The Finnish Shipowners’ Association

The Finnish Shipowners’ Association is a trade association with an interest in industrial and labour market policies. Its members include 25 Finnish shipping companies and 105 ships. Our offices are located
in Helsinki and Mariehamn.

The history of our association dates back to 1917 when Merenkulkuliitto (“Maritime Confederation”) was founded. Merenkulkuliitto is a maritime organisation that operated until 1932. Its operations were carried on by Suomen Laivanvarustajain yhdistys (“Finnish Shipping Association”), that was later renamed Suomen Varustamoyhdistys (“Finnish Shipowners’ Association”).

In Åland, the association operated under the name Ålands Redarförening (“Åland’s Shipowners’ Association”). In 2008, Suomen Varustamo-yhdistys, Ålands Redarförening and Rahtialusyhdistys (“Cargoship Association”), founded in 1986, formed the current Finnish Shipowners’ Association.