“The BSPC will continue to provide political support to the Cleanship project” said Roger Jansson, Åland Islands, BSPC Co-rapporteur on Integrated Maritime Policy, in his address to the Clean Baltic Shipping conference in Riga 19-20 September.
The conference attracted some 130 experts and decision-makers, discussing a wide range of issues such as non-emission ships, shoreside power supply, waste water reception in ports, and port fee regulations.
Reiterating the political recommenations of the BSPC IMP Rapporteurs at the 21st BSPC In St Petersburg, he stressed the need “to expand information on best maritime practices, to develop real-time maritime surveillance information and e-navigation, to strengthen competitiveness for clean shipping in the Baltic Sea, and to bolster preparedness against hazards and crime”.
He welcomed a statement from EU that it intends to reenergize the EU Integrated Maritime Policy, and also noted that EU will provide support for the adjustment measures to new and lower sulphur emission requirements from 2015. “We, elected representatives, will continue to do our work toward a prosperous, sustainable and safe Baltic Sea Region, and we will continue to work with you on Clean Shipping”, Jansson concluded.
His speech is available on the Rapporteurs’ webpage.
All presentations from the Conference can be retrieved from www.clean-baltic-sea-shipping.eu.