Final Conference 2019

German and Dutch companies and knowledge institutes present future-oriented innovations for shipping at the closing conference of the INTERREG project MariGreen on May 23rd.

We are very pleased with the multitude of project results, which were presented live in the form of tangible prototypes on the Innovation Market at the company premises of Heeg Marine Motors. The topics ranged from wind propulsion systems, the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen to state-of-the-art logistics concepts and innovative safety training.

Objective MariGreen

The MariGreen project is focused on the development of innovations for greener and low-emission shipping that will ultimately reduce the ecological footprint of the shipping industry. This collaborative project between Germany and the Netherlands brings together shared goals to push international standards of excellence ever further whilst promoting the profile of the region as a model in Green Shipping. The project concentrates specifically on small and medium enterprises in the transition towards a sustainable and viable shipping industry in accordance with the environmental and transport policy objectives of Germany, the Netherlands and the EU.

Cross-border collaboration

Through a consortium of 59 German and Dutch maritime companies and research institutions, a total of 12 innovation projects will be realized as part of the broader MariGreen Project. The technical objectives will focus on LNG and wind-powered drive systems as well as green logistics alternatives –all with a focus on resource efficiency and safety in coastal and maritime transport. A key objective will also be the cross-border recruitment of junior staff to the maritime industry and the creation of closer partnership  opportunities between Germany and the Netherlands.