Ports

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Virtual arrival agreements

When at port, ships keep their auxiliary engines running for electricity, resulting in unnecessary emission of pollutants and over $18bn in fuel waste.[1] Estimates su

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Periscope Blue Growth Innovation Survey results

Successful blue growth requires companies to innovate and invest.

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Multipurpose drones on ships

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

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Microgrids at large ports

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

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Subsurface coating reapplication

Approximately 10% of a vessel’s energy costs and emissions are due to fouling on the hull.[1] In the U.S.

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Autonomous underwater dredger

Sediment builds up in canals and ports, and so this underwater infrastructure needs to be continuously dredged to required depths.

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Foldable containers

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

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Antifouling foil

The unwanted accumulation of biological material on ship hulls, known as fouling, can cause an increase in fuel consumption by up to 40%.[1] In the U.S.

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Lightweight containers

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.[1] For over 60 years,

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Tide-powered hydrogen vessels

With approximately 3000 ships sailing at any one time, the North Sea is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world.[1] Many of the medium-sized vessels require app

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Offshore logistics hub

The maritime shipping industry currently transports 90% of the goods traded around the world.[1] The industry is responsible for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions

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Recharging at wind farms

Offshore wind farms are playing an important role as Europe transitions to renewable energy.

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AI for cargo stowage

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

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Digital vessel twinning

Digital twinning bridges the gap between the physical world and virtual world.[1] It involves the scanning of existing objects to create virtual (digital) replicas.

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Underwater cargo hyperloop

Hyperloop proposes using magnetized tracks to move goods friction-free through a vacuum-sealed tunnel.

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Laser-based navigation

Contact and collision related casualties account for 40% of yearly insurance claims in the maritime industry.[1] 75% of these are caused by human error, amounting to $

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Composite for ship repairs

Ruptures, tears, cracks, holes, gashes, scrapes, and dents cause serious damage to hulls resulting in approximately $12bn worth of damage globally.[1] Due to their ver

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3D X-ray container scanner

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

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Ice-class container vessel

Containerized shipping between Asia and Northern Europe amounted to 15.1 million TEU in 2015.[1] Both the Northern Sea Route and the North-West passage have the potent

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Autonomous containers

In 2019, the containerized shipping industry will have transported over 800 million TEU, generating earnings in excess of $25bn.[1] These containers arrive in ports on

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Offshore container terminal

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.[1] Modifying existing

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Lashing robots

Each year, around 1,390 containers are lost at sea due to poor lashing and rough weather conditions.[1] When failure occurs, containers fall into the sea and can cause

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Drones for enclosed spaces

Every year people die inspecting enclosed spaces. These spaces can contain depleted oxygen levels, toxic gases, and/or material otherwise unsafe for humans.

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Subsurface hull laser scanner

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

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Blue Growth Support Norway

Norway is one of the leading ocean economies in the world today. The Norwegian Government regards the maritime industry as a priority sector.

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The EU Blue Economy Report 2019

The European Commission has recently published its second

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DockTech - Monitoring water depth for ports

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

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Blue Growth Support The Netherlands

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.

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The Annual Report on the EU Blue Economy

The 2018 Annual Report on the EU Blue Economy describes the scope and progress of the bl

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Can Blockchain revolutionize international trade?

The World Trade Organization has published an analysis of the potential impact of blockchain technology on international trade:

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Wish to be in the Spotlight?

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!

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) Safety and Shipping Review 2018

Shipping as the lifeblood of the global economy transporting approximately 90% of global trade.

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An ECOncrete solution to reduce the ecological footprint in marine areas

ECOncrete is a company that develops, manufactures, and supports concrete products for enhanci

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Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF)

The Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF) offers loans, guarantees and export financing for Dutch companies that want to expand their businesses internationally. DTIF

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WBSO (R&D tax credit)

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

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Foresight - Future of the Sea

This report, Foresight Future of the Sea, summarises evidence on social, technological, e

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