• 2020 September 30 14:12

    Finnpilot to undergo reorganisation as of 1 October 2020

    Finnpilot’s present six pilotage areas will be merged to form four pilotage areas. New District Managers have been appointed to head the pilotage areas. At the same time, an Operational Executive Committee will be established for Finnpilot. The organisational change, which was planned in close co-operation with the personnel, will take effect on 1 October 2020.

    The key aspects of Finnpilot’s strategy include a customer-oriented approach, an improved operational capacity and shared learning. The reorganisation has two concrete goals that are derived from the company strategy: More resources for management and customer work; Efficient decision-making, information dissemination and implementation and monitoring of development projects.

    The new District Managers have all previously worked as Chief District Pilots and will focus on management and customer work within their own designated areas. The close contact with every day pilotage work and its challenges will be sustained through close co-operation with Finnpilot’s competent and experienced personnel.

    According to the new organisational structure, the pilotage areas and their District Managers are: Bay of Bothnia, District Manager Ilkka Sipilä; Archipelago Sea–Bothnian Sea, District Manager Ari Saari; Hanko–Helsinki, District Manager Jukka Ketonen; Kotka–Saimaa, District Manager Sami Saarinen.

    As a result of the organisational changes, an Operational Executive Committee will be established for Finnpilot to be headed by Sanna Sonninen, Pilotage Director, and comprised of all the District Managers; Aki Marjasvaara, Transport Director; Jutta Heinisuo, Pilot Dispatch Manager; Pasi Paldanius, HSEQ Manager; and Laura Kaustinen, Communications Manager. The Operational Executive Committee will meet regularly as a means of improving the decision-making process and exchange of information between the different areas. The Operational Executive Committee will also play an important role in promoting and monitoring Finnpilot’s current and future development projects.

    The organisational changes will not affect the number of pilotage zones and pilot stations. Finnpilot’s pilotage zones are: Southern pilotage zone: Emäsalo, Helsinki, Porkkala and Hanko; Eastern pilotage zone: Kotka, Hamina (Orrengrund, Haapasaari and Santio), Lake Saimaa and the Saimaa Canal; Western pilotage zone: Archipelago Sea (Turku, Utö, Isokari and Maarianhamina), Bothnian Sea (Rauma, Pori, Kristiinankaupunki and Kaskinen) and the Bay of Bothnia (Vaasa, Pietarsaari, Kokkola, Kalajoki, Raahe, Oulu, Kemi and Tornio).

    Pilotage ensures navigational safety and efficiency within Finland’s rocky fairways.

    Finnpilot is an entirely state-owned special assignment company that has the exclusive statutory right to carry out pilotage activities in Finland.  There are more than one thousand compulsory pilotage fairways. Finnpilot has in total a personnel of 300. In 2019, Finnpilot handled a total of 25,000 pilot assignments covering nearly 500,000 piloted nautical miles. The company’s turnover in 2019 was 40.9 MEUR with an operating profit of 2.6 MEUR.




2020 October 24

15:47 Ocean transport of the first lot of railway coach to Myanmar completed
14:51 OOCL announces services changes and enhancements on Asia-Europe trade
13:28 Port Authority launches new campaign against litter
12:41 Hapag-Lloyd announces Ocean Tariff rates on East Asia - NEC and Mediterranean trade
11:06 CSD Hussein Tantawy successfully launched at IHC's shipyard in The Netherlands

2020 October 23

18:09 Baltic Data Flows: New HELCOM project seeks to harmonize and harvest environmental data at a pan-Baltic level
17:47 ICS welcomes legally binding agreement to significantly improve carbon efficiency of shipping
17:10 Anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov completes its business call to Greece
16:32 Bollinger Shipyards delivers 41ST fast response cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard
16:05 APM Terminals Poti signs a contract with Poti New Terminals Corporation for the development of dry bulk facility in the Poti Sea Port
15:31 HySHIP project clinches EUR 8M funding award
15:13 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Alfa Mercury
14:50 Self-propelled crane built for RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet arrived in Vladivostok having passed the Northern Sea Route
14:25 Equinor changes chief financial officer
14:06 Membrane technologies of GTT is an optimal solution for gas carriers, LNG bunkering and storage
13:23 MarineMax participates in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
13:05 Wärtsilä selected to power new ‘super ferries’ series for P&O Ferries
12:55 An agreement made to explore the possibilities of green hydrogen export from Iceland to Rotterdam
12:04 Tallink Silja AB is forced to issue redundancy notice to Swedish crew members
11:41 Tallink to become the first shipping company to receive Sustainable Travel Finland label
11:09 Austal to further expand Australia support business through acquisition of BSE Maritime Solutions
10:53 NYK to make Gazocean a wholly owned subsidiary
10:19 Bunker market sees slight change of prices in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:55 National Gas Vehicle Association to propose priority measures for LNG bunkering support
09:33 Oil prices continue decreasing
09:18 Baltic Dry Index as of October 22
08:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 23
08:19 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa

2020 October 22

19:00 “K”Line online training for seafarers obtained DNV GL certification
18:04 Milaha reports QR 384 million in net profit for the nine months of 2020
17:41 Port of Los Angeles receives $9.9 million infrastructure development grant
17:36 Feasibility report on ship repair cluster development in Arkhangelsk Region to be completed in November 2020
17:29 MABUX releases weekly review of bunker market
17:05 Gothenburg Port Authority CEO becomes the member of newly established Electrification Commission
16:44 ABP’s ports in East Anglia keep agricultural products moving
16:14 ONE adds new service from Asia to Indian Subcontinent
15:50 Bunker prices are flat in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:34 EU awards funding to Kapellskär-Naantali Maritime Bridge environmental initiative
15:04 Environmental Protection Agency signs a proposed rule for reducing the environmental impact of discharges
15:03 ABS and TCOMS join forces to research next generation marine & offshore and maritime solutions
14:44 Floating nuclear power plant covers over 50% of electric energy demand in Chukotka
14:20 The average value of the Ningbo Container Freight index 1 in October increases by 1.2%
14:20 MPA-SSG-WSG joint media release: 1000 traineeships, company attachments and training opportunities for more Singaporeans to join maritime sector
14:03 Global Ports Holding signs sale and purchase agreement for Port Akdeniz
13:57 Port of HaminaKotka specifies minimum requirements for berthing and unberthing services
13:25 Rosmorport's Murmansk Branch performed pilotage of Sedov barque
13:01 Container throughput of Chinese ports still decease slightly in January - September 2020
12:52 Zhigalovo Shipyard lays down fifth ship of Project 3052 for Rechvodput
12:26 MPA-ABS MoU to advance R&D activities in maritime Singapore
12:13 Multi-million-euro project transforms CO2 into green raw material in North Sea Port
11:56 Private investments in infrastructure of Arkhangelsk port totaled RUB 25 billion in 7 years
11:18 Port of Long Beach posts results for in September 2020
11:11 Russian President Vladimir Putin signs order on merging Sevmorzavod into USC
10:07 ZIM offers new service to the UAE
09:58 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg expands its cargo space
09:36 Oil prices continue decreasing in response to growing US reserves
09:19 Baltic Dry Index as of October 21
09:05 The Grimaldi Group takes delivery of the Eco Valencia and Grande Florida
09:03 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 22
08:52 MSC Cruises to implement next-generation air sanitation system developed by Fincantieri for the cruise industry