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21.04.2017 Breakbulk Europe 2017

Meriaura will participate in Breakbulk Europe 2017 event at April 24-26, 2017 in Antwerp. Welcome to meet us at our stand 301H2! Breakbulk Europe 2017 is the largest exhibition & educational forum in Europe addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.

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07.12.2016 Mirva VG baptized

Meriaura’s second EcoCoaster m/v Mirva VG was baptized yesterday in Kokkola, Finland, where the vessel had arrived to load fertilizers of Yara to be carried to Lübeck.

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30.11.2016 EcoCoaster nr II m/v 'Mirva VG' delivered

M/s 'Mirva VG', the second one of the two VG EcoCoaster newbuildings Meriaura has ordered from Royal Bodewes, was delivered today to Owners in Eemshaven. 'Mirva VG' will sail to Rostock where she will load her first cargo of wind turbine blades to Raahe, Finland.

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05.10.2016 Eeva VG on her maiden voyage

Our first VG EcoCoaster, Eeva VG was baptized in the port of Rauma. Vessel's first cargo was 4000 tons of oats from the leading Finnish grain trader, Hankkija, to be transported to Rotterdam.

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03.10.2016 Aibel and Meriaura kick off the first Johan Sverdrup transportations

Earlier this year, Meriaura was awarded the transport contract by Aibel AS. The contract includes several transportations of the DSM (Drilling Support Module) sections from Poland to Norway, being part of the development of Johan Sverdrup Drilling platform project. All shipments are expected to be completed by the end of February 2017.

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05.09.2016 Meriaura 30 years

Meriaura Group’s journey began 30 years ago in 1986. We celebrated our birthday with many clients and other partners on the 2nd of September in Turku. The party was held at Sigyn Hall by the Aura river, that is exactly the place where the company was founded 30 years ago.

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22.06.2016 VG EcoCoasters in Papenburg

Our second VG EcoCoaster newbuilding m/s Mirva VG was towed to Papenburg for outfitting.

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16.06.2016 Deck equipment for sale

We have various deck equipment from cable laying vessel 'Aura' for sale. Diesel generators, cranes, accommodation module etc. Renting is also possible.

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15.04.2016 m/s 'Aura' converted back to multipurpose open deck and heavy cargo carrier

MV Aura will return to our operation as from May 2016 onwards. MV Aura is currently dry docked in Munkebo Denmark, where she is converted back to her original shape and condition, namely to a multi-purpose open deck and heavy cargo carrier. The conversion is scheduled to be completed by the end of April. Aura will maintain its dynamic positioning capabilities as a DP2 vessel.

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11.03.2016 Second VG EcoCoaster launched!

Meriaura Group's second VG EcoCoaster newbuilding, m/s 'Mirva VG', was launched on March 11th 2016.

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05.02.2016 First VG EcoCoaster launched

Meriaura Group's first VG EcoCoaster newbuilding, ordered from Royal Bodewes, was launched on February 5th 2016.

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08.01.2016 New t/c-vessels

We are glad to introduce three new vessels that have recently joined our fleet.

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01.12.2015 Business Development Manager

Jukkapekka Sutela has been named Business Development Manager from 1st of December 2015 onwards.

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26.08.2015 New Chartering Manager

Hannu Laivoniemi (37 yrs) has been named Chartering Manager from 24th August 2015 onwards. We warmly welcome Hannu to our dry bulk chartering team!

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Breakbulk Europe 2015

Meet us at Breakbulk Europe 2015 event at Antwerp 19.-21.5.2015.

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17.03.2015 Vaasa Wind Exchange March 17-18

Meet us at Vaasa Wind Exchange & Solar 2015 -event on March 17-18. Welcome to our stand A4!

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02.03.2015 Meriaura at EWEA Offshore in Copenhagen

Meet us at EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 event in Copenhagen 10-12 March 2015. Welcome to our stand C1-A21!

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04.02.2015 m/s Nina sold to a new owner

Vidar Shipping Company has sold m/s Nina to Archipelago Lines Oy. Meriaura has made a long-term time charter contract with the new owner of the vessel. Change of ownership will have no effect on Meriaura's customers.

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30.01.2015 Changes in Meriaura organization

Since our fleet has expanded and Kristel Kusters is on maternity leave, we have recruited two new operators: Henna-Mari Määttä and Maria Byskata. We warmly welcome these two ladies to our operations team!

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14.01.2015 Meriaura Group orders two newbuildings

Meriaura Group is strengthening its position at shipping market by expanding its fleet, and has entered into a contract with Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes for building two 4700DWT VG EcoCoasterTM general cargo vessels. The contract for two newbuildings was signed in Turku in December. The delivery of the first vessel is due at the end of July, 2016 and the second will follow three months later.

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24.11.2014 Meriaura fleet expanding

We are glad to introduce two new vessels joining our fleet.

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06.08.2014 M/V Meri carried out a demanding project transportation

Meriaura performed yet another challenging project transportation as the open-deck carrier M/V Meri carried on her deck a flexible pipelaying tower manufactured by IHC Merwede from Port of Tyne to Rotterdam in late July.

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19.05.2014 Meriaura strengthens its organization

Bengt-Erik Rosin has been named Commercial Manager from 19th May 2014 onwards.

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13.05.2014 Meriaura proved to have happy clients

In spring 2014, we carried out our very first client satisfaction survey in Meriaura’s history in cooperation with Valmennustalo Educo. We thank all our clients, who participated in the survey. We highly appreciate your feedback.

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12.05.2014 Breakbulk Europe 2014

Meet us at Breakbulk Europe 2014 event at Antwerp 12.-15.5.2014

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18.03.2014 Meriaura at Vaasa Exchange 18.-19.3.

Meet us at Vaasa Wind Exchange event 18.-19.3.2014. Welcome to our stand A4!

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20.01.2014 EcoCoaster

Meriaura Group and its partners Foreship Ltd and Aker Arctic Technology Inc. are designing a new ship concept. EcoCoaster is an extremely energy efficient dry cargo carrier, capable of using alternative fuels, EcoFuel.

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15.11.2013 Meriaura at EWEA Offshore in Frankfurt

Meet us at EWEA OFFSHORE 2013 event in Frankfurt 19-21 November. Welcome to our stand 31A103! EWEA OFFSHORE is the world’s largest offshore wind energy conference and exhibition.

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13.11.2013 M/s Norrfury joins the fleet

We are pleased to announce that m/s Norrfury will join our fleet on 14.11.2013. Vessel's cargo capacity is 4350 tons.

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18.10.2013 Major improvement of Eurajoki port

Remarkable improvements and renovations have been made in Eurajoki port during autumn of 2013.

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17.06.2013 Baltic Rim Economies: Competitiveness of the Maritime Clusters in the Baltic Sea Region

Read Jussi Mälkiäs article 'Baltic short sea shipping - a strategy for survival' on the latest special issue of BRE: Competitiveness of the Maritime Clusters in the Baltic Sea Region

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10.06.2013 S/y Sarema to the Northeast passage

S/y Sarema has started her journey towards the Northeast passage from Turku 9th of June. We were present to wish them all the success for the future adventure. Sarema is about to sail around the world, starting and ending her journey in Alaska. Her Arctic exploration is sponsored by Meriaura Group.

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15.05.2013 Breakbulk Europe 2013 at Antwerp

Meet us at Breakbulk Europe 2013 event at Antwerp 14.-16.5.2013. Welcome to our stand 401H2 (Straightway Finland).

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30.04.2013 m/v Aura started the installation on Baltic 2 OWF

An important milestone was reached recently when M/V AURA successfully started with the installation of the export cable on Baltic 2 OWF.

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04.03.2013 Change of Management in Meriaura

Jussi Mälkiä, Chairman of the Board, will continue as Managing Director from this moment on. Sales Manager Sari Virtanen has been appointed as Vice Managing Director. Tuomas Wikström and Riinu Walls will remain in charge of chartering of the dry bulk vessels.

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12.10.2012 Meriaura Granted ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certificate

During 2012 Meriaura has put an effort in developing its quality management system and in October 2012 Lloyds Register Quality Assurance granted an ISO 9001:2008 quality certificate to Meriaura Ltd.

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07.08.2012 Wind Servant's first voyage

Aura Mare Ltd has received delivery of the CTV Wind Servant on 6th August 2012. Directly after delivery, the vessel continued onforth with Meriaura commercial management to Pori to participate in the Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy offshore wind turbine annual overhaul.

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02.08.2012 Aura Conversion

The conversion and outfitting upgrade of m/v Aura is currently being worked on at Rauma shipyard. The vessel is being modified for services with wind farm logistics.

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26.06.2012 First shipiment using 100% bio-oil

Meriaura is leading the way towars sustainable shipping - First commercial shipment using 100% bio-oil

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06.06.2012 Naming ceremony of the New Multipurpose Deck Cargo Vessel

On Tuesday 5 June 2012, the naming ceremony of the multipurpose deck cargo vessel built for Gaiamare Ltd was performed at STX Turku Shipyard. Godmother of the vessel, Minister of Transport Merja Kyllönen, christened the ship, given her the name “Meri”.

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