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Opening session of PFF 2018: addressing the real issues

Propulsion & Future Fuels 2018 kicked off with an opening session centred around the emissions outlook for the commercial shipping industry and featured ke... Read more

Cast your vote at Propulsion and Future Fuels

Delegates have the chance to choose the winner of The Motorship Award in a live vote on 15 November 2018 after the final two shortlisted entries have prese... Read more

Cast your vote at Propulsion and Future Fuels

Delegates have the chance to choose the winner of The Motorship Award in a live vote on 15 November 2018 after the final two shortlisted entries have prese... Read more

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The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference took 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 saw 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 have changed 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 took place alongside Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, under the new banner of The Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels.

The new, enhanced conference combined the audiences from Propulsion & Emissions and Gas Fuelled Ships. Over two conference days attendees benefited 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.

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