In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted at its 72th meeting in the Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 72) the historical strategy for CO2 and other GHG´s from shipping. The strategy includes concrete reduction targets for the sector and requires shipping to reduce CO2 emissions per transport work, as an average across international shipping, by at least 40% by 2030, pursuing efforts towards 70% by 2050, compared to 2008.
The future CO2 reduction requirements imply significant changes in fuel supply resulting in fuels which totally emit less CO2 than to day. This means that the total carbon footprint from well to propeller has to be taken into account in the coming legislation in IMO and EU. Leading experts form the universities and the industry will present their views on this exciting future.