American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) News Events Calendar Journey Toward Sustainability Series: Spotlight on LNG as Fuel and Digitalization


Spotlight on LNG as fuel and digitalization


EVENT Description

Join us for our next seminar in the Journey Toward Sustainability Series where we will break down two of the key topics that are driving future decarbonization strategies, LNG as fuel and digitalization. In this seminar we will explore LNG market trends, design and operational considerations for integrating LNG as fuel, digitalization challenges and opportunities and much more.


Event Agenda

12:30PM  -   Welcome and Registration

1:00PM   -   Introduction and Safety Moment

1:15PM    -    LNG as Fuel Outlook

Hear about the role LNG will play in the future fuel mix and the challenges ahead.

  • LNG’s Role in Decarbonization
  • Market Adoption and Trends
  • Infrastructure and Global Bunkering Capacity

1:30PM   -    LNG as Fuel Moderated Discussion

 Learn about the core elements involved in integrating LNG into your fleet and key lessons to consider when using LNG as fuel.

  • Desired Operational Profile and Implications on Design
  • Engine and Fuel Gas Systems Options
  • Project Execution and In-Service Operations

2:30PM  -    Break  

3:00PM  -   Digitalization and the Future of Shipping

Discover how digital technologies and increased levels of connectivity are reshaping the shipping landscape.

  • Digitally-enabled Class Future
  • Phased approach to Digital Transformation
  • Analytics and Asset Performance 

4:00PM   -    Digitalization Moderated Discussion

Gain insights into how industry can leverage digital applications, technologies and digital solutions to become leaders who pioneer the next generation of sustainable shipping.

  • Start with your Outcomes
  • Learn what to Scale
  • Measure your Success

5:00PM   -    Networking Reception

EVENT Speakers

Register Today!

February 5, 2020


Event Location:

The Westin Bayshore, Marine Room, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

Kash Mahmood

Kash Mahmood
ABS Senior Vice President for 
Digital Solutions

Kash Mahmood is the Senior Vice President of Digital Solutions, based at ABS Corporate Headquarters in Houston, Texas. In his current role, he is responsible for the development and deployment of digital tools and products that enhance the class experience and solve key business challenges.


Eric VanDerHorn

Marios Ioannou
ABS Technology Manager

Marios Ioannou serves as ABS Technology Manager, focused on project execution as well as client support globally. Marios holds a PhD from University College London (UCL) in the UK, in the field of internal combustion engines. Prior to his current role, Marios spent a number of years working with major marine engine manufacturers, gaining deep technical knowledge on diesel and dual-fuel engines.


Dr. Xiaozhi (Christina) Wang

Peter Fitzpatrick
ABS Vice President for
Strategic Development

Peter Fitzpatrick is Vice President for Strategic Development and is responsible for guiding and supporting ABS and ABS Group strategic activities and corporate growth globally. Previously, he served as Vice President, Global Business Development and Global Marine market sector for ABS.


Seth Collins

Robert Kamb
ABS Group Project Manager

Bob Kamb is Manager of LNG Services for ABS Group Consulting Inc, responsible for a wide variety of global LNG projects. Prior to joining ABS, Kamb spent three decades in the U.S. Merchant Marine, attaining the rank of Master and serving on a wide variety of ship types. He spent 15 years on U.S. flag LNG carriers where he was responsible for the care and handling of more than 22 million m3  of LNG.


Subrat Nanda

Subrat Nanda
ABS Chief Data Scientist

Subrat Nanda serves as ABS Chief Data Scientist in Houston and leads data science and advanced analytics efforts. Subrat has more than 17 years of experience in applying data science to industrial problems.