ABS Methanol Summit 2022

Original Air Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Duration: 2 Hours

Location: Online

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Hear panelists from industry-leading organizations including, Maersk, MAN, MSC, Waterfront Shipping, European Commission, Safe Bulkers, Proman, the Port of Rotterdam and more.


Panel 1:  Examining the Prospects of Methanol as fuel. A Value Chain View

This panel brings together Shipowners, Shipyards and Manufacturers to unravel how Methanol is becoming a key aspect of their strategy. We will be discussing the maritime opportunities and we will address the challenges for adoption. We will be reviewing the maturity of the existing technology and provide insights on the emerging technologies that will support methanol’s scale up.


  • Georgios Plevrakis, Vice President, Global Sustainability, ABS


  • Dr. Loukas Barmparis, President and Director, SafeBulkers.
  • Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President, Head of Two Stroke Business, MAN Energy Solutions
  • Paul Hexter, President, Waterfront Shipping
  • Ole Graa Jacobsen, Vice President, Head of Fleet Technology, Maersk
  • Cees Boon, Senior Advisor, Port of Rotterdam

Panel 2: Examining the Prospects of Methanol as fuel. Demystifying the application of Methanol and drafting strategy

This panel brings together experts from the maritime value chain stakeholders to discuss the viability, advantages, challenges and roadblocks in Methanol Pathways. We are examining the current and developing regulatory framework, the market and scope 3 perceptions through the charterer’s eyes, how projects will be financed and ultimately what Methanol production and distribution pathways are the most promising for the future.  


  • Namrata Nadkarni, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Intent Communications Ltd 


  • Claudio Abbate, Group V.P. Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC
  • Berit Hinnemann, Head of Green Fuel Sourcing, Maersk  
  • Tim Cornelius, European Head of Business Development, Proman
  • Richard Mason, Accredited Representative of European Commission to the IMO

Closing Remarks


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