“Introduction to the Motorways of the Sea / Port Virtual Lab”. This workshop is organized by Escola Europea in co-operation with SeaFocus and in conjunction with the SeaFocus ESG Summit 2023 October 4th in Naantali, Finland.
This part of the conference is exclusively targeted for the University professors, lecturers and students and it is free of charge.
This is a great opportunity to get introduced to the programme presenting the technical concepts of the logistics and port sectors to the participants using a methodology that facilitates communication and relations among the participants.
Consortium of four entities Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Fintraffic´s Vessel Traffic Services, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Finnish Transport and Communication Agency, Traficom joined the Intelligence Hunt with a case assignment. We are proud to nominate the Talent Team EUREKA with Faranak Ahmadi, Fresenius Hochschule of Berlin, Germany, Eslam Gad, World Maritime University, Sweden, Jonatan Mendoza, World Maritime University, Sweden, Minh Thu Nguyen Ngoc, Aalto University, Mikkeli Campus, Finland, Bao Nguyen, Aalto University, School of Business, Finland, Nseobong Umoh, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
SeaFocus is participating the Messe München TransportLogistic2023 Trade Fair in München for the first time.
Really excited for being a part of this huge exhibition. Looking forward to having great discussions and meeting specialists of logistics and supply chain.
We will be presented by our Senior Advisors Hannu Lumme, Frank Kho, Rolf Neise and Heli Koukkula-Teixeira and our Junior Consultants Silvia Serafini, Victoria Pasquarelli and Ronit Patel.
Healthy and well sea nature is also one of the key goals of the Port of Turku’s environmental programme that extends to 2025, and it is targeted at decreasing the burden of port operations on the waterways.
The environmental programme aims at climate change mitigation as part of the carbon-neutral Turku city area.
The Port of Turku is a SeaFocus Partner.
SeaFocus Summit 2023 on ESG and Sustainable Supply Chain speaker lineup was published today. The list and the programme for the October 4-5th will be updated little by little.
Registration has also been opened!
We will be attending the Messe München Transport Logistic 2023 in May. This will be our first time and we are pretty excited. This trade fair is a huge event.
We have a stand in Hall B, stand number 429 - if coming to the fair, please do come to say hi to us.
Also Wasaline and Fintraffic will be joining the exhibition with us.
Today we had a breakfast seminar organised together with Rödl & Partner Attorneys. Our topic of discussion was DATA PROTECTION AND CYBER SECURITY. We had Sami Serpola, IBM, Technology Security and Pekka Pulli, Rödl & Partner Law Firm, lawyer and deputy judge as experts explaining the basic principles of the data protection regulation and default data protection, notification of data security breaches and information protection from a cyber security point of view.
A lot of useful information! We organise these kind of events for our Partners every other month with different topics.
We are building up something great for this Autumn. October 4-5th, 2023 we will organise a SeaFocus Summit on ESG and Sustainable Supply Chain. This event takes place in Naantali and also we get to visit Finnlines´s new vessel M/S Finnsirius.
We are really excited! Hope to see you joining the Summit.
Another great opportunity for students to challenge themselves, their knowledge and skills as Hillebrand Gori joins the Intelligence Hunt project.
Calling all supply chain and logistics students! Apply now for the Intelligence Hunt project with Hillebrand Gori - deadline 24.4.2023 CET 4 pm
We are looking for students interested in to work on a business project with Hillebrand Gori, a company of DHL – specializing in the logistics of wine, beer and spirits, in any quantity, along any route, across all modalities.
All student teams working on the Intelligence Hunt case assignments at the moment have proceeded well with their works. They are having weekly meetings among the team and every now and then with their Mentors and also case company representatives. So many great ideas!!!
Teams: SAFETY FIRST, MARÈ and EUREKA
Student ! Apply now for the Intelligence Hunt project for GASUM - deadline 15.4.2023 CET 4 pm
We are looking for students interested in
this might be your chance to explore your skills and knowhow in a real business case.
We are happy to introduce the Talent Team for the Euromar case. They act as a Junior Consultant Trainee for SeaFocus during the project: Catarina Aires, ISCTE-IUL, University Institute of Lisbon (Portuguese in Portugal), Diana D´anello, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, (Colombian in Finland), Mariia Mykhailenko, Odessa National Maritime University (Ukrainian in Ukraine), Maria Marich, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (Maritime academy) (Slovakian - Russian, in Russia) and Eric Nnanna, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (Nigerian in United Kingdom)
The Maritime Networks took place today in Nantali, Finland. In the morning the attendees participated a seminar on future prospects of the maritime industry. Ulla Keino, the CEO of SeaFocus held a speech about Global Expert and Crew Shortage - Some Ways Forward".
The event gathered around 300 participants. After the seminar there was a maritime industry exhibition, where also SeaFocus had a stand.
We are proud to present you our talent teams working on the Intelligence Hunt case assignments at the moment.
These young talents are giving their outmost for the case companies and project team.
The Maritime Networks will for the fifth time gather representatives of the maritime industry.
The event seminar and networking event takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Naantali Spa.
In addition to an inspiring seminar program, Meriverkostot offers participants the opportunity to meet new partners who can offer their know-how, production capacity or completely new solutions to the future challenges of the industry.
Baltic Insights is a three part mini series of the Aronnax Podcast where I (Craig Eason) travelled on three Finnlines vessels to talk to the crew about their futures and to take a look at the changing Baltic Sea.
Many thanks to the crew of the Finnlines vessels Europalink, Finnlady and Finnswan for offering their time and thoughts and to the company for letting me travel around the Baltic Sea.
You can read more about the company and the new vessels that Finnlines will soon be deploying on its routes by going to www.finnlines.com
I also want to thank SeaFocus for the idea of this tremendous voyage and the support in realisation of it.
We are happy to announce that the Nordic energy company Gasum joins the Intelligence Hunt project.
Gasum is a leading LNG and bio-LNG bunkering company in the Baltic Sea and North Sea area. Bio-LNG or LBG means liquefied biogas. Biogas is made from organic material, and it has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 90% compared to fossil gas.
The core question in the project is to better understand the bunkering market and how the regulatory and other changes will impact the market and bunkering customer decision making, including from the shippers’ and ship owners’ perspective.
We are happy to announce that the Finnish Maritime Archaeological Society (MAS) and SeaFocus have agreed on Partnership and MAS will join the co-operation as a Developing Partner.
The society promotes maritime archaeological research, education, and citizen science in Finland. As a Federation of Finnish Learned Societies member, the organization collaborates closely with universities and the Finnish Heritage Agency to identify and study new and old wrecks.
SeaFocus was invited to participate annual held LetExpo in Verona Italy by A.L.I.S. the Logistic Association of Sustainable Intermodality.
The exhibition took place 8-11.3.
Ulla Keino, the CEO of SeaFocus took part in panel discussion on ”NEXT GENERATION EU: transport & logistics sustainability”.
Silvia Serafini, SeaFocus Junior Consultant, will be participating the LetExpo 2023 with Ulla Keino, CEO of SeaFocus, who also will be a speaker there. This is a great way to put Silvia's professionalism and passion in sustainability in use as she is interested in promoting sustainability across different industries.
Silvia's exclusive task is to promote SeaFocus' “Intelligence Hunt” in Italy, both to students and to the exhibitors and guests of LetExpo, and beyond. In the future Silvia will be working as a Junior Consultant in the projects related to Southern European markets.
Call for Students in Maritime Safety and Technology, Marketing and Data Analyze by March 10th
For this Intelligence Hunt project, we are looking for students interested in maritime industry and safety. If you are studying maritime safety, technology, commercial business, marketing, or data analytics, this might be your chance to explore your skills and knowhow in a real business case.
This case assignment was given by a consortium of four Finnish public transport organisations: Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Fintraffic´s Vessel Traffic Services, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Finnish Transport and Communication Agency, Traficom.
Nikolai Andriakov has Passion for Data Analytics
Nikolai Andriakov is a final year International Business student at Aalto University, Finland. Prior to the Bachelor’s degree, he graduated from the Baltic State Technical University with a degree in Power Mechanical Engineering and completed two internships at Nissan as an Interior Design Engineer.
The ultimate target of SeaFocus is to use its immense expertise and network to benefit its partners and stakeholders, and to promote the maritime and supply chain industry to the future talents as an interesting career path.
Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd, Fintraffic´s Vessel Traffic Services, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and Finnish Transport and Communication Agency, Traficom join the Intelligence Hunt project.
The Case assignment “Improving the Usage of Fairway Data for Different Users” focuses in commercial and recreational fairways as well as in new technologies.
This case assignment is to investigate possibilities to improve the utilization of digital information from the fairways; static and changing information by different user groups and stakeholders, to identify additional services possible to create from the collected / available data and to identify new users and user groups.
You can apply for Intelligence Hunt project anytime now.
We will contact you when we have a project where your skills and knowledge would be beneficial for the project.
Please note, when specific cases we always have more instructions published in our News & Blogs. So if and when interested, please check the instructions, and you of course, you can always contact us.
EUROMAR joins Intelligence Hunt project with a scope of establishing a new service crew maritime safety training centre in Madeira for cruise and Ropax vessels.
EUROMAR and SeaFocus are calling for students interested in the maritime industry and maritime safety to join this exciting Intelligence Hunt project.
We are looking for students studying marketing, maritime safety and rescue, economics and hospitality and business management. If you are interested in our project but you study something else, you can still apply, so don’t hesitate.
EUROMAR joins Intelligence Hunt project with a scope of establishing a new service crew maritime safety training centre in Madeira for cruise and Ropax vessels.
Maritime training is regulated by the international STCW convention (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, later STCW). The STCW Convention was amended in 1995 (STCW-95), when for example training on board began to be defined more precisely. In addition, there is a need for refreshment trainings on regular intervals for all crew members.
Today visiting the Port of Tallinn, Muuga Harbour.
Muuga Harbour is the main cargo harbour for Port of Tallinn and locates ca 17 km east of Tallinn. It is specialized on handling transit origin goods. The cargo volume handled in Muuga Harbour accounts for ca 50% of the total cargo volume of Port of Tallinn and ca 40% of the transit cargo volume passing through Estonia.
We are happy to announce that our co-operation with the Port of Turku continues.
The Port of Turku is a pioneer in its field that works in close co-operation with its partners. The Port is involved in a number of projects and develop new solutions in order to enhance the vessel traffic and consequently improve the profitability of passenger traffic and cargo transports.
In-depth Insights into Safety Trends for the Inmarsat Annual Report on Maritime Safety - Intelligence Hunt project with Inmarsat. The project idea is to examine data from Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) calls made to Inmarsat in order to provide insights into safety trends and reveal patterns at a local and global level. A better understanding of these patterns can help the maritime industry take proactive steps to prevent such incidents and help guide us to a safer future.
The kick-off meeting with the choses students, project team and Inmarsat representatives was held.
We started the second day of our Strategy meting by visiting Captain Pekka Stenvik and his crew at the bridge of M/S Finnlady, Finnlines.
Almost all SeaFocus Senior Experts were on board; Ulla Keino, CEO, Markku Mylly, SVP, Hannu Lumme, Commercial Director, Esko Mustamäki, Senior Advisor, Frank Kho, Senior Advisor, Rolf Neise, Senior Advisor, Pentti Nelimarkka, Senior Advisor, Poul Woodall, Senior Advisor, Craig Eason, Senior Advisor and Heli Koukkula-Teixeira, CMO. We had a very fruitful meeting on planning our future projects.
Today we visited the Port of Helsinki, our Partner in their office at the Port of Vuosaari. We had a great discussion of the future development plans of the port, which Marketing Manager Nina Liljeqvist and Devlopment Manager Jani Lindroos presented us.
After the meeting we met with Staffan Herlin, the Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Finnlines Plc, which is our Strategic Partner.
This was a start of a two day SeaFocus´s strategy meeting.
We are happy to welcome Valentina Platzgummer to the Intelligence Hunt Junior Consultant Pool
She is glad therefore to join the SeaFocus Junior Consultant Pool and to contribute to improve the impact of maritime and shipping industries on the environment.
Valentina recently specialized in Marine Environmental Resources with an International MSc at the University of the Basque Country in Spain, with the objective of working on research and innovation projects for the sustainable use of the oceans. Her academic background is in Economics, as she received her BS in Foreign Trade from the University of Ca’ Foscari, in Venice.
Record year for our Partners Wasaline, who carried 267 757 passengers (107 659 in 2021) between Vaasa and Umeå in 2022. Passenger volume increased by 149 percent despite Covid-19 travel restrictions being in place until March. After the restrictions were lifted Wasaline has broken passenger records every month.
The departures of Aurora Botnia increased by 14 percent from 990 to 1 133 departures. The amount of passenger vehicles transported increased by 126 percent.
We had our first breakfast seminar with our Associate Partner Rödl & Partner.
The EU Commission has published a large package of "Fit For 55" legislative proposals as part of the wider European Green Development Program, with the aim of making the EU carbon neutral by 2050. The regulation is based on the "polluter pays" principle.
At our breakfast event, Jyrki Ranki, Vice President, Maritime Logistics, Metsä Group and Timo Huhtala, Attorney, Shareholder, Rödl & Partner Attorney at Law Oy will introduced us to the topic. The moderator of the event was Ulla Keino, CEO, SeaFocus. The discussion at the breakfast seminar was very vivid.
Happy to announce that our collaboration continues with C & C Port Agency Finland Oy Ltd.. The Company is an independent Finnish company solely dedicated to port agency representation and ship clearance.
C & C Port Agency Finland has earned its place as one of the leading and most esteemed port agency firms in the Finnish market. C & C acts as a single point contact for you to all Finnish commercial ports.
Dear Partners, Customers, Followers - We wish you all A Prosperous New Year 2023!
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