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ESG – trend or necessity? Shipping, ports, offshore and shipyards under the pressure of innovators

By Marek Grzybowski

An ESG guidance for shipping was published this summer,. The implementation of an ESG strategy in shipping has implications throughout the ship supply and operation chain, from design through manufacturing, operation and port service.
The guide, developed jointly by Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping experts together with Boston Consulting Group analysts, is intended to help companies operating in maritime transport implement comprehensive ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategies. The essence of ESG was explained during a special webinar by Tanja Dalgaard, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Anne Katrine Bjerregaard Head of Strategy & Sustainability Office, Mikkel Krogsgaard Managing Director & Partner, BCG Peter Jameson Partner, BCG.
– In the world of maritime business, as in other industries, ESG reporting covers topics such as recycling, greenhouse gas emissions, other types of air pollution, environmental impact, business ethics, employee health and safety, as well as safety management and prevention accidents, explain DNV experts.
Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL, pointed out the need for a comprehensive approach to the implementation of the ESG strategy during the presentation of the “Energy Transition Outlook 2023” and “Maritime safety trends” reports during Nor Shipping 2023.

ESG sets standards
According to DNV, ESG reports and sustainability reports are intended to reveal the achievement of parameters in all three areas that are important for the functioning of a modern company. Reporting these parameters is intended to meet the expectations of stakeholders cooperating with the partner.
It’s about being transparent in assessing corporate responsibility. The report makes it possible to publish information that a business partner has rules, initiatives and strategies for managing under risk conditions and the ability to take advantage of the opportunities offered by management that takes into account ESG requirements.
In maritime industries, reports are published by leading companies operating both in the shipbuilding industry and maritime transport, in ports and offshore, in fishing and tourism, as well as companies operating in the vicinity of these industries.

ESG in ports

“Cargo operators recognize the role of ports [in implementing the ESG strategy] and will favor those who act according to the requirements,” noted Mark Nailer, head of the maritime division at Midstream in an article for Hellenic’s “Shipping News Worldwide”. In his opinion, “the adverse impact of the global port and terminal sector on [substances and CO2 – MG] emissions and local communities is significant.
Emissions and air pollution account for a large part of this impact, while the safety of workers [ports – MG] is another major concern. It is estimated that reducing port emissions could directly improve the health of more than 3.5 billion people by reducing air and water pollution – and indirectly improve health and well-being by helping to mitigate climate change, Nailer points to the UNCTAD report.

ESG in the shipbuilding industry
In many cases, it has already been said that shipyards should be hybrid, i.e. ensuring production and repairs taking into account environmental, social and ethical requirements.
One of the leading shipyards in implementing ESG is the Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHI). Already at the beginning of 2021, it adopted an ESG strategy. Within the five companies operating in the HHI Group, committees have been established for environmental protection, shaping social responsibility and implementing ethical management practices. The five participating companies are: Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Hyundai Construction Equipment Co., Hyundai Electric Energy Systems Co., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co.

Why (not only) Shipping Companies Don’t Have an ESG Plan
Increasingly, however, many shippers and logistics companies, as well as final recipients, demand information about the comprehensive carbon footprint related to the transport of goods between ports, and often from the producer to the consumer. High demands are placed on sea tourism and ferry operators. This is increasingly required of fish and seafood producers and processors as well as logisticians operating in this industry.
Offshore oil and gas operators and wind farm builders pay attention to sustainable development. It can be expected that the ESG strategy will soon become the flagship of every company that intends to operate in the maritime industry. On the other hand, the ESG standard will determine the level of involvement of shipowners and ports, offshore operators and fish producers in the sustainable development of our globe.

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Organizations today face ten significant shifts. Here’s what to do about them

 

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Business leaders around the world are currently addressing not only economic volatility, geopolitical instability, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic but also a range of organizational shifts that have significant implications for structures, processes, and people. The shifts include complex questions about how to organize for speed to shore up resilience, find the right balance between in-person and remote work models, address employees’ declining mental health,1 and build new institutional capabilities at a time of rapid technological change, among others.

To help CEOs and their leadership teams consider such questions, we have launched McKinsey’s The State of Organizations 2023 report. The report is an account of an ongoing research initiative that seeks both to pinpoint the most important shifts that organizations are grappling with and to provide some ideas and suggestions about how to approach them.

As part of the research, we conducted a survey of more than 2,500 business leaders around the world.2 Only half say their organizations are well prepared to anticipate and react to external shocks, and two-thirds see their organizations as overly complex and inefficient. We also spoke with business leaders to gather inspiring stories and best practices from beacons—organizations that have been able to adapt to recent economic and operational disruptions and forge new paths. Finally, we developed four points to consider in addressing the ten organizational shifts, leveraging the survey results, the quantitative research with executives, and insights from our work in the field and through existing McKinsey research.

The ten most significant shifts facing organizations today

Through the State of Organizations Survey, conversations with CEOs and their teams, and the findings of recent McKinsey research, we have identified ten of the most important organizational shifts that businesses need to address today. These shifts are both challenging and harbingers of opportunity, depending on how organizations address them.

1. Increasing speed, strengthening resilience.

2. ‘True hybrid’: The new balance of in-person and remote work.

3. Making way for applied AI

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Authors:  Patrick GuggenbergerDana MaorMichael Park, and Patrick Simon

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The Asian shipbuilding industry is going full speed ahead

 

By Marek Grzybowski

The shipbuilding industry is booming and shipowners are fighting for places on the docks. Unfortunately, but in Asian shipyards. European shipyards save themselves by orders for passenger ships, specialized ships and ships. Companies from the shipyard’s environment save themselves by selling the latest equipment and technologies to Asian shipyards.
– Demand for innovative ships is growing and it looks like the reopening of decommissioned shipyards, especially in China – announces Mohamed Rabie of SnP Broker Intermodal in the latest report.
Prices of ordered ships and on the secondary market remain high. Prices for new LNG carriers in June 2023 were around USD 218 million. Indicative prices for 5-year-old used LNG tankers in June 2023 were estimated at USD 200 million, Banchero Costa reports. This is important information for Poland, because we are planning to build an FSRU terminal in Gdańsk. And some terminals are built on the basis of modernized units purchased on the secondary market.
For comparison, Newcastlemax bulk carriers in June 2023 were contracted for approximately USD 66.5 million, and USD 60 million for the Standard Capesize. In June 2023, 5-year-old Newcastlemax ships cost USD 50 million, and Standard Capesize around USD 46.3 million.

High prices for new and used ships
In June this year, the shipyards demanded about USD 130 million for the VLCC vessel, USD 83 million for the Suezmax and USD 67.1 million for the Aframax for the new oil tankers. For the 5-year-old tanker, prices in June 2023 were estimated at around USD 97.6 million for VLCC, USD 69.2 million for Suezmax and around USD 64.2 million for Aframax.
Product prices remained stable. For example, in June this year, the MR2 tanker was contracted for approximately USD 46.6 million. On the other hand, the 5-year-old MR2 ship was offered in June 2023 for approximately USD 42.5 million, according to Banchero Costa experts in the latest reports.
– During the first 6 months of 2023, a total of 719 ships were contracted, of which 24.2% were bulk carriers, 23.09% were tankers (oil and products), 9.46% were containers, 5.01% were LPG tankers, and 4.31% LNG carriers, according to the latest Intermodal report.

The shipyard’s production capacity is increasing
– The shipyard’s production capacity is expected to be increased by 1.5 million CGT after the reopening of 12 shipyards in China. Thus, the 299 active shipyards in 2023 represent a total production capacity of 54 million CGT, believes Chara Georgousi.
Utilization of the 80 leading Asian shipyards is projected to increase to 83% in 2023 from 65% in 2022, while in 2024 it could increase to 91%. According to her, “Leading shipyards in South Korea and China are ahead of shipyards in Japan and other countries.”
The procurement structure for environmentally friendly ships is also changing. The number of units ordered with dual-fuel engines is increasing, the number of orders for power plants with scrubbers (washers) is decreasing. This is good news for European manufacturers of innovative engines, scrubbers and ship propulsion systems powered by batteries or LNG.
– In the first five months of 2023, 20% of the ordered ships will be able to use alternative fuels – says Antonis Tsimplakis – columnist for “Naftemporiki”. 6% of them will be fueled with gas from LNG tanks, 9% with methanol, and only 5% with LPG.

Alternative fuel course
Market analysis conducted by Intermodal shows that from 2022, most new ships ordered are equipped with some kind of emission reduction technology or with “off-the-shelf” technologies for the use of alternative fuels. According to Intermodal, this trend will continue in the coming years.
Today, in the case of the active fleet, approximately 0.54% of ships use alternative fuels, while in the shipyard order book the percentage that will use alternative fuels reaches 14.69%.
– Currently, 911 ships use LNG as fuel, 182 ships use LPG, 127 ships use methanol and only 27 ships use hydrogen. Of the current order backlog, 10.31% of ships will be powered by LNG, 2.03% by methanol, 1.91% by LPG and just 0.42% by hydrogen, according to Tsimplakis.

China is the leader – orders increased by 67.7%
Published by the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) Statistics after the first half of this year. reported that there was an increase in the number of new contracts in Chinese shipyards by 67.7%. Among them, export orders account for 92.8% of contracts.
Orders for the construction of new ships rose sharply this year. Container ships and LNG carriers still dominate the docks of Chinese shipyards. More oil and product tanker contracts have emerged.
– In the first half of the year, Chinese shipyard workers delivered ships with a carrying capacity of 21.13 million tons, which means an increase of 14.2% year on year – reports CANSI.
In the first six months, China’s shipbuilding output accounted for 49.6% of world output. However, the portfolio for new orders for shipbuilding accounted for 72.6% of global contracts, which corresponded to 53.2% of the deadweight capacity in the global market.

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Arne Vatnøy: The idea behind Norwegian Offshore Wind is that we are industry driven

Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster –  to maximize opportunities for the Norwegian OWI
 Marek Grzybowski (5) questions to Arne Vatnøy, Communication Manager,  Norwegian Offshore Wind
An exclusive interview to Baltic Journalist Maritime Club  of the Baltic Sea & Space Cluster  (BSSC)

The dynamic between the small startups, SMEs and the large international companies is core of collaboration in the Norwegian Offshore Wind cluster. The organization has several meeting places where are organized B2Bs between the cluster members, and they are also represented in our working groups for different markets and supply chain issues.

The idea behind Norwegian Offshore Wind is that the Norwegian Offshore Wind is industry driven. All the working groups are led be a representative from Cluster  member companies. With the position that Norway has as pioneers withing the floating offshore wind industry, it is natural that the Norway is the host country of the global flagship event for floating wind.

Marek Grzybowski: The Norwegian government’s target is 30 GW by 2040. Multiconsult’s mapping shows much greater potential for the construction of new offshore wind farms along the entire coast. Norwegian Offshore Wind, together with developers Equinor, Source Galileo, Hafslund and Deep Wind Offshore, commissioned the preparation of the report. Is it possible to build 338 GW of offshore wind energy in Norway?

Arne Vatnøy, Norwegian Offshore Wind: This report shows that there are large areas we need to examine further in the process of finding new areas for offshore wind development. The industry supports the government´s ambitious goal of 30 GW by 2040, and we will contribute constructively with input in the process of finding the best suited areas. We see that there is a large potential, especially within floating offshore wind, and the industry will continue to provide new insight that will bring the development forward.

Marek Grzybowski: The report places particular emphasis on cooperation with other maritime industries. What are the industries? How will industries related to the blue economy work together?

Arne Vatnøy, Norwegian Offshore Wind: In Norway, we have a good dialogue with the fishing organizations, and this is vital to succeed with further offshore wind development. When we are going to find new areas for offshore wind we need insight and knowledge that secure coexistence. We work together with different interest groups in the government´s coexistence group, and we are also facilitating debates, discussions, seminars and meeting places with all the industries related to the blue economy. At this year´s Floating Wind Days, coexistence is of course high on the agenda.

Marek Grzybowski: Norwegian Offshore Wind achieved ARENA Pro Cluster status through Norwegian Innovation Clusters in 2021. Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster members range from small start-ups to international companies. What is the cooperation of these companies in the Cluster? How does the cluster achieve the synergy effect?

Arne Vatnøy, Norwegian Offshore Wind: The dynamic between the small startups, SMEs and the large international companies is core of collaboration in our organization. We have several meeting places where we organize B2Bs between our members, and they are also represented in our working groups for different markets and supply chain issues. All the consortia applying for the Norwegain offshore wind parks are represented in our cluster, and they are working together to influence policy makers and authorities in our Developers Forum.

Marek Grzybowski: There are 17 working groups in the Norwegian Offshore Wind cluster. There is also a steering committee in the cluster. Why was this structure created? What is the role of these Cluster structures in the development of innovation and business?

Arne Vatnøy, Norwegian Offshore Wind: The idea behind Norwegian Offshore Wind is that we are industry driven. All the working groups are led be a representative from our member companies. The steering committee is also put together to represent the diversity in this industry. Their role is to help create the strategy for the cluster and make sure that it is the opinions of the industry that drive our work forward.

Marek Grzybowski: Floating Wind Days 2023 will be held in Haugesund on May 24-25th. What is the mission and main purpose and role of this event? Who will the speakers be?  

Arne Vatnøy, Norwegian Offshore Wind: With the position that Norway has as pioneers withing the floating offshore wind industry, it is natural that we are the host country of the global flagship event for floating wind. We have more than hundred speakers, see the full list and program at www.floatingwinddays.com. This year´s festival is opened by the Prime Minister of Norway.

Marek Grzybowski: Thank you for your answers

 

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Sevenet Story Scene SOPOT 18 maja 2023

  

To autorskie wydarzenie SEVENET, podczas którego opowiadamy nasze historie, ale i historie z naszym udziałem (czyli wdrożenia, opowieści technologiczne, etc). Każda prelekcja stanowi niejako kolejną, odrębną scene, która finalnie łączy się w jedną, wspólną całość. Łącznikiem tych historii jest Sevenet, jako integrator i partner w biznesie.

Sevenet S. A. jest firmą z branży IT, zajmującą się od 1997 roku dostawą zaawansowanych rozwiązań teleinformatycznych dla przedsiębiorstw
i instytucji w Polsce. Od czerwca 2011 roku akcje Spółki notowane są w Alternatywnym Systemie Obrotu rynku NewConnect.

SEVENET STORY SCENE PRELEGENCI

Agenda

REJESTRACJA UCZESTNIKÓW 10:00 – 11:00

Sesja Plenarna: Evidence-based growth™ Jak szlifować kompetencje, rozwijać talenty i korzystać z narzędzi, które weryfikuje nauka. 11:00 – 11:30 prelegent: Piotr Bucki
Sesja 1: A czemu by nie ćwierkać? Jeden system – wiele kanałów. Webex Connect – rewolucja w komunikacji. 11:30 – 12:00
Prelegent: Arkadiusz Rybacki / Sevenet S.A. Prelegent: Adrian Królikowski / Sevenet S.A.
Sesja 2: Gastroskopia po 40-ce, czyli analityka w data center w dobie przepustowości 40G i więcej. 12:00 – 12:20
Prelegent: Krzysztof Załęski / Sevenet S.A.
PRZERWA KAWOWA 12:20 – 12:40
Sesja 3: Dajmy nura i zajrzyjmy głębiej – wzbogacenie widoczności SD-WAN przy wykorzystaniu Cisco ThousandEyes. 12:40 – 13:00
Prelegent: Rafał Piwko / Sevenet S.A.
Sesja 4: Parasol na pochmurną pogodę. Cisco SASE (Umbrella & DUO) – rozwiązania bezpieczeństwa serwowane natywnie z chmury. 13:00 – 13:20 Prelegent: Bartosz Kuca / Sevenet S.A.
Sesja 5: Cyberbezpieczeństwo od A do Z, czyli od DNS poprzez mikrosegmentacje, a skończywszy na sieciach przemysłowych OT. Case study. 13:20 – 13:40 Prelegent: Aleksander Jagosz / Sevenet S.A. Prelegent: Marcin Białkowski / Sevenet S.A. Prelegent: Marcin Kornafel / Sevenet S.A.
LUNCH 13:40 – 15:00
NETWORKING 15:00 – 19:00
KOLACJA 19:00 – 20:00
ATRAKCJA WIECZORU 21:30 – 22:30