Green Shipping

Holistic Approach - Energy Improvement

Welcome to NAVGREEN. The program aims to improve the environmental footprint of shipping. It focuses on the following key areas: development of alternative solutions to traditional fuels, improving energy efficiency in ships and ports, using new digital technologies for better operational management, and encouraging recycling and the use of biofuels. Through the NAVGREEN program, shipping will become more sustainable and efficient.


A holistic approach to optimizing 'Green Shipping', with alternative solutions for various maritime activities

Development of solutions for alternative fuels, production, storage, and energy management.

Energy upgrading of ships and ports with design, technological, and operational solutions.

Implementation of digitization technologies and management of ship operations, ports.

Promotion of circular economy and energy recovery, through green recycling and biofuel production.

Evaluation of the efficiency of solutions and finding the ideal combination for each case.

Development of a tool to support the best choice and investment decision.

Drafting an action roadmap for advancing shipping towards decarbonization and informing solutions to researchers, shipping companies, marine surveyors, ports, shipbuilders, and equipment manufacturers.

work packages


Work Package 1

Identification of the sectors of maritime activity, their specific characteristics, and which of these are related to green shipping or can be influenced by it.


Work Package 2

Pure alternative fuels, alternative energy sources, as well as technologies for reducing the footprint of transitional alternative fuels are examined.


Work Package 3

The energy upgrade and efficiency of ships and ports are studied, as well as issues related to the design of green ships with an emphasis on energy saving.


Work Package 4

Different technologies for reducing environmental footprint are examined, and the impacts of climate-active energy pollutants on the environment are assessed.


Work Package 5

The management of large data sets for monitoring in remote and/or autonomous navigation, and in the management of maritime traffic is examined.


Work Package 6

Biofuels as recycling products, the synergy of ships-ports, maritime activities, as well as the life cycle of technologies and fuels are examined.


Work Package 7

A map of optimal combinations is produced based on the individual analysis of technologies and solutions, as well as alternative fuels.


Work Package 8

Two case studies are developed, i) for ocean-going vessels and ii) for Greek coastal shipping vessels for connecting the mainland with the islands.

See the Results

The results of the project are made available online from the date of completion of the project or the date on which any information about these results is provided to the members of any organization, whichever comes first. The results remain available online for a period of at least 5 years, starting from the date of completion of the project.



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