– if you get involved and inject knowledge and experience together with your collaboration partners.
In order to be prepared for the future you have to be involved in influencing, contributing with your knowledge and network, and trying to find common routes ahead. This is what Jonas Backman, CEO of Sirius Shipping, realised and, together with the Swedish Shipowners’ Association and SSPA, the idea of a shared collaboration platform was born. Since one of the purposes of the platform was to operate shipping with minimal environmental impact in a zero vision, it was named ‘Zero Vision Tool’ (ZVT).
The main strength is simply that we share knowledge instead of each searching for our own solution individually, says Katarina Sundvall, Preem Shipping, one of the participants in JIP MaD. Listen to the interview in Swedish or read the English translation at www.zerovisiontool.com
It is time for Make A Difference Workshop 03 – Rules, regulations and education for a safe LNG implementation. The workshop is taking place in Gothenburg on May 8 and the focus will be on sharing knowledge and discussions around regulative and educational issues for LNG.
The second Make a Difference workshop was successfully realised in Lysekil on 14–15 November. The many active discussions during and in-between the presentations were greatly appreciated as different stakeholders shared their knowledge and expertise.
The main purpose of the workshop during day 01 was to survey the development of specific technological solutions for LNG vessels (e.g. main/auxiliary engines). This was done together with seven different system suppliers using a hands-on approach.
Key stakeholders gathered at TEN-T Days in Tallinn, Estonia on 16–18 October to discuss the development of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) with special focus on financing, innovation and implementation tools.
We would like to invite you to the Make A Difference Workshop 02: "LNG technology and distribution - ready, steady, go?". To participate please register via this link: REGISTER
The theme for Day 01 is specific technology solutions for LNG vessels where we will take a closer look on the existing technologies with focus on main- and auxiliary engines. The theme for Day 02 is operational and economical prerequisites for LNG distribution where we will discuss gobal challenges & trends as well as future price development of alternative fuels. Included during Day 02 is also a guided tour of the Preem Rafinery in Lysekil.
Reserve the dates November 14-15 for Workshop 02. Aim; Survey the development of specific technological solutions for LNG vessels (e.g. main/auxiliary engines, tanks etc.). This is done together with system suppliers. To present project results regarding choice of technology including a decision matrix. From a holistic perspective explore the operational and economical prerequisites for distribution of LNG. To discuss if there is a feasible business case to be made for LNG January 2015. A guided tour at the Preem Refinery is included.
Almost 150 representatives of the Baltic ports, the EU Commission, governments and the shipping industry gathered in Klaipeda, Lithuania on 5–6 September to attend the annual Baltic Ports Conference. The main purpose of the conference was to highlight challenges for the Baltic ports in future market conditions.
The first workshop in Stockholm was successfully realized in the port of Stockholm and on Viking Grace.
The workshop consisted of safe LNG bunkering in theory and real life with observing the bunkering from SEAGAS to Viking Grace, a guided tour on both vessels, active discussions and presentations with high quality content.
Ship-to-Ship bunkering of LNG. Safety in theory and in real life. Welcome to our first workshop of the Make A Difference project, this time it is held in Stockholm. Hosting this event is Swedish Shipowners’ Association. We like to take this opportunity to thank our Co-hosts Ports of Stockholm and Viking Line for their generous hospitality these two days.
Inte mindre än 90 delegater från 13 länder samlas i Stockholm på måndag med efterföljande konferens under tisdagen på MS Viking Grace, samtidigt som European Maritime Day firas runt om i Europa. Man samlas för att dra sitt strå till stacken för en mer säker, energi- och miljöeffektiv sjöfart. På plats finns också statssekreterare Ingela Bendrot för att presentera Sveriges Handlingsplan för Sjöfart.
The 2-day Make A Difference Workshop 01. To participate in the discussions and workshops as well as listen to the presentations of the results and findings so far, we would like to have your registration by May 10 at the latest.
Safety in theory and in real life.
May 20 - Welcome to Ports of Stockholm. An overview. Ship-to-Ship bunkering of Liquid Natural Gas in the middle of Stockholm simultaneously with passenger & cargo handling.
May 21 - Welcome onboard the LNG fuelled M/S VIKING GRACE. More in depth. The latest developments with focus on LNG bunkering operation & safe and efficient technology (both ferry- & tanker ships).
The Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for the "Make A Difference" project has been accepted by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA). The Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency's mission is to support the European Commission and TEN-T project managers and promoters, by ensuring the technical and financial management of the projects and the successful implementation of the TEN-T Programme.
Yesterday, the world’s first fuelling vessel for LNG (liquefied natural gas) was christened in a traditional christening ceremony in Stockholm, by Helena Bonnier, the chairman of Ports of Stockholm (Stockholms Hamnar), in the presence of the Minister of Infrastructure, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, among others. Sirius Shipping, SSPA and "Make A Difference" joined the ceremony.
The "Make A Difference" project share knowledge and harmonised the work with the EU Ten-T BPO project "LNG in Baltic Sea Ports". The BPO project had a meeting in collaboration with the transport week conference in Gdansk 5th March to 7th March.
SSPA as a Project Manager for "Make A Difference" joined the Project Leader Workshop in Brussels, 21st February. The workshop at the Centre Conference Albert Borschette (CCAB) consisted of different plenary sessions and parallel sessions.
When defined actions are conducted the participants of the Swedish-Finnish maritime suggestion “Make a Difference” will be co-financed by the EU via the Trans-European Transport Network. The estimated total cost of the work packages is € 2 494 000 of which € 1 247 000 will be granted. The organizations conducting the work are Preem, Sirius Shipping, Viking Line, DNV, FKAB, Swedish Shipowners’ Association, and SSPA. Different areas of the work are supported by Skangass, Ports’ of Stockholm, MAN and the Finnish Shipowners’ Association.