Towards zero emissions

3. Februar 2021

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Roel Hoenders

Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Subdivision for Protective Measures, Marine Environment Division International Maritime Organization

Mr. Roel Hoenders is currently acting as Head of the Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency team in the Marine Environment Division of the IMO Secretariat. He is responsible for IMO’s regulatory agenda on the reduction of atmospheric pollution from ships in line with MARPOL Annex VI and the implementation of IMO’s Initial Strategy on reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships.

Roel holds a law degree, with specializations in international environmental and maritime law, complemented by postgraduate studies in environmental sciences and business sustainability.

Prior to joining the IMO Secretariat, Mr. Hoenders worked as legal expert and policy officer on defining EU clean air and renewable energy policies in the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission and on promoting sustainable shipping in the environment department of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). In earlier functions at the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) and DHL Netherlands he advised on corporate climate and sustainability strategies.

Session I:

Short-term solutions to pressing regulatory challenges

 

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Kjeld Aabo

Director New Technologies, Sales and Promotion Two-stroke Marine, MAN Energy Solutions

Kjeld Aabo holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a special diploma in marketing.
He joined MAN Diesel in the Stationary Installation Department in 1983. In 1992, he was appointed section manager in the Marine Installation Department and in 1994 he was appointed manager of the Marine Installation Department. In 2002, Kjeld Aabo took over the Engineering Services Department and was appointed Senior Manager. In 2005, he took over the Research Centre Department.
From November 2006, Kjeld Aabo was director of the department for Promotion & Customer Support and from March 2009 head of the Two-stroke Promotion department at the head office for two-stroke engines in Copenhagen, Denmark.

From 2011 to 2014, Kjeld Aabo took over a position in Brazil as head of MAN Marine and Offshore division.
After returning to Denmark in 2014 Kjeld Aabo is Director of new technologies in the Promotion and Sales department for two-stroke engines and GenSet engines.

Kjeld Aabo is Chairman of the CIMAC Heavy Fuel Working Group (WG), and member of the ISO 8217 Heavy Fuel Oil Working Group.

Craig Eason

Editorial Director,
Fathom World and former Deputy Editor, Lloyd’s List

Craig Eason is a business journalist, editor, photographer, event moderator and public speaker.

He has been reporting on the transformation of the shipping industry for a number of years, and covering the regulatory framework, technological developments and social and environmental impact of shipping for 15 years.

Craig is editorial director of Fathom World, a leading provider of news and information relating to the changes in the maritime sector.

He is one of the leading and highly respected journalists in the global maritime industries and has achieved exceptional engagement with his breadth and depth of understanding with a particular focus on the operational, technical, human element, and regulatory trends that are driving change.

Formerly Deputy Editor of Lloyd’s List, Craig started his career at sea serving as a navigation officer for 10 years, working on a range of vessel types, though mostly oil tankers and gas carriers. During this time he also went to university, trained and subsequently worked as a BBC broadcast journalist and news reader in the UK.

He currently resides in Sweden.

Wolfram Guntermann

Wolfram Guntermann

Director, Environmental Fleet Management,
Hapag-Lloyd AG

Captain Wolfram Guntermann graduated with his Masters Licence at the Marine Polytechnic Elfleth/Germany in combination with a scholarship at the Plymouth Polytechnic of Marine Science. He also received his Engineers Licence at the Hamburg Polytechnic in order to serve as Ship Operation Officer holding a dual licence.

After having set his feet for the first time on deck a vessel in 1979 he went through the ranks receiving his first command as Master in 1996. He also took various assignments ashore as Trio Tonnage Center London and Director Marine Operations in the Hapag-Lloyd America Office in Piscataway/New Jersey for almost nine years. Upon repatriation to the Hamburg based Headquarters he worked as Director Projects ( Passenger Vessel MV Europa 2 ).

With the current function as Director Environmental Management a lot of challenging opportunities are emerging in light of new environmental legislation and initiatives

Heidi Paulsrud

Director Sales & Marketing,
Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä Moss AS

Heidi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with specialization in both Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. She started her career at the Tumor Biological department at the Norwegian Radiation Hospital, and then worked as sales executive for a chemical company in Norway. In 2006 she joined the marine segment. The last 10 years she has been working with Exhaust Gas Treatment Technology.

Rasmus Stute

Rasmus Stute

Vice President Area Germany Business Development Manager, DNV GL – Maritime

Rasmus Stute is based in Hamburg and heads the local Key Account Manager team, being tasked with fostering customer engagement in Germany, while further strengthening the company’s offerings in one of its home markets. Considering the grand challenges that shipping is facing, Mr Stute was appointed as Area Germany Business Development Manager to support the local Maritime industry’s transition to a greener and more efficient future.

Mr Stute has worked for DNV GL for the past 17 years. As naval architect, he graduated from the University of Duisburg and the Danish Technical University, he has held several positions at DNV GL, including heading the Offshore Service Vessels Department. In 2012, Mr Stute moved to Shanghai as Head of the Approval Centre Greater China, before being appointed as Head of the Maritime Service Centre in Shanghai.

After moving back to Europe in 2015, he was appointed as Director of Approval for Høvik (Oslo), Hamburg, and Gdynia, being responsible for production, product and service development. Prior to taking the lead of the Business Development team in Germany, Mr Stute worked to develop the new Containership Excellence Centre in Hamburg and was its founding Director. Mr Stute is also currently a member of BIMCO’s marine safety and environment committees.

Session II:

Towards 2050 and beyond: the search for alternative fuels

 

Dirk Bergmann

Dirk Bergmann

Chief Technical Officer, Turbocharging, ABB Turbo Systems AG

Dirk Bergmann has got proven expertise in the wide range of non-road and industrial engines and their off-highway and marine applications. Among other positions he worked as Director New Technologies at MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH (GER), as General Manager of FPT Motorenforschung AG, Arbon (SUI) and as Vice President Commercial Powertrains at FEV, Aachen (GER). In parallel he was actively working in several German Railway Industry Association and EUROMOT (BEL) projects.

From November 2020 he took the responsibility as CTO Turbocharging at ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (SUI) and since December 2020 he is chairman of CIMAC’s GHG Strategy Group.

Craig Eason

Editorial Director,
Fathom World and former Deputy Editor, Lloyd’s List

Craig Eason is a business journalist, editor, photographer, event moderator and public speaker.

He has been reporting on the transformation of the shipping industry for a number of years, and covering the regulatory framework, technological developments and social and environmental impact of shipping for 15 years.

Craig is editorial director of Fathom World, a leading provider of news and information relating to the changes in the maritime sector.

He is one of the leading and highly respected journalists in the global maritime industries and has achieved exceptional engagement with his breadth and depth of understanding with a particular focus on the operational, technical, human element, and regulatory trends that are driving change.

Formerly Deputy Editor of Lloyd’s List, Craig started his career at sea serving as a navigation officer for 10 years, working on a range of vessel types, though mostly oil tankers and gas carriers. During this time he also went to university, trained and subsequently worked as a BBC broadcast journalist and news reader in the UK.

He currently resides in Sweden.

Hansjörg Kunze

Hansjörg Kunze

VP Communication & Sustainability,
AIDA Cruises

As Vice President Communication & Sustainability, Hansjörg Kunze (60) is responsible for the corporate communication as well as the sustainability and reputation management of AIDA Cruises, the leading German cruise company.

Hansjörg Kunze has been with AIDA Cruises since September 1, 2004, and therefore brings along more than 15 years of experience in the cruise industry.

Before joining AIDA Cruises, Kunze worked in the media sector for 12 years with the radio station Antenne Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and RTL television, among others.

Hansjörg Kunze was a competitive athlete for many years and crowned his sporting career in 1988 by winning the bronze medal in the 5000 meter race at the Olympic Games in Seoul.

Georgios Plevrakis

Director, Global Sustainability, ABS

Georgios Plevrakis serves as ABS Director for Global Sustainability, based in Athens, Greece. In his current position, Plevrakis is responsible for helping owners and operators develop fuel and operational strategies to meet sustainability goals.

Before joining ABS, Plevrakis worked in a number of roles spanning power generation manufacturing to classification services. Previous roles include serving as Business Delevopment Manager for a Class Society and Head of Power Plants and Turbomachinery and Marine New Buildings Manager for MAN Diesel & Turbo covering Greece, Cyprus and the Balkan Region.

Plevrakis holds a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Jakob Steffensen

Head of Innovation and Technology, DFDS

Session III:

NGOs and shipping

 

Arnaud Boehmann

Spokesperson,
FridaysForFuture Germany

Arnaud Boehmann, 24, majored in Chinese Studies and Sociology at Hamburg University. He joined the Fridays For Future – Movement in early 2019.

Currently working as spokesperson for Fridays For Future – Germany and cooperation manager with a special focus on sustainable shipping, port infrastructure, E-fuels as well as climate justice and security issues.

Bud Darr

Bud Darr

Executive Vice President,
Policy & 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.

Sonke Diesener

Sönke Diesener

Transport Policy Officer,
NABU – Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union

Sönke Diesener since 2014 works for NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union) headquarters in Berlin. As Transport Policy Officer he works on air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions, especially from shipping and port industries. He works in air pollution measurement and awareness rising campaigns as well as in international, EU and national shipping policy. For NABU's local office in Hamburg he works on sustainable urban development, air quality and as expert for port city relations.

Craig Eason

Craig Eason

Editorial Director,
Fathom World and former Deputy Editor, Lloyd’s List

Craig Eason is a business journalist, editor, photographer, event moderator and public speaker.

He has been reporting on the transformation of the shipping industry for a number of years, and covering the regulatory framework, technological developments and social and environmental impact of shipping for 15 years.

Craig is editorial director of Fathom World, a leading provider of news and information relating to the changes in the maritime sector.

He is one of the leading and highly respected journalists in the global maritime industries and has achieved exceptional engagement with his breadth and depth of understanding with a particular focus on the operational, technical, human element, and regulatory trends that are driving change.

Formerly Deputy Editor of Lloyd’s List, Craig started his career at sea serving as a navigation officer for 10 years, working on a range of vessel types, though mostly oil tankers and gas carriers. During this time he also went to university, trained and subsequently worked as a BBC broadcast journalist and news reader in the UK.

He currently resides in Sweden.

Peter Mueller-Baum

Peter Müller-Baum

Secretary General, CIMAC e.V.

Managing Director, VDMA

Peter Müller-Baum studied civil engineering as well as economics at the RWTH Aachen University, graduating as Engineer and Master of Business and Engineering.

He is with the VDMA since 2005 where he started as a consultant for the Cleaning Systems Association and as Managing Director Technical Affairs for the European association EUnited Cleaning.

In 2012, he became Deputy Managing Director, in 2014 Managing Director of VDMA Engines and Systems that represents the interests of German manufacturers of internal combustion engines for industrial applications and their suppliers.

Since 2013, Peter Müller-Baum is Secretary General of the International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC e.V.) where national associations and companies from the combustion engine industry from 27 countries are organized.

In addition, Peter Müller-Baum since December 2018 is also Managing Director of VDMA Power-to-X for Applications, the central platform for information, communication and cooperation for the P2X community, integrating all important stakeholders along the value chain.

 

 

 

Lars Robert Pedersen

Lars Robert Pedersen

Deputy Secretary General,
BIMCO

Lars Robert Pedersen has over 30 years’ experience in the shipping industry, which combined with his insight into IMO makes him a respected authority on technical and regulatory issues.

In early 2010, Robert was appointed Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, which is the world’s largest international shipping association providing a wide range of services to over 2,200 members globally.

Robert leads a team of experts responsible for BIMCO's technical, security and operational activities. This includes direct membership services and active involvement in regulatory developments related to ship operation at international and regional levels. BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and advocates for the harmonisation and standardisation of all shipping related activity.

Before joining BIMCO, he had a career at A.P. Moller-Maersk handling regulatory affairs and technical management of the Maersk fleet of container ships after having spent 7 years as a seagoing officer. Robert holds an unlimited Chief Engineer’s licence.

Closing

 

 

Bob Jaques

Robert Jaques

Editor, Seatrade magazine

Robert (Bob) Jaques joined Seatrade in January 1990 as Deputy Editor, Seatrade Week and Associate Editor, Seatrade Business Review, and subsequently became Features Editor of Seatrade Review.

In October 1999, in addition to his editorial duties, Bob took on the role of Conference Planning Co-ordination, working closely with the Managing Director on conference programming. In Dec 1999 Bob was promoted to Deputy Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review, in addition to his conference role.

In August 2001 Bob took over the role of Editor, Seatrade magazine.

Prior to joinging Seatrade, Bob had been living in Geneva for five years, and working as assistant editor on an international aerospace newsletter and also as correspondent for a US weekly on the entertainment industry.

Before that, Bob spent a year teaching English in North Africa, and teaching/translation work in Geneva, as well as a year as Publicity & Circulation Manager for a London-based international newspaper on Latin American affairs.