Innovative Ship Propulsion - Dr. Martin Stopford - Webinar 2 - JUN 15, 2023

June 15, 2023
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Innovative Ship Propulsion - When Available & How Effective?

Webinar Two - Thursday, June - 15, 2023

Presented by Dr. Martin Stopford

Webinar 2 Overview:

In the second webinar we discuss the hard-core issues raised by decarbonization, making major innovation in ship propulsion inevitable in the decades ahead. After 50 years of stability, when the whole cargo fleet was powered by internal combustion engines burning HFO, the industry is confronted by two very different choices. The first is to continue with internal combustion engines (ICEs) burning various "green" fuels, all with different techno-economic characteristics, supplemented by carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). The second more controversial alternative is the all-electric ship, drawing energy from fuel cells using green fuel, batteries or small nuclear reactors. The webinar will review these options, looking at the dynamics of retrofitting, technical development, availability, cost and supply.

Managing Maritime Innovation in an Era of Change 2023 - 2050 Webinar Series. Four Live Interactive Webinars


  • Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 am ET
  • Thursday, June 15 at 10:00 am ET
  • Thursday, June 29 at 10:00 am ET
  • Thursday, July 13 at 10:00 am ET

Webinar Series Overview: Starting on June 1st, 2023 at 10:00 am ET, and every second Thursday thereafter, four live WEBINARS will focus on innovation in the maritime industry and the strategic issues facing shipping companies and stakeholders today. Hosted by Capital Link and presented by Dr. Martin Stopford, participating viewers can submit questions, comments and post their own views. The aim is to use each of the four webinars to focus on one key aspect of innovation. The FIRST webinar will look at the business model, to understand what drives innovation; the SECOND at innovation in ship propulsion; the THIRD at innovation in ship systems. And the final FOURTH webinar, will focus on company strategy for managing through the years ahead.

2020 vs 2023: This 4-part webinar series is a follow up to the theme Dr. Stopford presented in April 2020, on "Coronavirus, Climate Change & Smart Shipping – Three Maritime Scenarios 2020 – 2050 Preparing for Changes that are “On the Cards”. The pandemic is now over and we have had three years to think about the major changes which lie ahead – climate change, smart shipping and globalization. How can companies manage so much innovation at once? Dr. Stopford has further developed the model and updated the 2020 scenarios.

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