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Green Shipping Summit Helps Find Balance Between Ecology and Economy
Green Shipping Summit Helps Find Balance Between Ecology and Economy
The 2nd International Green Shipping Summit was concluded on October 17th in Rotterdam after
two productive days of panels and speeches by prominent representatives of shipowners,
shipbuilding companies, shipyards, ports, associations and governmental bodies.

It is important that the entire value chain work together to arrive at solutions benefiting the climate
and the whole industry. This was highlighted on the first day of the Summit in the keynote address
by Climeon’s Christopher Engman who covered the challenges and opportunities encountered in
the process of going from brown to green in shipping, concentrating on fuel alternatives, scrubbers,
waste heat recovery, batteries and fuel cells. The theme was expanded upon by Dietmar Zutt from
MAN Diesel & Turbo who provided solutions for ecology and economy in ship propulsion and Per
Tunell from Wallenius Marine who talked about the way towards sustainable shipping with zero
emissions, emphasising the need for further collaboration in the entire supply chain. Other issues
faced by the Maritime industry when implementing green shipping initiatives were also discussed.
Day one of the 2nd International Green Shipping Summit culminated with the Awards Ceremon y
which recognised the best green practices across the global industry. This year the winners were
STX Franc e for the most innovative shipbuilding solution, BIMCO for the most extraordinary
contribution to HSSE, Climeon for the most exceptional contribution to green shipping, ENGIE for
the greenest project design of the year, the greenest port of the year - Port of Rotterdam , the
greenest shipowner of the year - Carnival Corporation and the greenest marine service provider of
the year MAN Diesel & Turbo .

During the second day, a number of speakers focused on the synergy of environmental protection
and higher performance in shipping. For example, Marcus Ejdersten presented the MacGregor
approach to smarter cargo handling which results in more sustainable and energy efficient
processes. The balance between the environmental and performance requirements was also
accentuated by Peter Vickers of Vickers Oil who gave a presentation about Environmentally
Acceptable Lubricants (EALs). The Summit ended with a productive discussion on the role of port
authorities regarding green initiatives with a call for ports partnerships to reach sustainability by
working together.


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