Expert Group on Maritime Policy

At the 15th Ministerial Session in Elsinore, Denmark on the 4th of June the Ministers welcomed the decision to set up an Expert Group on Maritime Policy intended to contribute to sustainable growth and employment in the maritime sector, to combine and better coordinate all sea related activities and tasks, as well as to strike an appropriate balance between economic, social and ecological aspects. The Expert Group is cross-sectoral and will coordinate its work mainly between the priority areas of Economic Development and the Environment.  

 

On September 28, 2012 the Expert Group on Maritime Policy convened in Moscow for its 10th regular meeting - the first one under Russia’s CBSS presidency. The meeting was chaired by the State Policy Department on Maritime and River Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The Russian Chairmanship outlined its main priority topics for the Expert Group as well as its work calendar:

A. - Implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) in the context of measures aimed at improving the ecological situation in the Baltic Sea region – 10th EGMP meeting, Moscow, 28 September 2012

B. - Maritime traffic management and surveillance in the Baltic Sea region as an effective safety and security component minimizing negative impact on the environment – 11th EGMP meeting, St.-Petersburg, 15 November 2012

C. - Implementation of annex VI of the MARPOL Convention-74/78 in the Baltic Sea region: first results and expectations – 12th EGMP Kaliningrad, 1st Quarter 2013 (March) back to back with a EGMP Workshop


Ms. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of HELCOM, has been invited by the Chair as guest speaker and observer.

The power point presentations from the meeting have been converted to PDF and are available to download by clicking on the below links embedded in the table.

Ms. Ekaterina Srebnyak, Deputy Head of Marine Environment Protection Division,Ph.D.

Mr. Alexander Poshivay, Сhief of the Division of Safety and Support of Navigation, Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport

 

Ms. Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Helsinki Commission                      

 

Proposals for the Development of the National Ballast Water Management Strategy

 

Realization of International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments in the region of Baltic Sea in the context of measures directed to improve ecological situation in the region

 

HELCOM work with focus on implementation of the BWM Convention

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 23 2012 The Expert Group on Maritime Policy convened Workshop “Marineenvironmental protection on the Baltic Sea – political obligation, industrial opportunities”. The meeting was a follow up of the EGMP seminar on clean shipping and liquefied natural gas as ship fuel held in Oslo in March 2011. The event was also an integral part of the “Baltic Sea Days 2012” in Berlin hosted by the German Presidency of the CBSS. The agenda and power point presentations have been converted to PDF and are available to download by clicking on the below links embedded in the table


 

Marine environmental protection on the Baltic Sea – political obligation, industrial opportunities

April 2012, Berlin

Marine environmental protection on the Baltic Sea - Workshop Agenda

“Marine Environmental Protection on the Baltic Sea – political obligation,industrial opportunities” Introduction by Jan von Häfen

Priorities of the Danish Presidency regarding the maritime transport – April 2012

LNG as a fueal ship - Operational experience and Safety barriers, Henning Mohn, MSc Business Development Leader DNV Advisory, Norway Berlin, 23 April 2012

Baltic Sea cooperation for reducing ship and port emissions through knowledge and innovation-based competitiveness

MarTech LNG - Marine Competence, Technology and Knowledge Transfer for LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) development in the South Baltic Sea Region

SkySails Presentation
    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Terms of Reference are available to the right for your convenience.

On March 10 2011 The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry organised a workshop on LNG entitled The Baltic Sea as a pilot for LNG in Europe? Promoting the use and distribution of maritime LNG. The workshop was organised under the auspices of the Norwegian Presidency of the Council for 2010-2011. The power point presentations have been converted to PDF and are available to download by clicking on the below links embedded in the table. Additional documentation is available on the right hand side.

The Moderator's summary of the CBSS Workshop can be found here

Norwegian Ministry
of Trade and Industry
Workshop: Baltic Sea as a pilot for LNG in Europe?
Promoting the use and distribution of maritime LNG
10 March 2011, Oslo

LNG - a viable option fo rthe Baltic? Presentation of the DNV report on the potential of LNG shipping in the Baltic by Jon Rysst, Senior Vice President, DNV

Panel A: The Economics of LNG in Shipping
What are the determining factors when considering
LNG-use?

Can engine technology / ship design meet the new environmental standards? Research on LNG technology

Retrofitting of existing ships to LNG propulsion - the case of Bit Viking

Viking Line - innovative & environmentally friendly operation with LNG powered cruise

Panel A: The Economics of LNG in Shipping
What are the determining factors when considering
LNG-use?

Can engine technology / ship design meet the new environmental standards? Research on LNG technology

Retrofitting of existing ships to LNG propulsion - the case of Bit Viking

Viking Line - innovative & environmentally friendly operation with LNG powered cruise

Panel B: LNG Distribution / Infrastructure
How to strengthen distribution? Market situation and development for distribution of Maritime LNG

Facilitating LNG infrastructure for North Europe - an EU Motorways of the Sea Project

Why investing in LNG? Vision and Drivers, the case in Gothenburg - experiences and the road ahead

Nynäshamn LNG terminal - the first Baltic Sea hub in operation May 2011 can contribute to the development of the maritime sectors

Panel C: Environmental regulation and safety
Where do we stand and what
IMO-regulations do we need for
LNG-operation, distribution and infrastructure
LNG and the environment - the EMSA view

Safe Operation when using gas or low flash-point cargoes as fuel - opportunities and challenges

First Baltic Sea LNG terminal at Swinoujscie case study. Port and infrastructure safety regulations
Panel D: Policies to promote the use
and distribution of LNG in the Baltic Sea Region
EU policies promoting sustainable maritime transport

Promoting the use of LNG - the Norwegian NOx Fund

 
 
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