The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation has accorded a grant to support the maritime logistics systems professorship at the Kotka Maritime Research Centre. The professorship is placed at the Turku University Brahea Centre for training and research in the maritime sector.
The only one of its kind in Finland, the professorship focusses on management systems in the maritime sector, the analysis of maritime traffic and cargo flows in the Gulf of Finland as well as port-bound operations and data flows.
The professorship has been active since 2006, and it forms an integral part of the KMRC’s multidisciplinary research.
The 120,000-euro grant secures the continuation of the professorship until the end of 2021.
The KMRC’s Executive Director Anna Kiiski and Turku University Professor Tommi Inkinen celebrated the funding decision, calling it “an important contribution to strengthening scientific research into maritime transport in Finland”