Setting the course

Pilotage ensures navigational safety and efficiency within Finland’s rocky fairways.

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Task and impact of pilotage

Safe fairway navigation, protection of the fragile environment

The conditions of the Finnish archipelago are among the most challenging to navigate in the world. A pilot who is familiar with local conditions provides a shipmaster with invaluable assistance to guarantee safe fairway navigation.

When a large ship enters the fairway from the open sea, it finds itself in a highly formidable environment: the fairways are narrow, the waters are shallow and rocky and there is no room for navigational errors.



Pilotage in fair winds

Brief look at Finnpilot's operations in 2018

The number of piloted nautical miles per person-day continued to increase during 2018, while our pilotage prices remained at the same level as the previous year. We developed our safety culture through shared learning and we invested heavily in digital services. The changes taking place in navigation also serve to foster the evolution of Finnpilot’s internal culture, in which dialogue and information exchange play a significant role in terms of the development of the organisation.