In an environment where the obligations of international and domestic regulations must be fulfilled and the needs of freight and passenger customers met, any operator that can demonstrate its green credentials can gain a competitive advantage. This can be through attracting business from environmentally conscious passengers and freight owners, or by reducing fuel costs and maintenance bills through the use of more efficient technologies.
In our operator and trade body perspective chapter, representatives from Stena Rederi – one of the world’s largest ferry operators – and the international ferry trade body, Interferry, share their perspectives on how the ferry sector can decarbonise while keeping a focus on customer value.
Per Wimby, Senior Naval Architect & Project Manager from Stena Rederi, discusses Stena’s experiences with methanol-powered vessels, air lubrication systems and vessel lengthening in order to meet the challenges of EEXI and CII, plus its new fleet of e-Flexer RoPax vessels. Johan Roos, Interferry’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, examines the challenges facing aging vessels and how replacing mechanical drive with electrification will help the sector to decarbonise.
This white paper takes a deep dive into the challenges facing this hugely diverse industry as it plots a path towards zero-carbon operations. It provides an overview of the current state of play in the industry, a comprehensive review of its geographical nuances and an in-depth look at individual vessel types.