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Digital and Sustainable Shipping


As shipping accounts for 2-3% of global CO2 emissions and around 80% of world trade travels by sea, the industry holds significant potential to help create a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 – contributing to reach the Paris Agreement’s goal of staying well below 2°C temperature rise.

The International Maritime Organization has developed a strategy for decarbonization which aims at reducing average ship carbon intensity (GHG / CO2 emissions per transport work) with 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels. Ship design, renewable energy,  electrification and fuels, international regulation with market based measures etc. play an important role for the industry when to achieve the set objectives, however, a key enabler of sustainable shipping is the transition towards digitalization, automation (autonomy) and optimization of shipping operations and logistics.

The Section of Engineering Operations Management is engaged in a set of research and innovation projects listed below,  where the future maritime digital and organizational solutions are co-created and tested in collaboration with Danish and EU technology vendors, shipping companies,  ports and associations.

Digital and Sustainable Shipping projects

Niels Rytter, Head of Section / +45 65507216


SDU Engineering Operations Management University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 7450

Last Updated 05.02.2024