ZESTAs holds its first three-day “SHIP ZERO”


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Posted on Jul 2, 2021 5:03 PM by

The maritime executive

The Zero Emission Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) announced a three-day in-person workshop – “SHIP ZERO – Charging to ‘True Zero'” – an opportunity for the international shipping industry to chart the course towards true zero emissions for transoceanic expedition November 1-3, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The workshop is taking place in conjunction with COP26 which takes place from November 1 to 12, 2021, also in Glasgow.

This unprecedented three-day event brings together global thought leaders and top decision-makers to brainstorm disruptive solutions with industry peers. Experts will provide information on groundbreaking zero-emission innovations and cutting-edge zero-emission technologies. Financial and policy experts will share the latest information on the tools and mechanisms needed to reach “true zero” during this decade.

“The time for half-measures on climate action in the shipping industry is over,” said Madadh MacLaine, ZESTAs general secretary. “This is why we are bringing together industry, government and thought leaders to create joint initiatives that will spark strong action in the first half of this decade. We have the technology to build, power and operate fully zero emission vessels of all classes and sizes. It is time to do it.

The three-day workshop will feature solid technical presentations and panels of speakers. Question-and-answer and brainstorming sessions will follow each session to facilitate the creation of collaborative solutions throughout the three-day event.

Highlights of the agenda include:

  • Zero-emission ships on the water today: Ivan Østvik from Norled reviews the Hydra, a Norwegian hydrogen ferry that can carry 80 cars and 10 trucks with 400 kW of PEM fuel cells and 1.36 MWh of power battery;
  • True Zero Emissions Vessels in Hard-to-Reduce Sectors – in Design or Construction: Dannielle Doggett, CEO of SailCargo Inc. will present the design of their wind-powered hydrogen cargo vessel;
  • Mr. Sveinung Oftedal, Chairman of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Intersessional Working Group on Greenhouse Gases, will discuss the latest results of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC76), the implementation short-term measures and upcoming IMO regulations.

There will be networking opportunities throughout the three days, including buffet lunches and cocktails with appetizers at the end of each day.
“SHIP ZERO” offers a unique opportunity to network and create a new vision for the industry with other thought leaders and industry initiators in think tanks to formulate ways in which politics, finance, the market and technology can all be used to benefit from a rapid transition to a zero emissions sector. At the end of the three days, we will have produced a navigation map with action waypoints guiding the industry to the refuge of “true zero”.

“We organized this event to bring together thought leaders and decision-makers who are not afraid of change in the same room to share their knowledge and expertise, envisioning common solutions that will reach ‘true zero’”, said Madadh MacLaine, general secretary of ZESTA. “Each of these players has a piece of the puzzle that will build our future ‘true zero’.”
In the weeks following the event, the results of the brainstorming sessions will be compiled into a report that will be distributed to lawmakers and industry stakeholders.

The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.


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