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DT4GS Press Release –  DT4GS, the new European funded project to supercharge shipping industry’s drive towards zero emissions, has started!

Research will focus on applying digital twin technology to the entire lifecycle of ships, as the DT4GS project aims to cut CO2 emissions 20 per cent by 2026, then contribute towards achieving 55% CO2 emissions’ reduction from waterborne transport by 2030, in accordance with the ultimate target of zero emissions by 2050.The goal of the project is the transformation of maritime industry by helping improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions which will also help the shipping industry gain increased confidence in technical and economic predictions regarding green fuels and technology.DT4GS will create realistic digital representations of ships, which are then tested and validated in four Living Labs (LLs) with different types of ships aiming at navigation/route, machinery and hull optimisation, through to energy management. Further improvements of the ships’/transport systems’ efficiency will be investigated via Just In Time (JIT) arrival implementation. DT4GS will implement a zero-emission shipping methodology and virtual testing mechanism (Virtual Testbed) with decision support systems established that cover new builds, retrofits, and the shipping to port interface.

The Consortium of 21 prominent Green Shipping stakeholders consists of maritime transport industry specialists and associations, shipping companies, shipping digital twin providers, Universities and Research Centres from Italy, Belgium, France, Ireland, Cyprus, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Greece.