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Decarbonisation in Shipping: Europe 2023

Date: 6th September 2023 - 7th September 2023 Location: Hamburg - Germany

ACI’s Decarbonisation in Shipping: Europe 2023 will be taking place in Hamburg, Germany, on the 6th & 7th September 2023.

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the maritime and energy industry, regulatory and policy officers, consultants, solution and technology providers.

The conference will provide in-depth looks into the transition towards decarbonisation through presentations, round-tables, panel discussions and interactive sessions.

For the first European edition of this event, the discussions will address the biggest issues and challenges in decarbonisation and vessel efficiency, such as Providing Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Alternative Solutions to Fuels, Reaching the “Net-Zero” Goal by 2050, Ensuring a Commercially-Viable Transition to Decarbonisation, Overview of the Environmental Legislation, Encouraging Investments into R&D, and many more.


6th September 2023
7th September 2023
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Salil Kanwar – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+91 99 21 81 9902
Gracjan Furmanek – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 042
Venkat Paramasivam – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0620
Eugene Kim – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0622
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Hamburg Marriott Hotel
ABC Strasse 52
Hamburg, 20354 Germany

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+49 40 35050
  • Providing Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Alternative Solutions to Fuels
  • Towards a Successful Decarbonisation Transition
  • Ensuring a Commercially-Viable Transition to Decarbonisation 
  • Case Study: Altera Infrastructure‘s New Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Vessel Designs
  • Encouraging R&D: Innovation as a Driver for Decarbonisation
  • The Impact of Decarbonisation on the Global Shipping Industry
  • Overview of the Environmental Legislation: Expectations for a Zero-Carbon Future at Sea
  • A Classification Society Perspective on Decarbonisation 
  • Acknowledging the Role of Digitalisation in Decarbonisation
  • Ship Management Companies
  • Ship Owners and Operators
  • Maritime Service Providers
  • Financial Stakeholders
  • International Maritime Associations
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Technology Providers
  • Research Centres and Institutes
  • Maritime Academics
  • Hendrik Stellamanns, Managing Director & Grou p Director of Sustainability at Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd/Columbia Cruise Services GmbH
  • Sascha Gill, Vice President Environment & Sustainability at Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
  • Christian Fjell, Director Sustainability – Shuttle & FSO at Altera Infrastructure
  • Nils Aden, Managing Director at Harren & Partner
  • Benjamin Weinacht, Managing Director at CMB Germany
  • Tomas Tronstad, Head of Shipping & Technology at Wilhelmsen New Energy AS
  • Stefan Fahrnholz, Manager Research & Development Decarbonisation at Carnival Maritime GmbH
  • Edward Fort, Global Head of Engineering Systems at Lloyd’s Register
  • Rajiv Kapoor, General Manager at Anglo-Eastern Germany (GmbH)
  • Sohrab Moshiri, Group Head of Sales at Biokraft
  • Michele Francioni, SVP Cost Optimisation & Process Improvement at MSC Cruises
  • Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, Partner at Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory
  • Ulrich Nowak, Deputy Chairman at MEW
  • Trevor Gauntlett, Principal at Trevor Gauntlett Consulting
  • Nicolas Nouvel, Head of Partnerships & Business Development at Aster Fab
  • Christian Kopp, Policy Officer at NABU e.V. 
  • Andrea Lista, Professor of Maritime & Commercial Law at Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute
  • Jose A. Fernandes, Senior Scientist at AZTI

Founded in 2016, with numerous high-profile members including shipping companies, ports, LNG suppliers, bunkering companies, infrastructure providers and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), classification societies and banks, SEA-LNG is a multi-sector industry coalition whose members work together to demonstrate the benefits of LNG as a marine fuel throughout the entire value chain. We do this by commissioning and communicating independent research on topics including the emissions, investment and infrastructure cases for LNG. We are recognised as a voice for the industry, providing credible, fact-based analysis to aid decision-making by the shipping industry, investors and regulators.

CO2 Value Europe (CVE) is an international non-profit association representing the Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) community in Europe and beyond with a mission to promote the development of a circular carbon economy based on CO2 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to move away from fossil.

The association brings together more than 80 pioneer members across Europe covering the entire COvalue chain (incl. multinational companies, SMEs, start-ups and regional clusters, research institutions, and universities), who share the belief that CCU technologies are pivotal in supporting the EU reach its climate targets, especially for the hard-to-abate sectors.

Our mission is to promote the development and market deployment of sustainable industrial solutions that convert COinto valuable products (materials, fuels, or chemicals), to contribute to the net reduction of global COemissions, and to substitute fossil carbon with COas feedstock. We envision a future in which CCU becomes an integral element of the transition to a sustainable economy, being of benefit to the climate, the economy, and the people. CCU technologies should not substitute large-scale efforts to prevent greenhouse gas emissions and develop more sober solutions, on the contrary, our vision is that all solutions should be combined wisely in considering the timescale of their impact, their mitigation potential based on life-cycle analysis, and the most efficient use of energy and resources.

Maritime Gateway, a south asia’s premier maritime business magazine, has emerged as the most sought after platform for the stakeholders to keep themselves updated on the latest happenings in the industry. In presenting cutting-edge information on the latest happenings, topical issues and current trends in the industry in the most lucid and coherent way possible we are guided by a very strong and knowledgeable editorial advisory board, extensive support from trade bodies and associations. The editorial advisory board members meet regularly to discuss thread bare what should be discussed in the magazine and also to draw a roadmap for the events we organise.

With the turn of the current decade, the maritime sector is more than ever concerned about the pollution caused by this giant industry. A paradigm shift is being brought about in the fuels, fuel additives used in the sector. A lot of confusion still persists among the stakeholders as regarding to the fuels and technologies that will be standardised and accepted by the regulatory authorities.

In order to bring more clarity on the fuels that are being brought into the market, the research and development happening and the new technologies that are being evolved, Maritime Gateway has come up with “Future fuels” a new website that brings you the most up-to-date information on the latest happenings in the fuels and fuel additives sector.

Established in 2006, Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide provides news on shipping and maritime trade, as well as shipbuilding, ports, marine insurance, shipping law, freights and commodities, energy-oil and of course stock markets and the global economy. This makes it a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course. Furthermore, a free daily newsletter with the most important news is delivered to thousands of listed recipients from more than 165 countries worldwide. Readers include shipping companies, ship owners and operators, ship managers, maritime institutions all over the world, charterers, stock brokers and analysts, investors, as well as virtually any stakeholder involved in the shipping industry. On a monthly basis, we receive more than 405,000 readers. In terms of most readers per country, they include China, India, Singapore, Greece, USA, UAE, UK, Scandinavia, Turkey and Germany. Our readers come from virtually every aspect of the maritime community, i.e. ship owners primarily, charterers, banking executives, freight and commodity traders and investors.

Headquartered in Dubai, The Maritime Standard (TMS) produces a fortnightly e-newsletter which is aimed at business leaders in the shipping, ports, transportation and logistics sectors, as well as the wider maritime technology and services communities. It is delivered regularly on the 1st and 15th of every month, and offers an insightful, clearly written news digest focusing on developments in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent primarily. Over the course of more than 200 editions, the publication has built up the largest readership of any shipping-related online newsletter in the region. It has also raised its profile in other major shipping hubs, such as Oslo, Hamburg, Singapore, London, and Greece, where it has a growing number of readers.

Launched in 2004, the Bunkerspot news website and bi-monthly flagship magazine focus on the technical, operational, commercial, environmental and legal aspects of today’s bunkering market. This high profile and well-respected publication is written by experienced bunker journalists and a team of top industry experts.

Bunkerspot and ship.energy are complementary titles that together give a unique, authoritative, and comprehensive view of the marine fuels sector as it is now – a largely fossil-fuel based industry – and how it is evolving as part of the global energy transition.

The ship.energy platform gives shipping industry stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about cleaner marine fuels and propulsion technologies and to take part in the growing debate over how shipping and the bunker sector can actively and fully participate in the marine energy transition to zero emissions.

Published by Petrospot Limited, ship.energy is the go-to information hub for news, longer reads, interviews, and expert comment on new fuels, technologies and vessel efficiency. It also encourages and facilitates dynamic information exchange, allowing shipping and bunkering stakeholders to engage with energy and technology providers through polls, surveys, blogs, podcasts, and online discussions.

I.S.E.S., the International Ship Engineering Service Association was founded in 1963, providing Repairs, Service and Equipment to the Merchant Marine and Offshore Industries in all major ports worldwide.

As a group, the objective of I.S.E.S. is to form an independent, high quality worldwide network of members to provide electrical, mechanical, electronic and specialised services to the marine industry. ISES is essentially a non-profit enterprise that exists to co-ordinate and market the international activities of its member companies. To help achieve this aim it employs a Secretary General. The I.S.E.S Association is an organization whose members have all been carefully selected to ensure that the Association maintains a very high level of dedicated and specialised expertise to ensure customer satisfaction.

Baird Maritime, launched in 1978, is one of the world’s premier maritime publishing houses.

The company produces the leading maritime new portal BairdMaritime.com, home of the world famous Work Boat World, Fishing Boat World, Ship World, Ausmarine, and Commercial Mariner sub-sites, and the industry-leading ship brokerage platforms WorkBoatWorld.com and ShipWorld.com.




A worldwide alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in exclusive territories, disciplined cooperation, and a single brand name –that’s the CONQUEROR formula for growing your business!

The CONQUEROR Freight Network (CQR) gives one agent in each local market the advantages that only the biggest logistics players once enjoyed: a global brand, a network of top-class agents, well-defined territories, and much more!

World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 275+ independent freight forwarders in 115+ countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s top importers and exporters.

The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of seagoing ships. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members, who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has over 40 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in more than 120 countries.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.

The MEW Mittelstaendische Energiewirtschaft Deutschland e. V. (MEW) is the confederation of four associations representing the interests of independent, medium-sized importers and distributors of liquid fuels as well as bunker fuels for maritime transport, tank farm operators and independent gas stations in Germany. MEW is member of the European federation UPEI – the voice of independent fuel suppliers.



Strive by STX is the dedicated climate action arm of STX Group. We empower organizations worldwide to change their climate legacy and transform their environmental challenges into business opportunities. We are a sectorial advisor and a long-term partner that understands their business’ needs of today and offers solutions for the possible external risks or regulations of tomorrow.

Strive by STX advises companies in every step of the decarbonization and net-zero journey and, as part of STX Group, we have access to the widest cross-commodity portfolio of products, deep sectorial expertise from 20 years of being in business, and the global reach and resources of the STX Group.

Prior to the integration within STX Group, Strive was founded in 2021 as the climate action brand of Vertis Environmental Finance, which has a 25-year pioneering trajectory of over two decades in promoting compliance carbon markets and financing emission reduction investments.



CF Partners is a leading provider of carbon, energy and environmental solutions, specialising in working with industrial and commercial companies. We partner with our clients to navigate the transition to a low-carbon future, by providing an integrated tool kit of physical and financial risk management solutions across carbon markets, energy procurement, environmental products and other commodities


ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. With its 96,000 employees, its customers, partners and stakeholders, the Group is committed to accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions.

With nearly 100 projects worldwide, ENGIE’s ambition is to support its customers in the industry and mobility sectors in achieving their carbon neutrality objectives, thanks in particular to renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.

Our presence along the entire hydrogen value chain (from production to distribution, through storage and transportation) allows us to offer a wide range of scalable and replicable solutions.

By 2030, ENGIE plans to develop in more than 15 countries, 4 GW of renewable hydrogen production capacity, 700 km of dedicated hydrogen pipelines, 1TWh of underground storage capacity and around 100 refueling stations.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:


Venkat Paramasivam

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0620

Email: [email protected]




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• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
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Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.



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