Green Ports & Shipping Congress, set to be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on 8-9 May 2024, has announced the speakers for its keynote panel discussion.
The keynote session will be focused on the collaboration between ports and shipping companies to achieve the sustainability goals for 2050 set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Among the speakers will be Dr Antonis Michail, technical director of the International Association of Ports and Harbors’ World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP). Michail has more than 15 years of experience in the environmental management of ports and freight transport systems, and has been responsible for the technical developments and projects under the WPSP since February 2018.
Dr Sanjay C Kuttan, chief technology officer at the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), will also take part in the discussion. GMCD aims to support maritime decarbonisation efforts by shaping industry standards, deploying solutions, financing projects and fostering collaboration across sectors. Kuttan oversees four project initiatives at GMCD, including the development of ammonia as a marine fuel, the creation of an assurance framework for drop-in green fuels, unlocking the carbon value chain and the creation of energy efficiency technologies for more fuel-efficient ships.
Michail and Kuttan will be joined by Er Tham Wai Wah, chief sustainability officer at MPA. He specialises in project management for construction-related projects, leading several sustainability, development and decarbonisation initiatives.
Lars Robert Pederson, deputy secretary general of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), will contribute his experience of managing BIMCO’s technical and operational activities within the area of marine, environment, ship safety and maritime security. Pederson is also responsible for BIMCO’s activity related to regulatory developments relevant to shipping at international, regional and national levels. He has also served on IMO expert groups on market-based measures, the steering group for the IMO 2020 fuel oil availability study, and as chair of the Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels Conference for the last six years.
Eva Liu, head of shipment product in the Oceania market for Maersk, will complete the panel. Liu has nine years of experience in Maersk, including commodity trading, Latin America trade and marketing. She has also lead a team dedicated to revenue optimisation in Oceania trade.
Click here to read more about the event on the Green Ports & Shipping Congress website