GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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Dutch ferry becomes first in Europe to run on CNG

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PitPoint BV informed that the Texelstroom, a ferry operated by Dutch shipping firm TESO, is the first ferry in Europe to have run on CNG (compressed natural gas), as of last week. By swithing to CNG, the Texelstroom aims to become more sustainable and to reduce its fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

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EU approves joint venture for LNG terminal in north Germany

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Gasunie LNG Holding B.V., Oiltanking GmbH, and Vopak LNG Holding B.V. have acquired the approval, under the EU Merger Regulation, to establish a joint venture for owning and operating a LNG terminal in Northern Germany. The companies are currently conducting a feasibility study and the location under investigation is Brunsbüttel.

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EU: Malta “good on biodiversity, bad on energy and climate”

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The European Environmental Bureau published an assessment of the performance of the Maltese Presidency of the EU, in relation to environmental issues. The assessment based on Ten Green Tests showed that Malta has performed well in relation to nature protection, but badly when it comes to measures to tackle climate change or transform energy system.

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EU Council urged to “get real on blue growth”

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Following publication of the EU Council conclusions on Blue Growth in the marine and maritime sector, Our Fish Campaign manager, Rebecca Hubbard, suggested that the EU’s aspirations for Blue Growth should focus on practical and achievable targets, like of ensuring that EU governments correctly implement the reformed Common Fisheries Policy.

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The role of Hellenic shipbuilding sector in the LNG era presented

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The present and the future of the shipbuilding industry in Greece towards LNG as fuel era, was the focus of the discussion organised by Piraeus Port Authority, under the EU co-funded project Poseidon Med II. Speakers also highlighted the project's scope and activities, as well as the under development designs of vessel retrofits and new buildings within Poseidon Med II.

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Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for Baltic Sea launched

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The European Commission issued a report regarding the strategy dialogue initiated by EU for a sustainable blue growth agenda for the Baltic Sea region. The report presents a vision for 2030, focusing, among others, on shipping, that sees digitalisation and green practices to have transformed the whole sector across the entire value chain.

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