News: European shipbuilding: Chance in climate -neutral retrofitting

European Union: judges contest in court the green light to the Polish recovery plan

 European Union: judges contest in court the green light to the Polish recovery plan The four main European magistrates organizations dispute the green light given by Brussels to the Polish recovery plan last June. These judges point to repeated shortcomings of Warsaw in matters of independence of the justice © P.Magnien / 20 Minutes of the magistrates. (Illustration) Justice - The four main European magistrates organizations contest the green light given by Brussels to the Polish recovery plan last June.

The maritime industry in Europe, which has been impressed by Asian cheap competition for years, sees huge opportunities in the climate -neutral retrofitting of tens of thousands on the world -sea of ​​raving ships. "Modifying the existing equipment is the challenge, and here Europe comes into play," said the head of the engine manufacturer Man Energy Solutions, Uwe Lauber, on Tuesday for the of the SMM ship tree in Hamburg . "Because we have the good engineers, we have the know-how, and I am pretty sure that we also have the shipyards that can carry out the modifications.»

Schiffshörner unterschiedlicher Größe auf der Maritimen Fachmesse SMM 2022. © Axel Heimken/dpa Schiffhörner of different sizes at the maritime trade fair SMM 2022.

The construction of large tankers or container ships have long since released European shipyards to Asian competition. The remaining domains are essentially the construction of technologically demanding watercraft such as luxury yachts, cruise ships as well as military and other special ships. "But retrofits can also be a chance for us here in Europe, and we should use this challenge," said Lauber. His company, a VW subsidiary, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ship drives and is therefore part of the internationally very successful shipbuilding industries in Europe.

Strong losses to Frankfurt Stock Exchange: Dax due to a stricter gas crisis deep red

 Strong losses to Frankfurt Stock Exchange: Dax due to a stricter gas crisis deep red at the start of the new stock exchange week, the German stock market is downhill. © provided by Finance.net Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images The DAX started the trading day 1.71 percent lower at 12,827.58 points. In the further course it goes deeper into the loss zone: the German leading index currently gives 2.56 percent to 12,716.36 points. The fear of a recession in Europe due to the lack of Russian Gas deliveries triggers hectic sales on the domestic stock markets.

Shipping by 2050 Climate -neutral

The maritime coordinator of the Federal Government, Claudia Müller, described the retrofitting of existing ships - in the industry jargon "Retrofit" - as an essential key to achieving the climate goals in the maritime sector. According to the will of the EU and numerous industry associations, shipping should be on the road by 2050 at the latest, and individual shipping companies want to do this earlier.

A crucial step is from Müller's point of view the introduction of a prize for the output of the climate -damaging gas CO2 with the EU planned climate protection program of the EU (“Fit for 55”). «Climate pollution has to get a price. Climate -friendly solutions also have to become the more economic, »said Müller of the dpa. She expressed the conviction that corresponding strict climate rules for shipping can bring a thrust for the European shipbuilding industry.

from for combustion production?: Decision to complain of environmentalists against Mercedes expected .
Environmentalists want to force Mercedes-Benz to get out of the combustion production. The Stuttgart district court now wants to announce a decision. © Photo: Photo: DPA/ Bernd Weißbrod A Mercedes Stern, the logo of the automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, is about to the main plant. The Stuttgart Regional Court wants to announce a decision on the climate lawsuit of the German Environmental Aid (DUH) against Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday (9:00 a.m.).

See also