Invitation SAIL Midterm conference - 4 July 2014

You are invited to visit the SAIL Midterm conference

Programme:  click here (pdf)

Date: Friday, 4 July 2014

Time: 10.00 to 13.00

Location: Hubert Jan Loods, De Nieuwe Willemshaven, Harlingen (Map Nieuwe Willemshaven)

This conference provides broad insight into the opportunities and challenges of sustainable shipping, wind assisted propulsion, LNG, and retrofitting.

Why The tall ship race is an excellent event to learn more on the impact of maritime transport. New international regulations on environmental impact including CO2,NOx, SOx emissions demanding significant investment for maritime companies. This conferences aims to update participants on new business opportunities to be a first mover in blue maritime.

Who The conference is for all stakeholders and experts interested in Green Maritime.

Registration For registration send an email to


  • Initiatives focusing on renewables energy in the North Sea area
  • First movers amongst ship owners
  • Builders of engineers of the first emission free cargovessel Ecoliner
  • Marketing sustainable transport
  • Trademanagers making it happen
  • Changing Oil prices
  • The first Ecoliner for measuring performances
  • Wind Assisted Propulsion (WASP)
  • Finance of innovation; European programmes
  • This conference is free of charge


09.30 Reception and registration

10.00 Introduction and opening by Hans Konst, member of the executive board of the province of Fryslân

10.05 Project update, by mr. Anne de Vries, project manager Interreg IVB SAIL project

10.15 First results windtunneltest of Ecoliner, by Daan Sparreboom, Dykstra Naval Architects

10.25 Captain Jorne Langelaan, Fairtransport Trading & Shipping BV

10.35 Ruurd van der Meer and students of NHL about test and pilot of Ameland Shipping

10.55 Financial modeling, business plans, managing, cooperation, Schip CV’s, etc, by Caroline van Tilborg, REBEL groep

11.15 BREAK

11.45 Gavin Allwright, International Windships Association, South Pacific Sustainable Shipping Network, and Greenheart.

11.55 Heinz Otto, Windschiffe

12.05 Clean shipping a business to business tool for cargo owners to select clean ships, by Edo Donker of North Sea Foundation

12.15  Dong solar Challenge,  by Jeroen Veenema, NHL Knowledge Centre for yachts

12.30 Discussion with drinks and bites

13.00 End of the conference
For any questions, please contact Brigitte Feenstra, +31 (0)58 292 51 32,

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