Decarbonize – Stay Profitable

Nbas Insights Panel Decarbonize


NBAS, The Norwegian Embassy, Maritime Port Authority Singapore, DNVGL, Kongsberg Maritime and Pareto Securities will address decarbonization in a special insights panel Decarbonize – stay profitable, broadcasted from Hong Bao Studios 19 November.

Shipping’s main challenge over the current decade is to prepare for and start on a decarbonization pathway. Alternative carbon-neutral fuels are essential for achieving the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals in 2050. Also, carbon-neutral fuels are the only practical way for shipping to achieve the ultimate vision of full decarbonization, as soon as possible before 2100.

  • What is Singapore’s policy and regulations on decarbonization, and how does Singapore support the maritime business in becoming carbon-neutral?
  • What kind of integration of technologies, fuels and operational processes within vessel and the industry as a whole are needed to meet the decarbonization vision?
  • What is the role of respectively banks, investors and end consumers in reaching the decarbonization goals?
  • How can companies within the maritime industry meet the decarbonization demands of the future, and still be able to run profitable businesses?

We will explore these and other hot topics within decarbonization in our special insights panel at Hong Bao Media studio 19 November from 3-4 pm.

Our Gold sponsor for the event DNVGL, will introduce the Maritime Forecast 2050. Also, they will share their view to help shipowners to enhance their ability to navigate technological, regulatory and market uncertainty due to decarbonization – thus maintaining competitiveness, profitability and value over time.

This event is hosted and sponsored in collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and DNV GL.

Watch the full recording here:

In dialogue

Anita Nergaard

H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard, Norwegian Embassy in Singapore

Welcoming Address

Kenneth Lim

Kenneth Lim, CTO at Singapore Maritime and Port Authority

Kenneth is a strong advocate for digitalisation to drive innovations and collaborations in an innovation ecosystem approach involving maritime enterprises, R&D community, startups and technology partners.


Dr. Shahrin Osman, Regional Manager, Maritime Advisory and Digital Innovation – SEA, Pacific & India DNVGL

Shahrin has 30 years maritime industry experience. He is a frequent guest speaker on topics, such as Maritime Cluster, Digitalisation and Sustainability in the maritime sector.

Henrik Dannstrom

Henrik Dannstrøm, Country Manager, Kongsberg Maritime Singapore.

Henrik has been with Kongsberg Maritime since 2010 in different positions. M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, working experience primarily from oil and gas, including 5 years with Carbon Capture and Storage.

Erik Strømsø

Erik Strømsø, CEO, Pareto Securities

Erik has been focused on the financing of the energy, renewable energy and maritime sectors throughout his career, and is increasingly focused on how innovative capital markets solutions can help drive the clean energy transition.

Caroline Yang

Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine and President of the Singapore Shipping Association

Caroline is President of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping industry and is a board member of the Maritime and Port Authority and of Singapore Maritime Foundation. Caroline is also a member of the Singapore Academy of Law.