Panel Session 1: Carbon Neutral Marine Transport (Registration fee is required)

December 9th (Thursday)

Panel Session 1: Carbon Neutral Marine Transport

Date December 9 (Thu.), 2021, 13:00~17:00
Venue Conference Room 3A

The Energy Efficiency Design Index, the so-called EEDI, has been made mandatory for newly built ships in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and these regulations are being tightened year by year. In the meantime, the 72nd Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), has confirmed the vision of the IMO’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and, as a matter of urgency, aims for “zero GHG emissions in this century”. In order to accomplish this goal and for Japan to lead the international shipping community in the future, it is important that the expertise and efforts of the Japanese government, the shipping industry, ship-building industry, and marine engineering industry all work together. Panel Session 1 will discuss a comprehensive and long-term strategy to realize zero GHG emissions and explore a more desirable future vision of international shipping. In so doing, we would hope to create better opportunities for younger generations to join the maritime community.

※Please be aware that the contents of the program may be changed without notice.

    • Tokihiro Katsui

    •  Professor, Kobe Ocean-Bottom Exploration Center, Kobe University
    • Koichi Hirata

    •  Team Leader, GHG Reduction Project Team, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, National Maritime Research Institute
    • Hideaki Saito

    •  Chair, Marine Environment Protection Committee, international Maritime Organization
    •  Transport and Tourism (MLIT) Advisor, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure
    •  Vice President, Japan Craft Inspection Organization (JCI)
    •  (Online)
    • Yusuke Watanabe

    •  Manager, Ship & Ocean Engineering Department, MITSUBISHI SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD.
    • Noritaka Hasegawa

    •  Director General, Port and Harbor Bureau, Kobe City Government
    • Hidehiko Sato

    •  General Manager, Maritime & Logistics Technology Group, MTI Co., Ltd.
    • Shinya Hosokawa

    •  Group Leader, Marine Environmental Information Group, Port and Airport Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology
    • Yasuyuki Nishio

    •  Director, Ports and Harbours Bureau, Industrial Port Policy Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
    • Koji Edo

    •  General Manager, Development & Design Department, Japan Engine Corporation
    • Motohiko Nishimura

    •  Executive Officer / Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Strategy Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.(KHI)
    • Koji Takasaki

    •  Professor (Emeritus), KYUSHU UNIVERSITY