GSF projects


The core activity of GSF is the development of environmental and energy efficiency projects in relation to ships and the maritime industry. We initiate new projects regularly and usually have 1-3 on-going projects within different thematic areas.

It is entirely up to our members to decide what the next GSF project is about. Project ideas can be presented or developed collaboratively at a members' meeting, or can be initiated in between meetings.

We encourage our members to use the GSF network and involve as many members as possible in the ideation process, in order to ensure a more holistic and ambitious project.

A GSF project can be characterized by:


Being developed in collaboration between several GSF partners

Presenting ambitious goals for innovation and novelty

Considering the business case at an early stage

Delivering cutting edge green solutions for and beyond compliance

Dealing with legal compliance and documentation

Thematically, we usually take a point of departure in one or more of the following areas:

Machinery – production and consumption of energy


Operation and maintenance


General design

Projects can relate to both retro-fitting and new buildings.

Can my project become a GSF project?

You are always welcome to contact the secretariat for a talk on how your idea could fit into the network.

You can find more information on our current projects in the menu on the left.

Current Projects

Ambition 1.5 degree: Global Shippings Action Plan

November 28, 2017 12:51 pm

On nov. 13th 2017 during the COP23 event in Bonn, Germany. GSF co-organized an event with the ambition of making the maritime industry explore the road to low emission shipping and de-carbonization of the industry. 150 delegates from 25 countries participated in the event. GSF will continue to work with the recommendations from the event,...

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April 6, 2017 11:49 am

Background and purpose Statistically, more than 50% of the global “feeder fleet” is older than 10 years. This leaves considerable room for technology and operational improvement. The feedership segment is particularly interesting from an environmental perspective, because it mainly operates in near coastal areas. A reduction of emissions will, consequently, contribute to an improvement in...

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3D print in the maritime industry (III)

December 15, 2016 10:16 am

Moving from concept to implementation The overall purpose of this initiative is to push the adoption of 3D Print, Additive Manufacturing and related digital technology in the maritime industry. We will do this by testing applications in the maritime industry, but also by challenging some of the limitations that exists in terms of size and...

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