16 January 2014, Viking Grace, Stockholm-Turku
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).
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.
Draft Roadmap for future actions 2014 – 2016 and 2017 – 2025 (EN)
Draft Roadmap for future actions 2014 – 2016 and 2017 – 2025 (RU)
List of Participants
Financing for clean shipping investments
Overview of existing platforms