The Finnish Shipowners’ Association (FSA) has started an intensive cooperation with the international One Sea Ecosystem, striving to enable commercial autonomous maritime traffic by 2025. The aim is to create better conditions for significantly more energy-efficient and safer shipping. ‘We want to be part of the leading edge of digitalizing shipping with One Sea’, states CEO Tiina Tuurnala of the FSA.
‘We’re extremely satisfied to gain the competence of the Finnish Shipowners’ Association for our rapidly developing cooperation. The One Sea Ecosystem already presents the absolute top in developing international seafaring, but the FSA raises our cooperation to an even higher and robust level’, assesses the leader of the One Sea Ecosystem, Päivi Haikkola from DIMECC Ltd.
The now a hundred years old FSA represents 25 Finnish shipping companies and over a hundred ships. One Sea gathers together leading international companies from the top of their individual fields, leading the way towards enabling autonomous shipping by 2025. The ecosystem consists of cutting edge competence offered by its partners: ABB, Cargotec, Ericsson, Finferries, Finnpilot Pilotage, Meyer Turku, Rolls-Royce, Tieto and Wärtsilä, lead by DIMECC.
‘Our agreement with One Sea offers us a momentous possibility. Digitalization and automation are rapidly revolutionizing seafaring, and we want to be part of the leading edge of digitalizing shipping with One Sea’, reasons CEO Tiina Tuurnala the commencing intensive collaboration.
Energy efficiency and safety are the goals
‘The most important visions for us are the positive possibilities of digitalization and automation. We’re heading towards a future where seafaring is considerably more energy-efficient and more sustainable. Digitalization also means constantly improving safety. One Sea is a uniquely qualified ecosystem to which we’re now able to bring our own remarkable seafaring expertise and the perspective of shipowners. This is a win-win equation, if any’, CEO Tuurnala sums up.
In addition to safety and energy efficiency, shipowners pursue more efficiency and optimization as well as improved cost-effectiveness through digitalization and automation.
One Sea’s leader DIMECC is the most important innovation platform of Finnish Industry. The ecosystem is financed by Business Finland and the participating companies. The workings of the ecosystem are international.
‘Our goal is extremely ambitious: We aim to be the guiding star of international shipping. The possibilities are there, all the participants in the ecosystem are the best in their fields. The input of the shipowners to our joint developing is invaluable’, praises One Sea leader Päivi Haikkola.
The Finnish Shipowners’ Association (FSA) has started an intensive cooperation with the international One Sea Ecosystem, striving to enable commercial autonomous maritime traffic. Picture: Rolls-Royce.