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  • 26 March 2015

    Finnish Engineer Association and the Finnish Seamen Union revealed plans to enter into strike on Thursday 2nd of April at 14:00. The action is being taken as a sign of support to the strike of the union members working on Finnish ice-breakers. Crews of the Finnish icebreakers have been negotiating the terms of a new […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Finnish Port Operators Association (FPOA) brought labour actions launched by Finnish transport union AKT before the labour court last week to determine their legality. The Finnish Transport Workers’ Union (AKT) has arranged blockades on several container feeders between August and January resulting in costly delays for shipping companies and ports. The most recent blockade saw Unifeeder’s […]

  • 20 April 2018
    Operations & Maintenance

    Baltic Connector Oy’s subcontractor Finnish Diving Support Oy will be clearing three explosives along the pipeline route in the Gulf of Finland between April 23 and 27, 2018. The explosives are located on the Balticconnector pipeline route approximately 40-42 kilometers away from the shore in Finnish economic waters. The removal of the explosives will not […]

  • 15 April 2020

    Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract with Saab for the delivery of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars for the Pohjanmaa-class corvettes, being developed by the Finnish Navy under Squadron 2020 project. Under the terms of the contract, worth approximately NOK 100 million, Kongsberg will equip the vessels with its SS2030 and SD9500 sonars. […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Installation of the Nord Stream 2 twin pipelines in the Finnish Exclusive Economic Zone has been finalized with the end of pipelaying on the second line of the 374-kilometer long  section. The first line was completed in Finnish waters in April 2019. In total, to date over 1,800 kilometers of the Nord Stream 2 pipelines […]

  • 26 April 2018

    FSA teams up with One Sea to enable commercial autonomous shipping by 2025.

  • 6 August 2013

    The Offshore Patrol Vessel UVL10, currently being built for the Finnish Border Guard at STX Finland Oy’s Rauma shipyard, was named Turva at a festive naming and launching ceremony on Friday 2 August. Minister of the Interior Päivi Räsänen acted as godmother for the ship, wishing the vessel and its crew luck and success in […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has exercised the option to buy the remaining 30% stake at the Finnish Meyer Turku from the government-owned Finnish Industry Investment (FII), becoming the sole owner of the shipyard. Back in September 2014, Meyer Werft and the Finnish Government signed a share purchase agreement with the STX Europe, the owner of the shipyard […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    Arctech Helsinki Shipyard will build the new icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency. The Finnish Transport Agency informed about the results of the tendering process on the 22nd of January 2014. The Finnish Transport Agency procures a new icebreaker to renew the aging fleet of state-owned icebreakers, to improve the level of icebreaker services and […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract by Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) to deliver ST2400 variable depth sonar (VDS) upgrades to the SQ2000MLU program for the Hamina-Class Corvettes fleet. The ST2400 VDS is designed to provide accurate and highly reliable performance for detecting submarines, mines and unmanned underwater vehicles in Littoral waters. The ST2400 VDS upgrade […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Finnish environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure for Nord Stream 2 was completed today after the coordinating authority, Uusimaa ELY Centre, responsible for the national procedure in Finland, provided its statement on the EIA report of the Finnish section of the planned Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines through the Baltic Sea. “We are pleased […]

  • 19 April 2005

    Stevedores at Finnish harbours have ended their impromptu strike action, and returned to work on Monday. Workers at a number of Finnish seaports walked off the job last week over allegations that non-union labour had been used to do extra work in face of a ban on overtime imposed by the Finnish Transport Workers

  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Efficient and cost-effective icebreaker assistance is a critical factor affecting the competitiveness of Finland’s economy and foreign trade. It is the responsibility of the Finnish Transport Agency to provide the operating framework for winter navigation and to ensure effective year-round seaborne transports. The Finnish icebreaking capacity will decrease in the next few years. In order […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Aalto Shipping Company, a new Finnish shipping company, kick-starts operations.

  • 8 May 2012

    The first one of the three mine countermeasure vessels ordered by the Finnish Navy, MHC (Mine Hunter Coastal) Katanpää was handed over to the Finnish Navy. The vessel was accepted by the Commander of the Finnish Navy, Rear Admiral Veli-Jukka Pennala at the Intermarine shipyard in La Spezia, Italy. The vessel will be shipped to […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following a recent boycott threat, the situation in the Finnish port of Usikaupunki calmed down as the Finnish Seamen’s Union (FSU) carried out a decision of the local court and unloaded the Russian cargo vessel M/V Malachite, owned by shipping and vessel management company North-Western Shipping. The unloading started in the morning hours of December 16, and concluded by 12 o’clock local […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Finnish gas operator, Gasum, has renounced its plans of constructing a regional LNG terminal in Southern Finland and the Balticconnector offshore pipeline between Finland and Estonia. Namely, on the basis of the studies Gasum has conducted, the Finngulf and Balticconnector projects are not regarded as commercially viable and there is not sufficient demand for them in […]

  • 23 January 2014

    Arctech Helsinki Shipyard will build the new icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency. The new icebreaker will help the Agency to renew the aging fleet of state-owned icebreakers, to improve the level of icebreaker services and to ensure the competitiveness of Finnish exports. The procurement is worth approx $166.5 million and the final contract will […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Finnlines did not get the leave to appeal on the fairway dues dispute with the Finnish state.

  • 22 December 2010

    The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications has granted a total of EUR 30 million for vessel investments improving the level of environmental protection. In addition to EUR 28 million to Viking Line Abp for a ferry newbuilding, Gaimare Ltd – a company connected to Meriaura – has been granted EUR 2 million.

  • 1 February 2011

    The Finnish mine layer Pohjanmaa has joined the EU Navfor Somalia operation. This is the first time the Finnish Navy has ever participated in an international naval military operation with a warship.

  • 17 February 2010

    Finnish port workers have postponed a strike that would have brought a halt to all imports and exports. The workers had planned an all-out strike for Friday, but were forced to reschedule by the Finnish minister of Labour, Anni Sinnemäki.