YoungShip Helsinki: A thriving community for young professionals in the maritime industry

YoungShip Helsinki is a non-profit organization for young professionals in the maritime industry. It is part of the global YoungShip network, which has over 20,000 members in over 30 countries.

YoungShip Helsinki was founded in 2011, and it has since grown into a thriving community of over 300 members. The organization aims to provide young people with the opportunity to network with other professionals in the industry, to learn about new developments, and to develop their skills.

YoungShip Helsinki organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including professional seminars, social gatherings, and company visits. These events provide members with the opportunity to meet and learn from experienced professionals, to discover new career opportunities, and to make new friends.

In addition to its events, YoungShip Helsinki also offers its members a number of other benefits, including:

  • Access to a global network of young professionals in the maritime industry
  • Discounted rates on industry events and conferences
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Training and development programs

YoungShip Helsinki is open to anyone under the age of 40 who is working in the maritime industry. If you are a young professional in the maritime industry and you are looking for a way to network, learn, and grow, then YoungShip Helsinki is the organization for you.

YoungShip Helsinki: A gateway to success in the maritime industry

The maritime industry is a complex and ever-changing one, and it can be difficult for young professionals to get their foot in the door. YoungShip Helsinki provides a valuable support system for young people in the industry, and it can help them to achieve their career goals.

YoungShip Helsinki's events and programs give members the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry, to network with experienced professionals, and to develop their skills. This can help members to stand out from the competition and to find new and exciting career opportunities.

YoungShip Helsinki is also a great way to make new friends and to build a network of contacts. The organization's social gatherings and events provide members with the opportunity to meet other young professionals in the industry and to form lasting friendships.

If you are a young professional in the maritime industry, then I encourage you to join YoungShip Helsinki. It is a great way to network, learn, grow, and succeed in your career.

Afterwork at Helsinki Bryggeri

Location: Helsinki Bryggeri, Sofiankatu 2, Helsinki
Costs: TBD
Dress code: According to the weather
When: 30 March 17.30

We are pleased to invite you to a long over due After Work in Helsinki. Join us at Helsinki Bryggeri Thursday 30 March from 17.30! We have invited Chalmers Sjösektionen to join us too, so we hope to see some students and colleagues from the shipping industry for some drinks and mingle. Feel free to bring a friend or coworker!

Photo by Tapio Haaja

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Please let us know what's on your mind. Have a question for us? Ask away.

YoungShip Helsinki visiting ShipCon 2022 in Bergen

8-9 September 2022, the annual conference ShipCon took place in Bergen, Norway. YoungShip Helsinki was there to get more insights from the Norwegian shipping market as well as the industry as a whole. The theme of the conference were "A voyage from cradle to grave" and as delegates of the conference you were treated to many  engaged and enthusiastic speakers, whilst gaining insight on highly relevant topics demonstrating both the historic perspective as well as the new challenges and change ahead of us.

In the evening of the first day we were treated with a boat trip on the fjords of Bergen, and afterwards sat down for a dinner at the beautiful office premises of Grieg Maritime Group. During the evening the Young Corporation Award were handed to Grieg Maritime Group on behalf of YoungShip International for their continuous work in driving forward young talent within their organization and in the maritime industry.

Thank you to YoungShip Bergen for well organized event. YoungShip Helsinki returned home full of inspiration and are more exited than ever to host ShipCon in 2023!

YS Helsinki at Åland Maritime Day 2022

Thank you to all YoungShip Helsinki members that attended our breakfast seminar Defining the Levels of Autonomy with One Sea's Eero Lehtovaara. We had a great time and we hope you did too!

On 12 May 2022 Mariehamn was filled with marine industry professionals once again for the annual Åland Maritime Day. YoungShip Helsinki invited member to Sea Lines' office for a breakfast seminar with the topic Defining the Levels of Autonomy held by One Seas chairman of the board Eero Lehtovaara. We had members representing Finnlines, OSM, Gard, ABB, ESL Shipping, VTS, Baltic Line, Spinverse, Fintraffic, IF, MEPA, and Krogius Van Ameyde attending.

We started the mornings with some breakfast and mingle. It was great to meet everyone again in Åland. This was followed by the presentation from Eero Lehtovaraa.

Sponsor of the event: Sea Lines 

Sea Lines is a leading shipping operator of Ro-Ro and passenger services in the Black Sea. Sea Lines specializes on transportation of trucks, trailers, project cargo and more. 

Thank you to Sea Lines for having us, and thank you to Eero for giving an insightful presentaion on autonomy. We hope to see you all in 2023!

YS Helsinki Padel event 7 September 2021

After a long break of having live events, YoungShip Helsinki organized the first padel event in beginning of September.

On 7 September 2021 YoungShip Helsinki members met at Hernesaaren ranta in Helsinki to play padel. We had members representing Finnlines, OSM, Gard, ABB, ESL Shipping, VTS and Krogius Van Ameyde attending.

As many had not played padel before, Negota Law’s (sponsor of the event) Dina Stolt started with an introduction of the sport. This was followed by a warm up and a tournament.

Sponsor of the event: Negota Law 

Negota offers its customers experienced in-house counsels to hire either full or part time, short or long term depending on the client’s needs. A typical assignment is to cover during an in-house counsel’s parental leave or to provide part time assistance to international organizations in Nordic and Baltic matters. Please email Dina at for more information! 

Negota is a recognized Norwegian boutique firm within commercial and contract management, in-house legal support and public procurement. Negota provides legal and commercial advice to clients worldwide. In addition to assisting a steadily growing number of Norwegian clients locally, Negota has been involved in large projects (oil & gas, construction, hydro, shipbuiliding) in more than 40 different countries around the world. Negota Finland opened its doors in January 2021.