In December, the two new ferries for Gedser -Rostock, "Berlin" and "Copenhagen", presumably have been in service for a while. Rasmus Nielsen from Scanlines will tell us about the ferries' design, building and modification.
This year DFDS, northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, celebrates its 150th anniversary. Instead of looking back through history, we would like to give an insight into the future tonnage strategy of the ship owner. The DFDS Newbuilding and Major Conversions department will present ongoing projects, how to implement best practice in the projects, and touch upon geographical and regulatory challenges.
Different organizational changes at DTU Maritime have taken place and the consequences of these changes will be presented. Different interesting research projects will also be presented and discussed including a look into the future of possible research activities.
Different types of fuels (LNG, LPG, Methanol, Ethanol, different types of bio fuels etc.) have been introduced in recent years – and more will come. The physical characteristics of these fuel types, pro et con for using them, will be presented at this meeting by relevant experts from universities and the industry.
Attention to fire on RoRo and RoPax vessels is generally growing, and emphasis is put onto developing both new rules and regulations as well as new methods to extinguish and reduce the fire risks onboard such vessels. Several fires have occurred in recent years, and development is required.