A project to enable by 2027 a carbon-neutral shipping corridor between Turku (Finland) and Stockholm has been funded by a €1.6m grant from ‘Business Finland’. The Turku-Stockholm green corridor project involves shipbuilder ‘Rauma Marine Constructions’, ferry operator ‘Viking Line’, fast charging systems firm ‘Kempower’, and the ‘Abo Akademi University’. Business Finland funding is directed to Rauma Marine, the university and Kempower while Viking Line receives backing from the Government of Aland as Business Finland cannot fund a company from the area. The aim is to provide a green shipping corridor between the cities for the transport of both cargo and passengers. The initial steps will be to turn a sea route operated by Viking Line carbon neutral while Rauma Marine develops energy-efficient solutions for operating the vessels together with Kempower for charging electric vehicles on board the ships. Fuel for the zero-carbon transport is planned to be manufactured locally in Southwest Finland. The project will be scalable for other routes, which is important since all EU countries, Finland included, have signed on to build green maritime transport corridors. Read more on TradeWinds