Åland Maritime Days 2019

Mercy Ship Race, breakfast seminar at Sea Lines and well organised conference. Many thanks Åland!

YoungShip Helsinki has turned one year and we are constantly growing. The Åland Maritime Days is a perfect opportunity for YoungShip members across Finland to meet. 

The event started with the Mercy Ship Race on Wednesday 8 May, where the participants could choose between running or walking 5 or 10 km. This was the first time the Mercy Ship Race was organised and about 300 people participate and about 14.000 EUR was collected to the charity Mercy Ship. Great job everyone! 


Photo: Tinca Björke

On Thursday morning on the 9 May, all YoungShip Members were invited to Sea Lines's office in Mariehamn. The breakfast was a success and 1/3 of our members were present! A big thanks to Joakim, Staffan and Sea Lines for hosting, and giving us a very informative introduction on shipping in the Black Sea!

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Picture: private 

The organizers of Åland Maritime Days did a fantastic job setting up the seminars and stands at Alandica, enabling really good networking possibilities. Did you miss any of the seminars, don't worry, the presentations can be found here

Some YoungShippers spotted at the conference: 

1.  Sea Lines 


2. If 




4. Rederi Ab Nathalie


5. Gard 


Picture: Therese Andersson at Blick Media. See all pictures here

The organizers have already set the date for the next Maritime Day, namely Thursday 14 May 2020. Save the date for Wednesday 13 May for the Mercy Ships Race. Note the early Bird-discount (register before 30 June 2019), more information and registration here. YoungShip Helsinki is already registered!