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This course will provide participants with a clear understanding of the key issues around decarbonisation of the maritime shipping sector, fuel options, as well as strategies that shipping companies can put in place to achieve decarbonisation. The course further investigates possible scenarios for shipping decarbonisation in the future and the outlook of different alternative fuels. Participants will be equipped with the necessary insight and skills to face future challenges in the shipping industry and to put in place effective strategies for decarbonisation in this industry, or contribute to define them, depending on their scope of work or activities. 

The course first sets the scene on the problem of decarbonisation in shipping and current fuel supply. It consequently explores in-depth fundamental aspects of alternative fuels for maritime transport including fuel characteristics, availability of supply, bunkering infrastructure, ship design effects and other aspects. Alternative fuels considered include hydrogen, ammonia, LNG, methanol, synthetic fuels, battery, biofuels and wind assisted propulsion. Regulatory provisions for shipping decarbonisation and related policy issues are also covered to give the participants a clear view of what the requirements and fuel alternatives (“options”) are for decarbonizing shipping.



 Gain in-depth fundamental aspects of alternative fuels for maritime transport including fuel characteristics 

 Understand the availability of supply, bunkering infrastructure & ship design effects

 Explore industry approaches to decarbonisation with a number of case studies

 Discover different operational options for decarbonisation in terms of how shipping activities are managed

 Look at possible scenarios for decarbonisation of shipping based on the outlook for the alternative fuels available




Each session will be 3 hours, including Q&A time and a 15-minute comfort break. 

Sessions will take place as follows: 

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Framing the issue: decarbonisation in shipping, alternative fuels and regulations
Industry strategies for shipping decarbonisation Pathways and scenarios for shipping decarbonisation










14:00 - 17:00

Framing the issue: decarbonisation in shipping, alternative fuels and regulations

  • Setting the scene – carbon emissions in maritime shipping and current fuels/bunkering
  • Fuel alternatives – characteristics, pricing, bunkering, ship design and fuel availability:
    • Hydrogen
    • Ammonia
    • LNG
    • Methanol
    • Synthetic fuels
    • Battery
    • Biofuels
    • Wind assisted propulsion
  • Regulatory requirements and policy issues

“Your course opened my eyes to many things needed to be considered in the economic approach and also the technological update.”

Sr. Energy Analyst, New Energy Department, Qatar Petroleum

Meet the trainer...

Dr John Massey is Managing Director of Grey Cells Energy Ltd., where he conducts independent market assessment and opportunity/risk analysis for clean energy technologies. He delivers market briefings, oneto- one coaching and training courses worldwide, both online and in-person, along with strategy and business plan consulting to help companies (particularly SMEs) position themselves to best grasp new low-carbon market opportunities.


In addition to delivering training globally under his “Grey Cells Energy” brand, John is a co-founder of Astute New Energy, helping firms to navigate the changing power sector through business, strategy and stakeholder communication advisory work.

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