Maritime Cluster announces nominees for sustainable shipping award

2 October 2023
MCN Cup to be presented on November 21, 2023 in Hamburg

The Maritime Cluster Norddeutschland (MCN) announced Monday (September 18, 2023) the nominees for its MCN Cup in four categories. The prizes will be presented on November 21, 2023 in the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Companies, start-ups and institutions have submitted all kinds of ecological, economical and sustainable solutions along the maritime value chain. An independent jury of experts has selected the nominees including two Hamburg-based companies. 

Upgrading ships and optimizing procedures 

The first category focuses on innovations for more sustainable shipping. The nominees include the "NORI Set" project for contactless operational monitoring of connecting rod and crosshead bearings in large engines and compressors at the Stralsund University of Applied Sciences. A project by MOL Katalysatortechnik GmbH to boost maritime sustainability through onboard catalytic water treatment, and the Hamburg-based 3Dock UG whose founders have developed a 3D printing system for additive manufacturing in the maritime industry. The projects in the second category focus on more sustainable operations in ports and maritime logistics. Nominees include "Tide 2 Use," an intelligent pump station and lock control system by Bremenports GmbH, a green marine fuel project by East Energy, and Mari-Syn Fuel, a synthetic methanol fuel project by TTZ Bremerhaven.

Digitizing shipping and talented young professionals

Emphasis is also on how digitalization can lead to greater sustainability in the maritime industry. The nominees in this category are "VIPort," a virtual smart port for sustainable energy supply by ITK-Engineering, a project by Vesselity Maritime Analytics to reduce emissions with underwater drones and AI. The Maco Maritime Competence Center in Hamburg has launched the Port-Skill 4.0 education hub for German port operations focusing on digitalization. Meanwhile, projects by talented young professionals have been nominated in the category "Tomorrow's Maritime Jobs". The nominees are the German Maritime Museum and the Leibniz Institute of Maritime History for a trainee regatta, a project by the Bremen University of Applied Sciences and Hapag-Lloyd on maritime IT, and TOPAS Industriemathematik Innovation for its link between science and business.


Sources and further information

Similar articles

Mood in maritime industry slightly improved, survey finds

IHK Nord's economic barometer shows increase especially in shipbuilding - concerns about energy and labour costs prevail

Homeport festival to focus on maritime innovations

Prototyping and technology festival on June 22 - emphasis on decarbonisation, circular economy and digital manufacturing

MSC shipping acquires 49.9 per cent share in Port of Hamburg

HHLA to become joint venture of City of Hamburg and MSC – shipping company to relocate its German headquarters to Hamburg

Port of Hamburg proving logistics hub and real innovation lab

SERIES (3) on Industries in Hamburg: Port activating land reserves and eyeing climate neutrality
The Consent Management Platform (https://app.usercentrics.eu/) we use could not be loaded. This can happen if AdBlockers incorrectly block this URL. Some features such as maps, proximity search or forms, cannot be used this way. To use these features, please deactivate your AdBlocker or allow access to *.usercentrics.eu.