The second day was welcomed by Prof Lynn Loo's keynote session on
the "Challenges & Opportunities for Maritime Decarbonisation".
“Increasingly we’re realising it’s really important to think about the landside as well, without landside infrastructure you can’t decarbonise shipping,” Prof Loo, told the conference audience.
One of the starting points for decarbonising are green corridors linking key ports on major trades the longest of which under development is a green and digital corridor between Singapore and Rotterdam.
“There are no green corridors without green infrastructure,” she said. “The green corridors need to be anchored by ports and infrastructure, so it’s really important for us to start thinking about the landside of shipping.”
Moderator Paul Gallie, Director of Business Development for AP Moller Capital, noted that in the past ports only required facilities to bunker heavy fuel oil (HFO), however, in future they would need infrastructure for multiple fuel types such as ammonia and methanol. This will require different tanking arrangements and as green fuels are significantly less energy dense than fossil fuels more storage will be required.