- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Embassy of Finland Prague – Suomen suurlähetystö Praha
Did you know that we celebrate the World Maritime Day today? Whereas Czech Republic is a landlocked country, Finland is a nation with a long maritime and seafaring history. Differences unite us!
Finland seeks election to the International Maritime
Organization’s Council. Finland’s three key themes are
1. Sustainable shipping – a necessity and an opportunity
Finland sees sustainable shipping as a necessity and as an
opportunity. The clock is ticking due to climate change. We need
measures to curb global warming and promote green growth.
Finland aims to become carbon-neutral by 2035.
2. New technologies – improving safety, protecting
environment and wellbeing
Embracing new technologies in shipping is essential.
Digitalization and automation help to improve maritime safety,
reduce emissions and offer better services. Finland promotes
efforts to enable digitalization in the maritime industry.
3. Social dimension of shipping – creating opportunities
Finland is committed to promoting gender equality in the
maritime industry. We need more women in shipping in order to
address the global demand for competent crewmembers in the
Finland promotes technology transfer and work towards
sustainable development through education. @TraficomFinland
organises courses for students at the World Maritime
University, many of whom are from developing countries.