Fuel is the lifeblood of the shipping industry and is fundamental to almost every aspect of propulsion. So, when there is a change to the fuels picture, it has a knock-on effect for all other aspects of operation. From 1 January 2020, shipping will see huge changes in its use of fuel, as the Global Sulphur Cap comes into force, dictating the use of compliant fuel or abatement technologies.
With the deadline approaching fast, this issue is dominating discussion in the industry.
Issues that will be addressed include:
· What is the right fuel choice?
· What role can enginebuilders play in aiding compliance and how are their designs and plans affected by the cap?
· What are the technological problems posed by new fuels?
· Will there be sufficient compliant fuel available?
· Will fuel quality be maintained?
· Are scrubbers an efficient and cost-effective solution?
· How is lube choice affected by the cap?
· Will we see large-scale adoption of LNG post-2020
· How will shipowners' operations and bottom lines be affected?
Read our comprehensive review of the discussions at the 2018 Sulphur Cap 2020 conference here:
View the photos from the 2018 conference, awards and gala dinner here.
You can view interviews with many of our speakers and award winners here:
With technical management representing a combined fleet of over 3700 vessels attending this conference last year, this event is a must attend for the marine engineering world. Attendees will include:
Owners, operators, managers, engine designers and builders, ship designers and builders, fuel/lubrication manufacturers and suppliers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, regulators, class societies and industry associations. Join us to discuss the key issues of the day and the engineering and technical challenges that lie ahead.
Download the 2018 event handbook here:
Marine Propulsion Awards
We updated the award categories for 2019, you can find these on our awards page here.