ZVT - Baltic & North Sea Collaboration

This is the first of three mini videos based on discussions during Almedalen 2016. Together we have advanced a bit further than most.

Change - step by step

You can say that Step 1 of the change curve (to understand that a change was needed) was completed in 2010 and step 2 (to diagnose the system) was in full swing in 2011.

Already convinced that an increased maritime transport can contribute to increased growth, increased welfare while reducing accidents, environmental and climate impact and energy consumption, we were also convinced that this alone would work only through collaboration where each and every one were contributing with what you're good at. Thus, cooperation between countries, cooperation across knowledge areas and shared knowledge in all development stages.

During 2012-2015, the step 3 (to create cutting-edge practices) was taken, both in terms of ships, infrastructure, regulatory developments and innovations. Implemented pilots for the use of Liquefied Natural Gas, Methanol and closed loop Scrubbers, and coming new pilots where battery power etc is used, are examples of this.

Increased welfare, growth & profitable transport at sea, while reducing negative environmental impact

During the last part of 2015, a more intense effort to take Step 4 (to get past the critical tipping point) began. The way forward is to use the results and lessons learned from the Pilot projects, trying to add more followers by supporting the change process, to eventually reach a new normal where green investment is the obvious choice for transport at sea.