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A report on the final outputs of the Transition Challenges, Enabling Factors & DT4GS actors

The aim of this sub-task was to define the macro-environment enablers and challenges for DT4GS and to elicit methods, models and governance related to the economic viability of DT4GS, considering financial levers (i.e., carbon credits, Green Taxes, Transition Finance) in the context of the latest EU disclosures, and adoption strategies in line with the UN SDG’s. In this context, enabling factors or decelerators of shipping decarbonisation have been defined, which will be then converted in quantifiable components that can be read by a specific algorithm. Below a summary of key enabling factors, challenges and governance models that characterize the shipping transition: 

 Transition Component Example KPI1 KPI2 KPI3 KPI4 KPI5
Enablers Technical regulation EEXI/CII GHG CO2 AER EEOI   
Voluntary market forces   GHG CO2 % fleet utilization NB price second-hand price EUR 
Digitalization   GHG CO2 bunker consumption    
Energy efficiency   GHG CO2 AER CAPEX OPEX 
Low/Zero-emission Fuels   GHG CO2 AER TCO   
Headwinds Lack of regulation Carbon tax EUR/CO2 EUR/GHG     
Production and availability of alternative fuels   Tonnes EUR/tonne     
Sunk costs   EUR Yrs     
Lack of trusted data   % error      
Sustainable Financing EU Taxonomy Turnover OPEX CAPEX    

The components in the figure above represent the challenges and enabling factors that have a direct or indirect impact on the ship design and operations. The work is directional and the list is non-exhaustive and one can develop more granular KPI assumptions. The KPIs above serve as input and / or output KPIs and once quantified can be used in DT model services. 

DT4GS has received funding from the Horizon Europe framework programme under Grant Agreement No 101056799.