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Online 26.1.2022

WEBINAR: Advanced port benchmarks in digitalization – Germany meets Finland

This event is free of charge but requires a registration through the link below.


Further information

Business Finland, Maritime
Katja Eriksen
Global Network Representative & Senior Advisor, Maritime
katja.eriksen (at)
+47 402 84 887

Business Finland, Germany
Caroline Renker
Senior Advisor – ICT & Digitalization
caroline.renker (at)
+49 175 9725 678

Webinar practicalities and registration
Tiina Luoma
Project Manager, Delegations
tiina.luoma (at)
+ 358 50 464 3385

Business Finland and the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany welcomes you to a Finnish-German port technology webinar on 26 January 2022.

The event will highlight how digital solutions are a driver for innovation and enabler for efficiency in port logistics.

Over 90 percent of the intercontinental exchange of goods takes place by sea. Ports ensure an important part of the basic supply for the population and the industry. Automation and digital networking of vehicles and infrastructure on road, rail, waterways and air traffic will form the basis for global logistics chains.

This also includes improving port logistics and developing innovative seaport technologies in order, among other things, to make ports more competitive, to increase the handling performance of the port terminals and to improve the digital infrastructure and port technologies for environmental and climate protection.

The webinar is targeted for Finnish and German digital and maritime companies, ports, terminal operators, authorities and research organizations interested in learning more about the current applied technologies in both countries. We will present innovative examples of digital technologies already implemented in port operations in both countries.


  • Welcoming words & short intro Maritime Cluster Northern Germany / Business Finland, practicalities
    • Mr. Oliver Bretag, Project Manager Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland
    • Ms. Katja Eriksen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland
  • Automobile logistics at sea and inland terminals: AI supported digital order management trough route optimization
    • Ms. Charlotte Saul, Project Manager Sustainability & Digitalisation
  • Port of Hamina Kotka: Digital twin as a tool for better control and operational efficiency
    • Mr. Ville Kuitunen, COO Port of HaminaKotka
    • Ms. Kirsi Hänninen, CEO of VRT Finland
    • Mr. James Hosken, 3D Asset Management Specialist, VRT Finland
  • Port of Wismar: Value of data in LoraWAn based sensor network
    • Mr. Florian Lemke, Port of Wismar
    • Mr. Martin Senebald, COCUS AG
  • Enabling machine automation and artificial intelligence in port operations in Finland
    • Mr. Olli Soininen, Project Manager, Fintraffic
    • Mr. Petri Kalske, Head of Industrial Solutions, Unikie Oy
  • A mathematical AI technic for digital twins and autonomous navigation
    • Mr. Dr. Mitja Echim, TOPAS Industrial Mathematics Innovation GmbH
  • Q&A

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

Five Northern German Federal states - one maritime cluster: The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and strengthens cooperation in the German maritime industry. It enables platforms for dialogue between the actors and promotes interfaces to other industries.

MCN is a maritime network with more than 350 members from the areas of business, research and politics. With regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein, we have a local presence across the whole region. Shipbuilding, ship suppliers, marine engineering, shipping, offshore and more: the maritime sector has many facets – and enormous future potential. More information.