The impact of maritime decarbonization on ship design: State-of-the-Art Report




Ship design, sustainability, maritime decarbonization, energy efficiency, alternative fuels


The maritime industry faces a critical challenge to decarbonize and meet the ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. This transition requires innovative ship design strategies to address the increasing complexity and multiplicity of technical solutions amidst dynamic regulatory, geopolitical, and market uncertainties. This paper examines the maritime decarbonization challenge's impact on ship design and decision-making under uncertainty, highlighting the necessity for collaboration between researchers and practitioners to tackle this emerging challenge. To navigate the uncertainty, stakeholders can integrate advanced design methods and decision-making processes considering the full lifecycle and fleet-level implications. This paper promotes taking a holistic approach that incorporates regulatory compliance, technological advancements, and commercial considerations, as well as a blend of methods to manage decision-making under uncertainty. Continued research in specific areas is essential to develop and refine frameworks that optimize design and operation for the industry's sustainable future.





How to Cite

McKenney, T. A. (2024). The impact of maritime decarbonization on ship design: State-of-the-Art Report. International Marine Design Conference.

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