Sustainable Baltic Sea shipping

16 January 2014, Viking Grace, Stockholm-Turku

Event on Green technology and alternative fuels with focus on air emissions

The Finnish Presidency of the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) and HELCOM organized in cooperation with the Baltic Development Forum (BDF) and the Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics (NDPTL) on 16 January 2014 an event to promote the development and use of green technology and alternative fuels in shipping in the Baltic Sea. The event was organized on board the passenger ship Viking Grace, fueled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

  Photo: HELCOM

The event launched the Green Technology and Alternative Fuels Platform for Shipping. The aim of the new platform is to bring together policy makers, administrations, business community, financial experts; as well as research and development representatives to work on a joint understanding on the way forward. The establishment of the platform stems from a commitment agreed at the HELCOM Ministerial Meeting on 3 October 2013.

The event was attended by around 100 participants altogether, representing several pan Baltic organizations, Baltic Sea States, shipping companies, classification societies, manufacturing and shipbuilding industry, bunker fuel suppliers, European Commission, European Safety Agency (EMSA), European Investment Bank, Nordic Investment Bank, Nordea, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau Bankengruppe (KfW), Universities etc.