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.

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.