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IWSA: Wind propulsion is an attractive solution toward decarbonization

IWSA has been nominated in the ‘Initiative’ category for its pioneering projects which can deliver 5-20% and with potential up to 30% savings, picking up speed on the road to decarbonization. As explained, key industry stakeholders are planning to test and install wind propulsion systems.

Port of Helsinki: Rethinking industry’s business model is vital

While the voting procedure for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards is open, Mr. Andreas Slotte, Head of Sustainable Development, Port of Helsinki, says that the port has been very active in sustainable development for which it has been nominated in the ‘Port’ category among other distinguished nominees. Mr Slotte notes that a ‘win-win situation’ where energy savings benefit both the environment and the income statement can be achieved; in this regard, change in mindset and the current business model are needed.

Navigator Gas: Innovation to assist industry with stringent green targets

Mr. Paul Flaherty, Director, Fleet & Technical Operations, Navigator Gas, explains how the company has set a pioneering direction toward greener shipping for which it has been nominated in the ‘Tanker Operator’ category of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards among other distinguished nominees.  

BEMA: Bridging the gap between manufacturers and shipowners

Mr. Mark Riggio, President, BEMA, refers to the objectives of this new association; as a key priority, the Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) aims to harmonize differences between manufacturers and ship owners and provide a unified voice and technical support to facilitate compliance.

Maritime cyber security: A widening net

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Isidoros Monogioudis, Senior Security Architect, Digital Shadows, presented the current landscape surrounding maritime cyber threat. In his presentation, he divided the attack surface in two big areas: Threat to maritime vessels and threat to the wider sector.

Reliability and Transparency in Vessel Performance Monitoring

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Soren Vinther Hansen, COO, Vessel Performance Solutions, advised operators on how to structure a clear vessel performance management system, providing an overview of the systematic feedback loop needed for the different stakeholders involved in the performance management process.

Maritime Digital Transformation

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Christian Vakarelis, VP Media Communications, Navarino talked about the accelerated pace of technology which is expected to change humanity more in the next 30 years than in the previous 300.

Convergence: Silos crumbling in the face of change

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference Carleen Lyden Walker, Chief Evolution Officer of SHIPPINGInsight, addressed the challenges facing today’s shipping industry and its vulnerabilities and risks if it doesn’t take action to change the way it conducts business.

How to make the future of ship recycling more responsible

At the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit last October, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative sat down with industry leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities in shipping, explains Mr. Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, SSI and Nicole Rencoret, Head of Communications and Development, SSI.


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