Due to the imbalances in trade flows, 24% of shipping containers - amounting to 200 million of them - are empty.[1,2,3] Yet they still need to be moved around, and thi
The Clean Maritime Plan is the climate roadmap for taking the maritime sector in the UK towards zero emissions.
When at port, ships keep their auxiliary engines running for electricity, resulting in unnecessary emission of pollutants and over $18bn in fuel waste. Estimates su
Successful blue growth requires companies to innovate and invest.
Fifty-four percent of all ship accidents in 2018 were due to navigational issues such as collisions with other ships, icebergs, infrastructure, or grounding on the sea
Ports are the sites of major pollution, where large vessels continue to run their engines even while at berth, and heavy-lifting work is being performed by diesel-powe
Approximately 10% of a vessel’s energy costs and emissions are due to fouling on the hull. In the U.S.
Sediment builds up in canals and ports, and so this underwater infrastructure needs to be continuously dredged to required depths.
Due to the imbalances in trade flows, 24% of containers that are being shipped around the world are empty.[1,2] Shipping patterns see containers loaded, for example, w
The unwanted accumulation of biological material on ship hulls, known as fouling, can cause an increase in fuel consumption by up to 40%. In the U.S.
It is estimated that there are 25 million shipping containers in active service around the world, with around 6 million in transit, at any time. For over 60 years,
With approximately 3000 ships sailing at any one time, the North Sea is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world. Many of the medium-sized vessels require app
The maritime shipping industry currently transports 90% of the goods traded around the world. The industry is responsible for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions
Offshore wind farms are playing an important role as Europe transitions to renewable energy.
RoRo (Roll-on/Roll-off) vessels carry 234 million tonnes of goods annually around Europe, and is growing at an average rate of 3%.[1,2] RoRo vessels follow fixed route
Digital twinning bridges the gap between the physical world and virtual world. It involves the scanning of existing objects to create virtual (digital) replicas.
Hyperloop proposes using magnetized tracks to move goods friction-free through a vacuum-sealed tunnel.
Contact and collision related casualties account for 40% of yearly insurance claims in the maritime industry. 75% of these are caused by human error, amounting to $
Ruptures, tears, cracks, holes, gashes, scrapes, and dents cause serious damage to hulls resulting in approximately $12bn worth of damage globally. Due to their ver
Customs authorities inspect less than 2% of the 752 million (TEU) containers shipped annually.[1,2] With 90% of the world's cargo transported in maritime containers, t
Containerized shipping between Asia and Northern Europe amounted to 15.1 million TEU in 2015. Both the Northern Sea Route and the North-West passage have the potent
In 2019, the containerized shipping industry will have transported over 800 million TEU, generating earnings in excess of $25bn. These containers arrive in ports on
Today's 22,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels will be small compared to the 50,000 TEU vessels forecasted 50 years from now. Modifying existing
Each year, around 1,390 containers are lost at sea due to poor lashing and rough weather conditions. When failure occurs, containers fall into the sea and can cause
Every year people die inspecting enclosed spaces. These spaces can contain depleted oxygen levels, toxic gases, and/or material otherwise unsafe for humans.
Large ships are inspected and cleaned every 4-5 years and painted every 8-10 years, in order to improve vessel performance and to demonstrate owners' commitment to saf
Norway is one of the leading ocean economies in the world today. The Norwegian Government regards the maritime industry as a priority sector.
The European Commission has recently published its second
DockTech is a water depth monitoring platform for ports and waterways, offering real-time view of berths and water channels as well as pattern reco
The Netherlands has been able to build a strong maritime position in the world, thanks in part to its strategic location at the mouth of the Meuse, Rhine and Scheldt.
The 2018 Annual Report on the EU Blue Economy describes the scope and progress of the bl
The World Trade Organization has published an analysis of the potential impact of blockchain technology on international trade:
If you have an innovative business idea, an interesting company with a lot of potential, or a great project within the field of Blue Growth, let us know!
Shipping as the lifeblood of the global economy transporting approximately 90% of global trade.
ECOncrete is a company that develops, manufactures, and supports concrete products for enhanci
The Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF) offers loans, guarantees and export financing for Dutch companies that want to expand their businesses internationally. DTIF
With the WBSO, companies can lower the wage costs for research and development (R&D) and other R&D costs and expenditures, such as prototypes or research equip
This report, Foresight Future of the Sea, summarises evidence on social, technological, e