Fairway Forward seminar 1.9.2022


Welcome to the Fairway Forward seminar on 1.9.2022! Let´s take a look forward and see what the future of maritime operations looks like in the years to come. The industry has set ambitious environmental goals – how will we reach emission reductions by 2030 and further, carbon neutrality by the year 2050? What are the latest trends in propulsion technology and fuels of the future? Fairway Forward, a collaboration between the Finnish and Swedish maritime clusters invites you to Helsinki on 1.9.2022, from 1 pm. (Finnish time), to hear best practice cases from industry leaders and views on the future by experts.

In addition to best practice case presentations from leading companies, the program will feature a panel of experts and keynote speech featuring: Chair of European Sea Ports Organisation Annaleena Mäkilä, Chair of Waterborne Technology Platform Eero Lehtovaara, CEO at Gotlands bolaget Håkan Johansson, CEO at P2X Solutions Herkko Plit, COO at Finnlines Thomas Doepel, Head of Marine Fuels & Services at Neste Sveta Ukkonen, Business Unit Director at AtoB@C Frida Rowland, and Associate professor at Mechanics and Maritime Science, Division of Maritime Studies Maria Grahn.



Date: 1.9.2022

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Place: Vuosaari Harbour Center, Gate House, Komentosilta 1, 00980 Helsinki

Moderator: Christine Hanefalk, Maritimt Forum


13.00. Welcome, Tiina Tuurnala, CEO, Finnish Shipowners’ Association & Anders Hermansson, CEO, Swedish Shipowners’ Association

13.05. Keynote speech: Future visions on maritime energy solutions, Maria Grahn, Mechanics and Maritime Science, Division of Maritime Studies, Associate Professor

13.30. Best practice company cases: FUELS OF THE FUTURE

Neste, Sveta Ukkonen, Head of Marine Fuels & Services

Liquid Wind, Claes Fredriksson, CEO

Power 2 X, Herkko Plit, CEO

14.10. Coffee Break

14.40. Best practice company cases: SHIPOWNERS’ SOLUTIOS

-Finnlines, Thomas Doepel, Vice President and Deputy CEO

-AtoB@C Shipping, Frida Rowland, Business Unit Director

Gotlands Tech development, Christer Bruzelius, Project Manager

15.20. Panel discussion with Chair of ESPO Annaleena Mäkilä, CEO at Gotlands bolaget Håkan Johansson and Chair of Waterborne Technology Platform Eero Lehtovaara

16.00. Buss to company visit

16.15.-17.00 Company visit at Aker Arctic, hosted by Reko-Antti Suojanen, CEO


Fairway Forward is a collaboration project between the Finnish and Swedish maritime clusters. Established in the beginning of 2019, the aim of the collaboration is to share best practices and collaborate to reach environmental and climate goals in the maritime sector. Participating organizations in Fairway Forward are Swedish Shipowners´ Association, Swedish Ports, Finnish Shipowners´ Association, Finnish Marine Industries, and Finnish Ports’ Association, together with the Finnish Port Operators Association.