The EU-financed project Clean Baltic Sea Shipping (Cleanship) held its final conference in Trelleborg on 2-3rd of September.
Both BSPC rapporteurs Mr Jochen Schulte (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) and Mr Roger Jansson (Åland Islands) took part. The Cleanship conference adopted recommendations regarding i.a. port fees, based on a special environmental index, as well as adapted port services regarding power supply and sewage treatment. The question regarding marine fuels was also raised.
The conference reached the same conclusions as the IMP Rapporteurs at the BSPC conference in Pärnu, namely that LNG is mainly for new ships, while marine diesel, scrubbers and ethanol is the solution for existing ships. The aim now is to urge ports and operators throughout the entire Baltic Sea Region to voluntarily implement the outcomings of the Cleanship project.