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RoPax 10 / MARCH 2020
Corona - LNG - Brexit
The global economy faces new challenges through the spread of the Corona Virus. What impact will the virus have on our RoRo and ferry industries?
The volume of goods arriving in Europe from China will surely become less, which will in turn have an impact on Short-Sea route cargo volumes and, above all, in many ports. It remains to be seen how stable the European economy and the health system will be as a result of this situation.
In many discussions about the fuel of the future with the leading Buyers in the ferry industry, there is a growing trend of not relying on LNG
(Liquid Natural Gas) as the future. New fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen have been tested in the short and medium term and are coming
The aim of the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) is that all ships must sail worldwide emission-free by 2050.
The leading ferry operators around the British Isles are ready for Brexit. However, if delays at the Channel ports begin to build, or if capacity
issues develop, increased capacities on the longer North Sea and Irish Sea routes can offset these scenarios. Brexit also creates great
potential for the shipping companies to rejuvenate old, or expand capacities on, declining routes.
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