EEDI will encourage alternative propulsion technologies

Flettner rotors and other novel technologies could help tankers and bulkers meet EEDI targets (Image: Maersk Tankers)

Hybrid and other alternative propulsion systems for bulk carriers and tankers could be one outcome from the difficulties these two ship types face in meeting upcoming EEDI Phase 3 standards, believes Rolf Stiefel, the Hamburg-based regional chief executive for class society Bureau Veritas.

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