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Journey to 2050: Beyond State-of-the-Art

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Industry Leaders Debate

Journey to 2050: Beyond State-of-the-Art

9 September 2019, 15.00 – 19.00

The Berkeley Hotel, London

2030 targets can be met through operational measures and efficiencies driven by connectivity and data analytics and energy efficient designs.

The targets set out for the industry for 2050 are ambitious.

To reach the 2050 targets the shipping industry will need a better understanding of existing technologies and strategies while new technology (including fuels) will need to be developed.

Join ABS and industry leaders to debate how will the shipping industry achieve the 2050 targets and what will be the technologies that helps us along the way.

Spaces are limited so please RSVP to secure your place. 

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MEET THE PANEL of industry experts

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Julian Bray (Moderator)
Tradewinds, Editor-in-Chief

Julian Bray is Editor-in-Chief of TradeWinds, the shipping business news publisher, which has served as a reference point for decision makers in the industry since its launch 25 years ago.

During a career in business journalism, Bray has won awards for both reporting and editing and built a track record of product innovation having led numerous newspaper, magazine and website launches.

In addition to his knowledge of maritime commerce, he has been a Correspondent for Reuters news agency, written for national newspapers and magazines, and made television and radio appearances.


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Ramsmus Bach Nielsen
Trafigura, Global Head of Wet Freight

Rasmus Bach Nielsen joined Trafigura in August 2014 as Global Head of Wet Freight, which includes gas, crude and products.

Trafigura Maritime Logistics is the Group entity that arranges shipping and freight services to Trafigura's various commodity trading teams as well as to third-party clients. Overseen by Nielsen, this business operates both as a service provider securing competitive and reliable freight for in-house oil and gas traders as well as trading a portfolio of leased ships.

Prior to joining Trafigura, he spent fifteen years with various shipowners based in Singapore, Monaco and Copenhagen.


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Christopher J. Wiernicki
American Bureau of Shipping, Chairman, President and CEO

Chris Wiernicki serves as Chairman, President & CEO of ABS and Chairman of the ABS Group of Companies, Inc. He previously served as Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies and held senior roles at ABS including Chief Technology Officer, President and COO of ABS Europe. Wiernicki is a Fellow with the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. In 2018, he was named the International Personality of the Year at the annual Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards and was recognized as one of the top 50 influential people by Tanker Shipping & Trade magazine.


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John Michael Radziwill
C Transport Maritime (CTM), CEO and Chairman

John Michael Radziwill serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of C Transport Maritime (CTM), a ship management company active in the dry bulk segment. CTM, formed in 2004, manages over 180 bulk carriers.

Radziwill also serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of GoodBulk Ltd, a ship owning company active in the dry bulk segment and listed on the Norwegian OTC market.

Prior to becoming CEO of CTM, Radziwill served in the commercial department of CTM as a Capesize freight trader from 2005 to 2006 and the head of the sale and purchase division from 2006 to 2010.


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Andrian Dacy
J.P. Morgan, Global Transport CEO

Andrian Dacy is the CEO and the CIO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management's Global Transportation Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the transportation sector. Since 1988, Dacy has been active in financial advisory activities for J.P. Morgan and its predecessor firms. Previously, he was Global Head of Shipping and Cruise investment banking for J.P. Morgan from 2003-2008. From 2000-2003, he was a member of J.P. Morgan's Transportation Group's investment banking team. Prior to these roles, he was Director of Transportation at Ceres S.A., a European merchant banking firm.


Special Guest:

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Nusrat Ghani MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

Nusrat Ghani MP has served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport and Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, with responsibility for maritime- widely referred to as the Shipping Minister- since 9 January 2018. Member of Parliament for Wealden, Ghani is also Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury. Before beginning her career in politics, Ghani worked with the charities Age UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and later for the BBC World Service.