• GHG Emissions in Shipping

    Dates:   2018 November 26 - 2018 November 27

    With the recent MEPC 73 gathering in London and its importance for GHG emissions reduction, we want to make sure that the discussion doesn’t stop there. Join us on 26-27 November in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a deep analysis of the topic and recommendations aimed at helping the industry to prepare for achieving the goal of decarbonization.

    Read on for a short overview of the event, organized in close cooperation with Danish Shipping, or jump straight into the programme for a full list of speakers and presentations that await you.

    Asking the right questions...

    ... isn’t everything. You also need to aim them at the right people. That’s why representatives from IMO and the European Commission will be there to deliver the opening keynote speeches and share with us their points of view. John Calleya, Technical Officer at IMO’s Marine Environment Division, will explain us the difference between the emission cut goals of 2030 and 2050 and what steps need to be taken in order to make them possible. A policymakers perspective will be covered by Petra Doubkova, Policy Officer at DG MOVE, explaining their take on the path towards decarbonization of shiping.

    Talking specifics

    Once the stage has been set, we’ll dive deeper into the matter, looking at different challenges and opportunities faced by the industry in context of GHG emission cuts. Shipowners are obviously the ones most affected by IMO’s decision, so we decided to ask them directly about their opinion.

    DFDS and Maersk both responded to the call and together with a representative of the World Maritime University they will tackle their approach to achieving the emission goals, environmental benefits and challenges surrounding the deployment of larger vessels and the new policy framework of environmental performance management for the shipping industry.

    What about the ports?

    While shipowners’ stance is definitely interesting, we shouldn’t forget about the ports. We certainly didn’t. BIMCO will be there to explore the role of ports as key players in lowering shipping’s carbon emissions. Their presentation will be followed up upon by the Copenhagen Malmö Port in their analysis of the ports’ approach to carbon footprinting.

    Rounding up the presentation package, representatives from the European Shippers’s Council and the European Investment Bank are going to cover to other, equally important topics – customers’ point of view and financing opportunities. Will the customers try to influence shipowners’ stance on GHG emissions and what are the financial incentives available to the latter? Join the seminar and find out.

    Head to the seminar’s website for more info.