The Future of Ship's Propulsion in Maritime Transport

Due to high fuel prices in the world market and regulations for emissions reduction, nowadays many shipping companies are forced to experiment with different types of ship propulsion in order to minimize fuel consumption and meet the criteria for CO₂ release into the atmosphere, and thereby to reduce the transportation costs. This article will give an insight into the range of alternative energy sources and various possible alternative solutions for ship propulsion. Some of these projects will enter commercial operation in late 2014. A new generation of ships is a technical concept that is highly advanced and very practical for the environment in the near future. This article will also present the amount of fuel savings and CO₂ emission reduction compared to conventional ships, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different solutions for ship propulsion. In the next few years, a further major investment can be expected in the development of vessels with greater fuel efficiency and reduced CO₂ emission by 30%. That is very useful information that must be taken into account, as the fuel prices on the world market are growing, and requirements for the allowable amount of exhausted CO₂ in the atmosphere are becoming more stringent.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 525-532
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of First International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01598459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615307
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2016 2:47AM