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Work package 2: Evaluating maritime industry processes and technology outlook

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.

Work package 3: Solving eco-efficiency bottlenecks through digital solutions

Trim and Ballast Optimisation for a Tanker Based on Machine Learning – Big data Analysis of Existing Data for Improved Environmental Performance and Ship Efficiency 

Report by:  Johannes Hüffmeier (RISE), Joakim Lundman (RISE), Fredrik von Elern (RISE)

The purpose of this study has been to demonstrate how value for business as well as for emission control can be created from auto-logging of high frequency operational data from ships. The aim has been to test machine learning and big data approaches based on existing historical ship operation data to improve energy efficiency on ballast trips. Based on the analysis, guidelines for how to improve energy efficiency of ships can be made by data collected from real-time operational data.

Download the report (pdf) HERE.

Synthesis of Digital Technology Pilotings – storymaps and videos

The synthesis work on ECOPRODIGI’s three industry cases on digital performance monitoring, optimising cargo stowage and streamlining shipyard processes compiles the findings from the digital technology pilotings. Based on the findings, the synthesis provides information on the processes, best practices, challenges and opportunities in implementing digital solutions in maritime industry. The synthesis outputs are available as storymaps and videos.

Storymaps:

Synthesis storymaps are based on interviews conducted with ECOPRODIGI project partners. The storymaps have been produced Elisa Aro (University of Turku) & Otto Lappalainen (University of Turku).

Videos:

Synthesis videos have been produced by ECOPRODIGI partners from the University of Turku, University of Southern Denmark, J. Lauritzen, Island Ferry Secretariat, Chalmers University of Technology, Klaipeda Science and Technology Park, Carinafour, DFDS and University of South-Eastern Norway.

Using digital solutions for monitoring vessel performance on Danish ferries

Using digital solutions for monitoring vessels performance on J.Lauritzen gas carriers

Piloting 3D scanning solutions to increase eco-efficency in vessel's life cycle

Piloting digital tools and services to make cargo stowage operations more eco-efficient

Piloting digital process management solutions to improve eco-efficiency in shipyard environment

Work package 4: Improving seedbed for eco-efficient digital solutions

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.

Training for shipyard ecosystems – Pilot training results

Training for shipyard ecosystems is a continuation of the work done in ECOPRODIGI’s technology case focusing on the optimisation of shipbuilding processes at shipyards. The aim has been to provide concrete answers to shipyards and their suppliers on how to train and educate their personnel on the possibilities and best practices of utilising digital tools and solutions in yard process optimisation. The report on the training results provides concrete advice and knowledge on training possibilities for shipyards and their suppliers.

The report has been prepared by: Juha Valtanen (Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd.), Aki Piiroinen (Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd.), Jussi Karlsson (Machine Technology Center Turku Ltd.).

Download the report on pilot training results HERE.

Work package 5: Strengthening public support for maritime industry digitalisation

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.

Policy Agenda for Eco-Efficient Maritime Industry in the Baltic Sea region

The policy agenda ties together findings from ECOPRODIGI’s industry cases in vessel performance monitoring, cargo stowage, and shipyard processes, as well as the policy briefs that are based on the cases. The agenda features practical recommendations on what policy makers and maritime authorities can do to support and strengthen digitalisation and eco-efficiency of Baltic Sea region’s maritime industry.

The agenda has been prepared by Tapio Karvonen (University of Turku).

Download the Policy Agenda for Eco-Efficient Maritime Industry here.