Combining the two categories from previous years (Next Generation and Energy Efficiency Awards), the Next Generation Ship Award is open to vessels delivered since the 2017 Nor-Shipping Exhibition or scheduled for delivery within three years of the 2019 event.
The New 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.
Jury Chairman Malcolm Latarche