Alternative propulsion systems for (freight) sailing, defined as “hybrid sailing concepts”, have high potentials, due to rising oil prices and environmental aspects. Hybrid sailing concepts can lead to new business opportunities, job creation, more attractive regions and a more sustainable future.
S@IL built capacity, developed, improved and tested concepts, developed business cases, built alliances and embedded hybrid sailing in policy and society. A Strategic Sustainable Sea Transport Plan and a Communication Plan guaranteed project follow-up and implementation.
Joint North Sea Region stimulating and facilitating the transition process toward a sustainable shipping sector with focus on zero emission freight sailing by the development and promotion of competitive sustainable hybrid sailing concepts, including the execution of living lab pilots, simulation of data, building of public private alliances and developing of a Strategic Sustainable Sea Transport Plan in order to stimulate and coordinate the implementation of these findings.
Market conditions, policy aspects, supporting of actions like clean shipping labeling and public awareness were main items to complete this process.
Identified shipping lanes in North sea area for hybrid sailing and WIND POTENTIALS for hybrid sailing ships in the North Sea and other European regions
Strategic Sustainable Sea Transport Plan containing scenario planning tools with roadmap till 2050.
Identified opportunities for best routing options in hybrid sailing
Recommendations how to include hybrid freight sailing in existing frameworks
Guidelines for a legal framework and report on environmental ship indices at sea and in harbours
Recommendation on how to intensify low carbon hybrid freight sailing
Tailor made approach for public private partners being for different views and models for implementation.
Analysis of relevant interfaces, harbour good practices, public, private expectations of hybrid freight sailing, use of market-based instruments in the shipping business chain