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Global society is getting closer to the marine transportation system, especially with its demands for performance. This is a “new normal” facing shipping today which needs to be addressed in order to be successful moving forward.  Public demands for ESG are accelerating, warnings about climate change are being heard, lending practices are changing, technology is advancing, and other impacts. The shipping industry needs to find solutions to meet impending global requirements for reducing CO2 emissions and more.    

What they are looking for is accountability and transparency.  This is augmented by social justice organizations raising awareness through global communications, prompting companies such as Patagonia, Shell, Cargill and others to demand performance indicators.  Investors, too, are scrutinizing these metrics, begging the question: How does your company measure up?  Where do you stand on sustainability? 

How WILL our industry be judged on the world’s stage?  How WILL our industry meet these demands?  Are these threats for shipping or opportunity? 

Join your peers to learn what industry experts believe is the pathway forward and associated challenges for GHGs and ESG.

Developing Agenda

1200- Networking Luncheon 

1300- Welcome and Opening Remarks 

1315- Regulatory 

1345- Technical 

1445- Networking Break 

1530- Operational 

1630- Societal 

1700- Closing Remarks and Reception 


ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design, construction and operation. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.  From its world headquarters in Houston, ABS delivers survey and engineering services and solutions to clients through a network of local representatives working from more than 200 offices in 70 countries.


The American Club’s mission is to provide its Members with a broad and financially secure range of P&I and related insurance services which most effectively meet the imperatives of their day-to-day business and which are delivered in an attentive, efficient, courteous and focused manner.


DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.


Dorian LPG is a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and a leading owner and operator ofmodern VLGCs.  Dorian LPG currently owns and operates 22 modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, USA, London, United Kingdom and Athens, Greece.


Fairfield Chemical Carriers is committed to being the chemical tanker operator of choice in its selected markets; to providing its customers with top quality and reliable service – creative, proactive, and always client focused; to maintaining the highest standards for safety and efficiency in the operation of its fleet; and, above, all, to conducting all its activities professionally, ethically and in a socially responsible manner.


Houston Pilots is a voluntary association of 97 ship pilots providing pilotage services to vessels navigating the Houston Ship Channel.    A leader in navigation safety and innovation since 1919, the Association’s goal is to safeguard the interests of the citizens of Harris County by ensuring the safe navigation of deep draft vessels transiting to the over 150 public and private docks along the 52 mile Houston Ship Channel.  As exclusive agents commissioned by the Governor of the state of Texas, Houston Pilots oversaw over 20,000 safe vessel transits last year, moving more than 147 million metric tons of cargo and stimulating $178 billion in economic activity. 


HudsonAnalytix is a US-based international business risk solutions company providing expertise and support to the world's leading commercial shipping, ports and terminals, oil and gas, finance, insurance, manufacturing, and government sectors. HudsonAnalytix provides risk management solutions to the maritime sector galvanized by more than 30 years’ experience. Our comprehensive services, global insight, and depth of experience enable our clients to meet their regulatory, commercial and operational needs efficiently, effectively, and profitably. 


SMIT Salvage is able to provide assistance to ships in distress (emergency response (OPA-90), wreck removal, environmental care and consultancy) anywhere in the world and at any time. It does this by operating out of four locations which are strategically situated in relation to the main international shipping routes: Rotterdam, Houston, Cape Town and Singapore. 

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