The contest has been announced by the Swedish Shipowner's Association and is a gift to Stena's CEO Dan Sten Olsson on his 70th birthday. In the call, the association writes:
"Every year, to and from Sweden, 27.6 million passengers are traveling with passenger ferries and well over 100 000 single tours are conducted to 24 different ports in nine countries.
The future development of ferry shipping is necessary for Sweden, and we are now calling for exciting analyses of how the future might look like, both commercially and in relation to sustainability issues."
The prize, SEK 10 000, will be given to the best academic thesis at bachelor or master level in the subject area "Ferry Shipping's future importance for Sweden." Th thesis has to be approved by an academic institution and should be submitted to the Swedish Shipowner's Association not later than 15 Feb 2018.
See more in the attachment below (in Swedish).