Converting to hydrogen would require significant investment and is not yet economically viable for the shipping industry. We can't really expect the industry to make this investment immediately, or even in the next few years. Add the Corona crisis to the situation and it's pretty obvious to everyone that the financial resources will not be available for quite some time in the future.
The ZEPS Pilot Project aims to make the technology affordable. Alongside this, we have close contact with the developments in infrastructure: Hydrogen production will need to be 'green' in the coming years; charging points along the waterways need to be expanded to an efficient network; and eventually, hydrogen should be made affordable.
The ZEPS pilot project should guide shipping policy at a national and European level.