Finnish export is highly dependant on maritime transport. Over 90% of Finnish forest industries export is transported by sea.
Finland is situated far from the main markets. Export is challenged by winter conditions requiring usage of ice-strengthened vessels and ice-breakers.
Reliability of delivery and competitiveness of Finnish export requires level playing field in logistics.
Well-functioning shipping improves the security of supply and the reliability of deliveries while making Finland a more attractive environment for investments.
Finland and Sweden’s oldest icebreakers are at the end of their life cycle, and the countries should move forward together when procuring new icebreakers.
In the Finnish forest industry, the consequences of the invasion include difficulty procuring raw materials and logistical challenges.