TMS Webinar Series: Sustaining Green Shipping Momentum

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that governments around the world can take decisive action when faced by a crisis. But many people are now asking if that same resolve can be harnessed in dealing with the climate change emergency. The pandemic triggered a short term reprieve in some respects, with improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions amongst the benefits seen, but as we edge our way into the new normal what does the pandemic mean for the longer term green shipping transition. With finances weakened by the pandemic is it reasonable to expect shipowners and port operators to shoulder the burden of decarbonisation alone or does it need collaboration amongst multiple stakeholders, including governments?

For its eleventh Webinar in the Covid-19: A Leadership Perspective series, which takes place on October 21st at 12:30 pm UAE time (8:30 am GMT | 2:00 pm IST), The Maritime Standard is focussing on issues relating to green shipping and ports and how the industry can move towards a zero carbon future in the wake of the pandemic. A top quality panel with many decades of relevant experience in different sectors is being assembled to discuss this important issue and signpost future trends and strategies for making the green transition.

Confirmed panellists to date include senior representatives from top tanker operators, ports, and technology providers. Other participants are expected to include executives at leading shipowners and operators, charterers, investors and financiers, lawyers, logistics services and inland transportation providers.

Topics proposed for discussion include:

  • What impact will the crisis have on progress towards a greener future for shipping?
  • Will new green initiatives for ports and shipping be required post pandemic?
  • The role of governments and regulatory bodies in ensuring the transition to a green shipping future does not slow down.
  • Is LNG fuel conversion the optimum answer?
  • Designing the green ships of the future.
  • Automation and other new port technology
  • Moving freight to short sea and rail networks
  • Scrubbers and ballast water treatment – what does the future hold?
  • Shipbuilding and repair – the need for tougher environmental controls
  • Reforming terminal operations to meet the new normal

Overall, the Webinar is expected to last around two hours, with the second half given over exclusively to the Question Hour during which panelists field questions raised by attendees.


Ali Shehab


Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Capt. Mohamed Al Ali

Senior VP, Ship Management, ADNOC Logistics & Services

Pawan Sahni

Business Development Director-

ME & Africa, DNV GL – Maritime

Hrishikesh Narasimhan

General Manager-Production & Refits, L&T Shipbuilding

Romesh David


South Asia Gateway Terminals

Mohamed Zaitoun

Founder & CEO

Zaitoun Green Shipping Company

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