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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 

The UK Chamber of Shipping has launched a competition to find new ideas that could help make the shipping industry greener, cleaner, more sustainable and help achieve net zero by 2050.

The ‘Innovation Showcase’ competition will see new entrants to the shipping and maritime industry, such as MNTB cadets and apprentices, preparing and sending in an idea or concept they believe will change the shipping industry by making it greener and more sustainable. No idea or concept is too outlandish. UKCS wants to find a new product, idea or piece of technology which hasn’t been thought of before.

Entrants can choose how to submit their applications, e.g. by video, PowerPoint, word document - it’s the concept that matters. There are no age restrictions

The competition will close on 1 June 2020. A panel of judges will meet in July to assess the applications and pick the finalists. An event will be held where finalists will be invited to present their ideas to the panel and the winner will pick up a grant funded by the panel to help develop their concept.

UK Chamber of Shipping Director of Communications Alastair Clifton said: “Shipping is going greener, but we need new ideas to ensure we reach the targets set by the UK government and the IMO. This competition will see new entrants to the shipping and maritime industry given the opportunity to get creative and think of things no one else has thought of before. The finalists will get to present to some of the industry’s biggest names and win a grant to develop their idea. We want as many great ideas as possible so get thinking and get creative.”

The judging panel will be made up of representatives from Carnival, Svitzer, Red Funnel, Vroon and BP Shipping.

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