EU Recognized Organisations – EU RO
29.01.2018 New website of Working Group "Mutual Recognition" (MR)
New "Maritime Research" Programme and new "funding line on real time technologies for maritime safety".
17.01.2018 The new Maritime Research Programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) starting on January 1st 2018 aims to support innovative technology solutions for key future issues in the maritime sector.
Promoting LNG in ocean shipping
28.12.2017 First call for BMVI promotional programme for equipping/converting ships for LNG operation.
The VDMA Startup Machine goes live
02.10.2017 In the year of its 125th anniversary, the VDMA is launching its Startup Machine: a new grouping that intends to bring together start-up companies and mechanical engineering companies.
Finland promoting autonomous shipping – funding for German-Finnish joint projects being prepared
13.09.2017 The big players in shipbuilding – Wärtsilä, Rolls-Royce, Meyer Werft Group – active in Finland form an established research location for the shipbuilding technologies of tomorrow.
International alliance for development of unmanned cargo ships founded
04.09.2017 The alliance was launched at the end of June and expects to deliver the unmanned cargo ship by October 2021.
Talents for maritime
19.08.2017 New issue of annual training brochure – registrations by 28.08.2018
Study “Digitalisation of service in the marine equipment industry”
17.08.2017 With our study "Digitization of Service in the Maritime Supply Industry" we want to show which innovative service strategies and business models emerge in the context of industry 4.0 especially for maritime after-sales service.
EU Classification – TIER 6
30.06.2017 EU RO consultation process for mutual recognition - Consultation requested
Promotion initiative “Energy transition in transport” by the Federal Ministry of Economics
13.04.2017 Deadline for submitting project sketches 23.06.2017
Updated overview of maritime regulations
Amendments to the California's BW Discharge Standards and EGCS Washwater Regs in USA.
The funding programme “Innovative shipbuilding ensures competitive jobs” of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is also being continued in 2018. The new funding guideline follows on directly from the preceding regulation, which ended on December 31st 2017, and creates the legal framework for future funding in this area.
The EU has officially presented its system for the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from shipping. From 1 January 2018, ships with a gross tonnage of more than 5,000 must report their CO2 emissions to the EU Commission in order to be allowed to enter European ports.
DNV GL starts extensive external hearing process with maritime industries for new rules
EU RO - Mutual Recognition – Technical Requirements for next product group available
EU Recognized Organisations – Newsletter
Advance publications of work programmes 2018 - 2020
The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) tentatively accepted an amended implementation scheme for ships to comply with the D-2 biological standard under the BW Management Convention. The scheme, if approved by the Committee on July 7th, will be circulated to Member States for adoption during MEPC 72 scheduled to be held from April 9 - 13, 2018.
The Maritime Coordinator of the Federal Government and Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Uwe Beckmeyer, opened the parliamentary evening on the “Maritime Energy Transition” in Berlin on June 26th 2017.