IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are jointly organizing two free to access webinars on the Future of Shipping, on 17 September 2020 and 8 October 2020. The webinars seek to share insights on digitalization, decarbonisation and trade in a disrupted world following the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Future of Shipping: Decarbonisation
The first webinar – “Future of Shipping: Decarbonisation” will be held online on 17 September 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (BSM, GMT+1). It will hear presentations on various cooperation-frameworks on decarbonisation from differing perspectives, ranging from the initiatives in the Pacific to actions led by the industry. A panel discussion will allow for an exchange of views on what are additional opportunities for cooperation, and consider next steps in realizing those opportunities together to support achieving the 2050 level of ambition set out in the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.
Future of Shipping: Digitalization
The second webinar – “Future of Shipping: Digitalization” will be held online on 8 October 2020 from 10 a.m – 12 a.m (BSM, GMT+1). It will hear presentations on the potential that digitalization offers to make the maritime supply chain more resilient even in the face of new demands, and also discuss how to overcome challenges faced by maritime administrations and the industry on their digitalization voyage.