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Maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region – Synthesis of eco-inefficiencies and the potential of digital technologies for solving them 

Report by: Elisa Aro (University of Turku), Niels Gorm Malý Rytter (Aalborg University) and Teemu Itälinna (University of Turku)

This synthesis was developed under ECOPRODIGI’s Work Package 2 ‘Evaluating maritime industry processes and technology outlook’. It offers an overview of
the results achieved so far in the project’s three technology cases: digital performance monitoring, optimising cargo stowage and optimising shipyard processes. The report summarises the eco-inefficiencies identified in the processes of the involved end-users, and it introduces the digital technologies that are currently in use and the most promising digital technologies and concepts for improving eco-efficiency. The report also addresses challenges and requirements that the implementation of new technologies and concepts involves. On that basis, the report provides an outlook for the future in regard to capitalising the benefits of digitalisation. The focus is on the Baltic Sea region, but the scope is global, as the solutions may be utilised anywhere.

Download the report (pdf) HERE.

Digitalisation roadmaps for maritime industry

Digitalisation roadmaps have been produced as part of ECOPRODIGI’s work package 4. They provide a glimpse of the future of maritime operations in the Baltic Sea region with a focus on Ro-Ro shipping and shipyard operations. The roadmaps are a product of inter-disciplinary collaboration, the core of which consisted of ECOPRODIGI consortium members. Early drafts were validated through consultation with experts, and results were summarised and validated together with wider industry and policy actors through surveys.

Maritime in the 21st Century: The state of play, a brief history, a roadmap, and scenarios

Report prepared by: Matthew J. Spaniol, MariTimeLine Consulting ; Marie Lützen, University of Southern Denmark; Niels Gorm Malý Rytter, Aalborg University, University of Southern Denmark; Andrius Ziukas, Aalborg University; Otto Lappalainen, University of Turku; Valdemar Ehlers, Danish Maritime; Tapio Karvonen, University of Turku; Kenn Steger-Jensen, University of South-Eastern Norway

Download the report “Maritime in the 21st century” (pdf) here.

Download vertical roadmap visualisation (pdf) here.

Download horizontal roadmap visualisation (pdf) here.

Road to Shipyard 4.0: The state of play, a brief history of maritime developments, and a future roadmap

Report prepared by: Otto Lappalainen, University of Turku; Matthew J. Spaniol, MariTimeLine Consulting; Tapio Karvonen, University of Turku; Valdemar Ehlers, Danish Maritime; Jussi Karlsson, Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd.; Daniel Nåfors, Chalmers University of Technology; Aki Piiroinen, Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd.; Andrius Sutnikas, Klaipeda Science and Technology Park; Juha Valtanen, Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd.

Download the report “Road to Shipyard 4.0” (pdf) here.

Download vertical roadmap visualisation (pdf) here.

Download horizontal roadmap visualisation (pdf) here.

Policy briefs

To strengthen public support for maritime industry digitalisation and eco-efficiency in the Baltic Sea region, ECOPRODIGI has produced policy briefings based on the findings from the projects three industry cases. The briefs include insights into the key findings of each case as well as practical recommendations on how to support and strengthen digitalisation and eco-efficiency in the areas of vessel performance monitoring, cargo stowage, and shipyard processes. The briefings will be compiled into a policy agenda.

All briefs have been prepared by Tapio Karvonen (University of Turku).

Download policy brief on digital performance monitoring here.

Download policy brief on cargo stowage optimisation here.

Download policy brief on optimising shipyard processes here.