Seven European countries are hastily forming an alliance to secure a significantly more ambitious climate agreement at the MEPC meeting in ten days. Greece, Cyprus and Malta were not invited, and for a good reason.
A new silk road. This is how the companies and countries behind a new train link from Finland to China describe the new transport route. Sending containers on the new train will be three times faster than on a ship.
Denmark is teaming up with countries including Finland and the UK to put pressure on the IMO to pass regulations concerning unmanned vessels, particularly for sailing in international waters. The countries' proposal will be discussed at a meeting this June.
Within three weeks Finland looks set to ratify the ballast water convention, one government source confirms to ShippingWatch. The Finnish ratification could be enough to push the ballast water convention entering into force one year later.
A new LNG-terminal in Finland comes as a surprise from EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, who is sending EUR 28 million to support the terminal which will deliver gas to vessels and Finns alike, reduce pollution and open up for more gas deliveries to Finland.