Speed Optimization vs Speed Reduction: the Speed Limit Debate

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The purpose of this paper is to shed some light into the speed limit debate, and specifically whether reducing speed by imposing a speed limit is better than doing the same by imposing a bunker levy. This debate, along with the various issues of speed optimization versus speed reduction, is currently ongoing at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in the quest to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventIAME 2019 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


ConferenceIAME 2019


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