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Among the topics at Finland’s NaviGate: Maritime traffic in the Baltic Sea

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The international NaviGate maritime industry and logistics expo will take place on May 18th and 19th at the Turku Fair and Congress Center. Turku’s Fair and Congress Centre will bring the latest themes and operators in the industry together under one roof.
Close to 200 important maritime industry companies, such as Langh Ship, known for its sulfur scrubbers, DNV GL, Deltamarin, Finpro, Konecranes, Ramator and Meyer Turku, will fill the two halls of the NaviGate venue. The list of exhibitors can be found here: http://www.turunmessukeskus.fi/en/event-exhibitors/navigate-exhibitors/
Taking place at the same time in Turku is a related event – European Maritime Day (EMD).

Spotlight on automation

The NaviGate expo will raise such topics as maritime traffic automation, i.e. unmanned vessels, in the Baltic Sea, among other areas. The guest speakers will present both the pros and cons of the topic. A legal perspective on the theme will also be presented in a seminar hosted May 18th by the law firm Lexia, which specializes in maritime transport issues.

In terms of the maritime industry and logistics themes, Meyer Turku will host a Subcontractors’ Day at the expo, including a seminar on the radical improvement of competitiveness and production efficiency.

A seminar dedicated to alternative energy solutions in the maritime industry will also be arranged, with DNV GL, Meriaura, FinnFerries and Wärtsilä participating. Poland will also be strongly featured at the expo, presenting its maritime expertise.

The University of Turku will arrange several presentations at NaviGate in the Science Café. Many interesting projects that are currently under way will be presented.

Traffic market transformation, super trucks and railway shipping

Turku Traffic Day will take place on May 19th and among the topics that will be up for discussion are market-driven changes in goods transport. Other topics will include the cost-effectiveness of super trucks, the durability of roads and competitiveness in the industry.
Changes in railway traffic will also be discussed during Turku Traffic Day. What does competition in railway traffic mean?
Turku Traffic Day will be wrapped up by a panel headed by Professor Lauri Ojala dealing with the impact of market-driven changes in the shipping markets on Finland’s logistical competitiveness.

NaviGate, taking place this year on May 18th and 19th, is a free maritime industry and logistics trade show that is organized in Turku every two years. Dozens of companies and organizations are involved in organizing the event.

Further information about the expo is available from:

Turku Fair and Congress Centre Ltd., Krista Ahonen, Project Director, tel. +358 50594 9641, krista.ahonen@turunmessukeskus.fi
www.navigate.fi

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