ABS Outlook: Alternative fuels will be key to reaching IMO low carbon targets
Shipping Outlook with the aim of evaluating ways of achieving
technologies, operational efficiencies and alternative fuels and energy sources
needed to reach the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2030 and 2050 targets.
measures and efficiencies, driven by connectivity and data analytics and energy
efficient design, while fuels are in focus to get to 2050. The conceptual
designs confirm that the fuel technology today does not meet the 2050 demands.
globally was best illustrated by the fact that it has taken 10 years for LNG
bunkering infrastructure to develop and supply less than 1 percent of the
global fleet. Other alternative fuels would face similar infrastructure
development, regulatory and supply chain challenges, it was noted.
design requirements for two concept containerships which, while too advanced to
be built today, shine a light on the gap between state-of-the-art technology
and the demands of the 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) targets.
decarbonization goals in May 2018, Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President,
Senior Maritime Advisor, at ABS, shed more light on the challenges lying ahead.
sufficient investment in technology development are crucial to achieve the envisaged