Next Generation Ship Award

With a focus on innovation, the Next Generation Ship Award honors the most promising design for ships that will be at sea in the coming decade.

The award will be handed out in front of a prominent industry audience at the Nor-Shipping Opening Ceremony. All four nominees will be publicly honored for their innovative ship design.

We’re excited to reveal the shortlist of nominees for the Next Generation Ship Award 2019. It’s a fiercly competitive list and each nominee would be a worthy winner in its own right. Click the photo to learn more.

The shortlisted nominees for the Next Generation Ship Award 2019.

Nominees 2019
Here we present all 21 nominated candidates.

Ships are long term assets and in a fast moving world of technological innovation keeping ahead of the pack means either integrating the advances in newbuildings or giving existing ships a new edge by retrofit or conversion. We are showcasing all of the entries for this year’s award in a series of articles. They are presented in the order of entry date and thus nothing about their chances of success in the awards should be inferred.

Nominees 1 – 5
Nominees 6 – 10
Nominees 11 – 15
Nominees 16 – 21

Combining the two categories from previous years (Next Generation and Energy Efficiency Awards), the Next Generation Ship Award is open to vessels delivered or which have undergone retrofit  or major conversion of new technologies since the 2017 Nor-Shipping Exhibition or scheduled for delivery within three years of the 2019 event.

The new Next Generation Ship Award is awarded to the ship project demonstrating the greatest advances and innovation in design. The design is assessed with respect to energy efficiency, innovation, suitability and flexibility, technology utilisation, safety and security and environmental sustainability.

Since innovative efficient designs often emerge through active collaboration between companies, collaborators may jointly apply.

The Jury will consider all aspects of each ship entered taking into account cost effectiveness / life cycle cost perspective of new and innovative features. With regard to sustainability, the impact on the environment will be considered as will vessel versatility ensuring employment under a wide range of market conditions. Where pioneering new technologies are incorporated into the design or construction of a ship, these will be assessed for their contribution to the overall efficiency of the vessel.

In recognition of the fact that ships are required to be commercially viable, all factors will be considered and no single factor will determine the winner. All ship types will be given equal consideration, regardless of size or segment.

Jury details
The jury consist of dedicated professionals representing a diversity of segments and geographical presence, inlcuding representetives from the Award Partner and Award Media Partner.

The jury’s chairman is Malcolm Latarche, an industry expert and freelance maritime journalist, who has led this jury since 2013.

The Next Generation Ship Award jury
• Jan Kvålsvold, Director, Global Business Development, DNV GL
• Kuba Szysmanski, General Secretary, Intermanager
• Paul Gunton, Technical Editor, ShipInsight
• Erik Giercksky, Head, Sustainable Ocean Business, UN Global Compact
• Anders Valland, Research Manager, SINTEF Ocean
• Per Martin Tanggaard, Director, Nor-Shipping

Jury Chairman Malcolm Latarche
Award Project Manager Kent Kristiansen

Next Generation Ship Award Winner 2017 and nominees


Award Partner

Award Media Partner


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