BTH in project on sustainable shipping with United Nations

Blekinge Institute of Technology is cooperating with a specialized agency of the United Nations, in the area of sustainable shipping.

BTH is one of the funding partners in the GoLNG project, partly funded by the European Commission, which runs 2017–2019 in promoting the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. In addition, the project focuses on the development of demand and accessibility of LNG in the Baltic Sea Region.

BTH is cooperating with several international universities, including the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden, a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. The UN international Maritime Organization is developing rules and routines for fueling ships and trying to spread knowledge on LNG.

– World Maritime University is part of UN and is working with BTH on developing tools and routines to transfer knowledge for improving decision making, says Lawrence Henesey, expert in decision making and IT (Information Technology) for the maritime Industry and BTH representative in the project. Together with World Maritime University and others, BTH will give support on developing a sustainable Baltic Corridor Strategy for LNG. An LNG competence center will be announced in late April, 2017 with BTH participating as one of the four founding institutions.

The World Maritime University´s participation in the project demonstrates a continued, strong commitment of the University to the implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

– BTH is supporting the GoLNG project via past work on the MarTECH LNG project in which both projects required skills and experiences on port and terminal software systems and intelligent material handling, which has been the basis of my research at BTH, Lawrence Henesey concludes.

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7 March 2017