Vallarino Giovanni

Position: Business Development Manager
Organization: DNV

An introduction to DNV’s Maritime Forecast 2050

The 7th edition of our Maritime Forecast to 2050 report takes a deep dive into shipping’s decarbonization journey, providing an overview of key regulations, fuels and technologies. The report is part of a suite of Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) reports produced by DNV. This year’s Maritime Forecast to 2050 continues to examine the impact of the latest regulatory decisions from the EU and IMO and takes a deep dive into selected technologies that can drive greater energy efficiency in the maritime industry and help alleviate the demand for carbon-neutral fuels in the coming decades. The report focuses on how, in the short-term, shipping can evolve from easy, low-cost options like speed reduction and route optimization, to increasingly digitalized systems and energy saving technologies like wind assisted propulsion and air lubrication systems. Maritime Forecast to 2050 also presents an economic analysis of through detailed case studies. Technologies have been identified as potentially important medium to long-term solutions to the decarbonization of shipping, as both could contribute to GHG reductions while also reducing competition for carbon-neutral fuels.