Decarbonization in Shipping - Moving from Discussion to Delivery


Wednesday & Thursday, April 14 & 15, 2021 - Digital Conference


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Agenda


STEERING COMMITTEE

The agenda topics are carefully designed and selected by the Steering Committee comprised of leading experts in the Maritime Industry.

Dr Grahaeme Henderson OBE
Senior Vice President, Shipping & Maritime
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited
Michael Parker
Chairman, Global Shipping Logistics & Offshore
Citi
Esben Poulsson
Chairman
International Chamber of Shipping
Executive Chairman 
Enesel PTE. Ltd
Nikolas P. Tsakos
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
TEN LTD
Charles (Bud) Darr
Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs
MSC Group

 

   

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London Time

DAY ONE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021

9:30 - 10:00 AM

THE ROADMAP TO ZERO - MOVING FROM DISCUSSION TO DELIVERY
Steering Committee Members - 1x1 Discussion
The discussion will focus on how the shipping industry delivers the change needed to achieve its decarbonization ambitions. Drawing on experience as financiers, charterers & fuel providers, Grahaeme and Michael will examine some of the barriers to decarbonization and discuss how the industry can progress to move into the ‘delivery’ phase on shipping’s road to zero.


  • Dr Grahaeme Henderson OBE, Senior Vice President, Shipping & Maritime - Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited / CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
  • Mr. Michael Parker, Chairman, Global Shipping Logistics & Offshore - Citi

WELCOME REMARKS & INTRODUCTION

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, Inc.

 

10:05 - 10:55 AM

SETTING THE STAGE - THE SHIPOWNERS' PERSPECTIVE - WHERE WE ARE TODAY - HOW TO MOVE FORWARD
This panel will set the stage providing the shipowner perspective on the progress of decarbonization. What has been done, where we are in the process and what remains to be done. It will also address challenges shipowners face today related to commercial and investment decisions involving long term assets against the backdrop of uncertainty regarding developments in regulation and marine fuels.


Moderator: 
Mr. John McDonald, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Global Marine - ABS


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11:00 - 11:55 AM

POLICY MAKING & THE REGULATORY DECARBONIZATION ROADMAP FOR SHIPPING - REGULATOR, INDUSTRY & STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT - GLOBAL & REGIONAL ISSUES
Shipping is one of the most international and fragmented industries. This panel will discuss the complexities and difficulties of policy-making framework & the regulatory decarbonization roadmap. It will debate the prioritization of global and regional issues and how to ensure the involvement of all stakeholders in the process.


Moderator: 
Mr. John Keough, Partner - Clyde & Co


Panelists:

  • Ms. Sanne Henriksen, Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager - A.P. Moller - Maersk
  • Ms. Magda Kopczynska, Director for Innovative & Sustainable Mobility - Directorate General for Mobility and Transport - European Commission
  • Mr. Dimitrios Fafalios, Chairman - INTERCARGO; President / Director - Fafalios Shipping
  • Mr. Guy Platten, Secretary General - International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  • Ms. Caroline Yang, Chief Executive Officer – Hong Lam Marine Pte; President - Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)
  • Mr. Lasse Kristoffersen, Chief Executive Officer - Torvald Klaveness; President – Norwegian Shipowners Association, 2018-2020

 

12:00 - 12:50 PM

MEETING THE IMO 2030 DECARBONIZATION GOALS - ACHIEVING EEXI & CII COMPLIANCE - OPTIONS & STRATEGIES FOR THE EXISTING FLEET - MANAGING SECTORAL NEEDS TOWARDS A COMMON OBJECTIVE (containers - dry bulk - tankers - gas - passenger)
The industry has to achieve specific emission reduction objectives within defined timeframes. This panel will discuss the options and strategies available to shipowners across sectors in realizing EEXI & CII Compliance for their existing fleet, as promulgated by the 2030 Decarbonization Goals.


Moderator: 
Mr. Andrew McKeran, LR Maritime Performance Services Director - Lloyd's Register


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12:55 - 1:45 PM

ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES - IMPROVING FLEET PERFORMANCE
This panel will discuss real-time performance monitoring and technologies that reduce fuel usage enabling companies to achieve fleet performance improvements while also reducing carbon emissions.


Moderator: 
Mr. Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager - DNV


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1:50 - 2:40 PM

IS LNG AN INTERMEDIATE OR A LONG-TERM OPTION? What about LPG?
LNG is the cleanest fossil fuel, allowing companies to lower their sulfur emissions and position themselves closer to their overall sustainability goals, while also helping make their fleet more attractive to charterers and achieve competitive time charters. What are the commercial benefits and challenges of choosing LNG as a fuel, and how can LNG help a company align more effectively with its commercial objectives and sustainability strategy? Is LNG an intermediate solution, or can it continue to be used in the future? This is an especially relevant topic for companies which place newbuilding orders for assets that have a long economic life.


Moderator: 
Mr. Spyridon Zolotas, Marine Southern Europe & Africa Area, Senior Director - RINA


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2:45 - 3:35 PM

PARTNERSHIPS, ALLIANCES & INDUSTRY INITIATIVES - FOSTERING COLLABORATION AMONG STAKEHOLDERS
In the absence of a uniform solution, several industry participants have formed partnerships and alliances aimed to explore alternative ways to achieve the decarbonization objectives set by the regulators. This panel will showcase a few of the major initiatives and how these are able to foster collaboration among multiple stakeholders effectively overcoming collective-action problems.


Moderator: 
Mr. Nicholas Makar
, Senior Vice President, Maritime Administration / Regulatory Affairs – International Registries, Inc. 


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END OF DAY ONE

   
   
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DAY TWO – THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021

10:00 - 10:25 AM

HOW TO GET TO 2050 WITHOUT SINKING - KEYNOTE REMARKS


Dr. Martin Stopford, Non-Executive President - Clarkson Research Services Limited

WELCOME REMARKS & INTRODUCTION

Mr. Nicolas Bornozis, President - Capital Link, Inc.

 

10:30 - 11:15 AM

DESIGNING SHIPS OF THE FUTURE - FUELS - ENGINES - HULL/SHIP DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
What the ships of the future will be like remains a stifling overhang to all in the industry. This panel brings together the insight of various stakeholders who will discuss the aspects of future ships such as the fuels that will be used, the engines that will burn them, their hull and overall design, the technologies that will be used to build and operate them, and the potentialities these may unlock.


Moderator: 
Mr. Hayato Suga
, Corporate Officer - ClassNK


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11:20 - 12:15 PM

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2050 - ZERO EMISSION ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FUELS: Ammonia - Hydrogen - Methanol - Biofuels
Going green means effectively moving away from fossil fuels. There is significant research and experimentation under way to identify a range of zero emission fuels and what could potentially be the optimal ones. Besides environmental considerations, this involves a multitude of issues such as the adequate supply of the fuels and at reasonable cost, their safe use on board, the availability of proper engines.


Introductory Presentation:  
Mr. Jesse Fahnestock, Project Director - Getting To Zero Coalition - Global Maritime Forum


Moderator: 
Mr. Sverre Bjørn Svenning, Senior Advisor - Fearnleys


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12:20 - 1:00 PM

PORT INFRASTRUCTURE, LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN PREPAREDNESS
Port infrastructure is a vital link in the quest to decarbonization. This panel will discuss what becoming a green port entails and how ports are gearing to accommodate changes in storage, refueling / bunkering, loading / offloading, and all Port Terminal related management issues. The panel will also discuss the role of technology in efficient port operations.


Moderator: 
Ms. Cristina Migliaro, Ports & Marine Facilities Senior Advisor - RINA 


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1:05- 1:45 PM

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2050 - ALTERNATIVE PROPULSION SYSTEMS - BEYOND THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE - Wind - Batteries - Nuclear - Fuel Cells
In a parallel attempt to move away from fossil fuels, the industry is experimenting with other powerful propulsion technologies. This panel will discuss alternative propulsion systems and how these can become viable solutions for the industry.


Moderator: 
Mr. Nick Brown, Brand and Communications Director, Marine & Offshore - Bureau Veritas


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1:50 - 2:50 PM

THE TRANSITION TO DECARBONIZATION – HOW TO FOOT THE BILL & WHO WILL SHARE INTO THE COST?
Going green has a significant cost. This panel will discuss alternative proposals on how to come up with funding for decarbonization, including the $5 billion IMO Maritime Research Fund (IMRF), the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and more. Also, how the various stakeholders involved (governments, fuel producers, charterers and shipowners) should share into the cost.


Moderator: 
Mr. George Paleokrassas, Partner - Watson Farley & Williams


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2:55 - 4:25 PM

LOOKING AHEAD - THE SHIPOWNER'S PERSPECTIVE - WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO REACH ZERO
This panel brings together the insight of major shipowners as they discuss steps needed to tackle to hardest challenge the industry has had to face: Reaching Zero, while at the same time continuing to fulfill its day-to-day role as the artery of global trade. As a capital-intensive industry involving commercial and investment decisions with long term implications it is necessary to set a realistic pathway ahead, a complicated task which involves the collaboration of all stakeholders - regulators, shipowners, charterers, fuel producers, equipment manufacturers, shipyards and more. The panel includes CEOs of major international shipping companies from various segments discussing options and strategies related to their own segment and to the industry as a whole.


Moderator: 
Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV Maritime


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END OF FORUM




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