FINNLINES is a leading shipping operator of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. The Company’s passenger-freight vessels offer services from Finland to Germany and via the Åland Islands to Sweden, as well as from Sweden to Germany. Finnlines’ ro-ro vessels operate in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. The Company has subsidiaries or sales offices in Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.
In addition to sea transportation, the Company provides port services in Helsinki and Turku.
Finnlines is a part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world’s largest operators of ro-ro vessels and the largest operator of the Motorways of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight. This affiliation enables Finnlines to offer liner services to and from any destination in the Mediterranean, West Africa as well as the Atlantic coast of both North and South America.
Finnlines provides efficient sea transport services with more than 170 weekly departures and a fleet of 21 ships. Finnlines’ modern and varied tonnage guarantee frequent and regular liner traffic services around the year. All vessels are ice-classified and specially designed for northern conditions.
Turnover in 2020: 484.0 MEUR
Personnel: over 1,500 people in 7 countries
Headquarters: in Helsinki, Finland
Main business: Shipping and sea transport services, passenger services and port operations.
The National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA) is a central government organisation operating under the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. It is an expert organisation tasked with carrying out planning and operations related to the maintenance and development of Finland’s security of supply.
Traditionally, security of supply has meant ensuring the supply of materials. Today, however, the focus of security of supply operations is being increasingly shifted towards ensuring the operating capability of critical infrastructure. Critical infrastructure means the basic structures, services and related functions that are essential for maintaining the vital functions of society. These include the electrical grid, the water supply, transport routes and secure connections for data communications and financial transactions.
Continuity management refers to processes for improving security of supply whereby a company, organisation or public operator:
Continuity management creates operating procedures for severe disruptions. It is usually a voluntary activity, but in some industries, Finnish legislation obligates organisations to ensure the continuity of their operations in different circumstances.
THE PORT OF NAANTALI serves the trade in a wide range of the hinterland as well as the industry close to the port. Industrial enterprises and factories (e.g. oil refinery, lubricant factory, coal power plant, betaine factory, grain silos etc.) operating in the immediate vicinity of the harbour generate large material flows. Naantali is today 4th largest universal cargo port in Finland. The total annual traffic to and from the port is ca. 7–8 million tons, of which 80 % is foreign traffic. The Port of Naantali is one of the busiest cargo ports in Finland with ca. 2000 annual number of vessel calls.
The Port of Naantali is an important link in the logistics chain of the Baltic Sea, which role is emphasised by its inclusion in the TEN-T traffic network, which covers the whole of Europe, linking the Port of Naantali to both the Nordic Triangle and the Motorway of the Baltic Sea.
Turnover in 2020: 7,56 MEUR
Headquarters: in Naantali, Finland
Main business: Port, Port Services
AHOLA is a family business that has, since its establishment in 1955, grown into a logistics group with an international scope of services. They are a reliable, modern logistics expert supporting sustainable development.
The Ahola Group consists of Ahola Transport, a specialist in road transportation, Ahola Special, operating in heavy and oversized transports, and Ahola Digital, a supplier of digital logistics solutions. They operate in the Nordics, Baltics, Poland, and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe. Their wide partner network enables extensive contacts throughout Europe.
They offer their customers the best digital innovations for the logistics sector. In addition to comprehensive logistics solutions growth and profitability.
Ahola´s vision is to reach a leading position in the Northern European logistics markets by modernising traditional logistics and developing new digital services.
Eco-efficiency is a part of everything Ahola does.
Ahola has its own Green Wheels programme for systematically reducing emissions and continuously developing the skills of their personnel.
A service-minded logistics partner
The heart and soul of Ahola´s family business is their people. They want their customers to know who handles their logistics flows. It is important for them to find the best solutions for their customers – and even create them from scratch if necessary. This is why several of clients have worked with Ahola for decades.
Turnover in 2021: 100 MEUR
Ahola employees 700 people
Headquarters: in Kokkola, Finland
Main business: Transport Services, IT & Logistics Services, Warehousing Services
C & C Port Agency Finland Oy Ltd. is an independent Finnish company solely dedicated to port agency representation and ship clearance.
Established in 2001, 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 and our offices in Helsinki, Kotka, Porvoo, Naantali, Loviisa and Lappeenranta expedite each assignment in accordance to FONASBA quality standards.
We take great pride in what we do and have in the past 20 years been able to build sound working relationships with national maritime officials, local port authorities and different interest parties within the Finnish shipping community.
Protecting our customers´ interests and ensuring a time and cost –efficient turnaround in all Finnish ports, including Åland Islands and the inland Saimaa lake area, C & C Port Agency offers personal round-the-clock communications wherever your office may be stationed.
Turnover in 2020: 44,880 MEUR
Headquarters: in Helsinki, Finland
Main business: Port Agency, Ship Clearance
DNV is an international accredited registrar and the world’s leading classification society and a recognised advisor for the maritime industry, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry and they deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy management. We are one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organisations, products, people, facilities and supply chains. We are also a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more.
DNV works closely with customers, industry associations and international organisations. Sustainability is embedded within the DNV management system and we seek continual improvement through certification to external standards, such as ISO 14001 for environment and ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety.
Turnover in 2020: 21 551 MEUR
Personnel: 14 500 in more than 100 countries
Headquarters: Hovik, Norway
Main business: Classification Services, Verifications and Assurances, Inspections, Data Science and Analytics
Finnpilot Pilotage ensures navigational safety and efficiency within Finland’s rocky fairways.
Navigation is of great significance to Finland’s national economy; the majority of import and export goods are transported by ship. Pilotage promotes smooth and safe navigation. Pilotage services facilitate the transport of these goods without any unnecessary and expensive delays.
Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd is a special assignment company entirely owned by the State of Finland. The company has the exclusive statutory right to carry out pilotage activities. For this reason, the company’s activities are governed by the demand for openness, transparency and cost-efficiency.
Finnpilot owns 60% of Ice Advisors Ltd, which provides maritime operators with ice navigation services.
Pilotage has a long-standing history. In Finland, vessels have been piloted officially for more than 320 years. The field is alive and well and changing rapidly along with the trend of digitalization.
In accordance with Finland’s Pilotage Act and the Government Decree on Pilotage, ships arriving to and departing from Finnish ports must utilize the services of a pilot if the vessel’s cargo is considered dangerous or hazardous, or if such services are required due to the size of the vessel itself.
Turnover in 2020: 35,8 MEUR
Headquarters: Helsinki, Finland
Main business: Pilotage
RAUANHEIMO is a leading port operator that has grown rapidly in the past few years. The secret behind our growth is our long experience and strong investment capacity. Rauanheimo now operates in all major ports in Finland, and continuously looks for business opportunities in new locations, all the while investing in our current ports. Rauanheimo is part of KWH Logistics – a versatile group offering international transports, port logistics, industrial services as well as cold storage.
Rauanheimo offers a wide selection of different logistics services. By combining stevedoring services with sea and land transports, they offer efficient logistics chains that improve our customers’ competitiveness.
Turnover in 2020: 115 MEUR
Headquarters: Kokkola, Finland
Main business: Port Operator Services, Stevedoring, Forwarding, Warehousing, Ship Agency Services, Transit Traffic
NURMINEN LOGISTICS is fast growing and provides high-quality forwarding and cargo handling services as well as railway transport and related project transport services. The company has collected logistics know-how from three centuries, starting in 1886. Nurminen Logistics’ main markets and growth areas are in rail logistics between China, Asia and Europe with own railway operations, complex logistics outsourcing and the handling of heavy goods and chemicals. The company’s share is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. In addition to Finland, Nurminen also has its offices in the Baltic states, Russia and China.
Nurminen Logistics is known for reliable deliveries and first-class customer experience on tires, waves and tracks.
Nurminen Logistics carries your cargo between Northern Europe and Asia reliably and environmentally friendly. The regular connection runs reliably from Finland to various destinations in China and Asia and back.
Turnover in 2020: 81 MEUR
Personnel: 200 in 5 countries
Headquarters: in Helsinki, Finland
Main business: Forwarding and Cargo Handling, Terminal Services and Rail Services
Helsinki is one of the busiest passenger port in Europe, and the Port of Helsinki Ltd creates a seamless framework for sea traffic to destinations such as Tallinn and Stockholm. In 2019, a total of 12.2 million passengers traveled through the Port of Helsinki.
The Port of Helsinki is also Finland’s leading general port for foreign trade. In 2020, the Ports’s total cargo traffic was 11,1 million tonnes. The main export commodities are products for the forest industry, machinery and equipment, whereas in imports the most prominent product group are daily consumer goods.
Among the strengths of the port are frequent liner traffic, efficient infrastructure, good road and rail connections, and excellent services provided in cooperation with the port’s business partners. The Port of Helsinki Ltd is a limited company owned by the City of Helsinki. Port of Loviisa and South Finland Port Service are its subsidiaries.
The important goal of responsible operations at the Port of Helsinki is to be a pioneer in sustainable port operations. The goal has been set high, and work is done systematically to reach it. The key aspects of the port’s responsibility management model are environmental, social and financial responsibility.
Turnover in 2020: 67 MEUR
Headquarters: in Helsinki, Finland
Main business: Port Services
Nearly 3.0 million tonnes of cargo and more than 3.0 million passengers pass through the Port of Turku annually. Thousands of experienced professionals in and near the port area see to it that the passengers and cargo are carried from port to port on time, safely, flexibly, and efficiently. The uninterrupted vessel traffic affects indirectly the everyday life of many people. Hence the Port works for the common well-being.
Our operating environment is continuously alive and changing. We are an active player and react quickly to changes that also affect the Port’s operations. At present, the biggest changes are related to environmental protection, urban planning, and digitalisation.
The Port of Turku is a flexibly operating hub for Scandinavian traffic and a boldly renewing node of maritime traffic.
Turnover in 2020: MEUR
Headquarters: in Turku, Finland
Main business: Port Services
Founded in summer 2014, RAUMA MARINE CONSTRUCTIONS (RMC) is a Finnish shipbuilding company. Their goal is to advance innovation, shipbuilding know-how and the Finnish marine industry. Their expertise is ship design, construction and maintenance. They specialize in the design, construction and maintenance of icebreakers, RoPax ferries, and vessels used by navies, coast guards and research organizations. RMC represents world-leading expertise in Arctic shipbuilding as well as in vessels with energy efficient machinery configurations using alternative energy sources. In cooperation with its extensive network of partners, Rauma Marine Constructions advances the Finnish marine industry and continues the traditions of shipbuilding in Rauma.
Instead of a collection of single operators, the marine industry should be viewed as a value chain and a harmonious ecosystem. RMC designs and implements its products by applying a networked business model. This network model is based on long-term strategic partnerships in the marine industry chain.
Turnover in 2020: 41,2 MEUR
Personnel: around 200 people
Headquarters: in Rauma, Finland
Main business: Shipbuilding
Steveco is one of the leading port operators in Finland and they operate in several ports in Finland. The port terminals operated by Steveco have excellent locations with regard to global cargo flows and offer good connections to the main road and railway network in Finland. The terminals are also ideally located for Russian cargo routing.
Their port terminals are located in Mussalo and Hietanen in Kotka and Vuosaari in Helsinki. In addition, Steveco Logistics operates at a land traffic terminal in Kouvola. Through a subsidiary, Oy Saimaa Terminals Ab, Steveco also operates in Port of Hamina and those in the Lake Saimaa area.
Steveco is the largest full-service logistics company combining stevedoring and logistics services in Finland. Steveco Logistics specialises in international freight forwarding (ocean/road/rail) and customs documentation.
Turnover in 2020: 133,9 MEUR
Personnel: 820 people
Headquarters: in Kotka, Finland
Main business: Port Operations and Logistics Services
WASALINE transports passengers and cargo across the Kvarken strait. They are reliable, friendly and quality conscious. Wasaline is flexible and take the best care of their customers, personnel and the environment.
Wasaline operates between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden and is owned by the two cities on both sides of Kvarken. The connection is used by utility passengers and cargo customers but also fills a function for recreational passengers looking to go shopping in the neighbouring city or just to experience the sea route with good food and entertainment aboard a comfortable passenger ferry.
The new ferry Aurora Botnia is an environmental friendly modern RoPax ship with 2 cargo decks and with an open deck in the aft for IMDG transport. It will accommodate around 800 passengers and has a cargo capacity of 1,500 lane meters for trucks and cars. The vessel is designed to be environmentally friendly, with a machinery running on a dual fuel and battery solution. The main source of fuel is liquefied natural gas, LNG. The vessel will also be able to utilise biogas. She will be the most environmentally friendly RoPax on erth..
Turnover in 2019: 19,57 MEUR
Headquarters: in Vaasa, Finland
Main business: Shipping and Transport Services, Cargo and Passengers