However, efforts by innovators to electrify shipping has only just begun. In a few months, for instance, we will see the first 100 percent electric barges operating in the inland waters serving the European ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.
The drive for cost savings and efficiency improvements is an important goal to operators in a marine industry that is still reeling from a downturn in the market. Since the advent of the digital era, many suppliers have expounded that shipowners need to invest in digital systems, data analytics and machine learning if they are serious about being key players in the marine industry in the future.
Across the world, we are seeing an increasing number of plans by countries to phase out in the coming years use of diesel in transport onshore. Now people are asking, with shipping, if electricity could replace diesel, especially with the prospect of the introduction of tougher emission standards over the […]
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Nicholas Newman MEOT December 2017 Faced with international standards limiting sulphur emissions, under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, LNG has been promoted as an alternative to “dirty” bunker fuel oil for shipping. Since 2005, stricter controls to minimise multiple airborne emissions including sulphur oxides, oxides […]