The road forward for the Maritime industry after COP26

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What actions must the maritime industry take to meet its responsibility to contribute to a sustainable future? What are the business opportunities within the green shift? How can Singapore and Norway cooperate to develop sustainable and commercially viable solutions in the maritime sector? In essence, what is the road forward for the Maritime industry?


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COP26 and the discussion taken in MEPC 77  document that the maritime industry has a huge task ahead.  Therefore, The Norwegian Business Association Singapore (NBAS), the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and Innovation Norway have gathered a great panel to point out the road forward for the Maritime industry. The event is also a build up to our partner NorShipping’s action-oriented conference 10-13 January 2022.

Initially, Chairman of International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, will address the strategic issues for the maritime industry’s efforts to contribute to a sustainable and equitable future. ICS comes fresh from hosting a big event at COP 26 in Glasgow. Hence, they have the finger on pulse on the development in the maritime industry.

Action to build on

Two participants will bring concrete action to the conversation: Professor Lynn Loo CEO of Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, located in Singapore, and Regional Manager for DNV, Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria.

Lynn will share how fostering collaboration across the maritime industry can help accelerate the deployment of scalable low-carbon technologies.

Similarly, Cristina will focus on the Green Shipping Programme (GSP). This is a Norwegian public-private partnership, working towards establishing the world’s most efficient and environmentally friendly shipping.

Dr Per Christer Lund from Innovation Norway Singapore will moderate the discussion. Per Christer has longstanding experience in facilitating technology development, research and academic cooperation between Norway and Southeast Asia.

NBAS’ President Leonard Stornes, Ambassador H.E Eivind S. Homme and director of Innovation Norway Singapore, Paul Kastmann, will hold the opening remarks.

Don’t miss out on this event – hosted Monday 13 December.

A special thanks to our partners:  Eurocham, Singapore Norway Chamber of Commerce and NorShipping.

Lynn Loo

Prof.  Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer at the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

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Esben Poulsson, chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping and of the Singapore based ship owning / ship management company Enesel.

Maria Cristina Saenz De Santa Maria

Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria,  Regional manager South East Asia, Pacific & India at DNV

Per Christer Lund

Moderator: Dr. Per Christer Lund, Technology Counsellor Innovation Norway Singapore.