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“MCN Cup” awards ideas on sustainability

HAMBURG. During the first ever “MCN Cup” held in November, the Maritime Cluster of North Germany (mCN), honoured the innovation approaches of its members that contribute towards a sustainable transformation process in the maritime sector. The top award in Category A “How can existing vessels run more sustainably” went to “Dynamic Biofilm Protection” from Hasytec Electronics. This ultrasound technology prevents marine growth and biofouling on all liquid-carrying surfaces . There were two winners in Category B “How can ports and maritime logistics be made more sustainable?”: “SHARC”, a smart port application concept from bremenports for integrating renewable energies, and “DashPORT”, a joint project implemented in the seaport of Brake by NPorts and its partners. DashPORT is an intelligent software solution that visualises energy-intensive consumers and energy consumption, among other things. In Category C “How can other industries in the maritime sector be run more sustainably?” the jury was convinced by the “Industrial recycling of vessels – solving the dark side of shipping” that was submitted by Leviathan GmbH.


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