Are you ready to survive in the fuel and emission jungle?
23. - 24. September 2019 in Hamburg
The ongoing pursuit to save energy in general and to make vessels as efficient as possible in particular has been an issue of the past and present and will be an issue in the future as well.
Despite of the fact, that improving ship efficiency is an ongoing matter, this year our conference has a slightly different focus. As fuel prices are still "moderate" for the time being and numerous bits and pieces has been developed and installed in order to save as much of the energy which we are using, from first of January next year, the worries of the maritime world are more related to the general question what kind of energy will be available and can be used by us.
Therefore the first headline of this year’s conference will be
"Available Fuels and Challenges in the new Sulphur-Age"
and the presentations will tackle the new worldwide Sulphur Limits and the ways to be compliant as of 2020 with our “traditional” fossil fuels. For the maritime world this is a burning issue and even if we could find some really satisfactory solutions for our actual problems – be it a scrubber or Ultra low Sulphur Heavy Fuel Oil or whatsoever –, of course the story does not have an – happy – end here.
As we all know, in April 2018 the MEPC "adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships…" and this strategy includes a specific reference to a "pathway of CO2 emissions reduction consistent with the Paris Agreement temperature goals".
One way to reduce the CO2 emissions from ships is burning fuel with a lesser carbon content as our well known and adapted fossil fuel oil. Therefor the second headline of this year’s conference will be
"Future Fuels in Shipping – Opportunities and Costs"
Under this headline a variety of presentations will be covered – from the use of LNG to "Power to X" we will "explore" different roads to reduce the CO2 footprint of ships.
Since the conference takes a holistic approach to the entire ship system, it will be of interest to a wide range of experts from the entire Maritime Community:
- Ship Owners/ Ship Managers
- Ship builders/ Shipyards
- Ship Model Basins
- Classification Societies
- Financial analysts
program and registration will be available soon