MOTUS among the winners! The results of the 5th call for proposals in the Interreg South Baltic Programme have been announced.
MOTUS Foundation is proud to be among the beneficiaries of the 5th call for proposals in the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020 with the - South Baltic Small Ports as Gateways towards Integrated Sustainable European Transport System and Blue Growth by Smart Connectivity Solutions – in short the Connect2SmallPorts Project .
High-level representatives of the Baltic Sea countries meet in Brussels on 6 March to discuss state and future of the Baltic marine environment. Talks focus on how to achieve a healthy Baltic Sea in light of current regional targets and global goals.
Stena Line now take the next step in the quest to test new environmentally friendly energy types for propulsion of vessels. Recently a contract was signed with Callenberg Technology Group for batteries with a capacity of 1 MWh which will be installed on Stena Jutlandica which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. Before the summer, battery power in port operation will become a reality.
The results of the FinEst Link project state that a fast connection between Helsinki and Tallinn could bring major regional, national benefits and growth potential for Europe.
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, published since 1939, annually prints details on the world’s “Great Ships of the Year.” Among all ships there are LNG driven and bunkering units. Below there are, selected in the December 2017 edition, the top 10 ships of the year, according to the editors.
An official autonomous shipping test-bed was opened in Horten yesterday (6 December 2017), on the coast of Norway. Established to support the growth in development of new solutions for autonomous maritime operations, the new area is open to both Norwegian and international organisations, and is designed to be a convenient, safe, non-congested space to trial new technology and vessels.
As the first ferry company in the Port of Trelleborg, Stena Line will now be connecting up its two vessels M/S Skåne and M/S Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the electricity grid during calls into port. This is an important step in Stena Line’s dedicated sustainability work, with one of the focus areas being to reduce emissions into the atmosphere.
Stena Line is a pioneer in this field, and since 1989 has been able to connect up a number of its vessels to the electricity grid…
New containers can help developing countries utilize natural gas as a power source in remote areas
LNGTainer has announced its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) container is ready for production, which will take place in Finland. The containers utilize patented technology to make the storage and transportation of LNG more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than currently possible.
Liquefied natural gas allows natural gas to be exported to a wide range…
Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm.
The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and will power approximately 20,000 households.
“Hywind can be used for water depths up to 800 meters, thus opening up…
Green InfraPort was a project financed by EUSBSR Seed Money Facility and developed by three partners: Baltic Ports Organization (Estonia, a lead partner), SSPA Sweden AB (Sweden) and Motus Foundation (Poland).
Project started in February 2016 and ended in March 2017. It addressed few environmental developments and challenges for port industry within the Baltic Sea region: port reception facilities for sewage from passenger ships, liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering…