Alandia Marine Insurance Seminar, 9th May 2019

Mark your calendar for Thursday 9th May 2019. It is the date for The Alandia Marine Insurance Seminar in connection with the Maritime Day on Åland.

The Maritime Day on Åland offers seminars, networking and exhibition for the maritime cluster. The event is since more than a decade established as one of the most important maritime events in the Nordics with participants from the Nordic countries and the Baltic States as well as other parts of Europe. We are expecting more than one thousand visitors to attend the event.

Alandia Marine Insurance Seminar will take place on the 9th May 2019 in Congress Center Alandica in Mariehamn starting at 13:00 hrs.

Maritime Day at Åland - Alandia Marine

IMO regulations to reduce sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships first came into force in 2005, (MARPOL Convention). Since then, the limits on sulphur oxides have progressively tightened and from 1st January 2020, the limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships operating outside designated emission control areas is to be set at 0.50% m/m (mass by mass). This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxides emanating from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits.

In order to meet the IMO requirements several different solutions are on the market such as scrubbers, LNG, methanoI, electricity as well as new blends of fuel. It is important to identify any potential safety issue related to this development of alternative energy sources for ships’ propulsion.

At the Alandia Marine Insurance Seminar 9th May 2019 some issues in connection with the IMO 2020 sulphur requirements are discussed under the main theme “Fuelling Shipping”.

Preliminary topics are “Legal framework”, “Future fuels and compatibility”, “Fuel analyzing” and “Alternative fuel and the future of shipping”.

  • The presentations are held in English by invited expert speakers.  
  • The traditional dinner for invited guests will be arranged in the evening.
  • A more comprehensive program will be available in February 2019.

The Maritime Day

The Maritime Day includes a Maritime Exhibition with exhibitors from the shipping industry, such as ship owners, suppliers, maritime schools and other maritime organizations. Several seminars take place during the day, among them a Nordic/Baltic Shipping Policy Seminar with invited politicians from the Nordic countries, DNVGL seminar and more.


We recommend the hotels listed below. Special prices are offered on reservations made by March 31 and by using the code ”SJÖFART”.

For more information, please see Accommodation information on the event website at

You can also combine your travelling to Mariehamn with accommodation by boarding one of the cruise vessels, Viking Cinderella or Birka Stockholm, from Stockholm on Wednesday and wake up in Mariehamn early Thursday.

Contact Vikingline at or Birka Cruises at


For travel information, please see

For exhibitors

Do you or your company want to be an exhibitor? Read more at the event website: