The maritime sector helps us all to benefit from the opportunities that international trade provides. And though relatively very efficient, in absolute numbers it is a considerable contributor to CO2, SOx, NOx and soot emissions.
Regulation and legislation like IMO, ECA’s, Polar Codes and many others are putting pressure on the sector to reduce and eventually eliminate these emissions.
Which is quite a challenge, to say the least. Investment decisions are often taken for the long run, spanning the entire life cycle of a ship that may last for 30 years. And since the maritime industry in general is characterized as capital intensive and volume driven with low margins, any decisions for investments are to being taken with the greatest care possible.
And that applies now more than ever to choosing the most suitable energy tactics. Since it has impact.
Many options are surfacing for maritime energy generation as alternatives to HFO, MFO, Diesel and the likes. But what option is to be chosen?
Should I go Diesel-Electric for now with the option to switch in the future? Should I just apply scrubbers and wait thereafter?
Or should I prepare myself for Hydrogen or green Methanol?
The logic train of the Why, What, When and Who questioning applies to this sector as well. And will provide you with scenario’s, strategies, plans, planning and execution. To provide substantiated decisions and an explainable approach.