Maritime

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) will meet on 6–10 June 2022. The purpose of the remote meeting is to discuss ways to reduce green...
The European Union adopted on 8 April 2022 a regulation that imposes new sanctions against Russia in response to the war in Ukraine. The sanctions will apply to vessels registered under the flag of...
One way to help people in distress is to offer different types of aid. Together with other authorities, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom wants to remind you that you must a...
Finnish nautical charts will be renewed one area at a time over the next few years as the N2000 fairway and nautical chart reform starting from the Bay of Bothnia introduces new and more detailed n...

N2000 fairway and nautical chart reform

A new selection of nautical chart products and fairway depth information that are tied to the N2000 vertical coordinate reference system will be introduced gradually after the end of 2020. The reform process is set to begin in the Bay of Bothnia region and, according to current estimates, will reach full sea area coverage by 2026. The current, mean water level-based reference level for depth information for the sea area will be replaced with a reference level that is tied to the N2000 vertical coordinate reference system. The introduction of the N2000 vertical coordinate reference system, which is tied to the Earth's crust, will increase the compatibility of both national and international depth information.
The available water depth remains unchanged
The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has issued a decision limiting the maximum permitted number of passengers on roads and railways as well as domestic maritime transport in th...
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare strongly recommends that all transport and shipping companies that transport passengers should start requiring everyone over the age of 12 travelling to...
Amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act will see transport service pro-viders obligated to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The amendments entered into force on 22 February, with the...
The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) has prepared a set of health security recommendations for transport operators with the aim of ensuring that transport services remain safe...