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Green Shipping Corridors: Routes to a zero emissions future

28th September

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 The conference will be shown live on this webpage at 10:00 CEST, Tuesday 28 September.

 To join the post-conference networking session at 12:00 CEST, click here.

Shipping is responsible for 80% of international trade but also 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions. In our interconnected world, it is critical for keeping the wheels of the global economy turning. But it will require a transformation of energy use if we are to make the global economy greener and address climate change.

Ahead of this year’s COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, the UK Co-Presidency is encouraging governments to sign the Clydebank Declaration in support of the creation of green shipping corridors – decarbonised shipping routes between two ports. This virtual conference brings together ports, shipping operators and others to discuss how, and how soon, we can make this decarbonisation ambition a reality. We will discuss barriers, and potential solutions, to the goal of decarbonising shipping, with contributions from across the shipping value chain. You will also hear from, and have the chance to meet, a selection of winners of the UK’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition – companies at the cutting edge of decarbonisation technology.

Event organized with:

Master of Ceremonies: Katharine Palmer, UN High-Level Climate Champion for Shipping

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

10.00 – 10.05

Chris Barton, HM Trade Commissioner Europe, UK department for International Trade

10.05 – 10.20
COP26 and the Clydebank Declaration

Joe Boyland, UK Department for Transport

10.20 – 10.30
Green shipping corridors, feasibility study

Tristan Smith, University College London

10.30 – 11.30
Creating green shipping corridors, barriers and opportunities

Panel 1: Passenger and cargo ferries

Lluis Paris, Commercial Manager, Port of Barcelona

Chrysanthi Kontogiorgi, Head of Environmental Sector, Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

Vincent Coquen, Head of R&D, Energy and Environment, Brittany Ferries

Mario Massarotti, CEO Grimaldi Logística España

Arturo Fernández, Innovation project manager, Petronor 

PANEL 2: Deep-sea international trading

Cees Boon, Senior Safety Advisor, Port of Rotterdam

Pieter Vandermeeren, Policy and Project Manager Sustainable Shipping, Port of Antwerp

Tessa Major, Director Bunkering – Port Relationships & Regulations, Yara Clean Ammonia

Magnus Asmundsson, Port Director, Flaxafloahafnir (Associated Icelandic Ports)

11.30 – 11.55
Decarbonisation solutions: accelerating the transition to net zero

Moderator: Matthew Moss – KTN

James McGarley, Managing Director, Bluewater Engineering

Paul Turner, Managing Director, CMB.Tech UK

Rachel Connor, Global Marine Marketing Director, GE Power Conversion

Simon F Barnes, Funding and Partnerships Manager, University of Kent

Winners of UK Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

11.55 – 12.00
Closing remarks
12.00 – 12.30