A Finnish-led consortium focuses on the commercialisation of electrofuel (e-fuel) production with the use of sustainable electricity and sequestered carbon dioxide. In fact, the E-fuel research project is coordinated by VTT and is connected with the Neste Veturi Ecosystem.
The Finnish project development company Flexens Oy Ab will finish a feasibility study of the Power2AX project in November 2020. The project aims to implement green hydrogen production and use in fuel ferries in the Åland archipelago.
Around 331 passengers and 98 crew members are stranded after the passenger ferry Viking Grace, ran aground on November 21, off the coast of Mariehamn, Finland.
Finland introduced a new fee payable by a vessel if the limit for sulphur emissions is exceeded, in order to complement the current penalty system which finds inefficient. The minimum amount of the fee would be EUR 6,000.
Aker Arctic Technology Inc along with the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) inked a contract for the development and the design of next generation icebreakers.
Viking’s Line ferry “MS Amorella” has run aground in the Baltic Sea off Åland, Finland carrying onboard approximately 200 passengers and 80 crewmembers.
The European Commission has approved a €600 million Finnish aid scheme to help the maritime companies in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April and 8 May 2020.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the travel restrictions that has brought, Port of Helsinki reported a serious impact upon its port business and decided to temporarily dismiss its entire personnel.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Finland informed that bans ferry passengers’ entry from 11 April until 13 May, in an effort to reduce the spread of the disease. Specifically, the border restrictions will be forced until further notice from the authorities.
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