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Meriaura is a major transporter of industrial dry bulk and general cargo in Northern Europe and especially in Baltic and North Sea areas. We manage large volume contracts as well as single shipments. The dry cargo vessels we presently operate carry about 3 million tonnes annually. We will take care of your goods safely and efficiently.

Main commodities carried include:

  • agribulk (grain, fertlizers,feedstuff)
  • biofuels
  • recyclables
  • minerals
  • forest industry products and wood supply
  • project cargo and break bulk

We have long-term partnerships that are based on knowing our customer’s business and on good individual service. We supplement contract traffic with cargos from spot market in order to achieve optimal routes and transport efficiency. On each voyage we provide our customers with a carbon footprint report that they can further use for their own purposes. Using digital solutions, our operators monitor the progress of ships’ each voyage at sea, and operations in port, in real time. Optimal transport efficiency is economical but also environmentally friendly.

Transporting of demanding project cargoes is part of our core business. Tailored solutions are served as different kinds of combinations such as pre-carriage, sea transport by vessel or barge, port handling in loading and discharging ports, terminal and cargo handling, warehousing, transhipments and on-carriage to destination. The goal is to create cost-effective delivery chain controlled by Meriaura which saves time and money and guarantees timely delivery.

Our in-house engineering services are available for any project cargoes. Our core services include calculating and preparing stowage plans, as well as stability calculations and survey reports. Transport manuals are provided to all projects, as a rule the manual has been accepted by European insurance companies.

Meriaura is a transportation specialist for wind energy projects in North Europe and the Baltic Sea areas. Meriaura has successfully realized quite a number of transportations for wind turbine generators, blades, towers and other main components either directly or indirectly related to specific wind farm projects. The open deck and heavy cargo carriers M/V ‘Meri’ and M/V ‘Aura’, have participated in demanding offshore wind installation projects, supplying monopiles and transition pieces for various large offshore wind farm projects such as Sheringham Shoal and Walney OWF, Northwester 2 and Moray East.

Dynamic positioning, combined with a large deck area and excellent technical-operational performance, offers opportunities to utilize our deck cargo carriers throughout the life cycle of various projects, from the construction phase to maintenance and all the way to demolition.

We offer full service in Crew Management, Technical Management and Safety Systems.

Our services include

  • Overall ship management;  crewing, technical and safety management
  • Crewing and recruiting services
  • Creation and maintenance of safety management systems
  • Technical services
    • Vessels’ technical management
    • Dockings
    • Project management
    • Supervision of newbuildings
  • Purchase and delivery services
  • Financial services
  • Consultancy

Meriaura currently produces crewing services for several dry cargo vessels and marine research vessel ‘Aranda’.

Meriaura employs altogether about 150 seafarers.

Meriaura offers cargo handling, storage services and field space through its cooperation partners in Skogby, Raseborg, and in Luonnonmaa Naantali, especially for the needs of the bio and circular economy. At the moment we are handling e.g. gypsum, agricultural materials and biomass.

We also offer berth space and technical support services, for example for the various needs of shipowners and vessels.

Contact us for more information!

VG Port Oy
Operations Director Jani Urponen   tel. +358 40 134 0500

Ship Agency Services:  Ninni Lehtonen

Meriaura Port Terminals brochure

We provide port agency services throughout Finland. We conduct clearances mostly at the ports of Turku, Naantali, Rauma, and Kemiö, but can provide services to our contract customers at any port in Finland. Our experienced agents take care of all communication, documentation as well as crew shifting, fuel and food maintenance of the vessels. Close cooperation with port authorities, port operators and other service providers ensure speedy port calls with minimum delays and costs.

For further information please contact us