CLEANSHIP Newsletter 7

Posted 2013-08-23


In Port of Rostock, a conference on Clean shipping efforts in the Baltic Sea, initiated by Baltic Sea Forum, was held on August 08 2013.

The conference was the formal start event of a Sailing week named Hanse Sail, with the armada of large windjammers from the Baltic Sea States.

Sunny weather with moderate winds made their sailing week a great sailing event, with a participation on board and in the port of several thousand participants.

During the conference, a joint meeting with several Baltic Sea Supporting International Organsations was held. The opening of the meeting was made by the Mayor of Hansestadt Rostock, Mr Roland Methling.

Speaches were held by the chairman of Baltic Sea Forum Mr Kurt Bodewig, the General Director of the Baltic Sea Council Mr Jan Lundin, the chairman of Finnish Shipowners Organisation Mr Markus Heydemann, the marketing manager of Shell business development in Europe Ms Siri Sundal Shield, Ms Ludmila Lutz-Auras from University of Rostock, Mr Torsten Mundt from Germanischer Lloyd, Mr Martin Kröger from the German Shipowners Association, and by Mr Hans Heinrich Conzen, CEO of TT Lines.

During the conference in Rostock, the present positions of the clean shipping matters were discussed and preparations for the CLEANSHIP Final Conference in Trelleborg were made.

During August 09 a number of the representatives were invited to a meeting on board the Norwegian Wind Jammer Christian Radich. There further preparations for the final CLEANSHIP Conference on September 02 and 03 were made.


In the CLEANSHIP Final Conference in Trelleborg on September 02 and 03, the project partners and invited seminar participants will highlight their main achievements and recommendations of this Strategic EU Project, and discuss in detail how they best can become used in order to persuade all Nations in the Baltic Sea Region to fully participate in full scale actions, necessary to be undertaken by both the maritime industry itself, the EU Parliament and the HELCOM Governments and their authorities, in order to create a Paradigm Shift, cleaning the Baltic Sea from further pollution and taking full responsibility for the future sustainable use of the Baltic Sea in all respects.

It is vital that the Position Document from the maritime industry, and the Partner Recommendations on how to proceed, which will be presented by the CLEANSHIP Partners at the CLEANSHIP Final Conference, will be mirrored fully in the subsequent Environmental Ministerial Conferences and in the subsequent HELCOM Action Plans.

Sten Björk
Project Manager


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