Preparing for 2050 at Propulsion & Future Fuels 2018

08 Nov 2018

The 2018 conference will discuss emissions challenges and strategies for the upcoming deadline.

Titled ‘Powering shipping’s emissions-cutting ambitions’, the conference will offer advice on how companies can meet increasing industry restrictions.

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) announced in April the need “To reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008”. This year’s Propulsion and Future Fuels Conference will welcome a number of panels and speakers that aim to discuss and knowledge share with delegates on how these goals can be achieved.

The conference will open on the 14 November with a keynote session on ‘emissions outlook’ featuring Harry Conway, Vice Chairman - MEPC (Marine Environmental Protection Council), IMO and Thomas S. Knudsen, Senior Vice President, Head of Low Speed Division, MAN Energy Solutions.

The first session, chaired by Reinhard Lüken, CEO, German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM) entitled ‘Investing in the future fleet’, will feature global fleet shipowners including Sjaak Klap, V.P., Business Development Department, Spliethoff, Tor Øyvind Ask, Fleet Director, Solvang ASA, John Bradshaw, Technical Director, International Chamber of Shipping, Thomas David, Head New Building, John T. Essberger GmbH & Co.KG and Piter Oosterhof, Fleet Manager, Royal Wagenborg. The panel will respond to the IMO’s commitment to cut carbon emissions and will further address the changes and design considerations needed to achieve this.

A session entitled ‘Approaching 2020’ will respond to the emissions challenges and implementations for the upcoming deadline. The session will start with Vasileios Gkikas, Global Market Leader, Dry Cargo & Containerships, Bureau Veritas who will speak on the challenges and strategy’s companies can adopt in preparation for 2020. Discussions will cover the positive future of LPG in the global fleet. Paul Woodall, Director of Environment & Sustainability at DFDS will follow, discussing the future for scrubbers and how DFDS will spend up to 46 million USD on scrubbers for all 12 of its freight ferries in the Mediterranean.

The conference will conclude with a technical visit on board the Scandlines hybrid ferry 'Deutschland', a unique RoPax and railway vessel. Senior Vice President of Route Management & Operations at Scandlines, Michael Guldmann Petersen, will give a presentation of the Scandlines hybrid and zero emissions projects followed by a tour of the engine room and the bridge.

The conference, expected to attract a 200-strong audience, will take place at the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg from the 14-16 November 2018.

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