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Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference, Amsterdam | The Strategy Works Research Paper

The Strategy Works was invited to present the opening keynote presentation at the Riviera Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference, delivering the thought provoking results of research into the forces driving the shipping industry as it prepares for a world beyond the 2020 Sulphur Cap.

Watch the video of the interview:
The Strategy Works managing director Michael Herson gave a compelling and insightful presentation of his findings based on 53 in depth telephone interviews with a range of Shipping Companies, Research Institutes, Class Societies, Scrubbers Manufacturers, OEMs; Service Providers, Shipyards and Lubricant Manufacturers.
The research concluded the need to:

  • Increase collaboration right through the value chain - working systemically towards optimisation of the ecosystem.

  • Develop future alternative fuels alongside (competing) land based applications as demand is likely to exceed supply - "shipping is not an island, it needs to be part of the global solution" says Herson.

  • Accelerate the 2050 (shipping) timetable along the pathway towards decarbonisation - evidence from TSW research is that 2030 is the new target.

  • Deploy the digitisation & spatial tools available now - including new mini-satellite technology - to empower regulators & reduce emissions - for immediate EEDI impact.


The full article is available here.

The Strategy Works looks ‘Beyond the Sulphur Cap’ at decarbonisation options for the Shipping Industry on the pathway towards 2050.

Below is an excerpt from our latest opinion forming thought paper published by Marine Propulsion:

Scarce renewable energy sources will drive collaboration, as the same pressure points to decarbonise are just as strong, if not stronger, on land as they are on the oceans.

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