About This Webinar
The shipping industry has started realizing that they are responsible for a large portion of the global climate change problem and have been joining efforts to search for solutions and means to collaborate. GreenTech in Shipping Forum strives to get all important industry stakeholders to provide a platform for debating and networking. The Forum will present strategies and will showcase latest innovations and cutting-edge technologies, which will move the industry to a greener and more sustainable future. You will hear from shipbuilders, shipowners, solution and service providers, research and government bodies. This unique platform will give you an opportunity to network, learn and discuss maritime industry challenges in a compact and more intimate environment!

Event’s website: https://usgreentechshipping.com/
  • Environmental regulations and sustainable development
  • Ports and Green Technologies
  • Future fuels
  • Engineering Solutions for Sustainability and Better Efficiency
  • Smart Shipping
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    Linden Coppell
    Sustainability Director, MSC Cruises
    As Director of Sustainability, Linden aims to ensure that MSC Cruises grows in a sustainable way. In this role, Linden works in collaboration with numerous internal and external partners. She established the Executive Chairman-led Sustainable Advisory Board, responsible for approving actions to meet the sustainability goals of the business and ensuring sustainability is embedded across the entire organisation.

    Linden has a solid background in environmental protection and sustainability, with experience both as a consultant and in the corporate environment. As a consultant this included working on many diverse projects in Hong Kong and the South East Asia region, including the implementation of environmental management systems and developing environmental and sustainability reporting regimes for government and non-government clients.

    She joined Cathay Pacific as the Manager Environmental Affairs in 2003 and in 2009 took up a position at Etihad Airways, initially as Head of Environment and then as Head of Sustainability for the Etihad Aviation Group.

    Linden led several successful projects including instigating the voluntary carbon offset program ‘Fly Greener’ at Cathay Pacific and leading the drive towards sustainable alternative fuels at Etihad. The latter including facilitating the longest flight using alternative fuels into the Middle East in 2014 and then enabling a flight powered using sustainable biomass grown and refined into jet fuel in the UAE, a first for the region.
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    Christopher Fee
    General Manager - Environment and Sustainability, Oldendorff
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    Jacob A. Sterling
    Senior Director, Head of Decarbonisation Innovation & Business Development, A.P. Moller - Maersk
    Jacob Sterling is Head of Technical Innovation in A.P. Moller-Maersk. The innovation is mainly focused on decarbonizing shipping – i.e. to enable that Maersk achieve its ambition of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. He is also serving as staff elected member to the Board of Directors of A.P. Moller-Maersk.

    Jacob has worked in Maersk since 2009 and prior to his current role, he has been had leading roles within product management and sustainability. Before joining Maersk, Jacob worked as Conservation Director in WWF World Wide Fund for Nature, and he holds a master’s degree in biology.
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    Jill Stoneberg
    Director - Sustainability and Social Impact, Virgin Voyages
    Jill Stoneberg joined Virgin Voyages in July, 2018. As the Director of Sustainability and Social Impact, Jill is helping curate an Epic Sea Change by leading the company’s sustainability strategy and programs.

    Before joining Virgin Voyages, Jill was a Sustainability Consultant advising companies on sustainability reporting and program development. Prior to that, Jill held the position of Corporate Responsibility Manager with Avaya and Intuit, where she was responsible for sustainability programs including supply chain, operations, and employee engagement.

    Originally from Apple Valley, Minnesota, Jill now resides in Boynton Beach, FL with her husband, Pedro, and children, Nicolas and Eva. Jill received her MBA in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School. She is passionate about leveraging business as a force for good to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as climate change, ocean health and sustainable development.
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    Elizabeth Lindstad
    Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
    Dr Elizabeth Lindstad is Chief Scientist in SINTEF Ocean, Norway. She holds a MSc in Industrial Economics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and a PhD in Naval Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has long experience in developing and managing research and development projects with focus on sustainable shipping solutions, new innovative vessel designs and supply chains. She has been co-author, of EU & IMO policy studies. Member of ESSF the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, consisting of representatives from the European shipping sector and national representatives since it was established in 2013.
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    Claus Winter Graugaard
    Head of Onboard Vessel Solutions, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
    Claus W. Graugaard will join as Head of On-board Vessel Solutions. Before joining the Center, he was Senior Vice President, Head of Fleet Management, at Lauritzen Kosan (J. Lauritzen). He brings more than 20 years of experience incl. global and managerial positions from the shipping industry. Previous positions include Head of Customer Service & Business Development, New building project management and Ships in Operation in DNV GL and Naval Architect with Carl Bro/Grontmij. Claus has a BSc in Naval Architecture degree from the Technical University of Denmark & University of Strathclyde (Marine & Offshore technology), Scotland and a Diploma in Advanced Management from IESE, Spain.
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    Nikos Xydas
    Technical Director, WLPG
    Nikos Xydas is the Technical Director of the World LPG Association, WLPGA, in Paris and also of the European LPG Association, Liquid Gas Europe, in Brussels. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the university of Glasgow and his professional background comes from international technical, operations, safety, retail, communications and strategy roles in ABB and then in Shell, mostly in the sectors of LPG, lubricants and retail. In his present role he leads the marine related activities in the LPG industry. He holds a double Greek/French nationality, living in Paris.
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    Ginger Garte
    Environmental & Sustainability Director, Americas Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register
    Ginger is Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director at Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore.
    Ginger is passionate about the planet. She finds it empowering to lead environmental cleanups and creates quite a buzz with her team of Island Huggers in South Florida. Whether the clean ups are by sailboat, kayak, or electric car, no discarded one time use plastic item is safe from her team of sustainability stewards.

    She is armed with over 28 years of maritime experience. Ginger is responsible for growth, strategy and delivery of environmental and sustainability services for Americas Marine & Offshore marine clients including ferries, naval, cargo, and cruise ships. Her expertise includes global aspects for waste and waste water management, port facilities infrastructure, environmental regulations, supply chain risk, as well as natural resource conservation and protection strategy.

    She obtained her Geological Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and was immediately selected to serve as a U.S. Commissioned Officer with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Upon completion of Officer Training School, Ginger served for five years on board NOAA’s research vessels and land based laboratories. Her geological research led to a number of publications on South Florida ecosystems. She has also served as Superintendent, Environmental Health and Safety Department, at Carnival Cruise Lines and Senior Analyst, Environmental Stewardship Department, serving all cruise lines within Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited.

    Ginger takes an active role in the community where she is a board member of UpGyre’s.org, a non-profit that develops technologies that transform ocean plastic pollution into useful products. She also serves as council member and judge for The Fairchild Botanical Garden Challenge and is a member of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA).
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    Dallas Smith
    Vice President of LNG and Offshore, Liberian Registry
    Dallas Smith is the Vice President of LNG and Offshore for the Liberian Registry. He is also the General Manager of the Liberian Registry’s Houston’s office. Dallas leads the service delivery and brand management of the Registry within the LNG sector (to include newbuildings of LNG-as-fuel powered ships and LNG carriers), and Offshore sectors globally. In addition, he manages the Houston office by providing oversight of the Registry’s interface with regulatory, commercial, operational, and compliance of all vessel platforms.
    Dallas joined the Liberian Registry after 20 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. During his final 6 years in the Coast Guard, he ran the Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise. Where he was responsible for executing the USCG’s entire liquefied gas safety, security, and environmental compliance mission around the world. He holds an M.B.A. with honors from Liberty University, B.S. degrees with honors in Technology Management and Organizational Leadership from University of Houston, and an A.A.S. in Electronic Engineering from Thomas Edison State College.
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    Amit Basu
    Vice President, CIO & CISO, International Seaways
    • Maritime IT visionary with extensive experience in digitalization, process automation and cybersecurity risk management.
    • Passionate leader and prominent speaker in Technology and Security forums
    • 30+ years diverse and global experience of leveraging technology to drive organizational growth, performance, and efficiency while managing risks and regulatory compliance.
    • Proven track record of automating business processes, promoting collaboration, managing enterprise risks and optimizing costs utilizing global delivery teams and external partners
    • Currently focused on digital transformation at a global energy transportation company leveraging multi-cloud, cyber resilient IT Infrastructure.
    • Experienced in management of all strategic and tactical aspects of enterprise IT Governance, Service Delivery, and Transformation Projects
    • Possesses strong knowledge in petroleum transportation industry operations, financial processes and reporting requirements
    • Proficient in managing implementation of large ERP applications, data-warehouses and BI analytics generating lasting value for business
    • Experienced in managing IT system integration/separation during mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

    • Creating lasting improvements for businesses leveraging digital transformation, business process automation and proactive cyber risk management
    • Delivering efficient and resilient IT services to business with constant focus on cost versus value
    • Promoting business performance management through BI analytics
    • Maturing technology capabilities with proven leadership
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    Giorgos Kyriazis
    Associate, P Ship Systems
    The world is going nuts with the adverse effects of plastic on the environment and the sea. Toxins, chemicals, …, you name it!
    Not to mention the damage caused to earth’s living souls’ health...

    On top, there are two things that drive me crazy: in the year of 2021…
    (1) Vessels’ members who devote their lives to not leave half the world starved and the other half freezing to not have access to constantly fresh drinking/cooking potable water…
    (2) shipping companies that on one hand thrive to cover 90% of the world’s trade by sea, yet with their total operating expenses expected to rise in 2021 (including regulatory compliance costs) to not have the means to not only eliminate plastic bottled water for their vessels but to on top pay crazy money to have both still and plastic bottled water on board their vessels…

    I am passionate about protecting the sea, seafarers and the environment through the latest environmental, health and safety initiatives, ensuring compliance with all industry regulations. I am a problem and cost solver, goal-driven international executive, with a can-do attitude.

    I deliver value, fully covering client’s what's-in-it-for-me, with 26+ years of hands-on experience in the marketing and business development in the B2B environment in the EMEAS region, operating in demanding working environments. Always open to new challenges.
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    David Stevens
    CEO & Director, Guardian Maritime
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    Timo Lamminen
    Product Sales Manager, Valmet
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    Stian Aakre
    CEO, TECO 2030
    Stian Aakre has over 30 years’ experience within environmental technology, both shore-based and marine, and sustainability concepts and applications. He holds an MSc from the Norwegian Institute of Technology as well as specialisation within Business Development and Industrial Market analysis.

    He is currently CEO of TECO 2030, an innovative engineering and equipment development company aiming to significantly increase the use of renewable energy and reduce the environmental footprint of the shipping industry.
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    Chris Chatterton
    COO, Methanol Institute
    Over the past 25 years, Mr. Chatterton has worked at the executive level across the energy, shipping, transportation, renewables and chemical sectors, where he has been responsible for creating strategy, fundraising, restructuring, crisis management and operations for both startups and multinationals.

    Prior to joining MI as COO, Mr. Chatterton managed the energy assets for a vertically integrated, leading European family office with an annual turnover of USD 5 bln and core interests in gas, fertilizer & chemical production.

    Chris has led numerous funding rounds for energy and agricultural projects with many successful exits, to include three public offerings in addition to numerous cross-border private placements and is active in the start-up space as a mentor and founder.

    Mr. Chatterton is fluent in Russian and holds an EMBA from HEC Paris.