Thursday 27 Apr 2023

9.00am - 01.30pm

Location: In Person 
Marina Bay Sands Singapore

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Sustainability (1)

The 2nd Accelerating Decarbonisation will bring together prominent industry players, thought leaders and stakeholders in the maritime industry to exchange viewpoints on developing international green policies and realising decarbonisation opportunities for the maritime sector. The conference will also explore potential challenges in adopting low- and zero-carbon fuels and outline strategies and roadmaps to accelerate decarbonisation efforts towards a net-zero future.


Welcome Address

  • Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Keynote Address on Sustainability Efforts

  • Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization

Awards and MOU Signing Ceremony:

  • Award Ceremony for Winner of NextGEN Connect Challenge
10.00amInternational Green Policy and Efforts for Net-Zero Future: Development of green corridors and international policies

Ahead of the revision of the IMO Initial Strategy in spring 2023, international shipping is striving towards a decarbonisation pathway aligned with the 1.5 degrees Celsius Paris Agreement temperature goal. Green shipping corridors could serve as valuable testbeds to trial new technologies and alternative low-and zero-carbon fuels for wider adoption. At the same time, it is important to ensure a global regulatory approach to maritime decarbonisation that facilitates trade and leaves no one behind.

1) How can Member States and the industry play an active role in encouraging a strong and inclusive revision of the IMO Initial Strategy?

2) What are some of the challenges and opportunities faced in building and scaling up green shipping corridors?

3) How can green and digital shipping corridors complement ongoing efforts by the IMO and industry to decarbonise the sector?

Nick Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd's Register


Alisa Kreynes, Head of Ports and Shipping, C40 Cities

Amb. Suat Hayri Aka, Permanent Representative of Türkiye to the ICAO

Benedict Chia, Director-General (Climate Change), National Climate Change Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore

Pernille Dahlgaard, Chief Officer, Business, Regulatory & Analytics, Maersk-McKinney Moller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping

Saskia Mureau, Director Logistics & Digital, Port of Rotterdam


10.35amInternational Green Policy and Efforts for Net-Zero Future

Achieving a net-zero future for the maritime sector will present both opportunities and challenges. The production and development of alternative fuels will require a significant expansion of renewable energy capacity. This would provide opportunities to countries that have such resources and were previously not involved in fuel production. At the same time, different countries may be at differing stages of readiness to embrace the fuel transition, which may be both costly and require relevant expertise.

1) What is being done and what more can be done to provide for capacity building and technology transfer for relevant countries?

2) What sort of opportunities would the fuel transition present and how can we maximise the benefits of such opportunities?

3) How can the fuel transition be carried out in a manner that is inclusive and leaves no one behind?


Youngso Kim, Head, Partnerships, Department of Partnerships and Projects, International Maritime Organization



Amb. Nancy Karigithu, Special Envoy for Maritime and Blue Economy, Kenya

Guy Platten, Secretary-General, International Chamber of Shipping

Jose Firmo, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Acu

Capt. Moin Ahmed, Marine Policy Expert

11.10am Networking Coffee Break

Fuels Options and Strategies to Accelerate Decarbonisation

Singapore, being the world’s largest bunkering hub, is committed to faciliate the decarbonisation of the global shipping industry through enabling the multi-fuel bunkering transition. Major consortiums and companies in the shipping industry are gearing up for the future maritime fuel transition, seeking to capture opportunities in the still-uncertain space of maritime decarbonisation. Indeed, there are a variety of pathways to get to net-zero, but many practical barriers stand in the way of adoption.

1) What are the significant developments in the research & development of low- and zero-carbon fuel engine technologies and how do we build a network of supply and infrastructure for storage and distribution of low- and zero-carbon fuels?

2) How can market structures and pricing play a part in incentivising the adoption of low- and zero-carbon fuels?

3) What will be the future maritime energy mix, and how can we develop fuel standards and safety regulations for low- and zero-carbon fuels?


Prof. Dr. Jasmine Lam, Centre Director, Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence


Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute

Mikal Boe, Chairman & CEO, Core Power

Louise Tricoire, Vice President Marine Fuels, TotalEnergies

Sanjay Verma, Director - Decarbonisation Solutions, Wärtsilä Singapore

Takeo Akamatsu, General Manager, Green Innovation Business Unit, Plant Project, Marine & Aerospace Division, ITOCHU Corporation


#CEOs Vision: Delivering Net-Zero

As the world gears up their sustainability efforts, the maritime sector has the potential to be a big player in the space. However, there are many challenges ahead. From sourcing and developing the potential technologies, setting international safety standards, and upskilling crew with technical expertise, the path to net-zero will require collaboration on many fronts.

1) What are the economic, business, and governance models for success in the net-zero transition?

2) What will be the transitional impact on the maritime workforce, and how can businesses invest & harness sustainable business opportunities?

3) Where do you see the net-zero transition by 2050, and how can businesses play a part in moving towards this shared vision of net-zero future?


Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


Capt. Rajalingam Subramaniam, President and Group CEO, MISC Group

Christian M. Ingerslev, Chief Executive Officer, Maersk Tankers

Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO, ABS

Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV

  • Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
12.30pmEnd of Accelerating Decarbonisation

Networking Lunch
Lunchtime presentation - Progress update on ammonia studies

(i)                  Enabling Safe Ammonia Supply Chains


Rob Boudestijn, Managing Director, Vopak Terminals Singapore


(ii)                  Ammonia as a Marine Fuel - Consequences from Accidental Release and Mitigation Measures


Dr. Liu Ming, Research Lead, Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence


(iii)                CFD-based Risk Assessment Framework for Ammonia Accidental Releases: Now and Future


Dr. Nguyen Vinh Tan, Innovation Target Area Lead, Green Technologies for Marine, Offshore, Oil & Gas Engineering, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR


(iv)              Ammonia Safety Study Findings and Recommendations


Prof. Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation


Opening and Closing by

New Wei Siang, Director (Maritime Decarbonisation & Net-Zero Pathways), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


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