Lessons from harder-to-abate sectors
What can shipping learn from the decarbonisation journeys of other hard-to-abate industries like aviation and steel? Are there ways to work together to reduce costs and speed up the energy transition?
– Faustine Delasalle, Executive Director, Mission Possible Partnerships
– Shin Watanabe, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Lease
Youth vision for a greener and fairer shipping industry
What does a more sustainable maritime industry mean to future maritime leaders? What are their recommendations to industry leaders and policymakers on how to achieve an inclusive transition for future generations? The three winners of the Future Maritime Leaders essay competition share their unique insights.
– Saki Inoue, Student, Faculty of Oceanology, Kobe University
– Vladimir Zorić, Fleet Personnel Officer, MOL Tankship Management
– Shareefa Youshna Jewan, Senior Business Consultant, Ernst & Young
– Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Defining good governance
What does good governance look like for the maritime industry? What are the best ways to address the transparency and accountability challenges the industry faces?
– Gemma Aiolfi, Senior Advisor Compliance and Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance
– Lois Zabrocky, Chief Executive Officer, International Seaways
Geopolitics and shifting trade patterns
How will geopolitical conflicts, shifting global alliances, and economic disruption affect maritime trade? How should an industry built on interconnectedness, shared rules and safety prepare for the future?
– Theresa Fallon, Director, Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies
– Lieve Logghe, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Euronav
Unpacking the IMO’s revised greenhouse gas strategy
What are the implications of the International Maritime Organization’s more ambitious decarbonisation trajectory? What concrete steps are needed to make the goal of achieving net-zero emissions by or around 2050 a reality?
– Tristan Smith, Associate Professor in Energy and Transport at UCL and co-founder of UMAS
– Andrew McKeran, Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd’s Register
The potential role of nuclear in shipping
What is the potential of using nuclear energy as a viable path to zero-emission shipping? What opportunities and barriers should be assessed when considering its role in propulsion and in the production of zero-emission fuels? And how might the eventual promise of nuclear power affect the uptake of other zero-emission fuels?
– Kirsty Gogan, Managing Partner, LucidCatalyst; Co-founder, Terra Praxis; UK Representative, Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency
– Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
What are the trends and politics behind the growing rate of climate litigation cases? What are the implications for the shipping industry and what steps can be taken to mitigate risks?
– Catherine Higham, Policy Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
– Haris Zografakis, Partner, Stephenson Harwood
Re-thinking the role of national governments in Green Shipping Corridors
How can national governments help industry build a bridge to the IMO’s 2030 checkpoint? What are the strategic decisions and specific policy tools that can help Green Corridors succeed?
– Jesse Fahnestock, Project Director, Decarbonisation, Global Maritime Forum
– Randy Chen, Vice Chairman, Wan Hai Lines
Unpacking the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive
The new Directive marks a significant step in promoting responsible corporate practices, integrating human rights and environmental concerns into company operations, and holding businesses accountable for their impacts. This law will substantially impact the global maritime industry and necessitate a comprehensive transformation to meet its requirements, including heightened scrutiny of environmental practices, labour conditions, and overall sustainability. How will the maritime industry adapt to evolving regulations and standards, and how will this new law help foster a more responsible and sustainable future for the industry?
– Valérie van den Berg, Partner, Pinsent Masons
– Kristin H. Holth, Non-executive director, Maersk Tankers and Safe Bulkers
Perspectives from the ocean
What is the maritime sector’s role in ensuring a sustainable ocean economy that protects the world’s largest ecosystem? How can the industry prepare for an increasing call for transparency regarding its impact on the ocean?
– Jason Channell, Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, Citi Global Insights
– Lindsey Keeble, Managing Partner, Watson Farley & Williams
Crew vulnerability and shipping accountability
What are the current trends in maritime crime, particularly drug smuggling? How can the industry protect its crews and assets from the increasingly sophisticated threat of organised crime?
– Mara Luciano, Project Officer, Red Sea Project, Maritime Security Section, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
– Ed Davies, Chief Strategy Officer, NorthStandard
Sense of belonging in the maritime workforce
What is ‘belonging’ and how does it connect to ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’? How can the workforce’s sense of belonging (or lack of it) impact the industry’s transformation efforts? How can companies create and increase a sense of belonging among the maritime workforce?
– Maria Progoulaki, Teaching Fellow, ALBA Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
– Philippa Charlton, Chief Marketing Officer, Lloyd’s Register
Mental health in the maritime industry
How can a psychological safe space be effectively created within the maritime industry to encourage seafarers to speak openly about their challenges and seek help? What specific measures can be taken to create a more inclusive environment for seafarers from different backgrounds and cultures?
– Ashwin Naik, Founder of Manah Wellness
– Karen Davis, Managing Director, OCIMF