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20.12.2018 in News

Change of Management at Meriaura Group

The Board of Directors of Meriaura Group has appointed Master Mariner Ville Koskinen, 39, Managing Director of VG-Shipping Ltd. Ville Koskinen has been working at VG-Shipping since 2003, most recently…
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18.12.2018 in News

Meriaura Group is a gold sponsor for Team Rynkeby – God Morgon Turku in 2019

Meriaura Group has donated the yearly 'Christmas charity funds’ again to Team Rynkeby – God Morgon Turku team for helping children with cancer. This year we have a special reason…
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16.12.2018 in News

Research cooperation: How to reduce waste generated onboard

In 2018, Meriaura focused on reducing the amount of waste generated onboard the ships. The international MARPOL convention is very clear on what waste must be delivered ashore at ports,…
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14.12.2018 in News

Testing a new coating for reducing consumption

AAVA VG, the recent acquisition by VG Shipping Lrd, went into drydock in Tallinn in October-November. During the drydocking, her propeller got a new coating: a new and innovative nonstick-product,…
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10.11.2018 in News

Long-term captains rewarded

The Finnish Shipowners’ Association has awarded VG-Shipping’s  Captains Vidar Tollander and Jari-Pekka Mäkinen a gold medal for long and exemplary work for the shipping industry. The requirements for earning a…
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30.10.2018 in News

Officers meetings at VG-Shipping

VG-Shipping arranges two officers meetings in Turku in October. The first set of masters and chief engineers spent a day together in early October, and the second set will meet…
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29.10.2018 in News

Ensimmäinen hakelasti Naantalin voimalaitokselle

M/S Eeva VG toi ensimmäisen hakelastin Naantalin uudelle monipolttoainevoimalaitokselle. Kivihiilivoimalaitoksen viereen syksyllä 2017 tuotantokäyttöön vihitty  monipolttoainevoimalaitos käyttää polttoaineena kivihiilen ja jalostamokaasun lisäksi biopolttoaineita, kuten puuhaketta. Eeva VG:llä saapunut lasti oli…
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15.10.2018 in News

Meriaura Group ostaa kaksi 4100dwt:n rahtialusta

VG-Shipping Oy kasvattaa laivastoaan ostamalla kaksi rahtialusta. Hollannissa vuonna 1998 ja 1997 rakennetut 4100 DWT:n alukset ovat VG-Shippingin jo entuudestaan omistaman M/S Martta VG:n sisaraluksia. Alukset ovat 89,8 metriä pitkiä,…
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30.9.2018 in News

M/S Eeva VG in ice tests in brash ice channel on Bay of Bothnia

Aker Arctic, the Finnish specialist for designing ice-going vessels, is leading a research project with the aim to ensure that brash ice model tests in all model testing facilities correspond…
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7.9.2018 in News

R/V Aranda refurbished more environmentally friendly

The marine research vessel Aranda’s renovation project that began in August 2017 at Rauma Shipyard is coming to an end. The sea trials have been carried out during last week. The…
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3.9.2018 in News

Changes in VG-Shipping organization

Captain Eeva Karihaara (34) has been appointed Crewing Manager at VG-Shipping. Previously Eeva has worked at Trafi Maritime Qualifications department, and before this several years with crewing and payroll administration on Bore…
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20.6.2018 in News

Meriaura raportoi hiilijalanjäljestä

Meriaura on ottanut käyttöön merikuljetusten hiilijalanjälkiraportin. Raportti tuotetaan matkakohtaisesti Fleetrange-ohjelmiston avulla, joka on ollut Meriaurassa käytössä kesästä 2017. Fleetrange on pilvipohjaiseen IoT-teknologiaan perustuva ohjelma, jota on Meriaurassa pilotoitu yhteistyössä ohjelmiston…
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20.3.2018 in News

Rahtialus törmäsi Auraan Merenkurussa

Toinen rahtialus ajoi kansilastialus Auran perään maanantaina iltapäivällä Merenkurkussa. Aura oli jäänmurtaja Sisun hinauksessa ja näiden pysähtyessä jääpankkiin, törmäsi perässä ajanut lastialus Auran perään. Henkilövahinkoja ei sattunut, mutta molempiin aluksiin…
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7.1.2018 in News

Multipurpose vessel Aura’s 10th anniversary

Meriaura’s deck cargo carrier Aura’s 10th anniversary was celebrated in January. Aura was built at Remontowa Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland and was delivered to Meriaura on January 7 in 2008.…
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15.12.2017 in News

VG-Shipping and Gaiamare merger 1.1.2018

The ship owning companies in Meriaura Group, VG-Shipping Oy and Oy Gaiamare Ab, are merging on January 1st 2018. The merger decision is based on improving efficiency, simplifying corporate structure…
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1.11.2017 in News

VG-Shipping’s biofuel business transferred to VG EcoFuel Ltd.

VG-Shipping Ltd. and VG EcoFuel Ltd. have agreed on the transfer of bio-oil business in Uusikaupunki to VG EcoFuel. VG EcoFuel will continue the business without interruption from 01.11.2017 onwards.…
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15.8.2017 in News

VG-Shipping and Wasa Dredging start cooperation

VG-Shipping and Wasa Dredging Oy have signed a contract for the safety management (ISM & DPA) and crewing of two dredgers. The new vessels, “Sinann” and “Boann”, that are under…
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