YoungShip Helsinki Annual General Meeting, 6 March


Welcome to the General Members Assembly for YoungShip Helsinki the 6th of March 2024. The meeting will be held at the office of Suomen Varustamot ry.

The event will start at 17:00 with a presentation by Carolus Ramsay, Head of Maritime Policy and Safety. We will then continue by having our general members assembly.

Agenda for the general members assembly at 17.45:  

  • Opening of the meeting
  • Deciding on a chair of the meeting, secretary and two protocol adjusters
  • Presentation of the final accounts, annual report and the statement from the auditor
  • Decision concerning the final accounts and approval of non-liability of the board
  • Deciding on the operational plan, budget and members fee
  • Election of Chair and members of the board
  • Election of auditors and supplements
  • Additional discussion points

More information and registration to the event here.
If you would like to discuss additional points during the meeting, please contact us on before the 5th of March 2024. You can also write to us about your wishes for future events and how to develop the association better supporting you and your professional career.

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Please let us know if you have any allergies or specially diet? Do you have a question for us? Ask away.

12.2 YoungShip Helsinki Quarterly Lunch

Join us for our quarterly lunch with the YoungShip Helsinki network.

When? 12th of February, at 11.30!

Where? at Sandro located in Kortteli, Address: Kamppi Helsinki, Urho Kekkosen katu 1 5.kerros, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Image credit: Sandro

14 December: The Icy Spectacle

Winter has returned to Helsinki, and YoungShip Helsinki invites you to join us in celebrating the upcoming holiday season!

On December 14th, we extend an invitation for you to explore the winter sport of curling with us. Afterward we will go for a bite at Capperi!

What is curling? It's a sport where players slide stones on the ice toward a target segmented into four concentric circles. Similar to bowls, boules, and shuffleboard, two teams of four players each take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones (rocks) toward the house, a circular target on the ice. Each team has eight stones, and the goal is to score points by having stones closest to the center of the house at the end of each round. Games typically consist of eight or ten ends, with each player throwing two stones. Seize the opportunity to join the 1.5 million players worldwide!

The event kicks off at 17:00, and following the curling session, we'll gather at restaurant Capperi for a nice meal.

🥌 14 December
🥌 17.00 onwards
🥌 Olunkylä Curling Hall, Käskynhaltijantie 11, 00640 Helsinki
🥌 Price: 15 euro

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Young Corporation Award 2023

The Young Corporation Award was established in 2012 with the aim of recognizing and celebrating exemplary employers who demonstrate a commitment to nurturing and developing young talent. This initiative not only acknowledges the efforts made by these companies but also serves as an inspiration for other organizations to enhance their focus on the growth and development of young individuals.

The Young Corporation Award is presented annually during ShipCon. This year, the award was given to Van Ameyde Krogius for their commitment to nurturing young talent.

Providing opportunities to the youth is evident through the substantial number of young professionals they have brought on board, fortified in the workforce and by that contributing to the development of the next generation of industry leaders.

What sets them apart is their proactive approach to also provide the younger workforce with the opportunity the represent the company. These individuals, despite their age, consistently serve as ambassadors for Van Ameyde Marine in general, and in this case for Van Ameyde Krogius more specifically in various capacities. Whether it is participating in industry events, engaging with clients, or showcasing their expertise.

Our biggest congratulations to Van Ameyde Krogius!


ShipCon 2023

The international ShipCon conference hosted by YoungShip Helsinki will be taking place on 21st - 22ndSeptember 2023.

YoungShip Helsinki welcomes all young and young minded maritime professionals to ShipCon 2023 in Helsinki in September! The Finnish department of YoungShip is proud to host the yearly event and highlight the unique know-how of the Finnish maritime cluster with the theme “Power of People – the Finnish Flavour”.

This year, focus will be on the future-proofing the maritime sector in terms of environmental impact, leadership, design and technology. The Finnish maritime cluster is a forerunner in sustainability, developing new technologies and green innovations.

How can we utilize Nordic knowledge to reduce emissions worldwide? How do we foster digital solutions and AI in making shipping smarter and more energy efficient? How do we encourage young people to choose a career in the maritime field and secure knowledgeable workforce in the future? These are just some of the topics that will be discussed during ShipCon 2023. Come and join the conversation!

“We are so excited to host ShipCon in Helsinki and highlight the Finnish maritime cluster and Baltic Sea region. With these current topics, we are hoping to gather maritime professionals from both Finland and our international network around the world. We want to encourage dialogue internationally and between generations. We have great speakers from the industry lined up and we’ll be announcing more about the program shortly.” says Hanna Donning, chair of YoungShip Helsinki.

The main part of the conference will take place in Central Library Oodi, in the heart of central Helsinki. The afternoon and evening program on Thursday will take place onboard m/s Finlandia. The conference will be in English and is open to everyone, not limited to YoungShip members. Tickets are available now. Please find more details on our website:

For more information and enquiries, please contact:

Hanna Donning

Chair YoungShip Helsinki

+35850 3359293

YoungShip Helsinki is a non-profit organisation founded under the auspices of the renowned YoungShip International and created for the benefit and support of the younger members of the maritime and shipping industry.

Breakfast Seminar with American Bureau of Shipping, 1 June

Source: Ålands Sjöfart
Source: Ålands Sjöfart

We are excited to share that the well received breakfast seminar typically held at the office premises of Sealines will be back in 1st of June before Åland Maritime Day as well as available online with Teams.


07:30 Event starts with network and breakfast

08:00 Seminar with American Bereau of Shipping - Daniele Bottino

ABS is one of the major classification societies in Europe, with a strong position in amongst other Denmark and other European countries such as Greece. As a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, they are committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

With the changing environmental regulation landscape they are are working closely with their customer to promote energy-efficient practices and to ensure compliance with regulations related to safety, EEXI, CII, ETS. ABS is also supporting customers in the adoption of new fuels and technologies. Where one example of such support, is their status as a founding member of the Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
As a founding partner they bring a common commitment to decarbonizing shipping as well as providing unique and highly specialized knowledge and research capabilities.

Learn more on the ABS story from Daniele Bottino, Business Development Manager for Northern Europe covering Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States. He is based in Copenhagen where he is responsible for client relationship management and business development in the region. Daniele also serves as the Yacht Sector lead for ABS in Europe, working closely with owners, designers, builders and regulators in this specialized industry to advise on the latest developments in safety, reliability, structural and mechanical integrity and sustainable technologies

08:45 End of event

Time to move to Alandica for Åland Maritime Day. YoungShip Helsinki is having a stand at Alandica and we invite members and potential members to visit us there.

Many thanks to Sea Lines for sponsoring the breakfast and to Daniele Bottiono for taking the time!

The event is free of charge but we have limited places. Please indicate if you plan to attend onsite or via Teams when register.

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