Green shipping is when people or goods are transported by ships using the minimum resources and energy possible to protect the environment from the pollutants generated by the vessel. Green shipping promotes cleaner practices to enforce emission control, efficient port management, and equipment management.
Shipping GHG emissions are rising sharply; between 2013-2015, they increased by 2.4%, and between 2012-2050, they are projected to grow by 20-120%. It’s a trend that needs to be reversed soon if the shipping sector is to contribute to the Paris Agreement and reduce its emissions down to zero in the second half of the century. This is a global problem and needs to be solved. Through this event, we get some innovative steps to reduce GHG emissions and promote green shipping.

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2nd April



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Stages and Timeline

Go-green will be organized in 2 rounds where participants will receive an opportunity to submit online mode, if selected for the next round, will receive a chance to present their work in front of judges and have a Q&A round.

Stage 1: Abstract Submission

The participants must submit an abstract document. They must mention all the important innovative ways they want to manage carbon emissions, alternative fuels, and renewable sources of energy. Please note that only issues relating to the following fields will be accepted.

Stage 2: Final report submission and presentation

Participants must send their final presentation to Samudramanthan through a google form circulated on 27th March.
This will be the final round, where participants must provide the final report highlighting their work and research on the given topic. Participants will be required to present their case study to a judging panel. The limit for this is strictly 10 mins, with an additional 5 mins reserved for a Q&A session and setup.
NOTE: You need to bring your pen drive containing your presentation.

Problem Statement

To develop healthy relations between Iraq and India, there is continuous trade between both countries; There is a ship MSC DANIELE containing cargo from UMM QASR to Nhava seva (India) port. There is constant pressure from the IMO to reduce the carbon emission of ships. The necessary details required are mentioned below:
Distance between ports: 1847 Nautical miles
Cargo type: Cargo - Hazard A (Major)
gross tonnage: 151559
LOA: 366.07m
Draught: 10.3m
width: 51.24
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 15.6 knots / 9.6 knots
Wind speed: 3 knots
Wind direction: S (164°)
Air Temperature: 25°C
As a naval architect, your company wants you to evaluate the feasibility and potential impact of implementing a carbon offset program for this cargo vessels. Propose a comprehensive strategy to minimize environmental impact and increase energy efficiency while maintaining competitive advantage and economic viability. Take necessary assumptions, if needed, and show all calculations properly.

Make sure your solution must address the following questions properly:
1. How accurately do you calculate the carbon emission and suggest efficient ways to reduce it significantly?
2. You search for alternate fuel and how that is more effective than heavy fuel in ships.
3. How feasible and economically acceptable are your suggested solutions.

Judging Panel & Criteria

The judging panel will comprise of esteemed professors and technical experts from the Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture, IIT Kharagpur.

Judging criteria for round 1:

1. Adherence to rules stated in this document (20).
2. The originality of research (30).
3. Stick to the topic, excluding irrelevant information(10).
4. How well the idea is presented in the abstract (20).
5. Feasibility and applications of the research idea(20).

Judging criteria for round 2:

1. Originality and creativity (20).
2. Applicability of the solution (40).
3. Presentation and delivery (20).
4. Knowledge on the subject (20)

Rules and Regulations

1. Teams can consist of up to 4 members (maximum). The members need not be from the same organization.
2. Payment should be made individually by all participants on the Samudra Manthan portal. But the team leader will only register the event through the google form sent after registration.
3. The deadline for abstract submission is 27th March 2023 at 11:59 PM, and it must be in a PDF single file and should be Added to google form sent to the leader.
4. Word limit for round 1 is 300-500, and round 2 is 700-900 words, exceedable by 105.
5. Onluy Selected teams will be considered for stage 2.
6. Selected teams will be informed about stage 2 and must familiarize themselves with the process.
7. It is preferred that all team members actively take part in the presentation for stage 2.
8. All the members present in round 2 need to present some part of the presentation, otherwise a 10% penalty will be imposed.
NOTE: Strict adherence to the time limit is encouraged, with the risk of a penalty for exceeding it.
9 . Plagiarism is strongly discouraged, and any team indulging in unfair practices will be summarily removed from the event.
10 . The judges' decision is final and binding on all participants and teams.

Prizes & Rewards

All participating teams will receive certificates of participation from Samudramanthan, IIT Kharagpur. The top submissions may be published on our social media pages to appreciate their unique concept and approach.

Green shipping 2023 will award cash prizes to the top 3 participating teams based on the final score in round 2. The overall prize pool money is ₹20,000/- for this event. The winners will receive Certificates from Samudramanthan and a mention on our social media pages.