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Green Shipping Corridors: Routes to a zero emissions future

28th September
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.

Join the leading voices from around Europe in this crucial debate

Event organized with:

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

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

10.00 – 10.05
Welcome

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, Managing Director Grimaldi Logística España

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

Containerships CMA

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

Simon F Barnes, University of Kent on behalf of the Dover Clean Ferry Power (DCFP) project.

 

James McGarley, Bluewater Engineering with their project SKYTUG Wind Propulsion for Deep Sea Shipping.
 

Paul Turner, CMB tech with their project Hydrogen Bunkering for Crew Transfer Vessels

Rachel Connor, GE Power

11.55 – 12.00
Closing remarks
 
12.00 – 12.30
Networking