Wärtsilä launches sustainability initiative

Smart Marine ecosystems vision Wärtsilä's Oceanic Awakening,’ initiative aims to help ports move towards achieving greater efficiency and sustainability. Credit: Wärtsilä
Industry Database

Wärtsilä has launched an initiative that aims to connect and inspire 20 of the world’s most influential port cities to embrace and develop Smart Marine ecosystems by 2020.

Helsinki, Rotterdam and Hamburg are officially supporting the ‘An Oceanic Awakening,’ initiative launched at SMM to help ports move towards achieving greater efficiency and sustainability through these ecosystems, which rely on developments including digitalisation and cost-effective, carbon-free shipping via smart vessels.

Wärtsilä president and CEO, Jaakko Eskola, said: “We simply cannot afford to wait for the marine and energy industries to evolve at their own pace. The calls for greater efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity are simply too strong to be ignored.

“Rapid acceleration to benefit the entire sector, as well as society at large, is urgently required, and ‘An Oceanic Awakening’ is our wake-up call to everyone, heralding the beginning of our journey to making the future of shipping and energy a reality.”

To fulfil its mission, Wärtsilä has formed SEA20, which calls on the world’s most strategically important marine cities, including New York, Singapore, Hamburg, Helsinki, and Rotterdam, to develop a digitalised marine ecosystem - or Smart Marine - by 2020. This encompasses connectivity, data-sharing, intelligent automation and intelligent, carbon-free vessels, which feature efficient designs, hybrid propulsion technologies and cleaner fuels for eco-friendly shipping.

LATEST PRESS RELEASES

Arctic Route: an historic milestone for SOGET and S)ONE

On September 6th, at the Radicatel Terminal which is located between Le Havre and Rouen, the special... Read more

SOMACOM chooses TGIBOX to access to a real time geolocalization of its CHE

Since the beginning of June, SOMACOM is operating TGIBOX with 4 Straddle Carriers on the container t... Read more

KRIBI port chooses OSCAR Terminal Operating System !

To achieve its ambition to become an essential logistics platform in the Central African region, the... Read more

World’s smartest digital port with Northern collaboration:

World’s smartest digital port with Northern collaboration: Largest multipurpose port in Finland adop... Read more

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS WILL BE PART OF A HEATED DEBATE DURING THE AAPA CONVENTION IN VALPARAISO

Renowned international experts will take part in the debates scheduled for the 107th Convention of t... Read more

Breakbulk Events & Media Supports Project Cargo Summit in Rotterdam

Breakbulk Events & Media Supports Project Cargo Summit in Rotterdam Read more

View all