Maritime Technologies Forum


Event Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Location: Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Room 327

Time: 09:00-12:00 (SGT) 

Cost: Free of Charge

Dress Code: Jacket and tie is not required.

Accelerating Safe Maritime Decarbonisation

Join us during Singapore Maritime Week for a panel event with representatives from Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF) and across the industry as we discuss the findings and recommendations from two, soon-to-be released MTF reports. Each of the report’s lead authors will present the findings and key points from the publications followed by panel discussions.


Time   Panel Details
09:00 Registration and coffee  
09:30 Welcome and Introduction Dr. Pierre C. Sames, Strategic Development Director, DNV (MTF Working Group Chair)
09:35 Presentation of report: Safety Considerations for establishing Green Corridors Simen Diserud Mildal, Lead for Green Shipping Technologies, Norwegian Maritime Authority (MTF Project Manager)
9:50 Panel Discussion 1 Discuss green shipping corridor safety checklist and potential implications for the industry.


  • Prashanth Athipar, BHP
  • Capt. Md Kamal Hossain, Team Lead, Operations, Hong Lam Marine
  • Andrew Sillitoe, Head of Regulatory Affairs, LR (MTF member)
  • New Wei Siang, Director (Decarbonisation and Net Zero pathways), MPA (MTF member)
10:30 Coffee Break  
11:00 Introduction Dr. Pierre C. Sames, Strategic Development Director, DNV (MTF Working Group Chair)
11:05 Presentation of report: Guidelines to Develop and Implement a Safety Management System for Alternative Fuels On board Ships Yildiz Williams, Lead Marine Consultant, Lloyd's Register (MTF Project Manager)
11:20 Panel Discussion 2

Discuss safety management for alternative fuels report findings and approaches to closing current gaps.


  • Ashok Srinivasan, Manager, Maritime Safety and Security, BIMCO
  • Capt. Himanshu Chopra, Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern Maritime Services
  • Georgios Kasimatis, Director Regulatory Affairs, DNV (MTF member)
  • Prasad Panicker, Assistant Director Technical services, MCA (MTF member)
12:00 End  

More on Panels

Panel 1 - This panel will discuss the safety considerations for establishing green corridors, the topic of the second, soon-to-be released report. Discussions will cover the safety elements involved in developing and establishing a green shipping corridor and will highlight the practical checklist approach laid out in the latest report.

Panel 2 - This panel will cover the upcoming MTF report which will provide guidelines to develop and implement a safety management system for alternative fuels on board ships. This report follows last year’s publication, Operational Management to Accelerate Maritime Decarbonisation, which identified critical gaps in implementing current regulatory conventions and codes. This latest report from MTF offers approaches on how the industry can close some of those identified gaps. 


..You won’t want to miss this event, bringing together class societies, flag states and other industry leaders! 

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Due to limited space, more than two registrations per organization are discouraged.