Viking Line will continue to maintain reduced level of service at the Baltic Sea. To ensure security of supply, four of the Company's seven vessels will sail primarily with cargo between Finland and Sweden, the Åland Islands, a