Lowpex in Shipping Conference, September 9th in Hamburg
Promoting European leadership in the field of energy-efficient shipping, this is the main focus of the conference ‘Lowpex: Lowering Operational Costs in Shipping’. Progressive European maritime players will showcase their technological leadership in the field of energy-efficient shipping. The unique conference will be hosted on board the Dutch Navy frigate HNLMS Evertsen. Topics will cover lowering fuel consumption, bringing down maintenance costs and creating smart ships of the future.
In this issue, the managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology gives his view on market developments in Dutch shipbuilding. He describes in some very short but clear statements that co-operation is the key to success in modern shipbuilding. Our team could not agree more.
New proposals for Turkish-Dutch maritime co-operation
The rapid growth of Turkish ports and maritime sectors creates interesting opportunities for bilateral co-operation between Turkish and Dutch maritime companies. New product-market combinations in the fields of sustainable shipping, port development and fleet renewal can lead to mutual benefits and growth.
One year ago the analysts of Bloem Doze Nienhuis warned for the effects of the overcapacity in the world fleet, and later in 2013 published an alarming report on the situation in short sea shipping. Although there are still massive challenges in the market, slowly some signs of restoration are being witnessed in Europe.
De Noorse maritieme sector dankt zijn succes aan integraal samenwerken. Bedrijven, financiële instellingen en overheden slaan de handen effectief ineen om orders binnen te krijgen en maken zo indruk op de internationale maritieme en offshore markten. Daarnaast profileert het land zich als kenniscentrum en voert zijn een actief promotiebeleid.
The second Bloem Doze Nienhuis short sea study shows a cargo demand of around 1.8 billion tons between 2005 and 2012. In the same period the supply of the short sea fleet increases by 20%, from 38 to 47 million tons dwt.
In 2005, the short sea industry witnessed a reasonable level of profitability. With an annual growth of demand by 4% and a stable fleet size, the market will reach a new balance only in 2020.