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.
Credits: SILKE HEYER