Short Sea Shipping

During the last couple of months a lot of work has been carried out on the development of a new certificate for shortsea shipping. (See also the Green Award news archive, 2004 # 3)

On the 20th of October the first meeting of the advisory body was held at the offices of Green Award in Rotterdam. This advisory body consists of several stakeholders from the Dutch Maritime sector and will advise the bureau in such a way that proper certification will be developed. The meeting resulted in several excellent recommendations that will be put to the test in the near future.

Over the past 2 months, 3 pilot surveys have been carried out onboard vessels under the management of Wijnne en Barends, a Dutch shortsea operator. These surveys provided us with a good indication on how the sector operates and which problems we can expect during an actual survey. Currently the existing survey method is under review and will lead towards a new way of conducting shortsea shipping surveys in the near future. Results on this new method will be available in due course.

For further information on this project please contact Bureau Green Award.




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