Future of Shipping - Decarbonisation


The Maritime Perspectives Series continues with the Future of Shipping: Decarbonisation webinar, jointly organised by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Despite these challenging times, decarbonisation remains a top priority for the maritime sector. What have we achieved and what more needs to be done? How do we tap synergies and create new opportunities for collaboration? How can regulators provide the enabling environment necessary to progress decarbonisation R&D and technologies? Experts and industry leaders will share their ideas and views on this multifaceted issue that will impact the maritime sector and beyond.

The webinar has concluded. Catch the full video recording below.


Programme
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm (SGT)

5.00pm
Welcome

5.05pm
Opening Remarks by Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Transport, Singapore

5.10pm
Opening remarks by Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization

5.20pm
First Presentation: The IMO will deliver a presentation on its decarbonisation-related initiatives, and introduce “NextGEN”, a concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime decarbonisation initiatives.

Presenter:
Dr Jose Matheickal, Chief, Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO

5.30pm
First Panel Discussion / Q&A: What more is needed to enable the successful transition by international shipping to future green energy sources and meet IMO’s 2050 target?

Moderated by Mr Yap Ong Heng, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Transport, Singapore

Panellists:
Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman BW Group and Co-Chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation

Mr Wong Weng Sun, President and CEO of Sembcorp Marine Ltd and Co-chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation

Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

5.50pm
Second Presentation: The Getting to Zero Coalition (GTZ), an industry-led coalition comprising of 150 leaders across the maritime industry, financial institutions and other stakeholders, will share their efforts to bring commercially-viable deep sea zero emissions vessels into operation by 2030.

Presenter:
Ms Johannah Christensen, Managing Director and Head of Projects and Programmes, Global Maritime Forum

6.00pm
Third Presentation: Two institutions from the Pacific Islands will share their respective efforts at the Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transport (MCST) and the Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC)-Pacific to decarbonise shipping in the Pacific.

MCST is the Pacific’s first Center of Excellence dedicated to decarbonizing transport.  Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership is a Marshall Islands/Fiji Government-led call for an immediate investment of $500m to catalyze domestic decarbonisation in participating Pacific countries.

The Pacific Community (SPC) assists the maritime sector in the Pacific region through a wide number of projects, whose aims encompass, among others, ships’ energy efficiency, safety onboard domestic ships, and safety of navigation.

Presenters:
Dr Peter Nuttall, Scientific and Technical Advisor Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transport, University of the South Pacific (USP)

Mr Jens Krüger, Acting Deputy Director, Ocean and Maritime Program, Pacific Community

6.15pm
Fourth Presentation: The World Bank will present its decarbonisation efforts, with a focus on the opportunities that a shift to low- and zero-carbon fuels represents for developing countries.

Presenter:
Mr Andrew Losos, Sr. Sustainable Transport Specialist Maritime and Ports Sector Transport Global Practice, The World Bank

6.25pm
Second Panel Discussion / Q&A with all speakers

7.00pm
Close


Speakers:

Mr Ong Ye Kung
Minister for Transport,
Singapore

Mr Kitack Lim
Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization

Dr Jose Matheickal 
Chief, Dept of Partnerships and Projects, International Maritime Organization
Mr Yap Ong Heng
Senior Advisor, 
Ministry of Transport, Singapore

Ms Quah Ley Hoon
Chief Executive,
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Chairman BW Group and Co-Chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation


Mr Wong Weng Sun
President and CEO of Sembcorp Marine Ltd and Co-chair of the International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation

Ms Johannah Christensen
Managing Director and Head of Projects and Programmes,
Global Maritime Forum


Dr Peter Nuttall
Scientific and Technical Advisor Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transport, University of the South Pacific


Mr Jens Krüger
Acting Deputy Director, Ocean and Maritime Program, Pacific Community


Mr Andrew Losos
Sr. Sustainable Transport Specialist Maritime and Ports Sector Transport Global Practice, The World Bank


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