The Conference


The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference 2022 will take place from 22-24th November in Hamburg, Germany and will cover a range of topics with emphasis on the next steps to 2030 and 2050; and an in-depth analysis of ship operators’ future fuel considerations with sessions featuring expert presentations from a selection of fuel and equipment manufacturers, policy makers, safety experts, shipowners, and class societies.

This year, the conference will feature Reinhard Lüken, Managing Director, German Shipbuilding And Ocean Industries Association (VSM) as one of the conference chairmen moderating one of the two conference streams. Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, Lars Robert Pedersen, will modreate the other stream. There will also be moderators with key industry knowledge moderating specific sessions. 

The Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference attracts 200 attendees, from 30 countries including over 30 operators managing a combined fleet in excess of 5,100 ships who meet to discuss practical, technical developments in the fields of propulsion technologies and alternative fuels across two conference streams.

Last years programme included a keynote panel focused on the EU Emissions trading scheme and shipping, followed by a session which explored the Energy Efficiency Existing shipping Index. Within the streamed sessions on day 2 discussions were on LNG, Methanol, Ammonia, Hydrogen & Fuel cells, Wind Assisted Propulsion & Electrification.


The Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference first launched in 2018 as a combined and enhanced event celebrating over 40 years of The Motorship’s Propulsion & Emissions Conference, and nearly 10 years of the Gas Fuelled Ships Conference.

Over 42 years The Motorship Conferences have explored the evolution of LNG and other clean, low-flashpoint fuels, and has become the conference for delegates seeking up to the minute information about future fuel frontrunners such as ammonia, hydrogen, methanol, ethane, VOCs, wind, biofuels and many more. With 50% absolute carbon reduction by 2050, alternative fuels are now an essential feature alongside ship owner’s propulsion and powering considerations.

During two conference days attendees benefit from insightful technical presentations either in streams or plenary sessions, with the event culminating in a technical visit on day three.

Hamburg is the location for Propulsion & Future Fuels due to its strong presence in the global shipping sector. The city boasts some of the best transport links of any European destination and sits at the heart of a robust German shipping market. Germany has the fifth largest merchant fleet in the world, with 328 shipping companies representing more than 2,300 vessels. The 101 shipping companies based in Hamburg, representing 67% of Germany’s gross tonnage, provide Propulsion and Future Fuels with a solid industry foundation.


The Motorship has been published since 1920 and is the longest running technical title within the marine sector. It provides insight for marine technology professionals in print, online and through regular eNews and social media. With a monthly combined audience of 34,959 this title underpins the success of its sister events.

The Motorship Conference, Propulsion & Future Fuels, is the one event you should attend to keep up to date with the latest developments in marine technology, legislation and other key issues whilst also offering fantastic networking opportunities!

For information on booking your delegate place, or sponsorship opportunities available for our 2022 conference call +44 1329 825335 or email

*Shipowners can obtain preferential rates to attend; contact the events team today for verification and a discount code.