The Green Transition In Short Sea Shipping
Around the globe, sustainability has become a topical subject in the shipping sector and new stringent regulations are coming into force. Damen operates in many different markets by designing and building all type of ships. This gives us the opportunity to apply many green technologies across our large portfolio: green fuel cargo vessels; hybrid or full electric ferries, ropax and tugboats; IMO Tier III retrofit solutions; digital services to increase efficiency and lower fuel consumption and emissions. The demand for low emissions vessels has strongly increased during the past five years, so green is the new normal at Damen. We believe that electric vessels will become the new normal in the industry, in applications where the sailing distance is short or the power demand is low, but there is no single solution that fits for all applications. Different markets require various sustainable responses to their dynamics.