Panos Yannoulis, President, Oceanking introduced to the audience the ‘’ESSF Smart Financing Tools’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He explained that the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) was created by the European Commission in 2013 with the aim to foster sustainable maritime transport.
Its work is divided in sub- groups such as the Sub-group on Financing Aspects which is currently in the process of “calibrating” an innovative Green Shipping Financing Tool (GSFT). The main idea of the GSFT is to find “smart” ways to overcome main existing barriers for commercial banks to finance the introduction of “green” technologies which are required to meet challenging international and European environmental regulations.
The inaugural SMART4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Monday 22nd of February 2016 in Eugenides Foundation, Athens attracting 600 delegates from 12 countries representing a total of 280 organizations and focusing on latest smart shipping perspectives and operational challenges.
The 2016 SMART4SEA Forum was organized by SAFETY4SEA and sponsored by FURUNO who was the lead sponsor of the event and also by: ABS, ALBA, Danaos Management Consultants S.A, DNV GL, HEMEXPO, NAVTOR, SGL Engineering Ltd, SQE MARINE, SQE ACADEMY, SRH Marine Electronics SA and SWANNET. Furthermore, the event was supported by: AMMITEC, Chios Marine Club, EENMA, ECOMASYN, Piraeus Marine Club, WIMA, WISTA Hellas and Yacht Club of Greece.
Learn more at https://www.safety4sea.com/smart4sea