INMARSAT WELCOMED AS DIAMOND SPONSOR OF LISW23

The organisers of London International Shipping Week are proud to announce that Inmarsat has signed up as Diamond Sponsor of next year’s event, LISW23.

This announcement follows confirmation that the week-long premier global shipping and maritime event will be held during the week of September 11-15, 2023.

Inmarsat is the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications. Shipping Innovation, owner of London International Shipping Week, welcomed Inmarsat’s continued involvement as a high-profile supporter of LISW and its decision to, once again, renew its top-level sponsorship position; a commitment it has made to every LISW since the event began in 2013.

LISW23 will be host to the maritime world in September 2023 with hundreds of events attracting thousands of international industry decision makers into London during the week. The headline LISW23 Conference will be held on Wednesday September 13th while the LISW23 Gala Dinner will return to the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Thursday September 14th.

Announcing Inmarsat’s support of LISW23, Ben Palmer, President, Inmarsat Maritime (pictured), said: “Through its Maritime 2050 strategy, draft safety regulations on highspeed craft and its strategy for Green Corridors, the UK Government continues to show its comprehensive commitment to the business of shipping. At LISW23, Inmarsat looks forward to showcasing the smart connectivity that makes the most of shipping’s growth opportunities, while at the same time enhancing its safety and sustainability, crew welfare and security in the supply chain.”

Sean Moloney, Director of Shipping Innovation, welcomed Inmarsat’s continued support of LISW and thanked the company for once again supporting this very important global maritime event.

“Inmarsat has been a major sponsor and supporter of LISW since its inception and it is fitting that it should, once again, be the Diamond Sponsor of this amazing event which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Our team at Shipping Innovation looks forward to working with our friends at Inmarsat, as well as with the other sponsors and the over 100 Supporting Organisations to ensure LISW23 is bigger and better than ever before,” he said.

SHIPPING INNOVATION APPOINTS NEW COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR TO SPEARHEAD LISW GROWTH

SHIPPING INNOVATION, owner and manager of London International Shipping Week (LISW), is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Martin as Commercial Director.

Karen will be responsible for all sales and commercial activities related to London International Shipping Week and will be the point of contact for sponsors and advertisers for the next instalment of LISW in September 2023. Karen, who combined sales on previous LISWs with her position as Sales Director at Elaborate Communications and its flagship magazine Ship Management International, will leave Elaborate and be fully employed by Shipping Innovation.

Welcoming Karen’s appointments, Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director of Shipping Innovation, said: “The huge success of LISW21 proves beyond any doubt that London International Shipping Week is not only one of the world’s biggest and most respected maritime events, but after five editions, can look forward to an even greater future ahead.

“Such success is entirely dependent on the team behind it and, with this in mind, I am delighted to welcome Karen onboard. She has worked tirelessly on LISW since its inception in 2013 and as Shipping Innovation’s first Commercial Director, will be charged with taking LISW to the next level. Karen is a very well-known personality in the international maritime sector where, I am sure, she will continue to make her mark.”

Karen added: “I am really excited at the challenge ahead and am looking forward to continuing to be part of the growth and success of LISW in 2023 and beyond.”

Organised with the full backing of the UK Government as well as the international and domestic UK maritime industries, LISW23 will attract the world’s shipping industry leaders and thought leaders to London in September 2023 to network and debate key issues facing the industry.

Further information about all aspects of the recently held LISW21 as well as information relating to the LISW2023 week can be found on the dedicated event website: http://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/

Also follow us on social media: @LISWOfficial / #LISW23

You can read all about LISW21 by clicking on this link http://bitly.ws/k8FG to download the Post Event Report.

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DENIS PETROPOULOS SUCCEEDS LORD MOUNTEVANS AS CHAIR OF THE LISW23 BOARD OF ADVISORS

Mersey Maritime Chair John Hulmes looks forward to a third term as Chair of the LISW23 Steering Group

SHIPPING INNOVATION, owner and manager of London International Shipping Week (LISW), is delighted to announce the appointment of its chairs for the LISW23 Board of Advisors and LISW23 Steering Group.

Baltic Exchange Chair Denis Petropoulos will succeed Lord Mountevans as Chair of the LISW23 Board of Advisors while John Hulmes, Chair of Mersey Maritime, will assume a third term as Chair of the LISW23 Steering Group.

Welcoming the appointments and thanking Lord Mountevans for his hard work chairing the past four LISWs, Sean Moloney, Director of Shipping Innovation, said the renowned industry experience that Denis and John will bring to the running and governance of this important event will be significant as LISW looks to build on the international attraction and reputation this major industry week has earned.

“LISW was extremely fortunate to have had a BOA Chair of the calibre of Lord Mountevans and Shipping Innovation and all the stakeholders in LISW would like to say a massive thank you to him for his dedication and commitment to the event. It was only a matter of four months ago when we successfully attracted thousands of attendees, virtually and in-person, to LISW2021 and we are very excited about the prospect of the next LISW instalment in September 2023, held at a time when shipping should have fully recovered from the impact of the Covid pandemic and should be enjoying even more face-to-face meetings,” he said.

Welcoming his appointment, Denis Petropoulos said: “I would like to echo Sean’s sentiments and thank Jeffrey Mountevans for his hard work and leadership over the last four LISW instalments. And especially during LISW21 when we were deep in the throes of the global pandemic.

“LISW is so important, not only to London and the UK, but to international shipping because it brings like minded people together to chart the future course for this crucial industry. I will be looking to build on the excellent efforts already taken and work to grow LISW’s international reach and importance. London is a major international maritime centre and with LISW by its side, it can look forward to an even stronger role internationally in the years ahead.”

John Hulmes, added: “Notwithstanding the ravages of the COVID pandemic, LISW21 gave the UK the platform to show the world why it remains the thought leader for the international maritime industry. The world is going through a period of unprecedented challenge and change and LISW23 will be the key focal point for the shipping leaders from around the world to meet and review the current and future state of our industry.”

Organised with the full backing of the UK Government as well as the international and domestic UK maritime industries, LISW23 will attract the world’s shipping industry leaders and thought leaders to London in September 2023 to network and debate key issues facing the industry.

Further information about all aspects of the recently held LISW21 as well as information relating to the LISW2023 week can be found on the dedicated event website: http://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/ . Also follow us on social media: @LISWOfficial / #LISW23

You can read all about LISW21 by clicking on this link http://bitly.ws/k8FG to download the Post Event Report.

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UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050 as greenest ever London International Shipping Week begins

Cleaner and greener channel crossings expected in the next decade as International Shipping Week launches.

From:

Department for TransportRobert Courts MP, and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

 

  • UK to push for international shipping emissions to reach absolute zero by 2050
  • Transport Secretary sets out ambitious global 2050 target as UK government launches greenest ever International Shipping Week
  • vision of zero emission vessels entering into commercial service by 2025 opening the possibility for cleaner and greener channel crossings in the next decade

Marking the start of the greenest London International Shipping Week yet, the UK backs a world-leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050, as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today (13 September 2021).

This target, which would need to be agreed through the International Maritime Organization, would be a significant increase of ambition for the sector, which is currently accountable for 3% of global emissions.

This announcement comes as the government launches the greenest ever London International Shipping Week, building on a string of initiatives aimed at slashing emissions and establishing the UK as international leaders in green maritime.

At a speech on 15 September, the Transport Secretary will announce the winners of the multimillion-pound Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition. Focused on innovative green maritime solutions, the competition was launched as part of the Prime Minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution last November.

The Transport Secretary is also expected to reassert the importance of building a thriving maritime sector focused on innovation, highlighting his ambition to have zero emission vessels entering into commercial service by 2025, which opens the possibility for cleaner and greener channel crossings in the next decade.

These initiatives follow on from commitments outlined in the world-leading Transport decarbonisation plan to explore the establishment of a UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE), a dedicated unit within the Department for Transport (DfT) focused on decarbonising the maritime sector.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

As a maritime nation with a rich history, and host of COP26 this year, we are proud to be at the forefront of the greener era for maritime, charting an international course for the future of clean shipping.

I’m incredibly excited by the changes happening in this sector, with the speed of progress highlighted by the prospect of zero emission commercial vessels in UK waters in the next few years and green Channel crossings within a decade.

Taking action now allows us to lead the charge on this global shift, creating highly skilled jobs for British workers and shaping the landscape for what clean shipping and trade will look like for future generations.

As the greenest shipping week to date, the UK is focused on working in collaboration with the sector to build a strong sustainable future for UK maritime. As recently published in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, warming is happening quicker than previously estimated. Therefore action is needed across all sectors and the UK will do all it can to slash emissions from shipping.

Maritime UK chair Sarah Kenny said:

“The government’s leadership on global shipping targets will be welcomed across the sector.

The UK is the natural home for maritime business and will play a pivotal role in helping this most global of sectors to decarbonise. There are already fantastic technologies being developed and deployed here, and the industry is determined that these accelerate in close partnership with government.

The UK will rise to the challenge and, in doing so, create tens of thousands of green jobs in coastal communities across the UK.

International challenges require international solutions and it’s right government seeks to lead regulatory action here in London. We can play a leading role in driving change globally and this starts at London International Shipping Week.”

Throughout the week, ministers and industry will be leading a host of events taking stock of the sector’s progress.

Kicking off with a ministerial roundtable at the Foreign Office on 13 September, leaders from across the sector will discuss how to level up all parts of the UK with a focus on decarbonisation, coastal communities and port towns and industries.

DfT will publish its Maritime Biennial Report on 14 September, outlining the strength of the sector, the next phase for its recovery from the pandemic and progress on our ambitious Maritime 2050 strategy.

On 15 September, the Transport Secretary will announce the winners of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, while the Maritime Minister, Robert Courts will be at Port of Southampton opening the newest cruise terminal, which is the greenest one yet.

Minister Courts is also set to take centre stage on 16 September at the coveted gala dinner in the iconic National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the heart of British maritime, where he will outline the future for UK maritime and the opportunities that exist as we build global trading networks.

The week will be rounded off with the Maritime Minister joining Mersey Maritime on 17 September for its annual awards event, where he will present the DfT Maritime 2050 Award – celebrating industry action towards our shared Maritime 2050 ambitions.

ABL to develop green hydrogen production barge concept for Harbour use

AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) has been awarded an innovative research and development (R&D) project to develop a green hydrogen production barge under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC).

The CMDC is funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.

ABL Group, including group company Longitude Engineering, will work in a consortium with Green Hydrogen Solutions and Poole Harbour Commissioners on the concept development and feasibility study for a moored barge to generate, store and provide hydrogen to vessels bunkering at the same port.  The port will store hydrogen produced via electrolysis using onshore renewables. Poole harbour will be used as a case study for demonstrating the environmental and commercial viability of the concept.

“We are really excited to embark on this innovative project. The maritime industry contributes to three percent of all greenhouse gas emissions and is a hard to abate sector. Technical demonstration of CO2-free powering of ships, when combined with scale, will blaze a trail for the net zero future,” says Dr RV Ahilan, chief energy transition officer at ABL Group.

The work will make a techno-economic analysis of the feasibility of green hydrogen as an alternative fuel to power ships, as well as establishing the commercial viability for such an application and its potential for expansion to other ports.

“This project is aimed at providing rapid infrastructure for hydrogen production at the point of requirement. Providing ready availability of hydrogen will support its adoption as a viable alternative marine fuel and contribute to the reduction of the sectors’ emissions,” says Dean Goves, Longitude Engineering’s managing director for marine vessel design, defence and small craft.

Announced in March 2020, and part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan to position the UK at the forefront of green shipbuilding and maritime technology, the CMDC is a £20m investment from government alongside a further c.£10m from industry to reduce emissions from the maritime sector.

The programme is supporting 55 projects across the UK, including projects in Scotland, Northern Ireland and from the South West to the North East of England, including ABL Group’s project

As set out in the Clean Maritime Plan (2019), Government funding has been used to support early stage research relating to clean maritime. The programme will be used to support the research, design and development of zero emission technology and infrastructure solutions for maritime and to accelerate decarbonisation in the sector.

This award follows the appointment of ABL operations in Aberdeen, Scotland this year to a project with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd. (CMAL) to design and emission-free fuel-cell sea-going passenger and car ferry

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