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13.3.2024

Meriaura Customer Story:­ Glass recycling company Uusioaines – zero waste circular economy 

Have you ever wondered what happens to a glass bottle or jar after it has been returned to a recycling point? Before its next life as a new product it…
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21.12.2023

Towards a greener New Year 

Once again, a year is coming to an end and at this point we usually tend to reflect on how our expectations for the year have realized. Regardless of what…
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1.11.2023

Steps towards fossil free shipping 

Numerous climate records have been broken during 2023. We experienced the warmest September by far in the measurement history, both in Finland and globally. It also looks like the whole…
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20.10.2023

Seafarer – an endangered species?

The availability of experts in the maritime industry is a worry, and the industry is actively looking for ways to respond to the labor shortage and increase the attractiveness of…
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20.6.2023

Ready for summer and carbon neutral solutions

Tomorrow will be the longest day/shortest night of the year and we are getting ready to celebrate Midsummer, which is known to be one of the highlights of the year for us…
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14.6.2023

Meriaura’s bio oil is ISCC EU certified

Meriaura’s daughter company VG-EcoFuel collects recycled and waste-based oils generated as industrial by-products and processes them for further use at the company’s production plant in Uusikaupunki. Recycled oils are used…
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21.12.2022

Hopeful resilience

It is hard to comprehend all the disturbing issues that have taken place during this past year. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that the unexpected can always…
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13.11.2022

Powered by recycled biofuel

At Meriaura's biofuel plant in Uusikaupunki, southwestern Finland, the newly commissioned biofuel line shines with its newness. Meriaura has been actively using biofuels made from recycled oils in its fleet…
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12.10.2022

Meriaura Group increases investments in renewable energy

On September 29th Meriaura´s parent company VG-Shipping Oy and Savosolar Oyj signed a conditional agreement where 100% of the shares in Meriaura Oy and VG EcoFuel Oy will be sold…
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21.6.2022

Responsibility is a long-term job

Meriaura’s second Sustainability report was published in June. Interest in corporate responsibility has risen in recent years, which is good. Trends tend to strengthen at times and weaken at times,…
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25.3.2022

Business as UnUsual

Our March blog post was meant to be about something completely different than war. However, in a month, the war has changed the world more than the last two years…
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7.2.2022

Towards precise environmental goals

During spring 2021 we recognized that our environmental work needed a boost. There was also a growing demand for transparent communication and reporting. We made two major decisions; to launch…
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21.12.2021

“The Normal” is cancelled – adaption is the recipe for future success

One year ago, I guess most of us were expecting 2021 to be a less extraordinary year than 2020. We expected the pandemic to be over and that we could revert…
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17.12.2021

Market roller coaster

We seem to live in rather strange times, when there is a market shortage of components, raw materials, containers, sand, truck drivers and God knows what. There are certainly several…
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8.10.2021

Emissions trading is needed to support carbon-neutral shipping

Shipping is considered one of the most difficult sectors to eliminate CO₂ emissions from. About 90% of world trade is transported by sea, and global shipping accounts for almost 3%…
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3.10.2021

Beach is not the right place for garbage

When walking along the shorelines of the Archipelago Sea, one cannot ignore the amount of miscellaneous trash carried by seawater. Even on the non-habited islands, you can find the whole…
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22.6.2021

What you measure you can improve

We have recently launched our first sustainability report and we are committed to issue an updated version on annual basis. The sustainability topic is and has always been present in…
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31.3.2021

Your Partner in the frontline of sustainable shipping

We are happy to introduce our new logo and renewed brand image, which henceforth will be uniform for the entire Meriaura Group.  Although the legal structure among the companies within…
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22.1.2021

Maritime logistics must be included in emissions trading

The pressure to expand emissions trading to logistics and transportation is high. Last year, the EU proposed that shipping should be integrated into the European emissions trading scheme under an…
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21.12.2020

Together through the special year 

A year ago, we could not have imagined how exceptional this year was going to be because of the corona pandemic. On the dry cargo market, we experienced an unprecedented…
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18.12.2020

Highlights of 2020 in Meriaura Projects

It is obvious that no one could have predicted the prevailing circumstances when we welcomed the new decade almost exactly a year ago. Still, a crisis is perhaps not the…
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14.10.2020

Despite the pandemic – time to look ahead!

As known, predicting the future has always been challenging, and it is no exaggeration to say that under the prevailing circumstances it is even harder than before. Nevertheless, this is…
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11.10.2020

Thank you and goodbye Hamina!

For about 2,5 years ago Meriaura was approached by a client, asking us if we could take care of the Agency in port of Hamina for a big International project.…
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18.6.2020

Saving the sea!

In the beginning of the week the government of Finland (like many others) announced that the state of emergency is over. Before that we had already taken steps towards ”the…
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9.4.2020

Transport service in extraordinary circumstances

We are indeed living in extraordinary circumstances, that few of us/if any could have imagined only a few months ago. The prevailing situation have changed our way of living, thinking…
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20.12.2019

2019 – A year full of energy for Meriaura Projects

Another year filled with exciting projects is coming to its end. Our special ladies have been serving the European energy sectors throughout the years, and this trend held its ground…
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16.12.2019

Heading towards the new decade

Again we are counting the last days for another year that have passed and it´s time to sum up what have been achieved, what went well and where there´s possibly…
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9.10.2019

Meriaura EcoVoy Contract – a small step for a company but a giant leap for the shipping industry

Although shipping is considered to be very conservative, the winds of change are getting noticeable stronger and the pressure to reduce our environmental impact is increasing day by day. Meriaura…
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18.6.2019

Meriaura Group aims to create a zero-waste fleet

At the end of last year, we reported on research collaboration with the Finnish Transport Safety Agency TRAFI for reducing ship-generated waste. The purpose of the study was to assess what…
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12.4.2019

Studying shipping in the Brexiting Maritime world

As many of you know I have been living in Southampton, England since September 2018 and studying at Solent University a degree in Master of Business and Administration in International…
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6.3.2019

Meriaura takes its fleet to the next level

The old saying that “only change is permanent” is in today’s world perhaps more relevant than ever before. Although economical and political issues always involve uncertainty regarding the direction and…
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19.12.2018

Fair trade shipping

After a long economically weak period, we have now been enjoying an economic boom already for a while. Whatever the phase of the business cycle, however, it is important for…
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10.10.2018

A thrilling autumn at Meriaura Group!

We are getting stronger both at sea and ashore.  Our new T/C-vessel AIRISTO joined the fleet recently. She is the first one in the bigger segment, 8000-tonners, which we wish to establish…
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14.3.2018

Winterlife onboard

After a few years’ break this year there’s quite a hard ice situation in the Northern Baltic. For people ashore the cold and ice are welcome, but for ships hard…
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10.3.2018

Tough winter conditions – a useful reminder

Only three months ago, it looked like we were facing another mild winter with only limited impact on the shipping industry. However, King Bore (a fairy tale character who is…
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17.12.2017

Towards lighter times

Within a week we will reach the turning point, when the daylight time slowly starts to increase again, which usually has a positive impact on the mindset of most people…
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8.10.2017

Notes from a fresh fan of maritime Turku

Spending a few months by the Aura river, and especially at the Turku port, have made me look at Turku with different eyes. In addition to lovely people, beautiful landscapes…
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3.10.2017

Firming market despite poor outlook for the domestic grain harvest

After several years of poor demand in dry bulk shipping, the market is now showing significant growth on the demand side. The signs of a firmer market, have been visible…