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Daily Archives: 26 October 2020

Continuing ICS Leadership Insights Series: 4th Online Meeting 

The fourth meeting of the Leadership Insight Series will be held on October 28, 2020, at 1:00 pm.  

As you know, the ICS Leadership Insights Series will answer such subjects as:

– Developing resilient and sustainable economies in the wake of COVID-19

– New alliances and geopolitical tensions; How to restart trade and travel?

– Has COVID-19 fundamentally changed global trade?

– What will the new global supply chains look like?

– Where does the decarbonization agenda sit post-COVID? 

We support, as one of the key sponsors of GISBIR, the meetings moderated by ICS President Esben Poulsson. 

The subject of the fourth meeting: Where Does Shipping’s Decarbonisation Agenda Sit In A Post-COVID-19 World? 

Some of the topics of the meeting are as follows;

– Will decarbonization be collateral damage from COVID-19 or is it still on the agenda?

– Will the low oil price, impact the decarbonization agenda for shipping?

– What is the effect of the low oil price on the proposed R&D fund?

– How can companies innovate against a backdrop of global uncertainty and recession?

– What new financing models will be required to de-risk investments?

– Will governments shift focus away from climate targets whilst they focus on restarting their economies, or will ‘building back better’ be the route to economic growth?

– How will governments and regional blocks use policy to catalyse change? 

Speakers of the meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 13:00:

–       Emanuele Grimaldi, MD Grimaldi Group

–       Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV GL CEO

–       Guy Platten, Secretary-General of ICS 

–       Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, Sustainability, Technology, and Outlooks, IEA

–       Rasmus Bach Nielsen, Global Head of Fuel Decarbonisation, Trafigura Group Pte Ltd 

To participate in the meeting online, you can register from the link below;



EU Commission visited GISBIR

On Thursday, 22 October 2020, the EU Commission Shipyards Site visit took place.  Navtek, GİSAŞ, Sanmar Shipyard, Sefine Shipyard and Cemre Shipyard were visited during the visit of Ocean Finance Operations Managing Director Panos Zacharioudakis.

GISBIR Secretary-General Mrs. Mehtap ÖZDEMİR, R&D Specialist Mr. Gökhan Murat KAYA, R&D Specialist Mr. Doğanay ÖZDÖL, and from NAVTEK company Cansu TUNCER, and Ümit ATAMAN were involved.

The shipyard zone was introduced, with zero-emission Zee-Tug. After the sail,  Sanmar Shipyard was visited. In the afternoon, a field visit to the Sefine Shipyard and Cemre Shipyard in the Yalova Area took place.

During the visit, shipyard capabilities and processes were shared by the shipyard managers. Furthermore, by contacting the department managers, technical specifics were learned.