Mar 13, 2019

Fair winds for pilotage in 2018 – Finnpilot’s year of intense development

Finnpilot’s cost-efficient operational model and the positive development in the number of pilotage assignments made it possible to retain the same pilotage prices during 2018. Numerous safety and digitalisation projects were implemented during the year. Customer and stakeholder satisfaction with the pilotage services remained at an excellent level.

Feb 14, 2019

Ice class regulations ensure the safety and fluency of winter traffic

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd has made an amendment to its service terms during the validity of winter assistance restrictions.

Dec 13, 2018

The pilotage fees updated: no rise in the price of pilotage for 2019

The pilotage fees for 2019 have been updated on Finnpilot's website. There will be no rise in the price of pilotage for the upcoming year.

Sep 28, 2018

The findings from Finnpilot’s independent investigation into the pilot vessel accident are congruent with those of Safety Investigation Authority

The procedural recommendations stated in the report published today by the Safety Investigation Authority with regard to the pilot vessel accident that occurred last December were also acknowledged in Finnpilot’s own account. The majority of the recommendations were already put into practice during 2018. Evacuation routes, for example, were improved on all vessels that are similar to the boat involved in the accident.

Sep 26, 2018

No rise in the price of pilotage for 2019

The growth in pilotage assignments is the result of positive development in Finland’s international trade. Finnpilot has succeeded in meeting the pilotage needs of the growing vessel traffic by means of long-term planning and ongoing operational development. During 2019, pilotage fees will remain at the level of the previous year.

Dec 31, 2017

No rise in the price of pilotage for 2018

The positive development in the need for pilotage and the effective organizing of the services has made it possible to keep the pilotage fees at their current rate for the next year.

Dec 19, 2017

Collection for the families of those lost in the Emäsalo disaster

The pilot cutter operators’ association (Luotsikutterinkuljettajat ry), The Finnish Seamen’s Mission and Finnpilot have initiated a joint collection for the families and, in particular, the children of those lost in the pilot boat disaster.

Dec 11, 2017

Finnpilot grieves - a moment of silence held today at pilot stations

The raising of the pilot boat, which sunk last Friday, will be carried out in co-operation with the Safety Investigation Authority (OTKES) and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). The progression of the accident will be reviewed today together with the vessel manufacturer and relevant inspector. Additionally, a preliminary report of the events has been drafted at Emäsalo pilot station.

Dec 11, 2017

Pilot vessel accident near Emäsalo island resulted in the death of both pilot cutter operators aboard

“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the relatives and co-workers of those who died in the accident, and thank everyone who participated in the search and rescue effort,” states Kari Kosonen, CEO at Finnpilot.

Oct 20, 2017

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network

As of 19 October, Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd is part of the Intelligent Transport Systems Finland (ITS Finland) association that aims to create concrete intelligent traffic services to benefit residents and businesses in Finland. Finnpilot brings, in particular, its valuable navigational expertise to the network.

Oct 12, 2017

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the One Sea autonomous maritime ecosystem

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd wants to have an active role in creating the future of the Baltic Sea. By joining the One Sea ecosystem Finnpilot is going to be a partner with the forerunners of maritime autonomy.

Jun 30, 2017

Finnpilot pilots the tall ships into the ports of Kotka and Turku - The Tall Ships Races is part of the Finland 100 celebration

Our pilots will guide the event’s largest sailing ships smoothly into Kotka’s Kantasatama harbour and up to the banks of the River Aura in Turku for the public to admire. Both events will offer visitors the opportunity to step on board a pilot vessel and learn more about pilotage.

Mar 22, 2017

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd.’s result for 2016

In 2016, pilotage prevented 29 potentially serious accidents. The company’s turnover, result and service level remained around the same as the corresponding figures for recent years. Customer satisfaction was at an exemplary level.

Mar 2, 2017

Sanna Sonninen is Finnpilot's Pilotage Director from 1 April 2017

Master Mariner Sanna Sonninen, Head of Department at Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi, was yesterday named as Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd's Pilotage Director.

Jan 30, 2017

Kari Kosonen is the new CEO of Finnpilot

Kari Kosonen, Pilotage Director, M.Sc. (Eng.) and Master Mariner, has been appointed as the new CEO of Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd. He will assume this position as of 1 April 2017.

Jan 26, 2017

The Pilotage Act was changed 2017

The Finnish Pilotage Act was amended as of 1 January 2017.

Dec 20, 2016

Customer survey 2016 - results

Last autumn Finnpilot made a customer survey. The results are now available. We thank our customers for all the answers and wish you all a Peaceful Christmas time. The main results for the survey are below.

Nov 28, 2016

Pilotage fees will increase moderately at the beginning of 2017

The average impact of the increase on pilotage fees will be 1.4%. The price level in the Saimaa region will remain at 26% of the pilotage fee charged in coastal waters.

Sep 27, 2016

Finnpilot’s customer and interest group survey begins tomorrow

During the period from 28 September until 18 October 2016, a survey will be conducted among Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd.’s customers and interest groups operating on land. It only takes about five minutes for respondents to complete the survey.

Sep 19, 2016

320 years of pilotage in Finland

This autumn, we celebrate one of our country’s oldest official duties. The decree on pilotage issued by King Charles XI of Sweden on 19 September 1696 is considered the official charter for pilotage in Finland.

Jun 9, 2016

Pilotage fees will increase moderately at the beginning of 2017

The average impact of the increase on pilotage fees will be 1.4%. The price level in the Saimaa region will remain at 26% of the pilotage fee charged in coastal waters.

Apr 21, 2016

Finnpilot’s mPilot application for iPad promotes safety

Finnpilot pilots use iPad and a mobile application to facilitate their work. Finnpilot’s iPad application mPilot has now launched nationwide, enabling personnel throughout Finland to operate safely and efficiently with the help of mobile technology.

Apr 20, 2016

Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd result for 2015

The activities of Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd were adjusted to compensate for the decreasing demand for pilotage in 2015. The service standard remained excellent. Each euro that was invested in pilotage brought more than a twofold return for society.

Dec 18, 2015

Seanson´s Greetings

... and a Very Merry Pilotage Celebration 2016

Dec 14, 2015

A minor increase in pilotage fees for 2016

The basic pilotage fee will increase by 15 euro at the beginning of 2016. There will be no other changes to the fees.

Oct 30, 2015

The launch of mPilot is approaching

Finnpilot’s mobile ERP system will be taken into use throughout the country around the February 2016.

Oct 2, 2015

New information about night shift work and its impact on pilotage

The publication of the Night on the Fairway (Yö väylällä) study, conducted jointly by Finnpilot and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, provides new information about the impact of night shift work on pilotage.

Sep 17, 2015

The impact of the Friday, 18 September demonstration on Finnpilot’s operations

Pilotage requests and services will be handled normally.

Aug 14, 2015

IMISS 2015 – International Maritime Incident and Near Miss Reporting Conference 25.8.

Pilotage Director Kari Kosonen from Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd will describe the case Finnpilot, where the state of the art and unique application is used to collect deviation information. The application is developed in co-operation with the Kotka Maritime Research Center and the Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd.

Apr 16, 2015

Efficiency of Pilotage in Finland - Kari Kosonen at EMPA

Pilotage Director for Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd Kari Kosonen presented the effectiveness of pilotage in Finland at EMPA general meeting today.


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