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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 

Rolls-Royce has announced the first virtual MTU marine summit, at which experts from across the industry can discuss the future of shipping.

A key note speech will be delivered by Prof Dr Hans-Otto Pörtner, a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, World Climate Council and marine biologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute. Topics to be addressed will include:

  • What role can shipping play in preventing further global warming?
  • How can we protect the environment and also run profitable businesses?
  • What will be the major drivers, market trends and solutions in the future of the maritime industry?

These questions and more will be discussed at the first virtual mtu Marine Summit, 18-20 May. During the event, entitled ‘dive into a world of solutions’, to be held 18-20 May, marine professionals will point the way forward on how to reduce greenhouses gases in shipping in a sustainable way without compromising performance or reliability. Those attending include representatives from Svitzer, Damen Shipyard, FRS Group, Schottel, Fairplay Towage Group, Sea Machines Robotics, Robert Allan, Rederij Doeksen, Water Emergency Transportation Authority of San Francisco (WETA), Foss Maritime and Duisburg Port. In 11 practice-oriented sessions, as well as in an interactive exhibition space, chatrooms, and networking lounge, they can discuss and exchange views with other conference attendees.

“To find the best propulsion concepts for a climate-neutral future, there has to be an interplay between shipyards, operators, ship designers and ship owners,” said Denise Kurtulus, VP Global Marine, Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “I invite everyone to join us at this virtual symposium to discuss sustainable shipping solutions – from planning and design to construction and daily operations.”

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