Clean Fuels – Setting the Future Course for International Shipping

Felix Apfel, Jr. Project Manager Gas for Transport, GAZPROM Germania, IGU Utilization Committee

September 1, 2016

Clean Fuels – Setting the Future Course for International Shipping

The shipping industry faces increasing pressures – both from within its own ranks and from policymakers – to become a clean form of transport. Alongside industry initiatives focusing primarily on passenger and ferry transport, new regulations are also impacting the transition to a more environmentally friendly shipping industry. In the recent past, the Intern ational Maritime Organization (IMO) has enacted a variety of regulations and requirements for maritime commerce and companies involved in such business. The regulations span from the total (energy) efficiency of ships and ballast water management, to waste management and emission restrictions. As a consecuence shipping companies and charterers find themselves facing a host of serious economic, financial, and technical challenges... Read more...