Arctia and Nippon Salvage tighten Japanese-Finnish bonds

Japanese Nippon Salvage Company and Arctia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the transaction of salvage operations. The MoU was signed in Tokyo, Japan, on February 3rd 2017 by Mr. Yoshiyuki Nagao, President of Nippon Salvage Company, and Mr. Tero Vauraste, President and CEO of Arctia.

Nippon Salvage and Arctia are both providers of quality maritime services in harsh conditions. The MoU is a good example of the strategic partnership between Japan and Finland encouraged by a Joint Statement by Mr. Sauli Niinistö, President of the Republic of Finland, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan in March 2016. In the Statement, the two leaders concurred to cooperate to strengthen networks and promote collaboration in the Arctic among government institutions, research institutions, and business communities of both countries.

Arctia was part of the business delegation both during the President’s official visit to Tokyo in March 2016 and Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn’s Team Finland visit to Tokyo in May 2016. Arctia has since met many Japanese partners and wished them welcome to cooperate in the Arctic 100 Expedition and other projects requiring icebreakers.

Photo: Nippon Salvage Co., Ltd.

Communications Manager Eero Hokkanen, Arctia Ltd.

tel. +358 46 876 7140,

Baltic icebreaking season 2017-2018 ends

The Baltic icebreaking season 2017-2018 closed on Friday May 18th 2018, when icebreaker Kontio returned from the Bay of Bothnia to the icebreaker base in Katajanokka, Helsinki. The ice situation…

Read more

The President of Iceland and the President of the Republic of Finland visited icebreaker Urho

The President of Iceland, H.E. Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, and First Lady Eliza Reid are on a state visit to Finland from 14 to 17 May 2018. On 16 May,…

Read more

Arctia’s annual report 2017

Arctia’s icebreakers assisted navigation in the Baltic Sea for a total of 447 icebreaking days in 2017. The service needs of our customers in the international market changed in 2017 when…

Read more

Arctia’s MSV Nordica assisted the Finnish Border Guard in a maritime rescue mission west of Hogland

Arctia’s multipurpose icebreaker MSV Nordica assisted the Finnish Border Guard in a maritime rescue mission to the west of Hogland island (Suursaari) some 35 km south of Kotka in the Gulf…

Read more

Multipurpose icebreaker Nordica assists traffic in the Gulf of Finland

Arctia’s multipurpose icebreaker Nordica left Rauma and began assisting marine traffic as the Finnish icebreaking season’s eight icebreaker on Wednesday 28 February 2018. MSV Nordica will work in the Gulf…

Read more