Right now our special correspondent has a great opportunity to be a part of the biggest world maritime event of the year.
At today’s opening press conference of the leading international maritime trade fair in Hamburg, political and business leaders discussed current challenges facing the shipping industry. The focus of the debate was on the 0.5per cent sulphur limit for ship fuels which will take effect on 1 January 2020, and the industry’s goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping in half by the year 2050. Roughly 2,300 exhibitors and the extensive conference programme accompanying the trade fair will deliver answers to the industry’s complex questions. Roughly 50,000 visitors are expected to attend. SMM is open to the international industry audience from today until Friday 7 September.