Decarbonisation – Disrupting the maritime value chain

24 May Event


Join us for our event on the requirements and initiatives set forth by the Poseidon Principles for banks, the Sea Cargo Charter for cargo owners, and the IMO-rules for ship owners, all aimed at addressing decarbonisation in the maritime sector.


4:00 pmDoors open. Registration and Networking
4:30 pmWelcoming and opening remarks (virtual event opens)President NBAS, Leonard Stornes
Ambassador H.E Eivind S. Homme
4.40 pmReflections on ambitions, transparency, and collaboration in decarbonizing the shipping industry. Knut Ola Skotvedt, Senior Vice President, DNB
4.50 pmExploring decarbonisation: Initiatives, challenges, best practices, transparency, and group benefitsTord Brath, Head of Global Operations, Golden Ocean
5.00pmPerspective from a founding Seacargo signatory: Safety, sustainability and commercial excellencePeter Lye, Global Head of Shipping at Anglo American
5.10 pmDialogue moderated by Cristina de Saenz de Santa Maria:

  • Fleet preparation (IMO, ETS)
  • Managing risks with regulations
  • Balancing competitiveness and environmental impact
  • Ordering vessels with innovative technology and alternative fuels
  • Banks supporting decarbonisation plans
  • Barriers to investment, securing bank investment
  • Impact of Sea Cargo Charter, expectations for charterers and cargo owners
  • Premium for energy-efficient vessels
  • Two-tier market in shipping industry
  • Shipowner and Class society expectations in decarbonisation transition
Knut Ola, Tord and Peter in conversation with Cristina
6.00 pm Appreciation and event closing (virtual event ends)Anders Hegre, Executive Director NBAS
6.00 pmWe serve something to drink and some snacks, and you are warmly welcome to network for an hour after the event.
7.00 pmVenue closes

We have a limited number of seats, and the registration is on first come, first serve basis. Purchased tickets are non-refundable.



Knut Ola Skotvedt, DNB
Senior Vice President

Knut Ola Skotvedt is a Senior Corporate Analyst and Corporate Responsibility Ambassador in DNB Bank’s Ocean Industries Division, with 25+ years of experience in Shipping, Offshore, and Logistics in Oslo, Athens, and Singapore. He is responsible for market intelligence, sustainability policies, and the implementation of the Poseidon Principles at DNB. Knut also represents the bank in other sustainability initiatives and holds a Business Degree and Political Science degree from the Norwegian School of Management and the University of Oslo, respectively.

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Tord Brath, Golden Ocean
Head of Global Operations

Tord Brath has served as Head of Global Operations since 2005. Previously, Mr. Brath was Deputy/Senior Operations Manager in D/S Norden AS and a vessel operator within the AP Møller Group. A nautical foundation underscores Mr. Brath’s expertise: he sailed four years as a Deck Officer during his maritime education from NTNU Åleslund and has a Deck Officer Class 1, Sea Captain Certificate

Peter Lye

Peter Lye, Anglo American
Global Head of Shipping

Anglo American Group is based in Singapore, and is a founding signatory of the Sea Cargo Charter and a partner of the Global Maritime Forum. Peter is responsible of all Anglo American’s ocean freight activity.

Peter joined Anglo American in 2012 with a strong focus on enhancing and growing the ocean freight activity and capability within the Group across the three foundational elements of safety, sustainability and commercial excellence.  Today Anglo American Shipping is a leading charterer and operator in the dry bulk sector and handles over 75Mt of cargo across 700 plus voyages per annum.

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Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, DNV [MODERATOR] VP, Regional Manager South East Asia, Pacific & India, Maritime

Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria has extensive experience in the maritime industry, specifically with DNV GL. She has held various positions within the company, including CEO Office Senior Consultant and Area Manager for Africa, and has worked on projects related to business integration, compensation and benefits coordination, legal entity efficiency, and more. Cristina also holds an MBA from IE Business School and a Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.