IMO Greenhouse Gas Strategy Forum

  • Published: 4th July 2018
  • Last updated: 19th September 2018
  • Date: 26 Sep 2018
  • Start time: 9:30 a.m.
  • End time: 7 p.m.

UK Chamber of Shipping
30 Park Street

On Wednesday 26th September, the UK Chamber of Shipping invites you to debate with renowned experts from the government and industry on the recently adopted IMO GHG Strategy. 

The adoption of the strategy marks a significant positive step in actions that the industry and government should take as part of a fair contribution to the aims of the Paris Agreement. The strategy requires 40% efficiency improvement by 2030 compared to 2008, and its long-term target is an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 50% by 2050, relative to 2008 levels. Meeting this goal is going to require a concrete effort by the entire industry. All sectors of the industry, ports as well as the Government will need to take share responsibility for the next steps.

The forum will discuss what the strategy means for the industry, what actions needs to be taken at the national and IMO level to meet its goals, any implications and what is required to address them.

Registration for the event commences at 09.30 with tea and coffee, the forum will start at 09.45 and conclude at 17.00, followed by networking drinks until 19.00. 

The event is free for members. £175 + vat & fees per ticket for non-members. 


Speakers and presentation topics: 

Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary General, IMO
Keynote speech

Nusrat Ghani MP, UK Shipping Minister
Keynote speech

Tom Newman-Taylor, Deputy Director, Maritime Environment, Technology and Innovation, DfT

Tom Strang,  Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc
Reducing GHG emissions is something that Carnival has been doing since 2005.  This presentation will provide some examples of the challenges and opportunities to date and a way ahead.

Nishatabbas Rehmatulla, Senior Research Associate, UCL Energy Institute
A global emissions pathway is needed for international shipping in which emissions start declining as soon as possible. This can be achieved through a combination of energy efficiency improvements and the use of low and zero-emission (GHG emission) technologies and fuels. This presentation examines recent evidence on the production and prices for key zero-emission fuels, and uses this to produce updated Marginal Abatement Cost Curves. The results show that the prices of zero-emission fuels are likely to dominate the cost of decarbonising shipping, and that depending on how prices evolve for renewable electricity in coming decades, it could be possible to achieve 100% absolute reduction of shipping GHG by 2050 for a marginal abatement cost of $100/t

Edwin Pang
Senior Naval Architect, Leadship Ltd
The presentation considers the main shortcomings of the EEDI framework and how this relates to the IMO GHG Strategy.

Tore Longya, Principal Consultant Regulatory Affairs, DNV GL
Reaching the IMO GHG ambitions will require widespread uptake of zero-carbon and carbon-neutral fuels. What are the possible fuel paths and main barriers?

Poul Woodall, Director, Environment & Sustainability, DFDS A/S

MEPC 72 agreed a set of ambitions with respect to GHG emissions. A 2030 target of minimum 40% less CO2 per transport work and a 2050 ambition of minimum 50% absolute reduction. These ambitious targets will affect the various maritime segments in different ways. This paper attempts to highlight the special issues there may prevail for the European ferry industry in this respect. What are the facts and does the ferry industry warrant special consideration?

Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group
Bud's presentation will provide views on GHG challenges and solutions related to MSC Group’s large fleet of Container, Ro-Ro, Ro-Pax and Cruise ships.

Tanya Ferry, Environment Manager, Port of London Authority
Her presentation will speak about the action taken by the Port of London Authority on air quality by developing a strategy, including consideration of shore power, and the application of a green tariff. 

Jaap Gebraad, Director Research & Development Affairs, SEA Europe
SEA Europe will present its view on zero-emission waterborne transport towards 2050 as well as the current initiatives regarding decarbonization of Waterborne Transport, and the accompanying measurers needed.

Thomas S. Hansen, Director, Head of Two-Stroke Promotion & Customer Support, MAN Energy Solutions

Patrick Carnie, Chair of MarRi-UK

Kindly sponsored by MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions enables its customers to achieve sustainable value creation in the transition towards a carbon neutral future. Addressing tomorrow’s challenges within the marine, energy and industrial sectors, we improve efficiency and performance at a systemic level. Leading the way in advanced engineering for more than 250 years, we provide a unique portfolio of technologies. Headquartered in Germany, MAN Energy Solutions employs some 14,000 people at over 120 sites globally. Our after-sales brand, MAN PrimeServ, offers a vast network of service centres to our customers all over the world.

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If you have any problems registering to attend or general questions regarding the event, please contact Jenny Atkinson.