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.
The call for entries has closed, and here we present all 21 nominees.
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.
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.
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
• DNV GL – Jan Kvålsvold, Director – Global Business Development
• Intermanager – Kuba Szysmanski, General Secretary
• ShipInsight – Paul Gunton, Technical Editor
• UN Global Compact – Erik Giercksky, Director Communication
• SINTEF Ocean – Anders Valland, Research Manager
• Nor-Shipping – Per Martin Tanggaard, Director
• Jury Chairman, Malcolm Latarche, maritime journalist and industry expert
Award Media Partner