Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
As of 19 October, Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd is part of the Intelligent Transport Systems Finland (ITS Finland) association that aims to create concrete intelligent traffic services to benefit residents and businesses in Finland. Finnpilot brings, in particular, its valuable navigational expertise to the network.
ITS Finland is a co-operative forum in which public agencies, research institutions and businesses work together towards the development of intelligent traffic and transportation solutions. From this collaboration, Finnpilot hopes to learn, in particular, successful practices and technologies used in other modes of transportation and their autonomous systems projects.
“For us, ITS Finland provides another means of getting involved in the development of the future of navigation. Finnpilot can contribute to the network with its broad expertise in vessel manoeuvring and fairway navigation, expertise which no other organisation in Finland possesses. We employ 150 professional master mariners, whose competence will, through the network, further enhance the development of intelligent traffic. Finnpilot’s own objective is to work collaboratively with different actors to create a functional electronic pilotage concept,” explains Kari Kosonen, CEO of Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd.
“We are particularly thrilled with Finnpilot’s membership in ITS Finland,” says Marko Forsblom, CEO of ITS Finland. “Intelligent navigation solutions are a dynamically growing field worldwide and Finnpilot’s expertise in this area provides an exceptional foundation for the development of future solutions. Finnpilot is the first maritime-related member of our network and we are looking forward to initiating co-operation in the area of intelligent maritime traffic.”
The main task of ITS Finland is to further the deployment of concrete ITS services and to advance the necessary business conditions as well as to promote knowledge about the social impacts of information and communication technologies. These methods are employed to improve the safety, performance, efficiency and environmental-friendliness of transport modes and to solve the problems encountered in road, water, rail and air traffic.
ITS Finland is a non-profit network for intelligent transportation solutions that includes more than one hundred member organisations. In addition to key actors within traffic and transportation, the broad membership also includes representatives of the public sector, the fields of research and education and the corporate sector. ITS Finland is part of the worldwide Network of National ITS Associations.