About This Webinar
MARE FORUM and BUREAU VERITAS will host the 8th online round table of the very successful series "Designing zero-carbon ships of the future and what to do until they are ready"

It’s been a year since the first "Designing the sip of the future.." – now for the 8th episode we will consider:

- The implications of the accelerating urgency required to address the climate emergency
- Where are we now?
- What has changed? What has happened in the year that has passed – has shipping made progress?
- Is one of the main problems that shipping, as a vital industry, is losing control of the agenda?
- And, what about the image of the industry – is a more positive image going to a key factor in controlling our destiny and enabling us to build the ships of the future?

These discussion themes and the topics below 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?
Mark Cameron
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Ardmore Shipping
Mark Cameron is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Ardmore. Mr. Cameron joined Ardmore as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was appointed an alternate director in June 2010. In addition, Mr. Cameron is the current Chairman of the International Parcel Tankers Association 65 (IPTA), is on the Board of the West Of England P&I Club and is also an advisory Board Member to the NGO Carbon War Room. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Cameron served as Vice President, Strategy and Planning for Teekay Marine Services, Teekay Corporation’s internal ship management function. Mr. Cameron spent 11 years at sea rising to the rank of Chief Engineer with Safmarine and later AP Moller, including time served onboard bulk carriers, salvage tugs, tankers, general cargo, reefer and container ships. Mr. Cameron has held a number of senior management roles ashore specializing in integrating acquisitions covering all facets of ship management, as well as sale and purchase, newbuilding supervision, personnel management, procurement, fleet management and technical supervision.
Panos Zachariadis
Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
Panos Zachariadis is a Mechanical Engineer (BSc) and Naval Architect (MSE) from the University of Michigan with a 38-year experience in shipping. He has served for years as Marine Superintendent in New York, after periods of shipbuilding supervision in Japan and sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers. He is Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers since 1997 and a member of the Greek Delegation to IMO since 2004, having contributed to the development of several well-known regulations (e.g. GBS, PSPC, FSA) and the prevention of others (e.g. double hull bulk carriers). In cooperation with major Korean shipyards he has applied numerous energy saving ideas, some of which have become industry standards. He is a member of Technical Committees of several classification societies, UGS and Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO Marine Committee, BoD HELMEPA and MARTECMA. He has been honored with the 2011 Efkranti award for his contribution to Greek shipping, the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association 2017 Maritime Personality award, the 2017 Lloyd's List "Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection" award and the 2019 Green4Sea Personality Award.
Martin Wattum
Head of Projects and Business Transformation, Torvald Klaveness
Mikal Bøe
With three decades of continuous learning from 'floor to board' in technology, finance, transport and commodities, I always try to combine the skills I have acquired to build strong teams of talented people. Our aim is to achieve leading market positions for our companies.
Elizabeth Lindstad
Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
Michael de Visser
Managing Director, NIBC Bank
Martial Claudepierre
Regional General Manager, BUREAU VERITAS
Nick 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.
More Panelists to be announced,
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