The energy transition is a reality – but it
will only succeed if it is economically viable, too.
Based on the resolutions made at the Paris climate
summit, the world agreed in principle on
the goal of CO2-neutrality from 2050 onwards.
In view of this, the transport sector is being
pulled more sharply into focus – and with it the
shipping industry. As a manufacturer of drive
technology being affected by this, the large
engines industry, together with the policymakers,
intends to set out on the path towards
climate neutrality and to engage in dialogue
about the right solutions with all stakeholders.
The aim of our ten propositions on “Energy
Transformation in the Maritime Sector” is to
make a lasting contribution to the success of
The potential and challenges of a comprehensive energy transition were the focus of the board meeting and general meeting of VDMA Engines and Systems on February 21 and 22 at Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG in Rostock at which a new Executive Committee was also elected.
In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations (IMO) adopted it’s GHG reduction strategy. This strategy was subject of the workshop "Low-Carbon Shipping: Where do we sail to with IMO's initial GHG reduction strategy?" at the World Bank's Innovate4Climate conference in Frankfurt on May 25th, 2018.