ABS, a global provider of classification and engineering services to the maritime industry, recently hosted a Container Shipping Summit in Germany. The event brought together key stakeholders to discuss the current and evolving regulatory framework of the industry and emerging technologies and alternative fuel options that will help container shipping achieve its low-carbon goals. The summit provided insights into existing technologies that support operational strategies and discussed the challenges surrounding alternative fuel availability, supply chains, and compliance risks.
The summit started with a market overview, followed by updates on regulatory and sustainability trends. Pioneering perspectives from MAN Energy Solutions, Thome Group and ABS, presented on how technology could enable the decarbonisation of shipping. The presentations highlighted the benefits of alternative fuels such as Methanol, LNG and Ammonia to reduce the carbon footprint of container shipping. Finally, the event ended with a panel discussion, moderated by Intent Communications’ Namrata Nadkarni, on the rise of the alternative fuel landscape.
ABS Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Vassilios Krousstallis, said that hosting events like this helps owners and operators address alternative fuels and their supply chains and discuss existing technologies that support operational strategies now. The summit emphasised ABS’s commitment to providing solutions to help the industry meet its goals, and the importance of cooperation between stakeholders to achieve the low-carbon future.
In summary, the Container Shipping Summit highlighted the importance of alternative fuels in achieving decarbonisation goals, the challenges surrounding their availability and compliance risks, and how existing technologies can support operational strategies. The event brought together influential voices and showcased ABS’s commitment to providing solutions to help the industry meet its goals while highlighting the importance of cooperation between stakeholders.
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