About This Webinar
ALJ Group invites you to join efforts for a greener maritime future at our brand new event Decarbonizing Shipping Virtual Forum!
The decarbonization agenda in the shipping industry is becoming increasingly more ambitious and it requires to explore new ways of cutting on emission in day-to-day ship operations as well as long-term solutions that would bring about a lasting positive impact. Therefore, we are offering the platform to discuss the most promising future maritime fuels, innovations, operational measures and technologies that are accelerating the highest ship efficiency levels and digital solutions for a more effective ship management.
Tune in for the virtual forum to network with the industry peers who are bringing thought-provoking ideas and innovative solutions to the maritime sector!

Event’s website: https://virtualshippingforum.com
  • Future Fuels
  • Energy Efficiency Measures
  • Digital Shipping
  • Engineering Solutions for Sustainability and Better Efficiency
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    Bud Darr
    Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group
    An experienced global maritime leader in the areas of policy, government, and related law, Bud Darr is Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs of MSC Group which operates in 155 countries.

    Having served in the US Navy, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard, as well as being an accomplished ocean yacht racer, Bud’s longstanding connection with the sea and ships is both personal and professional.

    Bud began his education in Submarine Nuclear Engineering and later obtained his formal undergraduate education at the US Merchant Marine Academy, where he was trained as a Deck Officer. During his service with the US Coast Guard, he studied law at the George Washington University Law School. He most recently led the Maritime Policy efforts of the Cruise Lines International Association prior to joining the MSC Group in 2017.

    Today, Bud is engaged across MSC’s Cargo and Passenger divisions, developing the company’s central Government Affairs function, based at the Group’s headquarters in Geneva. He is closely involved in MSC’s response to developments in environmental public policy and regulation and other industry-wide issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, maritime security, safety at sea, and international shipping policy. He serves on the Boards for the UK Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, Liberian Shipowners’ Council, and Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel.
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    Roger Strevens
    VP, Global Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen
    As VP, Global Sustainability for Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Roger directs and leads the group’s engagement with its diverse group of sustainability stakeholders. The over-arching objective is the same for all; to advance the sustainability agenda, while creating mutual business value.

    The scope of Roger’s responsibilities ranges from advancing Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s interests in maritime environmental policy, to driving sustainability collaborations with like-minded industry partners, customers and innovators. In addition, he is responsible for meeting financial stakeholders’ evolving needs, including through the group’s reporting activities, and working to establish a ‘Lean:Green’ sustainability culture within the group.

    Roger is a Board Member of the Ocean Exchange, a forum for acceleration sustainable innovation, and a Steering Committee member of the Ship Recycling Transparency initiative. In September 2019 he was accepted as a Member of the SASB Standards Advisory Board for marine transportation.

    Before starting his current role in 2017, Roger was VP of one of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) commercial divisions and prior to that he was its VP, Environment. He holds a mechanical and manufacturing engineering degree from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.
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    Camille Bourgeon
    Technical Officer, Subdivision for Protective Measures, Marine Environment Division, IMO
    Mr Camille Bourgeon is a Technical Officer in the Marine Environment Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). He supports IMO’s work and policies on matters related to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
    Before joining IMO he worked for the French Maritime Affairs Directorate (Ministry of Transport).
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    Regina Asariotis
    Chief, Policy and Legislation Section TLB, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
    Regina Asariotis is Chief of the Policy and Legislation Section in the Division on Technology and Logistics of UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, where she is responsible for the Secretariat’s mandated work in the field of transport law and policy, including research and analysis, technical cooperation and intergovernmental policy dialogue and negotiations. Substantive areas of work cover a broad range, including international trade and transport law, maritime security, marine environmental law and policy, as well as the implications of climate change for transportation (see https://unctad.org/ttl/legal and https://unctad.org/topic/transport-and-trade-logistics/climate-change-and-maritime-transport).

    Before joining UNCTAD in 2001, Regina Asariotis was a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Southampton, and member of the Governing Board of the University's Institute of Maritime Law (IML), where she taught international maritime and trade law for more than 10 years, including as part of the IML’s programme for practitioners in the field of transport and trade. She holds a law degree from the University of Augsburg, an LL.M from the University of Southampton and a Dr. jur. from the University of Hamburg and is a practising Barrister (England & Wales) and Attorney at Law (Greece), as well as Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

    Regina Asariotis has authored and co-authored numerous publications in the field of international maritime and trade law and was a specialist editor of the Journal of International Maritime Law until 2017. She is a visiting professor at the University of Geneva and the University of the Basque country and continues to be involved in the design and delivery of courses for professionals, including on behalf of the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association.
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    Julien Bec
    VP LNG as a Fuel, GTT
    Julien Bec holds a Double Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Ecole Centrale Paris. After having worked 8 years in the automotive industry and 8 years for a leading Oil & Gas OEM, he joined GTT in 2015 as Key Account Manager for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. In 2016, he was appointed Vice-President for the LNG as Fuel Directorate, covering the commercial and technical product solution.
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    Stavros F. Papageorgiou
    Operational Technology & Energy Manager, Lastco Marine Management
    Steve studied Physics in Athens, where he received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) from the National University of Athens and he holds three Master of Science Degrees (M.Sc): in Electronic Physics & Radioelectrology from the National University of Athens, in Space Science & Technologies from the National Observatory of Athens and in Banking & Finance from the University of Piraeus. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Physics Department of the National University of Athens, with main research interests in free-space optical communication. He works since 2017 for LATSCO Marine Management Inc and from March 2019, he is the Operational Technology & Energy Manager. Organized, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication, management skills and strong ability to motivate others.
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    Rolf Stiefel
    Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, Bureau Veritas Group
    Rolf Stiefel is a highly experienced industry professional who for 17 years has been leading engine sales for WinGD’s slow speed diesel and gas engines including developing the market for WinGD’s X-DF gas fueled engine. Well known, he has been at the forefront of the technical and environmental issues facing the marine industry. Currently he is the Regional Chief Executive based in Hamburg, responsible for Central Europe - Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia.
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    Amit Basu
    Vice President, CIO & CISO, International Seaways
    Amit Basu is the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at International Seaways (INSW). INSW, headquartered in New York city, is one of the largest tanker companies providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. Amit has over 30 years of proven IT track record and almost 25 years of experience in maritime IT leadership roles. Prior to INSW, he worked with Overseas Shipholding Group from 1995 and was their CIO between 2013 and 2016. Amit pioneered maritime industry process automation efforts and lately optimized the IT services at INSW utilizing cloud computing and SaaS.

    Amit holds an MBA as well as a Master of Science degree in Information Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey. Amit is also a Certified Information Security Manager from ISACA and a current Governing Body member of New York CIO Executive Summit.

    Amit is instrumental in designing a cybersecurity risk management framework at INSW for protecting information assets against potential cyber risks; monitoring the emergence of new threats and vulnerabilities; timely detection and efficient response to any cyber incidents. He is currently focusing on leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enhance cyber security defense efforts, especially to mitigate the security risks of the Internet of Things (IoT).
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    Jan Egbertsen
    Manager Innovation, Port of Amsterdam
    Experienced Innovation Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. Strong product management professional skilled in Dutch, Sustainability, Coaching, Government, and Business Development.
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    Matthew Laustrup
    Sales Manager – Carbon and Nature Based Solutions, First Climate
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    Giorgios Kyriazis
    Associate, P Ship Systems
    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.

    P Ship Systems is the fastest growing company in the maritime industry, killing plastic bottled water for vessels. With hands-on experience in the water treatment area since 1989 and strong technical expertise, preferred by more and more operators with all sorts of ocean-going vessel types.

    Working with commercial shipping fleets (retrofits sailing worldwide and new-buildings), we help vessels, their seafarers and their shipping companies to easily, fast, real cost-effectively, by complying with all regulations get rid of plastic bottled water onboard, have a great and always constantly freshly produced drinking-and cooking- water, 24 hours a day, protect seafarers, reduce GHGs in the air and waste in the ocean and on the ship, eliminate waste management charges and save money and resources.

    We design, develop, distribute, update, and fully support branded Drinking Water Vessel Systems, with great infrastructure behind us incl. production lines, chemists, engineers, labs, product test centres, etc.

    Our distribution centres are in Rotterdam, Athens, Barcelona, and we have recently added Houston, UAE, Singapore, and Hong Kong as new warehouse locations to better and faster support client’s vessels worldwide.

    Our autonomous custom-made vessel systems cover all vessel areas (kitchen, officers and crew mess rooms, bridge, engine, dining room, etc.), including onboard drinking water production of 380 litres and 2,270 litres per day as well as vessel dispensers (delivering cold/hot/room temperature water).

    Our INFINITY drinking water vessel system is easy to install and is characterised as “Best Practice for Drinking Water” during a TMSA office audit by a highly reputable global oil major. And all our clients get excellent vessel Lab Analysis Results, being the only system available today that complies with all national and international Regulations regarding the purity of drinking water.
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    Tore Enger
    CEO, TECO 2030
    Tore Enger, born in 1963, founded TECO Group in 1994. TECO stands for "Tore Enger Company". TECO Chemicals is a first baby of Tore under TECO Maritime Group AS. Tore is a true entrepreneur and has initiated a large number of products and services to the Maritime Industry throughout the last 25 years. He has an extensive network in the Industry and thus crucial for TECO 2030’s entrance to shipowners. Tore was also the Chairman and major shareholder in Scanship Holding ASA, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange for approx. 10 years, (2008 –2017).
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    Alexander Hochreutener
    Partner, Barry Rogliano Salles
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    Petter Korslund
    Sales Director, Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun
    Petter posses 12 years of Maritime & Offshore experience including 7 years Technical Maritime sales world wide. Developing world wide technical maritime network in all major maritime hubs such as Singapore, Middle East and all of Europe (London-Glasgow-Hamburg). His clients and contacts are decition makers within leading ship owners & ship management companies.

    Successfully managed several complex break through projects from initial client contact to actual completion of projects (A - Z). Vaste experience in managing tailor end < € 500k projects.
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    Jan Flores
    Vice President, NETSCo
    Jan’s primary responsibilities include directing the engineering and consulting efforts of the company to meet the commitments made to NETSCo’s clients. In addition, Jan will be the primary interface of the company to its clients, continuing his responsibility to match NETSCo’s capabilities and resources with their individual needs.

    In 2014, Flores joined NETSCo as Senior Business Development Director with more than 20 years in the maritime and offshore industry. He has developed a wide range of expertise including specialized and bulk marine transportation, complex offshore projects, offshore support vessels, shuttle tankers, FPSO/FSO, and LNG/CNG

    Prior to joining NETSCo, he directed the FSO Group at OSG and was responsible for Business Development in the offshore market. While with OSG, Jan was the Technical Project Manager overseeing the development of the MT Overseas Cascade and the MT Overseas Chinook. Both vessels were the first two dedicated shuttle tankers in the Gulf of Mexico and now support the FPSO Pioneer, serving the Petrobras deep water fields known as Cascade & Chinook. In addition, Jan also held various positions at Crowley Maritime Corporation from Technical Superintendent to Manager of New Construction Projects.

    Jan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering with a specialization in Naval Architecture. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida. Jan is a member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and serves as a member of the American Bureau of Shipping Americas, Technical Committee.
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    Kyle Tofte Mullane
    Director of Operations, RYCO-JA
    For 24 Years RYCO-Jamaica Ltd. has serviced Jamaica with the collection and production of Refined Energy Commodities.

    As a MARPOL 73/78 Annex 1 service provider, RYCO-JA Ltd. is a Reception Facility for all ports in Jamaica; also providing collection services of used kitchen oil for Hotels and Restaurants island wide.

    As a fourth generation family business with 84 Year's of industry experience, RYCO-JA Ltd. is committed to setting the standard for Annex 1 Port Collection Services and providing Refined Energy Commodities in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
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    Bruce Mills
    Manager, Business Development Ship Traffic Control, Wärtsilä Voyage
    Global Business Development Director with more than 20 years of experience working in the marine industry worldwide. Subject Matter Expert in Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) systems, Coastal Surveillance, Offshore Surveillance systems, SMART ports, Port Management Information System (PMIS), and port digitalisation projects.
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    Andrey Shapovalov
    Chief Commercial & Business Development, Breeze Marine
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    Rasmus Frimann Nielsen
    Product Manager - Marine & Industry, Frese
    Product Manager for Frese Marine valves.

    Educated as a mechanical engineer with specialization in thermodynamics and modelling of energy systems. I have worked and applied knowledge in Maersk Line with special focus on waste heat recovery systems since 2011. Since 2014 I have also worked with newbuilding projects of container ships hereunder preparation of specifications, technical negotiations, plan approval and acceptance tests. Similarly I work with all aspects of retrofit projects from specification to final verification and acceptance and sea trials.
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    Stefano de Marco
    Key Account Director, Wärtsilä Marine Power
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    Sergey Tsekmazov
    CEO, Breezmarine