IMO-rules: Charting the stormy voyage towards green shipping

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NBAS, The Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and Innovation Norway are excited to invite you to an in-person event , focusing on the decarbonization of the maritime industry, a topic of great importance to ship owners, ship managers solution providers, finance institutions and law firms and other parts of the maritime industry.

A special thanks to Singapore Shipping Association who has joined the event as a supporting organization!

As we work our way toward a more sustainable future, it is vital that the industry complies with the regulations established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

At this event, we will dicuss the IMO regulations for decarbonization in the maritime industry. The event features influential leaders such as Mr. Sveinung Oftedal from IMO, Ms. Catrine Vestereng, the Vice President and Global Segment Director for Tankers in DNV, Nishant Dhyani, Head of Fleet Efficiency, Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk, and Mr. Laurence Odfjell, the Chair of Odfjell SE, a major player in seaborne transportation and storage of chemicals. Their expertise and insights will bring great value to the discussions.

They will share their insights and experiences on these key areas:

  • Understanding the background and purpose of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), the Existing Ship Energy Efficiency Index (EEXI), and the Carbon Intensity Index (CII),
  • Best practices and challenges in complying with IMO regulations
  • Feedback to IMO and opportunities for improvement.

The event will be moderated by seasoned maritime professional Ronny Waage and will take place on 7 March at Techlab by Innovation Norway. Doors open at 4:00 PM, with the event starting promptly at 4:30 PM and concluding at 6:00 PM. Following the event, there will be a social gathering with food and drinks, providing a great opportunity to network and connect with fellow professionals in the industry.

While the event will primarily be in-person, we also welcome remote contributions from those unable to attend in person.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join industry leaders in discussing the future of decarbonization in the maritime industry. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are not able to join us in person, you are welcome to register to join the event virtually. You can sign up for the virtual version here. 

Please note: Seats are limitied, and its first come, first serve. Fees are non-refunable


Sveinung Oftedal

Sveinung Oftedal, Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Sveinung Oftedal is a Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, and a key player in international negotiations on environmental regulations for the maritime industry. He currently serves as Chairman of the IMO Working Group on Greenhouse Gas emissions and coordinates the IMO/PPR Correspondence group on biofouling. Sveinung is a highly respected voice in the IMO’s efforts to establish a framework for reducing carbon emissions.

Catrine Vestereng

Catrine Vestereng, DNV

Catrine Vestereng is the Vice President and Business Director for Tankers, Maritime at DNV. She is an experienced business director with demonstrated technical skills and expertise in business development, gained from her background in maritime classification. Catrine also has a degree from INSEAD in Leading Digital Transformation and graduated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Laurence Odfjell

Laurence Odfjell, Chair, Odfjell SE

Laurence Odfjell is the Chair of Odfjell SE, a prominent global market player in the transportation and storage of chemicals and other specialty bulk liquids by sea. He is also a board member of NBAS and has been actively involved in the maritime industry’s journey towards decarbonization in recent years. Laurence is also a member of the Executive Committee of Intertanko. The Odfjell Group is headquartered in Bergen, Norway and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.


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Nishant Dhyani, Head of Fleet Efficiency, Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk

Nishant Dhyani is a maritime engineer with over 20 years of shipping expertise. He oversaw Maersk’s vessel performance teams in Singapore and Mumbai before beginning his employment with Swire in 2016. Now, he serves as Swire Bulk and Swire Shipping’s Head of Fleet Efficiency. More than 150 owned and chartered ships are under the control of his team’s energy efficiency initiatives.


Ronny Waage

Ronny Waage, moderator

Ronny Waage is an experienced business executive with expertise in commercialisation and business development in the ocean industries. He managed market responsibilities across four continents in the maritime industry for over a decade. Ronny is a board member of NBAS and has dedicated his time to modernizing global ocean industries. He advises and supports startups, technology companies, maritime corporates, government bodies, and accelerator programmes globally.


4:00 pmDoors open. Registration
4:30 pmWelcoming and opening remarks (virtual event opens)President NBAS, Leonard Stornes
Ambassador H.E Eivind S. Homme
4.40 pmDriving clean energy: Singapore-Norway partnerships for innovation and commercial viabilityDirector Paul Kastmann, Innovation Norway
4.45 pmFrom the IMO-perspective: Purpose and background for the current IMO-rules. What are the planned changes in 2023.Sveinung Oftedal, IMO
4.55 pmFrom a shipowner’s perspective: Everything you need to know about the Carbon Intensity IndexNishant Dhyani, Head of Fleet Efficiency, Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk
5.05 pmDialogue moderated by Ronny Waage:
Compliance with the IMO-rules, best practise, and pitfalls. What changes does the industry want to see in the IMO-rules?
Catrine Vestereng,  Vice President and Business Director for Tankers, Maritime at DNV,
Laurence Odfjell, Chair, Odfjell SE
Nishant Dhyani
5.50 pmFireside chat: Takeaways from the discussion – what I bring back to the IMO-tableSveinung Oftedal in dialogue with Ronny Waage
6.00 pmAppreciation and event closing (virtual event ends)Anders Hegre, Executive Director NBAS
6.00 pmWe go down to floor 1 in Hong Leong to Amesing tapas bar for further discussions, and networking over tapas, bar snacks and drinks.

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