Wed 6 April

9am - 2.45pm

Marina Bay Sands

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accelerating decarbonisation


Industry leaders will share strategies on how pathways to net zero are being forged in decarbonisation technologies, future fuels, finance, and collaboration models. The conference will underscore practical steps for the transitional phase and what progress needs to be made beyond 2022.


Innovation@SMW & Sustainability@SMW Joint Opening Plenary

  • Welcome Remarks by Mr Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Keynote Address by H.E. Eivind S. Homme, Norway Ambassador to Singapore
10.00amMorning Tea Break

Setting the Scene: Insights to the Maritime Industry Trends

  • The industry’s sustainability initiatives thus far and moving ahead
  • How tech touchpoints are having an impact
  • Carbon accounting, offsets and trading – where are we now?
  • Emerging R&D areas to watch for 

Moderator: Nicholas Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd's Register (UK) 

  • Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (Denmark)
  • Prof. Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) (Singapore)
  • Datuk Yee Yang Chien, President, Group CEO, MISC Berhad (Malaysia)
  • Lars Kastrup, Co-President & Executive Director, Pacific International Lines (Singapore)
11.30amSMW Conversation: Shipowners’ Decisions on the Multi-Fuel Transition, Pathways and Opportunities 
  • The global energy mix, and where shipping fits in
  • Evaluating the candidates – Ammonia, Hydrogen, Methanol & Biofuels
  • Evolving scenarios for shipping’s fuel mix
  • Restructuring supply chains for future fuels 

Moderator: Dr Sanjay Kuttan, Chief Technology Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (Singapore)

  • Takeo Akamatsu, Project Leader, Integrated Project for Development of NH3 Fuel Ship with Fuel Supply Chain, Marine Department, ITOCHU Corporation (Japan)
  • Jacob A. Sterling, Senior Director, Head of Decarbonisation Innovation & Business Development, A.P. Moller – Maersk (Denmark)
  • Jerome Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels, TotalEnergies (Singapore)
  • Francois-Xavier Accard, Managing Director, CMA CGM (Singapore)
  • David Lim, VP Business Development, e1 Marine LLC (Taiwan)

SMW Conversation: The Way Ahead - Building Up Capabilities and Technologies in Decarbonisation Solutions

  • Why technology matters for progressing the Net Zero transition phase
  • Risk appetite for early-stage technologies
  • Current decisions – future implications, what beholds fuels, propulsion and ship design 
  • Selecting and developing technologies of tomorrow 

Moderator: Jan-Paul de Wilde, Head, Decarbonisation, Energy Transition and Innovation, RINA (Singapore)

  • Rasmus Bach Nielsen, Global Head Fuel Decarbonisation, Trafigura (Switzerland) 
  • Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (Denmark)
  • Jannes L. Elfgen, Head of Portfolio Management, Port Estate and Maritime Affairs, Hamburg Port Authority (Germany)
  • Dr Thilo Dückert, Vice President Fleet Performance Management, StormGeo (Germany)
  • Bernard Liew, Senior General Manager, Executive Office, Kuok (Singapore) Limited (Singapore)

SMW Conversation: Steps Towards Decarbonising the Global Maritime Supply Chain

  • Addressing the supply chain context and climate impacts
  • The role of green finance to meet climate goals – Where are we at? 
  • Achieving carbon neutrality in logistics, the options and challenges 
  • The correlation of decarbonsiation, sustainable supply chain and affects on consumer prices
  • Restructuring supply chains for future fuels

Moderator: Rasmus Nagel, Managing Director, The Shipping Collective (Denmark)

  • Sarah Greenough, Head of Maritime Sustainability and Supply Chain Excellence, BHP (Singapore)
  • Peter Schellenberger, Managing Director, Vanir Marine, Vice President Supply Chain, Thome Group (Singapore)
  • Mikkel Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Climate Impact X (Singapore)
  • Thomas Knudsen, Managing Director, Toll Group (Singapore)

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