- Baltic Sea cooperation for reducing ship and port emissions through knowledge- & innovation-based competitiveness
Maritime transport in the Baltic Sea constitutes an important part of the trade and services in the region and for the whole Europe. Baltic shipping is constantly growing and some of the busiest shipping routes in the world go through the Baltic Sea. Consequently, ship exhaust emissions are increasing and affecting large geographical areas due to atmospheric transport of the pollutants.
IMO has designated the Baltic Sea as a Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) requiring a progressive reduction in sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions from ships by 2015.
Due to more stringent international requirements for reducing harmful atmospheric emissions, shipping industry in the Baltic Sea will be faced in the next five years with substantially increased fuel expenses, logistics costs and needs for large investments into low-emission technology and infrastructure. At the same time economies in the Baltic Sea countries are suffering from impacts of the global recession.
In this framework, the Baltic Sea countries are to prepare national implementation plans to bring effect the IMO limitations for emissions. EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the EU Strategy and Action Plan for the BSR and HELCOM encourage transnational cooperation between national and regional governance for coordinating various initiatives and making the Baltic Sea a model region for
clean shipping in Europe.
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19.04.2013 BSR InnoShip e-Newsletter #4
A workshop on slow-steaming organized by the BSR InnoShip project; Ship emissions under discussion at the BSR InnoShip round table at the Baltic Sea Day event in St. Petersburg; BSR InnoShip and SNOOP projects join forces at the SNOOP Policy Forum in Tallinn; Alternative solutions for maritime fuel under discussion in Helsinki; The BSR InnoShip project to host its final seminar in Brussels in September 2013; New reports at Clean Shipping Currents; Steady as she goes – joint seminar of BSR InnoShip and Baltic Sea Challenge on board Viking Grace
20.02.2013 BSR InnoShip e-Newsletter #3
BSR InnoShip expertise present in the 2. Finnish-German Logistics Forum; BSR InnoShip a key player in a project cluster focusing on transport corridors; Future sulfur regulation on Baltic Sea - Hearing on scenarios for the Mid Nordic Cargo Transports; Results of the BSR InnoShip project introduced in the MSSM Conference in Denmark; Workshop in Cyprus organized in cooperation with the CleanShip project; BSR InnoShip presented at the BPO Port Debate; Public online data of the air quality in Riga now available; Clean Shipping Currents establihed – A fast dissemination platform for clean shipping information
HELCOM is organising HELCOM NECA stakeholder Conference 4 March 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. Several partners of BSR InnoShip project partners are presenting their studies and results in the event.
BSR InnoShip project will organise workshop related to slow steaming on Wednesday 13 February 2013 at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in Espoo, Finland.
The briefing will look into the means to reduce the economic impact of the SECA regulations (esp. EU sulphur directive) on maritime transportation costs.
The BSR InnoShip project organises a one-day workshop in Tallinn on 24 October 2012 to discuss the preparation for the new ECA rules entering into force in 2015 and possibly 2016.