Savannah Ocean Exchange Call for Solutions for $100,000 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award2012-04-03
Savannah Ocean Exchange Call for Solutions for $100,000 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award
In partnership with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and Gulfstream, the Savannah Ocean Exchange (SOE) has announced its annual call for solutions to a global competition seeking proven, scalable and economically sustainable solutions to global ocean issues. For 2012, the SOE will present two $100,000 prizes: the Gulfstream Navigator Award and the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award.
We are seeking innovative, proactive and globally scalable solutions that can leap across industries accelerating the timeline of reaching zero emissions and are positive for our Ocean, economies and cultures.
Christopher Connor, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics encourages all scientists, engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs to enter the competition. “Now is the time to begin sharing your knowledge and ideas, to help create the solutions that will move our world forward. The giant steps we’re looking for might already be in your hands; concepts ready to be realized or solutions ready to take the leap from one industry to the next."
Enter your solution
In 2012 there are two submission categories. Entrants will choose one of the following categories to compete in:
- Monetary Awards
Solution Creators in need of financial support can submit ideas to compete to be one of the top 15 solutions selected to present and be showcased at the Solutions Exchange in Savannah this September where invited delegates will select the winners of the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award and $100,000 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award.
- Excellence Awards
Corporations and organizations that wish to showcase their best in class solutions can apply to be one of 50 to exhibit in the LEAP TO ZERO+ Showcase. The top eight Solutions selected by the global review panel will receive Excellence Awards and be invited to present at the Solutions Exchange forum.
Interested competitors may submit their solutions at www.savannahoceanexchange.org before May 1, 2012.In 2011, the Savannah Ocean Exchange’s competition generated applications from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
A global solutions review panel of multi-disciplinary experts will review all applications. Finalists will present to a distinguished gathering of 350 corporate, non-profit, academic and public policy leaders at the Solutions Exchange on September 19-22, 2012. To learn more about the call for submissions and review process, please visit www.savannahoceanexchange.org.
“Making a leap is about making a commitment, and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has done just that. WWL has set aggressive environmental standards for our global shipping and logistics operations, and we have already made great strides. Join us in taking the next step towards zero emissions”, says Christopher Connor.
About the Savannah Ocean Exchange
Founded in 2010, Savannah Ocean Exchange unites international organizations across multiple disciplines and boundaries to distribute and adopt solutions that positively impact oceans and ocean life. The Board of Governors includes 27 thought-leaders from around the world who represent diverse backgrounds and expertise and share a commitment to innovation and to the protection of our ocean. . The Savannah Ocean Exchange is the organizer of the worldwide network of action-oriented leaders committed to the enhancement and advancement of solutions that will create new industries, jobs and recharge economies. For more information, please visit www.savannahoceanexchange.org.
About Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics delivers innovative and sustainable global shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo. The company also specialises in handling complex project cargoes such as rail cars, power generators, mining equipment and yachts. WWL's sophisticated supply chain management services ensure an efficient integration of ocean transportation, inland distribution, terminal handling and a comprehensive range of specialised technical services. For more information, please visit www.2wglobal.com.
Melanie Moore, VP Environment, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
+47 484 06 912
Melissa C. Levesque