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25 APRIL 2023


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 THE SHIPPING & MARITIME CONFERENCE WILL FOCUS ON THE MEGA TRENDS OF COMMODITIES TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS


Including highlights on the pain points and areas of improvement
of the shipping market with a special focus on:



THE SHIPPING & MARITIME CONFERENCE WILL FOCUS ON THE MEGA TRENDS OF COMMODITIES TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS.

 

INCLUDING HIGHLIGHTS ON THE PAIN POINTS AND AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT OF THE SHIPPING MARKET WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON:


Shipping Market Outlook

Megatrends, geopolitics, China, decarbonisation, digitalisation


Freight Markets

Forecasts, volatility, hedging strategies


Sustainability / decarbonisation

Innovations in fuel, solar, design, environmental indexes


Digital Innovation

Data journey, automation, cross industry initiatives, standardisation, interoperability

Regulations

Sanctions, IMO2020, EU taxonomy

Financing

Trends, alternative structures, new entrants


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Chairman's Opening Remarks

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Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea - global shipping developments

PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A
The impact of the current global political and economic landscape on the shipping markets

Dry Bulk (20min)
• Global economic growth and demand for bulk commodities
• Supply and demand balance
• Decarbonisation regulation for dry bulk vs sailing speed
• Addressing claims and risks to cargo demands

Liquid Bulk (tankers) (20min)
• Supply & Demand drivers
• Global tanker market overview
• Upcoming regulations and environmental concerns
• ESG & emission control in Tanker Shipping
• Future proofing tanker shipping & trade

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Deep dive into alternative fuels - the case for Hydrogen, Ammonia and Methanol

Thumbnail Natalie Gupta, Director Bunkering – Value Chain Partnerships, Yara

3 ten minute presentations - mini case studies on H2, Ammonia and methanol, followed by panel discussion focusing on:
• The most promising alternative?
• Mini case study or practical use
• Practical considerations of supply, availability (& availability of where the fuel is needed), safety and functionality
• Shipowner’s perspective - How useful and practical is it?
• Environmental impact considerations

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Networking Lunch

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Sink or swim - How is the shipping industry gearing up for the energy transition?

Thumbnail Moderator: Voytek Chelkowski, Managing Partner, Seamind Blue Ocean

Thumbnail Eman Abdalla, Global Operations & Supply Chain Director, Cargill

• The outlook for the energy transition of maritime transport: future fuels, evolving regulatory framework and new market dynamics
• The impact of decarbonisation on chartering and operations of ocean transport for commodities
• Navigating change amidst sustainable transformation of maritime transport
• Power of partnerships, carbon markets, sustainable finance and green investments

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Digitising maritime shipping - where are we?

• The transition towards automation - Improving efficiency while cutting emissions
• What are the most promising technologies today?
• Voyage management, vessel tracking, STS (ship to ship) movements, shipping data management, emission tracking and more
• Managing your connectivity and capabilities - what is the future looking like?
• Digitising port call data between cargo owners and ship agencies
• Overview of artificially powered maritime operations and other digital tools

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Coffee Break

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Container market overview

• Freight rates benchmarking
• Supply, demand and future uncertainties
• Regulatory measures as additional complexity?

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Making waves - Establishing standards for electronic bills of lading

Thumbnail Grant Hunter, Director, Bimco

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Exploring and selecting the appropriate data analytics tools for meaningful utilisation of information
• Latest market data management applications in energy trade systems: easy wins for the back office?
• Win-Win: Practical steps to drive collaboration between back office and IT around key data management projects

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Drink Reception


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