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Marine Energy Transition Forum 2024 • Antwerp

The Marine Energy Transition Forum 2024

Tuesday 22 - Wednesday 23 October 2024

Port House, Antwerp


Delegate Rate:  £495

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Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.

If you feel you could make a significant contribution to the programme, please email Lesley Bankes-Hughes at lesley@petrospot.com or call +44 1295 814455 to discuss this further.


TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER

 

08:00

Conference Registration & Exhibition Opens

Welcome Coffee
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OPENING KEYNOTE SPEECH

09:00

Opening Keynote Speech


SESSION ONE - ONE SIZE FITS ALL?

The opening session of METF 2024 will give delegates a ‘refresh’ on implemented and upcoming global (IMO) and European environmental regulations as they impact shipping and, more specifically, vessel segments. It will canvas the opinions of a cross-section of key maritime stakeholders, including owners, operators, charterers, and fuel suppliers. Which regulations are fit for purpose, and which may be candidates for future revision? Speakers in this session will ‘stress test’ environmental mandates, including CII, the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), FuelEU Maritime and the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation.

09:15

Panellist:


10:15

Networking Coffee Break
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SESSION TWO - THE RIGHT STUFF

Industry conferences and media channels regularly report on the search for the ‘silver bullet’ in terms of shipping’s future fuel, and the sector’s energy transition often bears all the hallmarks of a fuel ‘competition’. The reality is that the discussion is much more complicated and nuanced than this, and some of the new fuels may be more suited to some vessel types and trades than others. This session will include class societies, vessel architects, fuel suppliers and owners who will discuss issues such as vessel design, projected demand for the alternative fuels, as well as the outlook for fuel supply and bunkering infrastructure on a global basis as they relate to vessel segments. The discussion will look at tramp, short sea and inland shipping, as well as deep sea trades.

10:45


12:15


Networking Lunch

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SESSION THREE - TECH-TONIC SHIFT

While the headlines may focus on the availability and scalability of new energy sources for shipping, there is an increasing realisation that available and developing technologies can make a major contribution to reducing shipping’s GHG emissions and meeting decarbonisation timelines.

This session will look at the contribution of the new/old kid on the block – wind propulsion technology – as well as the potential for onboard carbon capture, battery propulsion, recent developments in engine technology and the future for the dual fuel engine (always with an eye on vessel type). Big data’s contribution to shipping’s decarbonisation will also be considered.

13:15

 


SESSION FOUR - OWNING IT

This session will bring shipowners, charterers and cargo owners together for a full and frank discussion on their strategies for decarbonisation. We will also add some financial institutions to the mix and confront the elephant in the room – recruiting and skilling shipping’s future workforce to deliver the industry’s decarbonisation ambitions.

14:45


15:45

Networking Coffee Break
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SESSION FIVE - A SHORE THING

METF 2024 will conclude with a focus on the increasingly pivotal role of ports in shipping’s energy transition. Shipping’s decarbonisation will not happen without the support and expertise of both the global bunker hubs, as well as so-called second tier ports. Ports will be the entry and exit points for the transport of new energies, of which shipping will be an off taker as both cargo carrier and fuel consumer.

Again, keeping a sharp focus on the various vessel types that make up the global fleet, this session will focus on terminal and bunker supply infrastructure and the provision of shore power for vessels at berth. It will also look at how ports are implementing their decarbonisation strategies, including the energy provision for their in-port fleet of vessels.

16:15

 

17:15

Closing Remarks


17:30 – 19:00

Post Conference Drinks Reception - 6th Floor, The Port House, Port of Antwerp-Bruges
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