Maritime Day/ Sjöfartens Dag 2020

Welcome to Maritime Day/Sjöfartens Dag

Thursday 14th May 2020

It is called Finland's most important shipping day and we welcome you to the Åland Maritime Day 14th May 2020! Actually we believe this day is important for all shipping and maritime stakeholders in the Nordic countries and beyond. We have more than one hundred exhibitors in Alandica and nearly four hundred delegates in place – meeting and greeting and eating together.

Virtually every business begins with a meeting between people. We who arrange The Åland Maritime Day would like that meeting to take place in Mariehamn in the Åland Island and we promise to do our best in order to create the best possible conditions for this and we hope to see you around.

As usual we actually start the day before, May 13, with the Mercy Ships Race where we run or walk not only for ourselves but for Mercy Ships and their ship M/S Africa Mercy which provides free health and medical care and surgery to the world's poorest people.

This year’s edition of Maritime Day has something for everyone. You will find some of the world's sharpest insurance brains and learn from their experiences. You meet people who on a daily basis work with future issues that concern us all. You can discuss common challenges with shipowners, ports, regulators, politicians, rescuers, classification experts, engineers and many more in order to find the tools that can strengthen organizations and develop employees. You will meet those who make difference in shipping, both at local and global level and experience factual and clever arguments.

Welcome to the Maritime Day in Åland Island, a selfgoverned autonomy in Finland, demilitarised and neutralised and 100 year in 2022!

Welcome information (pdf)

Maritime schools and organisations (pdf)

Preliminary programme (pdf)

See our booklet (pdf)




Registration for the Mercy Ship Race

Registered per 02 January 2020




See information above in Welcome Information for limited special fees or use the accommodation tool at Visit Åland home page for service in finding the best available accomdation!
Accomadation combined with relaxed travelling can be done by using Birka Cruises or Cinderella, please note that breakfast on Birka will be limited and can be enjoyed at Hotell Arkipelag. Reservation needed.


Maritime day will send buses for pick up at the airport 13 May on flights arriving from ARN and HKI all day and on 14 May morning and noon. Buses will pass most of our hotels and Alandica.
Bus will be provided also from Indigo to departing flight set for HKI 14 May night.

Contacts and coordination

Mari Rosenqvist: mobile phone + 358 457 595 7845
Birgitta Bergman-Jansson: mobile phone + 358 457 342 4941

Ålands Sjöfart r.f.
c/o Godby Shipping Ab
Södragatan 13
AX - 22100 Mariehamn

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