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Collaborating for a Carbon-Free Future

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6 Jun 2023

  • Location Room A1-4, NOVA Spektrum
  • Venue NOVA Spektrum, Messeveien 8, 2004 Lillestrøm, Norway
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Nor-Shipping 2023: A conversation with the leading decarbonisation centres


Nor-Shipping 2023: A conversation with the leading decarbonisation centres

From Intent to Action - Collaborating for a Carbon-Free Future

Date: Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Time: 15.00 - 16.00

Reducing the emissions curve this decade is possible but will require collective action across the maritime industry. We must develop and deploy new technologies and fuel pathways and implement policies that support their use. Speeding up the transition will highly depend on how quickly the various actors across the supply chain can come together to demonstrate decarbonization solutions and pave the way for those that come after. 

The challenge is highly complex, and with very little time on our hands, this calls for unprecedented solutions that require new ways of collaborating across the maritime value chain.

Join us at this first-of-its-kind conversation with leaders from Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, and the Global Maritime Forum, who will come together for a discussion on the systemic changes that are required for us to achieve net-zero shipping, and how your role is crucial in the transition.

Take this opportunity to learn more about:

  • The potential for collaboration amongst the decarbonisation centres;
  • The evolving role of stakeholders across the maritime value chain in the energy transition;
  • Approaches to decarbonisation – current key initiatives undertaken by the decarbonisation centres and how these will shape future strategies to make zero-emissions shipping the default choice by 2030.



Richard Meade
Editor, Lloyd's List

Richard Meade is the Editor of Lloyd’s List. He is an award-winning journalist and has been writing and talking about all aspects of the maritime industry and global trade for the past twenty years. As Editor, he is responsible for navigating The List’s subscribers through the volatile politics, policy, deals and market movements that make up nearly 90% of global trade.

He is also the host of the popular Lloyd’s List Shipping Podcast and a regular industry speaker and media commentator on all things shipping. He joined Lloyd’s List in 2006 as News Editor after jumping ship from the weekly maritime magazine Fairplay and, prior to that started his career at the Financial Times.


Prof. Lynn Loo, Chief Executive Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

Prof. Lynn Loo is CEO of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD). With 22 centre-level partners and more than 80 project-level partners, GCMD’s mission is to help the sector accelerate its decarbonisation efforts through shaping standards for future fuels, financing first-of-a-kind projects, piloting low-carbon solutions in an end-to-end manner under real-world operating conditions, and fostering collaboration across sectors.

Loo is also the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering, and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, at Princeton University. Before GCMD, she was the Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.


Johannah Christensen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Maritime Forum

Johannah Christensen is co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer at the Global Maritime Forum, an international not-for-profit organisation committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human well-being. 

Johannah is also the leader and architect of Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit (in Athens, October 2023), which brings together around 200 maritime CEOs, experts, and ministers to co-create solutions for a sustainable maritime future.  

She is a primary instigator of several influential initiatives, such as the Poseidon Principles and the Getting to Zero Coalition. 


Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Chief Executive Officer, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Bo Cerup-Simonsen is CEO of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Cerup-Simonsen has held a number of prominent positions within shipping technology and innovation incl. VP, Head of Newbuilding Strategy and Portfolio at Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL); Director of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at the Technical University of Denmark; and VP, Head of Maersk Maritime Technology (MMT) where he, among other things was responsible for a large number of engineering and newbuilding projects including the world’s most energy-efficient containership series, the Triple-E.

Mr. Cerup Simonsen holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering) from the Technical University of Denmark and an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School.


Charles Haskell, Director, Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Charles Haskell is Director of the Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, dedicated to accelerate the sustainable decarbonisation of the maritime industry by enabling the delivery and operation of safe, technically feasible and commercially viable zero-emission vessels by 2030.

Charles has been with Lloyd’s Register for more than 15 years, first in a practical, hands-on role as a project manager for new ship construction in South Korea, and then as a surveyor and auditor in the Middle East, before returning to the UK as a business development manager for Lloyd’s Register’s Marine and Offshore business stream.

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