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ALJ Group invites you to join efforts for a greener maritime future at the 5th Decarbonizing Shipping Forum in Rotterdam on June 26th-27th!
A true shift to a sustainable and carbon-neutral shipping industry not only requires innovative technical solutions but also a shift in the mindsets of people who are going through this transformation. The decarbonization agenda is becoming increasingly more ambitious and it requires to explore new ways of cutting on emission in day-to-day ship operations as well as long-term solutions that would bring about a lasting positive impact. It also requires new forward-thinking talents and joint corporate efforts starting with top-level management. Therefore, we are offering a platform to discuss new technology combined with human element and what decarbonizing means to the shipping industry from all points of view.
Top business executives, policymakers, innovators, and technology experts will dive into debates during conference sessions and networking breaks in Rotterdam – don’t miss your chance to join them!

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Decarbonizing the Shipping Industry

- Recent Developments and Regulations:
• Recent developments in global shipping markets, including market trends, trade patterns, and economic factors influencing the industry.
• Latest environmental regulations and their implications on the shipping industry, such as IMO's MARPOL Annex VI and EU MRV.
• Social responsibility initiatives in the shipping industry, focusing on sustainability, community engagement, and corporate governance.

- Decarbonization Strategies and Technologies:
• Collaborative efforts among industry stakeholders, governments, and NGOs to promote sustainable practices and reduce emissions.
• Adoption of emission-reducing technologies, including scrubbers, LNG propulsion, wind-assisted propulsion, and alternative fuels.
• Investment in research and development for zero-emission ships, hydrogen fuel cells, battery-electric propulsion, and renewable energy sources.

- Future Fuels and Energy Sources:
• Exploration of alternative fuels such as LNG, LPG, Methanol, Biofuels, Hydrogen, and Ammonia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
• Development of hybrid electric solutions combining conventional engines with battery storage or fuel cells for improved efficiency.
• Infrastructure challenges and investment opportunities in fuel supply chains, bunkering facilities, and port infrastructure for alternative fuels.

- Sustainable and Innovative Solutions:
• Implementation of energy-efficient technologies, including hull design optimization, waste heat recovery, and LED lighting.
• Adoption of ballast water treatment systems and exhaust gas cleaning systems to minimize environmental impact.
• Emphasis on sustainable ship recycling practices, circular economy initiatives, and eco-friendly shipbuilding materials.

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Digitalization and Efficiency in Shipping

- Digital Transformation:
• Integration of digital twins, IoT sensors, and data analytics for real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and performance optimization.
• Application of blockchain technology for transparent supply chain management, smart contracts, and secure transactions.
• Utilization of AI algorithms for route optimization, predictive maintenance, and autonomous navigation.

- Smart Shipping and Connectivity:
• Deployment of smart sensors and automation technologies in ports for efficient cargo handling and vessel operations.
• Enhancement of satellite communication for remote monitoring, fleet management, and safety communications.
• Implementation of cybersecurity measures, including network segmentation, encryption, and intrusion detection systems.

- Autonomous and Remote Operations:
• Development of autonomous and remotely operated ships, including regulatory frameworks, safety protocols, and technological advancements.
• Utilization of maritime simulators for training and testing autonomous vessel operations in various scenarios.
• Advancements in collision avoidance systems, sensor fusion, and remote monitoring for safe and efficient autonomous navigation.

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Ship Design, Retrofit, and Maintenance

- Ship Design and Retrofit:
• Innovations in shipbuilding materials, such as lightweight composites and eco-friendly coatings, for improved fuel efficiency and environmental performance.
• Retrofitting solutions for existing vessels, including hull modifications, propulsion upgrades, and emission control systems installation.
• Application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations and model testing for hull design optimization and performance evaluation.

- Energy Efficiency Measures:
• Optimization of engine performance through advanced engine management systems, fuel injection technology, and exhaust gas recirculation.
• Implementation of efficient lighting systems, variable frequency drives, and energy recovery systems for onboard equipment.
• Integration of wind-assisted ship propulsion technologies, such as sails, rotors, and kite systems, for additional power generation and fuel savings.

- Sustainable Solutions:
• Adoption of sustainable ship recycling practices, including green ship dismantling facilities and circular economy initiatives.
• Investment in wind-assisted propulsion systems, such as Flettner rotors and kite sails, for reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
• Application of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for NOx emissions control and compliance with environmental regulations.

Chairman of the Event

Gavin Allwright

Secretary General, International Windship Association (IWSA)

Speaker

Martin Koepke

Sustainability – Decarbonization Manager, Hapag-Lloyd

Speaker

Ratna Nataliani

Sustainability Manager, Hapag-Lloyd

Speaker

Jes Nauckhoff

Sustainability & ESG Senior Manager, Process Improvement and Cost Optimisation, MSC Cruises

Speaker

Bernard Vanheule

Vice President EU Public Affairs, Carnival Corporation

Speaker

Stefan Fahrnholz

Manager Research & Development Decarbonisation, Carnival Maritime

Speaker

Angelica Sogor

Manager, Marine Safety & Training, Carnival Cruise Line

Speaker

Thomas Klenum

Executive Vice President, Innovation & Regulatory Affairs, LISCR

Speaker

Russell Amacher

Port State Control Division (CVC-2), Environmental Compliance Coordinator, Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

Speaker

Kjeld Aabo

Senior Advisor, Methanol Institute

Speaker

Jan Egbertsen

Innovation Manager, Port of Amsterdam

Speaker

Vida Ramin

Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, Chamber of Shipping

Speaker

Svetlana Bochkova

Senior Policy Advisor, Eurogas

Speaker

Keith Johnstone

Assistant Director, Regulatory Innovation, Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Speaker

Erik Grundt

Senior Data Analyst, Shipping, Rystad Energy

Speaker

Yvette van der Sommen

Global Commercial Director, Value Maritime

Speaker

Hussein Al-Khalisy

Oil Products – Alternative Marine Fuels Reporter, Argus Media

Speaker

Srivatsan Iyer

Global CEO, Hero Future Energies

Speaker

Peter Blomberg

Head of Business Development for BioLNG, STX Commodities

Speaker

Dinis Reis Oliveira

Lifecycle Specialist, Stena Teknik

Speaker

Christian Jones

Business Development Manager, Shell

Speaker

Wassim Daoud

Head of Sustainability and CSR, PONANT

Speaker

Mark Watts

Head of Regulatory Affairs, SEA-LNG

Speaker

Christian P. Hoepfner

Director Group Decarbonization, Unifeeder

Speaker

Can Murtezaoglu

Business Development Manager, GTT

Speaker

Erwin Guérand

Business Development Director, Ascenz Marorka

Speaker

Gijs Streppel

Programme Manager Sustainability, Meyer Group

Speaker

Hinrich Brumm

Head of Industry Group Mobility & Outdoor Automation, SICK

Speaker

Caroline Stancell

Executive Director Hydrogen, Europe & Africa, Air Products

Speaker

Henning Jongebloed

Sales Manager, MEYER RE

Speaker

Evert van Rietschoten

Global Technical Sales Director Marine, PPG Protective & Marine Coatings

Speaker

Haymon Sinapius

Investment Director, Innoport

Speaker

Nikolaus Widmann

EVP Commercial & Strategic Projects, TES-H2

Speaker

Detlef Evers

Managing Director, MVaK

Speaker

Marcel Flipse

Head of Marine Applications, Orcan Energy

Speaker

Maiko Arras

Director of Business Development, GIT Coatings

Speaker

Harriet Hunnisett-Johnson

Head of Maritime, Signol

Speaker

Zacharias Klados

Managing Director, SELMA

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2024 List of Attendees

  • 3Degrees, Senior Business Manager, EMEA
  • ABS Europe, Business Development Manager
  • ACT Financial Solutions, Emissions and Energy Trader
  • ACT Financial Solutions, Emissions and Energy Trader
  • Air Products, Corporate Communications EU
  • Air Products, Executive Director Hydrogen, Europe & Africa
  • Aither Group, Head of Shipping
  • Aither Group, Co-founder
  • Akzonobel – International Paint, Cluster Sales Manager MPC – UK, Ireland & Benelux
  • Akzonobel – International Paint, UK & Ireland Marine Sales Manager. Marine & Protective Coatings - UK&I and Benelux
  • Akzonobel – International Paint, Sales Manager - Benelux
  • American Bureau of Shipping, Global Sustainability Manager
  • ANDRITZ, Vice President Business and Strategy Development
  • Argus Media, Editorial Oil Products – Alternative Marine Fuels Reporter
  • Ascenz Marorka, Business Development Director
  • Atlânticoline, Maintenance Director
  • Azolla, Manager : Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation
  • Azolla, Growth Manager
  • Balearia, Corporate Technical Director
  • BCG, Project Leader
  • BCG, Associate Director
  • BCG, Expert
  • Bernhard Schulte, Technical Superintendent DD & Projects
  • BloombergNEF, Senior Oil and Shipping Analyst
  • Boskalis, Project Engineer
  • BP, Marine Originator
  • CAPRAMAR Ship Management, Co-Founder & Technical Director
  • CargoKite, Head of Business Development
  • Carnival Corporation, Vice-President
  • Carnival Cruise Line, Manager, Marine Safety & Training
  • Carnival Maritime, Manager Research & Development Decarbonisation
  • Carnival Maritime, Energy Manager
  • Casa dos Ventos, Business Developer
  • CCRC KAUST, KSA, Marine Advisor
  • CEPSA TRADING, Key Account Manager
  • Cetus Maritime, Fleet Director
  • Chamber of Shipping, Vice President, Policy and Partnerships
  • CRABI Robotics, CEO
  • CRABI Robotics, Electrical Engineer
  • CRABI Robotics, Hydrodynamics Engineer
  • CWP Global, Special Adviser – Green Shipping
  • EBE nv, Commercial Director
  • Electrochaea, Senior Manager Business Development
  • Electrochaea, Director Business Development
  • Engstrom Shipping, Technical Manager
  • Enilive Benelux, Managing Director
  • Eurogas, Senior Policy Advisor
  • EXMAR Ship Management, Business Developer
  • Fairplay Towage, Senior Manager Sales
  • Fairplay Towage, Head of Sales
  • First Dutch, Strategy & Sustainability Director
  • FRAMO, Head of Sales, Liquefied Gas & Fuel, Marine Pumping Systems
  • FRAMO, Technical Sales Manager, Liquefied Gas & Fuel, Marine Pumping Systems
  • FRAMO Rotterdam, Managing Director
  • Fugro, Global Fleet Sustainability Manager
  • Fugro, Fleet Development Manager
  • GE Power Conversion France, Sr Sales, Merchant
  • GEFO Gesellschaft für Oeltransporte, HSSEQ Superintendent / Environmental Manager
  • GESTMAR TEHNIKA, Quality Assurance Manager
  • GIT Coatings, Account Executive
  • GTT, Business Development Manager
  • Hapag-Lloyd, Manager, Decarbonization
  • Hapag-Lloyd, Sustainability Manager
  • Heatmaster, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Heatmaster, Area Sales Manager
  • Heatmaster, Technical Director
  • Hellas Confidence Shipmanagement, General Manager
  • Hellas Confidence Shipmanagement, Superintendent Engineer
  • Hellespont Group, Corporate Business Development Manager
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics International, Strategic Product Development Analyst - Global Seafreight Product Owner ‘Sustainable Seafreight’
  • Hero Future Energies Global, Global CEO
  • Hoppe Marine, Sales Manager
  • Hurtigruten Expedition, Senior Technical Superintendent
  • HYDROGEN ONSITE, Product Manager
  • HYDROGEN ONSITE, Process Engineering
  • IMBV, Managing Director
  • Industrial Innovation Group, Sustainability Engineer
  • Industrial Innovation Group, Sustainability Analyst
  • Industrial Innovation Group, Sustainability Engineer
  • Industrial Innovation Group, Sustainability Engineer
  • Industrial Innovation Group, CFO
  • Industrial Innovation Group, General Director
  • Innoport, Investment Director
  • International Windship Association (IWSA), Secretary General
  • IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry, Senior Regulatory Liaison
  • IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry, General Manager
  • Kuehne + Nagel, Trade Management – Energy, Emissions & Indexation
  • LISCR, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Regulatory Affairs
  • M2X Energy, Director of Business Development & Strategy
  • MAERSK, Senior Manager
  • MAERSK, Head of Energy Category Management
  • MAERSK, Green Fuels Originator
  • Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Senior Advisor
  • Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), Assistant Director, Regulatory Innovation
  • Methanol Institute, Senior Advisor
  • Meyer Group, Programme Manager Sustainability
  • Meyer Group, Sales Manager
  • MEYER Group, Global Lead Artificial Intelligence
  • MEYER RE, Procurement Manager
  • Mittelstandsverband abfallbasierter Kraftstoffe (MvAK), Managing Director
  • MSC Cruise Management, R&D Environmental Manager
  • MSC Cruises, Sustainability & ESG Senior Manager, Process Improvement and Cost Optimisation
  • Multiboxx, COO
  • Multiboxx, CCO
  • Multiboxx, CTO
  • Mystic Invest Holding, Head of Sustainability
  • Mystic Invest Holding, Marine operations - Sustainability
  • Navarone, Head of Performance and Environmental Compliance, Naval Architect & Marine Engineer
  • Nihon Shipyard UK, General Manager (Technical)
  • Nihon Shipyard UK, General Manager (Technical)
  • Ninepointfive Tidal, General Partner
  • OceanScore, Managing Director
  • OceanScore, Key Account Manager
  • Orcan Energy, Head of Marine Applications
  • Orcan Energy, Marine Sales and Business Development Manager
  • Orient Shipping Rotterdam, Operations and Bunkering Procurement
  • Petrobras Transpetro, Sr. Naval Architect & Marine Engineer - Energy Efficiency Team
  • Petrobras Transpetro, Vessel Manager
  • PONANT, Head of Sustainability and CSR
  • Port of Amsterdam, Manager, Innovation
  • Port of Amsterdam, Programm Manager / Project Manager
  • Port of Amsterdam, Strategic Advisor Division Harbour Master
  • Port of Roenne/Rønne Havn, Chief Business Officer – Bulk
  • PPG Protective & Marine Coatings, Global Technical Sales Director Marine
  • PPG Protective & Marine Coatings, Area Manager Marine Benelux, Italy & France
  • PPG Protective & Marine Coatings, Key Account Manager
  • Princess Cruises, Senior Manager Decarbonisation
  • Quadrise, COO
  • Reederei F. Laeisz, Superintendent Assistant
  • Rystad Energy, Senior Data Analyst, Shipping
  • Rystad Energy, Business Development Lead Manager
  • S&P Global Commodity Insights, Principal Journalist
  • Samskip, Project Manager Shipbuilding
  • Samskip, Analyst Sustainability
  • Samskip, Manager Sustainability
  • Scienco InTank, Sr. Vice President
  • SEA-LNG, Head of Regulatory Affairs
  • SELMA, Managing Director
  • Shell, Business Development Manager
  • SICK, Head of Industry Group Mobility & Outdoor Automation
  • Signol, Head of Aviation
  • Signol Limited, Head of Maritime
  • Signol Limited, Director & CCO
  • Signol Limited, Maritime Technical Account Manager
  • Signol Limited, CMO
  • Signol Limited, Global Key Account Manager
  • Smyril Line, COO
  • Spliethoff, Performance/Data Science ‑ Business Innovation & Analytics department
  • Spliethoff, Performance Engineer
  • Stena Line, Fleet Manager for Stena Line – North Sea Region
  • Stena RoRo, Technical Manager
  • Stena RoRo, Operations Manager
  • Stena RoRo, Conversions Manager
  • Stena Teknik, Lifecycle Specialist
  • STX Commodities, Originator - Renewable Gas
  • STX Commodities, Corporate Account Manager
  • STX Commodities, Business Development Manager
  • Tailwind Shipping Lines, Senior Technical Manager
  • TES-H2, EVP Commercial & Strategic Projects
  • TES-H2, Business Development
  • TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Senior Sales Manager
  • TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Sales Manager
  • TGE Marine Gas Engineering, Strategic Marketing and Communications Specialist
  • Theron Consulting, Partner
  • Tradebe Puerto de Bilbao (Linersa), Recycled Fuels Director
  • Trillion, Chief Commercial Officer
  • U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Port State Control Division (CVC-2) Environmental Compliance Coordinator Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance
  • Ultranav, Head of Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
  • Unifeeder, Director Group Decarbonization
  • Universal Africa Lines, General Manager
  • Universal Africa Lines, Vessel Operator
  • Value Carbon, Director Operations
  • Value Group, Director and co-founder
  • Value Maritime, Global Commercial Director
  • Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, Team Lead Category Management – Energy & Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, Category Manager Energy
  • Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, Specialist Marine Sustainability & Hydrodynamics, Estimating & Engineering Department
  • Virgin Voyages, Sr. Manager Energy and Fuel Optimization
  • Yinson Green Technologies, Managing Director, marinEV

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  • Access to all Forum areas and networking activities
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join world-class speaker lineup, including industry insiders and senior-level executives

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  • Presentation slides of attending speakers
  • Invitation to the Cocktail reception party
  • Access to all Forum areas and networking activities

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be in the center of attention - showcase your latest technologies and cutting-edge solutions!

  • Exhibition booth (Fully prepared and installed by ALJ Group with no additional costs.)
  • 3 delegates passes
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  • Invitations to the Cocktail reception party
  • Access to all Forum areas and networking activities

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+ Presentation slides of attending speakers
+ Invitation to Cocktail reception party
+ 5 Delegate passes
+ Exhibition Booth
+ Individual presentation
+ Speaker slot in one of the panel discussions
+ Private meetings with selected companies
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+ Sponsor status
+ Presentation slides of attending speakers
+ Invitation to Cocktail reception party
+ 5 Delegate passes
+ Exhibition Booth
+ Individual presentation
+ Private meetings with selected companies
+ Speaker slot in one of the panel discussions
+ 5th Decarbonizing Shipping Forum Powered by(Your Company Name)

+ Sponsor status
+ Presentation slides of attending speakers
+ Invitation to Cocktail reception party
+ 3 Delegate passes
+ Exhibition Booth
+ Individual presentation
+ Speaker slot in one of the panel discussions
+ Private meetings with selected companies
+ 5th Decarbonizing Shipping Forum Powered by(Your Company Name)

+ Sponsor status
+ Presentation slides of attending speakers
+ Invitation to Cocktail reception party
+ 3 Delegate passes
+ Exhibition Booth
+ Speaker slot in one of the panel discussions
+ Individual presentation
+ Private meetings with selected companies
+ 5th Decarbonizing Shipping Forum Powered by(Your Company Name)

+ Sponsor status
+ Presentation slides of attending speakers
+ Invitation to Cocktail reception party
+ 2 Delegate passes
+ Exhibition Booth
+ Speaker slot in one of the panel discussions
+ Individual presentation
+ Private meetings with selected companies
+ 5th Decarbonizing Shipping Forum Powered by(Your Company Name)

Cocktail Party

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Event Location:

Rotterdam, Netherlands


Hilton Rotterdam, Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam, Netherlands