Once again, the STG is very much pleased to announce that our widely recognized “International Conference on Ship Efficiency” takes place in the beautiful city of Hamburg.
As the title reveals, the 8th conference is primarily but not exclusively concerned with improving ship efficiency.
At the 2019 conference we raised the question how to adhere the sulphur limits - what fuels are suitable and what measures have to be taken.
Meanwhile it is obvious that gas will be the “bridging technology” where our road to reduce the shipborne emissions leads us over. In that respect we try to contribute to solve the question which gas is the most suitable for seagoing vessels. Therefore, the first day of the conference will be headlined “The Gas Question – which gas will suit me best”
and under this headline a variety of presentations will be covered.
The induction will be a general lecture from GMW Marine, Process-, Energy-Technology Consultancy giving us an update about “Future fuels in shipping – opportunities and costs” followed by lectures given by leaders of the marine industry. They will share their considerations about the use of LNG, methanol, ammonia and hydrogen in shipping including all practical aspects in terms of safety, transport and storage. We will also cover the carbon catching and storing on ships, an issue which is up to now not yet in the focus but maybe could be at least one stop on the way to zero emission shipping.
The first day of the conference will be closed by a panel discussion, where recognized experts from the marine industry and leading shipping companies will express whether they have answers to the “gas question”.
As if the problem what kind of gas to use in the next decade is not enough, shipping is once again facing another future burden: the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index, or in short: EXXI.
What EEXI means almost everybody in shipping knows by now but do we all know how to be compliant up to now? Don’t worry, help is on its way - the second day of the conference will be titled “Will EEXI and other regulations destroy the market?”
. The program will start with an introduction and an overview of the index consequently followed by a variety of presentations what kind of measures Owners have in mind on how to be in line with the new rules for different ship types spanning from bulk carrier to container vessel. The wizards of hydrodynamics are also willing to assist with knowledge and contribute with a presentation in question of the feasibility of hydrodynamic measures.
The second day of the conference will also be closed by a panel discussion, were the views and opinions of experts from the marine industry and leading shipping companies will complete the comprehensive program of the 8th International Ship Efficiency Conference in 2021.