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.
Keynote Address on Sustainability Efforts
Awards and MOU Signing Ceremony:
|10.00am||International 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?
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
|10.35am||International 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
|12.30pm||End of Accelerating Decarbonisation|
(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