Scandinavia shows almost enviable ambition when it comes to a green future for its maritime industry. The Scandinavian countries are, among other things, on top of the themes emission-free & autonomous sailing. This includes Finland, which aims to let the entire fleet sail without emissions by 2030. The Finnish government steers the ambition through financial support and also regulations.

Finland sees the Netherlands as a natural partner in the areas of zero emission, autonomous shipping and transformation from cruise vessels to superyachts. Marstrat together with Business Finland is organizing a virtual maritime delegation visit to Finland on March 3, 2021 at 09:00 – 14:30 (CET) to boost cooperation between Finnish and Dutch companies as well as local partners. The visit will be opened by Petri Peltonen (Under-Secretary of State of the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs) and Mrs. Desirée Kopmels (Dutch ambassador to Finland).

In addition to seminar and workshops, 1:1 meetings are organized between the participants to facilitate more direct discussions.

1:1 meetings run parallel with the workshops at 10:40 - 14:00 (CET). Option to continue 1:1 session at 14:30 - 16:30 (CET).


09:00–14:30 (Amsterdam time, CET)
10:00–15:30 (Helsinki time, EET)

09:00–09:30 | Opening session
09:30–10:30 | Panel discussion
10:30–10:40 | Break

Zero emission
10:40–11:40 | Workshop 1

Autonomous shipping
11:50–12:50 | Workshop 2

From cruise vessels to superyachts
13:00–14:00 | Workshop 3

14:05–14:30 | Closing session
14:30–16:30 | Option to continue 1:1 sessions


The visit is organised by Marstrat and Business Finland in close cooperation with Netherlands Maritime Technology, commissioned by Topsector Water & Maritime and the Netherlands Water Partnership.

Source: Marstrat