The EU’s roadmap1) to a single European transport area sets the goal of reaching a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions from shipping traffic by 2050, compared with levels in the year 2005. This measure, together with the ban on marine oil within the so-called SECA area issued by the UN’s marine organisation2), mean there is a real need to quickly move towards lighter vessel constructions with reduced fuel requirements and an increased payload. Depending on the availability of fuel with a low sulfur
content, these regulations will likely be tightened up on a global level by 2020 and at the latest by 2025. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to learn more.