The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference will take place from 21-23 November 2023 in Hamburg, Germany and 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. The 2023 conference will feature high-profile sessions with informative presentations from a selection of fuel and equipment manufacturers, policymakers, safety experts, shipowners, and class societies. 


The  Conference attracts 200 attendees from 30 countries, including over 30 operators managing a combined fleet of 5,100 ships which meet to discuss practical, technical developments in the fields of propulsion technologies and alternative fuels across two conference sessions on day 2, discussions were on eFuels & Biofuels; Sustainable approaches for the Future; Ammonia; Methanol; Multifuel Engines and Retrofit Solutions.


2023 marks the 44th anniversary of Motorship Conferences, making Propulsion & Future Fuels the longest-running technical conference in the maritime sector. The conference provides senior executives with a meeting place to learn, discuss and share knowledge of the latest developments in efficient propulsion technology and low flashpoint, low carbon fuels. It is a must-attend event for CEOs and technical directors from ship-owning/operating and management companies, ship design and shipbuilding senior executives, sector specialists from fuel, equipment and technology suppliers, plus senior management and advisers from classification and policy-making organisations. The conference features strong support and chairmanship from two of the sector heavyweight associations: BIMCO, whose shipowner members represent more than 60% of the global tonnage, and the German shipowner association VDR, headquartered in Hamburg and representing a fleet of 2,324 ships with a combined gross tonnage of 57.5 million.