Negotiations are currently under way at EU level to reorganise the CO2 fleet regulation for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The EU Commission's proposal currently gives manufacturers only two instruments at their disposal to improve their CO2 balance.
The German shipbuilding and offshore supplier industry, which employs 63,500 highly qualified people, is expecting a slight rise in orders this year after the order books were successfully filled in 2017.
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.
In his talk on the maritime energy transition during the “Life Needs Power” energy forum at the Hannover Messe trade fair, Peter Müller-Baum – Managing Director of VDMA Engines and Systems – presented a roadmap for achieving a successful energy transition in the shipping sector.
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.
Berlin, 27. June 2017 - Climate targets must attract more attention in shipping as well. E-fuels – alternative fuels that can gradually replace heavy fuel oil on ships – will play a particularly important role in this. Manufacturers of large engines and the VDMA are therefore calling for energy transformation in the maritime sector and discussed this in Berlin with representatives from politics and industry at a political evening.
The fully revised “Emissions legislation for diesel and gas engines” is now available in printed form and as a PDF file. The brochure contains a clear and concise overview of the most important legislation and limits on emissions from diesel and gas engines in ships and boats, stationary power plants, mobile machinery and trains.