The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference will take place from 14-16 November 2018 at the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. Celebrating 40 years of The Motorship’s Propulsion & Emissions conference, and nearly 10 years of the Gas Fuelled Ships conference, 2018 will see the launch of one large, combined and enhanced event consisting of plenary sessions and separate streams.
Over the past decade or so the Gas Fuelled Ships conference has explored the evolution of not just LNG but other clean, low-flashpoint fuels, to the point where they can no longer be considered in isolation from more mainstream propulsion choices. With the 2020 global sulphur cap approaching, operating within the constraints of the Energy Efficient Design Index and with tighter CO2 emissions measures almost certain by 2023, these so-called alternative fuels are now an essential feature in ship owner’s propulsion considerations.
The Motorship’s events are changing to reflect this shift, and to take advantages of emerging synergies in discussions around propulsion and alternative fuels. For the first time in 2018, the long-standing Propulsion & Emissions Conference will be run alongside Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, under the new banner of The Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels.
The new, enhanced conference will combine the audiences from Propulsion & Emissions and Gas Fuelled Ships. Over two conference days attendees will benefit from insightful technical presentations either in streams or plenary sessions, with the event culminating in a technical visit to a hybrid powered ship on day three.