January 14, 2020
The daily brief: 14 January 2020
Finnair will open a new summer route to Bodø, in northern Norway, for travellers looking for breathtaking nature and fishing adventures.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Invesdor, Wärtsilä and Finnair make headlines.
Invesdor continues its European expansion with fresh funding, Wärtsilä innovates on an LNG solution for short-sea cargo vessels, and Finnair adds another picturesque destination in Norway.
Finnish crowdfunding platform Invesdor has raised 1.86 million euros in a closed equity offering from selected large-scale investors, current shareholders and employees. The funding will support Invesdor’s ambition of growing into one of the leading crowdfunding platforms in Europe. Invesdor currently operates in the Nordics, as well as in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) following a merger with Austrian crowd-investing platform Finnest in May 2019.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion and storage systems for four next-generation short-sea cargo vessels built at the WuHu Shipyard in China. Ordered by the Netherlands-based Wijnne & Barends Chartering, the vessels will be among the first of their kind to be powered by LNG. Due to space restrictions onboard the vessels, Wärtsilä customised the solution in close co-operation with the naval architect and owners so it wouldn’t compromise cargo hold space.
Wijnne & Barends
Finnish airline Finnair has announced new summer flights to Bodø, a town located north of the polar circle in Norway. The route will be operated every Sunday between late May and 13 September, as well as on Wednesdays during the busiest summer season. Bodø’s biggest attraction is the surrounding nature that offers excellent opportunities for hiking and fishing.
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