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Designing the Ship of the Future 4

About This Webinar

Mare Forum and Bureau Veritas will host the fourth online round table of the series "Designing zero-carbon ships of the future and what to do until they are ready"

This theme will be discussed again in a holistic approach, in a roundtable consisting of leading experts of the maritime industry chair-holders. They will exchange their thoughts, ideas, and visions and try to give the answer to the following questions.

  • Who has a clear view of the design of the ship of the future? (low emissions, greater efficiency, speed, digitalization, materials, engines, etc..)
  • Who will design the ship of the future?
  • What insights do we have into the commercial viability of future ship designs?
  • Who will take the investment risk on these technologies? What is the role of the capital provider and charterer?
  • Is LNG just a transition fuel? Hydrogen, ammonia, batteries, and nuclear?
  • Is there enough infrastructure in ports worldwide to facilitate new fuels?
  • Will we have new trades, requiring new ship types – e.g. hydrogen carriers and ammonia product tankers?
  • Agenda for action - next steps. What can we do now to help accelerate the availability of zero-carbon ships while at the same time reducing shipping’s footprint: slow steaming, retrofits, ESG reporting, and verification?
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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General Manager - Market Innovation at Wärtsilä
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CEO, Wallem Ship Management (Interim)
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Past Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
Mr. Ali Shehab Ahmad is the Past Deputy CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), the maritime transportation arm of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). In his current role, he oversees KOTC’s fleet operations, New Building Projects, Marine Agency Branch and the LPG Filling Branch that supplies LPG to the whole of Kuwait.

Prior to assuming the Dty. CEO role in mid-2013, Mr. Ali Shehab successfully managed KOTC’s multi-billion dollar Fleet New Building Program that aims to expand KOTC’s tanker fleet to match KPC’s 2030 Strategic vision of 4 million barrels per day and also induct modern environment-friendly technologies on board all the KOTC vessels.

He also serves as the Chairman of KOTC’s Risk Operating Committee that oversees the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) implementation Program across the company, and as a distinguished Chairman and Board Member in KOTC’s subsidiary Shipping companies. He is also the Honorary Chairman of the DNV-GL Middle East Technical Committee since 2015.

Mr. Ali Shehab is a graduate from South Tyneside College (Marine College) in United Kingdom. As a KOTC Sea Cadet, he spent considerable time on board KOTC Vessels and sailed as a Marine Chief Engineer as well. His experience at sea, saw him lead the Fleet Personnel Group before taking over the critical New Building Projects.

He is also quite well-known for his passionate championing of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in KOTC. As a leader, he has always placed great trust and faith in the inherent capabilities of his colleagues, and has always encouraged them to explore and develop and reach to their maximum potential.
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Technical Director, Technology & Business Development, Hellenic, Black Sea & Adriatic Zone, Bureau Veritas
Dr Kokarakis a 1979 graduate of National Technical University of Athens, holds PhD (1986) and Master's degree in Naval Architecture (1983) and Mechanical Engineering (1984) from the University of Michigan. His doctoral dissertation was in the area of deep-water drilling and the study of nonlinear riser dynamics. He worked in the USA as a consultant undertaking technical problems worldwide. His specialization was in the area of technical investigation of marine accidents. In that capacity, he participated in the technical investigation of the grounding of Exxon Valdez, the explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger, the capsize of drillship Sea-Crest, the fire and explosion of Piper Alpha platform, the foundering of Aleutian Enterprise in Alaska as well as many other accidents of less notoriety. He is currently the Technical Director of Bureau Veritas in the Hellenic and Black Sea & Adriatic Zone.
Webinar hosting presenter Martin Dorsman
Secretary General, European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)
Webinar hosting presenter Michael de Visser
Managing Director, NIBC Bank
Webinar hosting presenter Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
Webinar hosting presenter Nicholas Brown
Communications Director, Bureau Veritas, Marine and Offshore [MODERATOR]
Nick started his career with a major shipmanagement, shipowning and shipping services group in Hong Kong. Today he works in Paris for the Marine & Offshore Division of the Bureau Veritas Group. Founded in 1828 as a marine classification society, Bureau Veritas is a leading global provider of testing, inspection and certification services - with more than 78,000 employees in 1,500 offices and laboratories world-wide.
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