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Tuesday, October 03, 2023
Operational Excellence in Shipping-Best Industry Practices
Sponsored by Castor Maritime
8:30 - 9:30 am
Breakfast & Registration
9:30 - 9:40 am
9:45 - 10:25 am
The Importance of Transparent Emissions Reporting – The Benefits to Shipowners
Shipowners need to provide regularly emissions data to various stakeholders such as bankers, insurers, charterers and regulators. The discussion will focus on the differences among emissions reporting systems, the need for standardization and the benefits this can generate for the industry.
10:30 - 10:45 am
Alternative Fuels - Presentation
10:50 - 11:30 am
The Fleet Renewal Landscape - Ships & Fuels of Today & Tomorrow
While the jury is still out in terms of which is the ultimate “winning green fuel”, shipowners need to continue with fleet renewal in order to maintain competitiveness and achieve compliance with environmental regulations and market expectations. This panel will focus on fleet renewal strategies implemented by major shipowners sharing their insight as to their strategy and approach.
11:35 - 11:45am
Safe Ships in Clean Seas
Human element, environmental consciousness and safety as cornerstones of Sustainability and Quality Shipping
11:50 - 12:05 pm
12:10 - 12:50 pm
Keynote Address & Presentation of the
“2023 Capital Link Maritime Sustainability Award”
Keynote Introductory Remarks:
Sponsored by Marshall Islands
12:50 - 1:50 pm
1:50 - 2:40 pm
The Global Supply Chain, Sustainability & The Role of Charterers
The panel will provide charterer insight on three main topics – how market conditions develop in the face of current geopolitical and economic challenges; strategies in pursuit of green shipping; how charterers advance sustainability issues throughout the supply chain through their own policies and guidelines/requirements they ask their trading partners to adhere to.
2:45 - 3:25 pm
Safety & The Human Element
The recruitment, training, retention and welfare of seafarers and onshore personnel remain a critical issue for the shipping industry exacerbated by the geopolitical challenges of today. The panel will address the evolving landscape in this area and will also focus on the role of the Human Factor in Ship Safety.
3:30 - 4:10 pm
All About Carbon - Carbon Offsets, Carbon Capture, Carbon Credits, EU ETs, Slow Steaming
Do all available options and strategies lead to reduction of carbon emissions? What is best to use and how? The discussion will provide insight on how alternative strategies help achieve carbon reduction especially in light of the recent IMO and EU regulations and market expectations.
4:15 - 4:55 pm
Technology - Taking Shipping to the Next Stage
Technology has a transformational impact across all areas of shipping optimizing technical and operational performance – reducing costs, improving efficiency and communications, enhancing safety & security, meeting decarbonization targets and more. The advent of Artificial Intelligence is about to accelerate technology’s impact on the industry. This panel will discuss how leading shipowners and solutions providers are using technology to optimize their operations and the priority areas to which they allocate capital.
5:00 - 5:40 pm
Navigating Through Industry Transformation - Shipowners’ Roundtable
The panel will provide the shipowners perspective on the current challenges and opportunities across shipping segments today, taking into consideration regulatory, geopolitical, technological, financial and market developments.
13th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum
5:40 - 6:40 pm
Global Lead Sponsor
Event Lead Sponsor
Global Gold Sponsors