Adopting new clean tech remains challenging for shipowners

Houlder’s Strategy Consultant, Sean McLaughlin, speaks to Riviera Maritime media about the lack of collaboration and transparency on green technology performance, which he says has been a key barrier to its uptake in shipping.

“According to a recent survey of shipowners conducted by Houlder, there is a perceived lack of independent corroboration for the claims made by some technology vendors, and some shipowners point to disappointing adoptions,” said Sean. “While the equipment may perform as the manufacturer intended, it does not always deliver the savings claimed and sometimes comes with a significant increase in OPEX.”

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