GREEN CRUISE PORT - Sustainable Development of Cruise Port Locations
In the Interreg project Green Cruise Ports, eight major cruise ports at the Baltic Sea lifted sustainability up on their agenda and committed themselves to decoupling growth from negative environmental impact of port and vessel operations; they jointly established an action plan for more sustainable investments over the next ten years.
Environmental Impact of Low Emission Shipping: Measurements and Modelling Strategies
The Interreg project EnviSuM provided policy makers and ship owners with sound evidence that strict, global environmental regulations of shipping can benefit human health and the environment without threatening business – the Baltic Sea served as the globally unique test case.
LNG Value Chain for Clean Shipping, Green Ports and Blue Growth in Baltic Sea Region
The Interreg project GO LNG explored new business opportunities for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a green fuel for shipping in the Baltic Sea region and other international markets by bringing together scientists and business.
Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping
Shipping contributes to the uncontrolled introduction of invasive species to the Baltic Sea, which has severe environmental and economic consequences. COMPLETE supports the implementation of the new International Maritime Organization’s convention on ballast water management by triggering regional cooperation, developing risk assessment procedures for ballast water management exemptions and setting a monitoring system of non-indigenous species in the Baltic Sea.
Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation
ECOPRODIGI kick starts international collaboration between industry and academia to reduce the ecological footprint of transport vessels during their lifecycles through digitalisation. Research organisations mediate between technology developers and shipping companies, shipyards, suppliers and ports. Focusing on ferry and roll-on/roll-off shipping (i.e. wheeled cargo such as trucks and railroad cars), the partners analyse environmental inefficiencies, digitally simulate performance, and design business models for digital solutions.
Clean Shipping Project Platform
The Baltic Sea is one of busiest and most environmentally vulnerable seas in the world. The platform CSHIPP closes the gap between research, business and policy making by establishing long-term knowledge exchange among these networks. This helps the maritime industry reduce its environmental footprint and increase competitiveness at the same time. CSHIPP is based on Interreg Baltic Sea Region projects EnviSuM, Baltic LINes, GoLNG, ECOPRODIGI, COMPLETE and BSR ELECTRIC as well as BONUS project SHEBA and CompMon co-funded by the EU Connecting Europe Facility.
Expanding efforts to bring eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in Baltic Sea Region via digital tools
EXOPRODIGI helps shipowners and builders, crew on vessels, and port operators to increase the eco-efficiency of the shipping sector through digital tools. The first project, ECOPRODIGI, looked at the vessel’s life-cycle at different stages and designed, built, piloted and implemented first solutions. EXOPRODIGI builds on these tools and experiences: It improves the decision support system for digital performance monitoring to better respond to the user needs, it extends the 3D IT solution that optimises cargo stowage and expands the 3D technology to ship production.
Practical implementation of the COMPLETE project outputs and tools
Shipping contributes to the uncontrolled introduction of invasive species to the Baltic Sea, which are transported over large distances in ballast waters of ships. This invasion has severe environmental and economic consequences for the Baltic Sea ecosystem. In the project COMPLETE PLUS, partners from six countries around the Baltic Sea work together to further minimise the migration of alien species.