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Event Date Tue Oct 19 EEST (8 days ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Oct 19 1:00am - Tue Oct 19 10:00am
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

Recent years have taught the shipping industry that each industry player can succeed only provided that all stakeholders enter a dialogue and work together. The shipping industry is peculiar and, nonetheless, exciting because it comprises a number of parties who hold a different and very significant role within the sector. It is critical to hear from all of them. At the Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near future holds for ship builders and operators as well as learn about latest innovations and modern technologies from top technology developers.


1. Energy Efficiency Measures:

• Optimisation of auxiliary systems
• Engine performance optimization
• Engine de-rating
• Stop Plastic Bottled Water - Protect Seafarers and the Environment
• Exhaust gas boilers on auxiliary engines
• Variable engine speed
• Shaft generators (PTI/PTO)
• Efficient lighting system
• Variable frequency drives

• Hull cleaning
• Hull coating
• Hull form optimization
• Hull modifications
• Propulsion efficiency devices
• Propeller efficiency and propeller retrofit

2. Digital Shipping

• Autonomous vessels - future of shipping?
• Cyber Resilience: Incident Monitoring, Analysis and Response
• Importance of connectivity in digital operations
• Innovation in satellite communication

IT solutions for:
• Reducing fuel consumption
• Route optimization
• Weather routing
• Cargo tracking
• Autopilot optimization
• Trim/draft optimization

3. Future fuels

• Which fuels or fuel mix, will be used in the next 30 years?
• Searching for the greenest fuels – which options have the best economic and environmental effect?
• HFO with scrubbers – Pros and Cons, latest innovations, future prospects
• LNG – reducing infrastructure CAPEX, lowering the methane slip, storage and handling technologies
• LPG – LPG production forecast, benefits of LPG powered fleet
• Hydrogen - infrastructure status and development, green production
• Methanol – design and operation of methanol fueled ships, fuel cost forecast
• Biofuels (biodiesel, liquefied biogas, etc.) – infrastructure and development, supply challenges, pricing forecast
• Ammonia – infrastructure, supply challenges, pricing forecasts
• Hybrid electric solutions (electrification, batteries, fuel cells, cold ironing) - availability, prices and scaling

4. Engineering Solutions for Sustainability and Better Efficiency

• Propulsion technologies, wind-assisted ship propulsion
• Scrubber technologies from manufacturer and shipowner perspectives
• The peak of scrubber technologies – what’s next?
• The role of SCR technology in NOx control
• Ballast Water treatment - best practices and solutions
• HVAC - electronic control, increasing SEER rating
• Green technologies contribution to reduced emissions and carbon management
• Technologies helping to build ships with least possible carbon foot-prints


2021 Speakers

Bud Darr
Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group

Alexandros Charalambides
Associate Professor, Cyprus University of Technology

Kerry Strøm
Marine Operations Coordinator, WHOI

Chris Chatterton
Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute

Maria Strandesen
Head of Future Fuels, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Dr. Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean

Mehmet Atlar
Professor of Naval Hydrodynamics, Department of Naval Architecture Ocean and Marine Engineering, The University of Strathclyde

Alicia Eastman
President, InterContinental Energy

Nikos Xydas
Technical Director, World LPG Association

Jason Miles
Chief Executive Officer, Quadrise Fuels

Dr. Mikael Lind
Professor in Maritime Informatics, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology

Valeria Mangiarotti
Director, Sustainability Environmental Issues, Senior Vice President, Medcruise

Ami Daniel
CEO & Co-founder, Windward

Reinoud Pijpers
Director, ISRA

Alessandro Lo Piccolo
Assistant Director, Inspections & Surveys Department, Bahamas Maritime Authority

Turi Fiorito
Director, European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP)

Timo Lamminen
Product Sales Manager, Valmet

David Stevens
CEO & Director, Guardian Maritime

Samy Djavidnia
Senior Project Officer, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Armando Graziano
Project Officer for Research & Analytics, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Leonidas Kanonis
Director for Communications and Analysis, European Waste-based & Advanced Biofuels Association - EWABA

Jorge Antunes
CEO, Tecnoveritas

Akshay Jain
CEO, mARitymVR & VedamDesign

Juan M. Diez
Strategic Planning & Innovation Director, Port Authority of Valencia

George Mantalos
Technical Manager, Star Bulk

Jose Milhazes
Business Process Innovation Manager, GasLog

Frank Paleokrassas
Fleet Performance Manager, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Iraklis Kyriakou
Chemical / Environmental Officer, Alberta Shipmanagement

Capt. Panagiotis Drosos
Chief Operating Officer, Capital Ship Management Corp.

Costas Protopapas
Managing Director, Arista Shipping

Andreas Papapostolou
General Manager, Aegean Shipping Enterprises M.C.

Zenon Kleopas
Executive Vice President,Starbulk

Jens von Husen
Managing Director, Hamburg Bulk Carriers

Captain Wolfram Guntermann
Director Regulatory Affairs, Hapag-Lloyd AG

Meropi F. Mantzouranides
Head of Reliability and reporting, Minerva Marine

Claudio Abbate
Group VP Maritime Policy and Govt Affairs, MSC

Andrea Crosetti
Energy Efficiency Management Officer, MSC Cruise Management UK

Vaia Chatzigianni
Head of New Buildings & Projects, MINERVA MARINE

Rick Schiappacasse
Director Special Projects, Jacksonville Port Authority

Alan Richmond
Network Deployment Manager, Maersk Line

Harkaran Singh
SME - Vessel Modelling, A.P. Moller Maersk

Paul Nagarajan
Fleet Superintendent, A.P. Moller Maersk

Bernard Vanheule
EU Affairs Director, Costa Cruises

Martin Verle
Marine Fuels Technical Lead, BP

Elena Tassioula
General Manager, BIMCO

Nora Caswell
Fuel Commodity Manager, Global Fuel Procurement, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Pierre Domine
Sr Quality & Environmental Officer, SNSO SSHEQ, Stolt Shipowning

Joonatan Haukilehto
SVP New Building, Seadream Yacht Club

Capt. Giorgos Drinis
Head of Fleet, Minerva Marine Inc.

Evangelos Maltezos
Technical Manager, Hellenic Star Shipping Company

Andreas Solomonides
Deputy Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

George J. Angelakis
Managing Director, Anbros Maritime

Miltiadis Zakkas
Senior Fleet Operator, Iason Hellenic Shipping

Miltiadis Diamantis
Technical Manager, Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation

Magda Daskalou
HSQE Coordinator, Kyklades Maritime Corporation

Georgios Apanomeritakis
Marine Manager / DPA /CSO, Thenamaris

Andreas Perdikis
Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, Mare Management S.A.

Nick Athanasiou
Hsq -Safety Officer, Tsakos Columbia Ship Management

Theodore Chouliaras
BoD President, Up Oil Tankers Inc

Stavros Papageorgiou
Operational Technology & Energy Manager, Latsco Marine Management Inc.

Stavros Meidanis
Managing Director, Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp / Chief Sustainability Officer, Capital Maritime

Andreas Andrianakis
Newbuildings Supervisor, Thenamaris

Ivana Mellilo
Fleet Performance Manager, d’Amico Ship

Rostom Merzouki
Fleet Project Superintendent, Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (NAKILAT)

Niki Kalogiratou
Chief Communications Officer, Capital Ship Management Corporation

Manolis (Emmanouil) Moschous
Technical Manager, Variety Cruises

Panayotis Tripolitis
Senior IT Officer, Crystal Cruises

Andreas Simonsson
Environmental Officer, Princess Cruises

Dionysios Peppas
Director, Pantheon Tankers Management

Konstantinos D. Vakratsas
Captain Class A' (Master Mariner) - Maran Gas Maritime

Aris Angelakis
Spares Operator, Minerva Marine

Dr. Yannis Kazalis
Hotel Director, MSC Cruises

Evaggelos Zervas
Chief Engineer, Maran Gas Maritime

Joannes Robithes
General Manager Greece, Alphard Maritime Group

Giorgos Kartsonakis
International Cargo Supervisor, ANOK Lines

Capt. Spiridon Grammenos
QHSE Manager/ DPA, Navios Tanker Management Inc.

Lauren West
Naval Architect, AmaWaterways

Alexandros Karagiannis
Chief Engineer, Maran Gas Maritime Inc.

Konstantinos Papanikolaou
Chief Engineer, Maran Gas Maritime Inc.

Minas Myrtidis
Vice President Environmental Operations & Compliance, MSC Cruises

Dimitrios Papadimitriou
HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO, Third Millenium Shipping

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Taronis Technologies
• PureteQ
• Quadrise
• Windward
• Technoveritas
• Valmet
• Guardian

• Hellenic Shipping News
• Cruise & Ferry

• Ewaba