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Marine Energy Transition Forum 2024 • Antwerp

Multiple choice: ship trades, routes and DECARBONISATION


With shipping’s energy transition now launched and well underway, more clarity is emerging over fuel and technology choices and, particularly in the case of energy sources, timelines for availability. What is increasingly clear, however, is that for shipping a ‘one size fits all’ approach to its decarbonisation will not work.

As such, this year’s Marine Energy Transition Forum will take a more granular look at what the energy transition means to the maritime sector, by exploring how fuel and technology choices will be influenced by vessel trades and routes.
Speakers will consider how these factors are impacting on shipowners’ strategies on decarbonisation and when they may choose to make the key decisions on fleet renewal and retrofits. Vessel routes may also present challenges in terms of bunker supply infrastructure and the adoption of some technologies.

METF will look at the decarbonisation options for different vessel types, across the deep sea, short sea and inland sectors. The discussions at the Forum will also be informed by changes in global and regional environmental mandates and legislation, the availability of finance to deliver shipping’s energy and transition, and the impact of digitalisation on vessel and voyage optimisation.

As always, a focal point of this year’s event will be the pivotal roles of ports and terminal operators in supporting ships and trade flows as the maritime industry moves inexorably towards a net zero future.




Port visit organised by the Port of Antwerp-Brugesport of antwerp

This half-day guided bus tour will take delegates from the right to the left bank of the port, and they will be given information about the multiple energy transition initiatives that are underway at the port. The tour includes a visit to the Advario gas terminal and an explanation about methanol production.

Click here for more information about the tour itinerary.

SPeaking opportunities


Programme details are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed. If you feel you could make a significant contribution to the programme as a speaker or panalist, please contact Lesley Bankes-Hughes at lesley@petrospot.com or +44 1295 814455 x211.



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