Maritime Conferences & Events
1-2 June – Wind for Goods – After the success of its first edition, Wind For Goods is actively promoting its 2nd edition the 1st and 2nd of June 2023 in Saint Nazaire, France. Read more…
Join this international event fully dedicated to wind-powered maritime transport. Wind for Goods is the chance to discover solutions and innovations that contribute to the decarbonisation of freight transport, and to discuss the key challenges of this sector which aims to preserve the environment.
Come to meet with key actors of the shipping community shipowners, tech providers, investors, cargo owners, experts… during conferences & masterclasses. You will also discover technologies and on sea prototypes and visit sites.
Booths are limited, so please book it as soon as possible: https://www.windforgoods.fr/en/page/information
29-31 May – INNOV’SAIL 2023 is organized by Ecole Navale, the Cité de la Voile-Eric Tabarly, the Eurolarge Innovation programme supported by Bretagne Développement Innovation. This year the event is held in association with IWSA.
Every three years since its creation in 2008 by the Cité de la Voile-Eric Tabarly and the Ecole Navale, INNOV´SAIL International Conference on Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts and Sail-Assisted Ship Propulsion has brought together the world’s leading experts in the field of sailing research.
The conference venue of this 6th edition, to be held in Lorient, France, 29-31 May 2023 Register
17-21 April – Blueweek 2023 – The event this year is organised in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain and IWSA will hold a quarterly members meeting on 17th April and the natural Propulsion Seminar is being held in association with IWSA. The Balearic Islands and Spain in general, are currently very active in setting up national and local plans to transform the energy sector and contribute to the reduction of emissions that have a negative impact on the environment. Use of natural renewable resources, production of sustainable energy, zero emission transport, protection and restauration of the environment are key factors for the group of islands.
International speakers will share their expertise and projects at local and global levels. Awareness in the diversity of challenges and solutions is an important aspect to elaborate its own strategy. Since 2012, the BlueWeek has filled its mission to propose a unique and independent international platform for sharing developments, inspiring innovation, giving confidence in change, finding partnerships and meeting the community that makes the energy transition happen.
For the content of the programs of the seminars & workshops in 2023, visit https://blueforum.org/
29 March – 2023 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum – IWSA official supporter
A must attend event for all companies and individuals interested in Maritime Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping. GREEN4SEA Athens Forum is scheduled as a full day event on
Wednesday 29th of March 2023 at Eugenides Foundation. Do not miss this great opportunity to establish relationships with potential partners, join us at GREEN4SEA Athens Forum! REGISTER NOW
CMA Shipping 2023 – 21-23 March
(IWSA Official Supporting Organisation)
Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA
The premier maritime event for nearly 40 years: Brought to the industry by Connecticut Maritime Association and organised by Seatrade Maritime and Informa Markets, CMA Shipping is the premier meeting place in North America for the global maritime community. Bringing together the maritime industry’s most influential organisations and personalities, CMA Shipping is a must-attend for individuals looking to expand their presence within this highly competitive market. More information
A series of opportunities to participate in CMA Shipping 2023 are available from conference passes to exhibition booths and sponsorship; and as always, the event is already attracting significant engagement.
(IWSA members discount code is: FKT3879IMIWSA)
Call for Abstracts for the International Academic Conference on Shipping, Sustainability & Solutions, to be held in Hamburg, Germany – March 2nd – 3rd, 2023.
Abstract deadline: 30 November (extended to 16th December).
This conference is being held by the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL), Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and in conjunction with the WASP project’s final conference. Read more…
16-17 February – Wind Propulsion Conference 2023 – The International Windship Association is delighted to be teaming up again with RINA to deliver the 3rd Wind Propulsion Conference on 16-17 February 2023. This will be held at the IMO headquarters in London this time.
This conference has a technical paper foundation as you might expect, but we will also have discussions on the key aspects of wind propulsion and the huge potential for decarbonising the fleet. This announcement serves as both a call for papers and a ‘save the date’ marker.
We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you on these information packed and impactful days too. Call for Abstracts
29 November – 01 December – Royal Institution of Naval Architects “Scaling Decarbonisation Solutions Conference”– Reducing Emissions by 2030.’ conference in Rotterdam 29 Nov – 01 Dec this year.
What will be your scalable solution for this decade? The social demand for an environmentally conscious transition of sea trade is encouraging ship owners and regulators to take on this challenge with technical and operational solutions to meet the environmental goals.
To further investigate The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMCZCS) have partnered to offer a conference that will provide a platform to discuss the scalability of current technologies and policies that will transform the shipping industry.
Presentation: Wind Propulsion Scalability: Opportunities & Challenges
International Windship Association: Wind-assist are entering the market now and large primary wind vessels will soon be following. The pace of uptake is starting to accelerate, however what will a wind powered fleet look like and what are the challenges and opportunities as this is scaled. This paper will present an analysis of these areas, with primary data taken from the IWSA members survey and industry /policy makers questionnaire results. The paper will also focus on specific segments of fleet as case studies of the impact of incorporating wind and operational adjustments on decarbonisation, including speed, weather routing and the adoption of wind-centered green corridors.
22-24 November – The Motorship, Propulsion and Future Fuels Conference, Hamburg, Germany – IWSA is an official supporting organisation. Programme and discount details to follow shortly. Conference details here
As IWSA members please use these promotional codes:
- PFFIWSAPREM to receive 50% off the premium rate delegate booking
- PFFIWSA to receive 50% off the standard rate delegate booking
The conference schedule can be downloaded here
17-18 November – 11th Green Shiptech China Congress 2022, Shanghai
IWSA is an official supporter of this year’s congress and for more information on the conference agenda and registration download Agenda-Green Shiptech China Congress 2022
17 November – The Wind Propulsion Showroom – SSPA invites ship owners and ship operators to a one-day event on Wind Propulsion in Gothenburg, Sweden. The event is specifically directed towards ship owners and operators who want to learn more about wind-assistance technology.
* In the morning, SSPA’s experts will present the latest regarding wind-powered ships and discuss how wind propulsion can help to improve fuel efficiency, EEXI ratings and CII values.
* In the afternoon, several reputable providers of wind-propulsion technologies will present their systems and be available for questions.
Among the attending providers are: Norsepower, Yara Marine, Alfawall Oceanbird, Anemoi, Ayro
If you represent a ship owner/operator and are interested to participate, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6-10 November, Global Conference on Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering 2002 (G-NAOE 2022) Conference, Korea – IWSA keynote presentation at the conference hosted by the Society of Naval Architects of Korea (SNAK). Conference details here
05 November – Small Scale Sail Freight Conference
The Hudson River Maritime Museum, The Schooner Apollonia, and The Center For Post Carbon Logistics will be hosting a conference on small scale sail freight on inland and coastal waters on 5 November 2022 at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. This conference will address the practical challenges of current inland and coastal sail freight projects, and then move into a discussion of next steps for promoting and expanding the use of sail freight in the Hudson Valley and New England. Featuring speakers from around the world as well as the Hudson River Valley, the goal of the conference is to increase awareness and education about current and future small-scale sail freight projects and overcoming the challenges to their implementation.
Presentations are grouped into two sessions, with each set of speakers followed by a discussion panel
Session 1: Practicalities
– Finding Cargo For Sail Freight.
– Zero Carbon First & Last Mile Transportation.
– Docking, Cargo Handling & Engine Use: Practical Challenges for the small Sail Freighter.
– Rondout Riverport 2040, A Small Ports Toolkit For A Carbon Constrained Future.
Session 2: Next Steps
– Ship Shares, Patient Venture Capital Investment, and Community Supported Shipping (CSS)
– Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Opportunities Within A Reemerging Industry.
– Scaling Sail Freight: An Open Access Model For Climate Crisis Response.
Final Schedule and Registration Details will be published in Late August 2022.
Registration is $50 for Non-Members, $45 for Members.
This conference will be held in person at the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Sponsored in part by the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
18-20 October GreenPort & GreenCruise Congress, Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium
IWSA is an official supporting organisation
The GreenPort and GreenCruise Congress brings together the whole port community and is a platform for the exchange of information on the latest in sustainable environmental practice. The event helps maritime ports, terminals and the Cruise sector to reduce their carbon foot prints whilst becoming more sensitive to environmental considerations, which is vital to their future success. More details and Registration here
The IWSA members discount code for the Port congress is: GPCIWSA and for the Greencruise is: GPCrIWSA
26-27 September – The Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference (MTE Conference), Geneva, Switzerland
MTEC was created to bring together all stakeholders involved in maritime transport technology, create a positive dynamic around sustainability issues, encourage and promote innovation and new developments aimed at improving the environmental balance sheet and reducing operating costs.
The conference is open to all stakeholders in maritime transport and those concerned about their environmental impact and determined to reduce their operating costs. Conference details and registration here
IWSA Secretary general will present at 1600 CET, on 26th September. IWSA members can receive a 20% discount using the code ‘IWSA22’.
26-30 September: Sea Tech Week 2022, Brest Expo, France
Main theme: Maritime Transport: towards smarter and greener solutions
Featured country of honour: India
Special focus: women in marine science and technology
A week-long international event focusing on marine science and technology. It brings together every two years more than 1,000 leading international experts in various marine-related disciplines to the city of Brest, France. Sea Tech Week includes a scientific and technology conference, a professional exhibition, B2B meetings and social events.
The event provides opportunities for scientists, businesses, clusters, students… to share advances in research and innovation, develop business contacts, and enhance partnerships and collaborations. Wind Propulsion will feature at the conference with presentations from IWSA members, Brittany region etc.
Organised by Technopôle Brest-Iroise in the framework of the Campus mondial de la mer, and supported by Brest metropole city council, Brittany Region and European Union (ERDF). More Details
6-9 September – SMM 2022, Hamburg, Germany
IWSA is an official supporting organisation
Many IWSA members will have booths and attending this year’s event and a ‘wind route’ guide will be released in advance of the event to help you navigate those. Download: Wind Propulsion Route at SMM2022
On 7th September, 1445-1545 at SMM Global Maritime Environmental Congress (gmec), Panel IV is titled: ‘Wind propulsion – the time is now’: ‘Wind propulsion and wind-assisted propulsion are becoming increasingly attractive to the shipping industry as decarbonisation takes centre stage and the transition to a zero carbon future raises the prospect of higher fuel costs. This session will look at cutting edge versions of what is a centuries-old solution to zero carbon transport. The panel will discuss recent and ongoing trials and deployments of various wind propulsion solutions, the current state of the technologies, the economics of wind propulsion and the benefits and limitations of harnessing the wind on ships.’
This panel will feature Gavin Allwright, International Windship Association (IWSA) Secretary General, Cristina Aleixendri Muñoz, bound4blue , COO & Co-Founder and Prof. Dr Orestis Schinas, HHXblue Partner,Johan Boomsma, CEO, managing partner, Boomsma Shipping
and Britta Schulz, Services Manager, North and Central Europe, Bureau Veritas
All IWSA members will receive a members discount for the GMEC conference.
07-08 July – 11th Annual Global Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2022, Shanghai, China
IWSA is an official strategic partner organisation
Green Shiptech China Congress is the annual conference hosted by Ridge China. For our past GSCC 2012, GSCC 2013, GSCC 2014, GSCC 2015, GSCC 2016, GSCC 2017, GSCC 2018, GSCC 2019, GSCC 2020 and GSCC 2021, more than 3200 experts and decision makers from governments, classification societies, ship-owners, ship-yards, research institutes, technology/equipment suppliers and consulting companies have had in–depth discussion and communication on the current issues of IMO, European Commission, U.S. Coastguard, China MSA’s policies and regulations, designs and standards for new ship models, innovative and sustainable green ship technologies through this international platform of annual Green Shiptech China Congress.
In 2022, over 350 industry experts, corporate decision makers and government officials will be engaged in in-depth exchange of views and discussions on the issues and topics that we concern by virtue of the international platform of Green Shiptech China Congress 2022.
Tickets: Regular fee is 1,995 USD/Delegate IWSA Member companies will enjoy 10% off regular fee of audience booking IWSA Member Code: GSCC20220218
Event Contact: +86 21 6607 8610-8003 email@example.com Event website
27 June – 01 July – UN Ocean Conference – IWSA has been granted representative status for the UN Ocean Conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 27 June – 01 July, where we will be delivering the positive message to world leaders and the maritime community that wind propulsion can accelerate and deepen the decarbonisation of shipping and help to facilitate the uptake of other low carbon propulsion solutions this decade. Conference details
21-22 June – 3rd Decarbonizing Shipping Forum, Hamburg
A true shift to a sustainable and carbon-neutral shipping industry not only requires innovative technical solutions but also a shift in the mindsets of people who are going through this transformation. The decarbonization agenda is becoming increasingly more ambitious and it requires to explore new ways of cutting on emission in day-to-day ship operations as well as long-term solutions that would bring about a lasting positive impact. It also requires new forward-thinking talents and joint corporate efforts starting with top-level management. Therefore, we are offering a platform to discuss new technology combined with human element and what decarbonizing means to the shipping industry from all points of view. Top business executives, policymakers, innovators, and technology experts will dive into debates during conference sessions and networking breaks in Hamburg – don’t miss your chance to join them! Event website
IWSA Secretary general will present to the conference on the afternoon of 22 June, time tbc. IWSA members will receive a 20% discount, using IWSA20 – to be applied directly at the ALJ e-shop after selecting the desired participation format and going to “Cart” : https://shop.alj-group.com/product/3rd-decarbonizing-shipping-forum/
21-23 June – Electric & Hybrid Marine Conference, Hall 8, Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands
IWSA Official Supporting Organisation
Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe Conference 2022 is the world’s only international conference exclusively dedicated to electric and hybrid marine propulsion systems, charging solutions, technologies, alternative fuels and other sources of energy for hybrid propulsion.
More than 100 of the world’s leading experts will present technical papers on the latest and next-generation technology that will power the ships of the future.
Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo Europe Conference is a must-attend event for shipowners, shipbuilders, naval architects and ship designers, technology manufacturers, propulsion designers and engineers, and anyone in the marine and offshore industry interested in the wide range of benefits provided by increased electrification and hybridisation.
This year will feature a wind propulsion segment to the conference from 1430-1700 CET on 21st June. The line up will include panel discussions covering wind propulsion integration into vessel energy systems, hybrid vessel designs, onboard energy generation through the harnessing of excess wind energy and the facilitation of wind systems onto vessels. IWSA is an official supporter of conference and IWSA members will receive a 20% discount using the code :EHMX22EXHIB20 More Conference & Registration Details here
13-17 June – Blueweek, Rotterdam, Netherlands
The annual Blueweek, hosted by MARIN, will be held on the SS Rotterdam this year. There will a wide variety of events and joint industry project meetings being held during the week, including the Natural Propulsion Seminar on Monday afternoon (13th) in association with IWSA and our SG will be moderating the discussion panels. The following morning, the 14th, IWSA will hold a two hour members meeting from 0900-1100 CET (more details to follow). The Blue Forum
08-10 June – Green Tech 2022, Montreal, Canada
Our members, Green Marine will host their 12th Green Tech conference at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, in Montreal, QC, Canada. More details
06-10 June – Posidonia, Athens, Greece
Tuesday 07 June 1245-1430 (local time) – Wind Assisted Propulsion in Shipping seminar (Seminar room 1A)
More details here
11-13 May – ShipBuild India Expo Summit 2022, Mumbai, India – IWSA is an official supporting organisation
IWSA will be presenting an update of wind propulsion developments at the conference. Register here
10-11 May – World Maritime Forum: Copenhagen
A two-day international maritime event that will bring together various types of leaders and experts across the value chain. Two days of dynamic presentations and intense panel discussions will allow the participants to share their knowledge, good practices and to introduce new strategies. As well – technology companies will present latest technologies that could help effectively solve existing problems and to propel the industry into a better, more efficient and greener future. IWSA Secretary general will be on the key panel discussing ‘Regulations and Goals: National, Regional and International Practices’. 10 May, 1005-1105.
IWSA members can secure a discount by registering here and in the NOTE section write ‘IWSA’.
10 May – WASP Project Conference in association with Danish Shipping, Copenhagen
The EU Interreg project WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion has installed several wind technologies on commercial ships and conducted third-party validation to document fuel savings. For the first time these preliminary results will be shared and there will be discussions of if/how to promote wind technologies. Event line up
Registration: By email to WASP2022@outlook.dk (participation in person or web-participation?)
28-29 April – ship.energy summit, Valencia, Spain – IWSA Official Supporting Organisation
ship.energy will be delivering its first in-person event at the Port of Valencia, Spain. The summit, which is supported by the Port Authority of Valencia, will be held on 27-29 April and will continue the global narrative of shipping’s energy transition, with a particular focus on developments and initiatives in Iberia and the wider Mediterranean region.
The full delegate rate is £995 but IWSA members receive a rate of £750 with the discount code: ‘IWSA’.
27-28 April – 2022 GREEN4SEA Virtual Forum
The leading global conference focusing on latest developments in green shipping including air emissions, shipping decarbonization, ship recycling, future fuels and ESG in shipping. The IWSA Secretary General will be presenting on Wed 27 April at 1215 GMT. Register here
25-27 April – Sustainable Supply Chain Conference
Highlighting not only the giant untapped opportunity of supply chain decarbonisation in international climate action but also how having sustainability at the very core of your business and strategy can influence the bottom line.
Tuesday, 26 April, 14:50 15:40 IWSA Secretary general will be presenting in Session 4 – Innovating to net zero: This session will explore how to balance sustainable environmental protection with economic considerations. 14:50 – 15:15: Re-wind not rewind: a vision of shipping 4.0. Full Agenda and Registration here
4-7 April: Nor-Shipping Conference, Oslo, Norway
29-31 March: CMA Shipping Conference, Connecticut, USA
The CMA shipping conference is the leading industry conference in the US and if you want the latest business intelligence, listen to leading experts and meet the key stakeholders in the US maritime sphere, this is the conference for you. International Windship Association | CMA Shipping (informaconnect.com)
IWSA is an official supporter for the CMA Shipping Conference, and as an IWSA member you will receive a discount for 37th Annual Expo & Conference
March 29-31, 2022 Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA Here is a $300 discount code: VIP code: FKT3853IWSA and tracked link with $300 discount applied: https://bit.ly/3JiDHjc
04 March – Webinar: Decarbonising bulk carriers with hydrogen fuel cells and wind-assisted propulsion webinar as part of Bulk Carrier Webinar Week – 01-04 March
IWSA Secretary general will join the expert panel at this webinar to discuss the potential for zero-emissions shipping using wind power – direct propulsion along with renewable energy derived H2 in the Bulker sector.
Register here: Bulk Carrier Webinar Week (rivieramm.com)
23 February – WASP Project Webinar: Digital Twins and Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion
Wednesday, 23 February 1100-1230 CET
Featuring specialists Professor Joshua Lacey, KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology – Group T Leuven Campus Leuven & Dr. Frederik Gerhardt, Senior Technical Expert, SSPA – Sweden AB
09-11 February – WIND FOR THE FUTURE FORUM at the One Ocean Summit – Wind propulsion to be front and centre at the ONE OCEAN SUMMIT
A SUMMIT TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE THREATS TO THE OCEAN
The ocean covers more than 70% of the surface of our planet, yet too often remains on the side lines of major European and international events.
The ocean is a regulator of major environmental balances, and climate in particular, a provider of resources, an important enabler of trade, and an essential link between countries and human communities. However, it is now seriously threatened by numerous pressures, such as the effects of climate change, pollution or the overexploitation of marine resources.
In an effort to mobilise the international community and take tangible action to mitigate such pressures on the ocean, the President of the French Republic has decided to organise a One Planet Summit dedicated to the ocean, scheduled to take place in Brest on 9-11 February 2022. The “One Ocean Summit” will be held in the context of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the support of the United Nations.
WIND FOR THE FUTURE FORUM
The International Windship Association and Association Wind Ship are thrilled to announce the organisation of a forum dedicated to wind propulsion at the opening of this summit.
Two panels and a debate will feed the reflections on the role of wind propulsion into the pathway for decarbonising shipping. This forum highlights the serious consideration that wind propulsion is receiving as an alternative energy source for shipping. The discussion will focus on the means to accelerate the deployment of these solutions, which carry such societal and environmental promise. Register Here
02-04 November – The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference 2021, Hamburg, Germany. [IWSA official supporting organisation) – The conference will cover a range of topics with emphasis on the next steps to 2030 and 2050; and an in-depth analysis of ship operators’ future fuel considerations with sessions featuring expert presentations from a selection of fuel and equipment manufacturers, policy makers, safety experts, shipowners, and class societies. The conference will include presentations and a panel discussion led by IWSA SG and a technical visit to the Scandlines ferry MV Copenhagen, that is outfitted with wind-assist technology.
20-22 October – 16th GreenPort Cruise & Congress, Port of Piraeus, Greece. – (IWSA official supporting organisation) – The conference provides over 180 decision makers from the port community – port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, logistics operators – with a meeting place to both learn about and discuss the latest in sustainable development and environmental practice to enable them to effectively implement the changes needed to reduce their carbon footprint and to be more sensitive to environmental considerations. Themes include the EU’s new climate plan, financial and technical challenges to onshore power supply, ports getting ahead for new fuels, collaborative community projects, sustainable transport and logistics in the hinterland connections of the port, eco-cruise ships and sustainable cruise initiatives in Europe.
IWSA members receive a 10% discount – booking online use the code: IWSA21
13-15 October – CMA Shipping Expo and Conference – (IWSA official supporting organisation) – returning to Connecticut next month for its 36th edition – October 13-15. The 3-day conference – brought to you by Connecticut Maritime Association; organised by Informa Markets and as part of North American Shipping Week – CMA Shipping takes place from 13-15 October at the Hilton Stamford Connecticut, USA, and includes specialist insights from 50+ shipping experts in a powerful conference agenda; Commodore Gala Dinner; exceptional networking and a free-to-attend exhibition with over 80 booths.
Press release: https://informaconnect.com/cma-shipping/cma-shipping-returns-in-person-to-connecticut/
30 September – TOWARDS ZERO EMISSION SHIPPING” as part of SeaFuture 2021, La Spezia Naval Base, Naples Italy: Presentation & Panel discussion with IWSA SG 1130–1300 (IT Time) Transport accounts for a quarter of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, the contribution that ports and the whole shipping industry must give to support the “green transition” promoted by the EU Green Deal, including the 90% of reduction in transport emission by 2050, is massive.
27-29 September – Zero-and Low-Emission Innovation Forum – The IMO-UNEP-Norway Forum is a global platform aimed at championing innovation to accelerate the transition of the marine sector towards a zero- and low-emission future. The focus will be on addressing specific needs of developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Further details
21 September – Wind for Goods – Upcoming event in Nantes, France involving the IWSA Europe Atlantic hub, Association Wind Ship. The first national event in France dedicated to wind-powered maritime transport. The objective is to discover concrete solutions and innovations that contribute to the decarbonisation of goods transport, and to discuss the key issues of this sector which works to protect our maritime environment. Check Website for more details
15-16 September 2021 – Wind Propulsion 2021 conference – hybrid event to be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects UK headquarters in association with IWSA. For more information, the programme and abstracts and to register, please check https://www.rina.org.uk/Wind_Propulsion_2021.html
This event also forms part of this year’s London International Shipping Week 2021 https://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/
For a list of the 2019 presentations, check the last conference programme: Wind Propulsion 2019 Programme
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, then please contact RINA or IWSA directly to discuss that. Really looking forward to another quality and impactful event in September.
08 September – Webinar (1400 CEST): “Going beyond Compliance: Harnessing the wind to meet IMO’s EEXI regulations and increasing demand for higher ESG standards”. IWSA SG will be on the panel along with Tuomas Riski, Norsepower CEO, Kris Fumberger, Sustainability Manager RightShip, Aude Leblanc Technology Leader, sustainable shipping Bureau Veritas & moderated by Alisdair Pettigrew, Director of BLUE Communications
The panel will explore potential market consolidation during the transition to net zero and the commercial and regulatory drivers impacting decision making for developing resilient fleets. With this combination of factors, shipping faces an unprecedented challenge to decarbonise that will require the sector to invest in new initiatives driven by push and pull effects. What are the near-term challenges for ship owners and operators in meeting imminent EEXI and CII requirements and how can these be overcome? How can ship owner and charterers collaborate better to reach favourable commercial agreements whilst working towards environmental goals? How can the industry future-proof against ESG demands and higher fuel costs?
07 September – Wind Propulsion Open Mic 1300-1400 CEST
This is an opportunity to ask your questions by post or in person. Also, to challenge a live panel of experts selected from the ranks of presenters at the RINA Wind Propulsion Conference 2021 (to be held 15-16th Sep) and moderated by Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the International Windship Association. A chance to pose questions and help mould the discussions at the conference itself by highlighting industry perspectives and other stakeholder issues.
Posting questions – these can be sent directly to Conference@rina.co.uk
Panel: Patrick Englebert – PROPELWIND S.A.S., Orestis Schinas – hhx.blue, Sofia Werner – SSPA Sweden AB
03 September – WASP Project webinar (1100-1230 CEST) – If you are interested in the how, what and where, nuts and bolts issues of wind-assist installations, then this will be the webinar for you.
The current line-up for the panel includes Johan Boomsma, CEO of Boomsma Shipping (“the shipowner”), Frank Nieuwenhuis, CEO of eConowind (“the technology provider”) and Professor Joshua Lacey , KU Leuven Faculty of Engineering Technology – Group T Leuven Campus, Department of Mechanical Engineering (“the third-party expert”)
The webinar will be hosted by the WASP project lead, Netherlands Maritime Technology and the webinar will be moderated by Craig Eason, editor of Fathom World.
Free to Register Here
12 August: Transforming the Air, Sea, and Land Freight Transport Sector – SWC50 Webinar (1400 CEST)
IWSA has been invited to speak at this webinar hosted by our friends at the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) as part of their year long SWC50 – The Century of Solar virtual celebration with a special webinar focused on “Transforming the Air, Sea, and Land Freight Transport Sector”.
SWC50 celebrates what has been achieved over the 50 years since this first international conference, and a discussion of what must happen over the next 50 years, with particular emphasis on the next 10 years. Through the conference, booklet, museum and special SWC50 webinars, ISES aims to provide resources to help everyone accelerate the transformation to a 100% renewable energy world.
This webinar will welcome the following presentations:
– Paulette Middleton (ISES/ASES): SWC50 Introducer
– Hannah Murdock (REN21): Moderator + Global Status of Renewables in Transport
– Tony Wood (Grattan Institute): Towards net zero: Practical policies to reduce road transport emissions
– Remo Schäppi (ETH Zürich): Solar Fuel Production From Ambient Air in a Modular Solar Concentrator-Reactor System
– Gavin Allwright (International Windship Association, IWSA): Wind Powering Decarbonisation in Shipping
The webinar will last 90 minutes including a dedicated Q/A session for the audience to ask questions.
Sunday 11 July – Tuesday 13 July: International Conference-Exhibition on Maritime Technology for Climate Mitigation (CONFEX 2021) – Shanghai – Hosted by the International Maritime Organization MTCC Asia team (Shanghai Maritime University). Wind Propulsion presentation on Sun 11 July + come visit the IWSA booth.
Register Here (in person or online)
06 July – How to Decarbonise Shipping by 2050? (Panel discussion with T&E, MEPs Catherine Chabaud, Jutta Paulus, IWSA, Hydrogen Europe, The World Bank and Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) 1230-1400 CEST
05 July – The Practical Application of Wind Technology on Tankers, part of the Tanker Shipping & Trade Webinar Week 1000 – 1045 CEST Experts from IWSA, MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands), Wärtsilä and ANEMOI are on the panel.
17 June: EU SEArica (Seas, Rivers, Islands & Coastal Areas) Webinar – Maritime Transport: Going with the Wind – Exploring the potential of Wind Propulsion to contribute to the Green Deal
Presentations and Panel discussion with IWSA SG, Association Windship, ABS, Airseas, Neoline, Scandlines, Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL) of Kühne Logistics University and T&E Agenda
Opened by MEP Jan Christoph OETJEN, SEArica Vice-Chair in charge of Maritime Transport. With the participation of MEP Catherine CHABAUD, SEArica Vice-Chair in charge of Climate & Governance, MEP Deirdre CLUNE, SEArica Member and MEP Petros KOKKALIS, SEArica Vice-Chair in charge of Blue Economy, Maritime Industries and Ports.
04 June – IWSA: Wind Propulsion Strategic Review – Workshop
Using as baseline the EU commissioned report produced by CE Delft and associates. ‘Study on the analysis of market potentials and market barriers for wind propulsion technologies for ships’ with the headline findings: ‘Should some wind propulsion technologies for ships reach marketability in 2020, the maximum market potential for bulk carriers, tankers and container vessels is estimated to add up to around 3,700-10,700 installed systems until 2030, including both retrofits and installations on newbuilds, depending on the bunker fuel price, the speed of the vessels, and the discount rate applied. The use of these wind propulsion systems would then lead to CO2 savings of around 3.5-7.5 Mt CO2 in 2030 and the wind propulsion sector would then be good for around 6,500-8,000 direct and around 8,500-10,000 indirect jobs.’
The workshop will include roundtable discussions of experts in the field, including some of the contributors to the original report, an assessment of progress made and areas requiring more focus and breakout groups to discuss these key areas. The conclusions from this multi-stakeholder event will inform the International Wind Propulsion Working Group that will be formed shortly after this event. Registration Details will be posted soon.
02-04 June – GreenTech 2021 will be held VIRTUALLY, Wednesday, June 2, to Friday, June 4. – IWSA presentation – 02 June
Green Marine welcomed tens of proposals for presentations from the maritime community focusing on real-life experiences, case studies and/or leading-edge research that show delegates how best practices, new technologies and insightful partnerships make a real difference. We have put together a diverse program that we hope you’ll find interesting! We look forward to welcoming you to our 14th annual conference.
31 May – Natural Propulsion Seminar – As part of Blueweek, which will now be a free online event again this year. 31 May – 04 June. This MARIN hosted event is fully supported by IWSA, as we have done over the last seven years and we will hold three key events during this week. On 31st May AM, we will hold our AGM (open to all IWSA members) but that is then followed by the excellent Natural Propulsion Seminar, with nine main speakers covering everything from Rotor sail performance calculations to Suction wing development – for anyone interested in the engineering that goes behind wind propulsion and other developments such as harnessing wave energy onboard, this is an unmissable event. We will then hold an invitation only Wind Propulsion Strategy workshop on 4th June, but in between there is a lot more going on – zero-emissions shipping, renewable ocean energy & blue life
Please note that each day requires a separate registration www.blueforum.org
31 May – IWSA Annual General Meeting: 1000-1200 CET – All members and supporters are invited to attend this virtual event – meeting agenda, discussion proposals and Executive committee candidate call to be circulated.
18 May – Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Live – Decarbonising Shipping by Wind-Assisted Propulsion (in association with IWSA)
Wind-assisted Propulsion has gained its place as a true contender and contributor in achieving the IMO 2050 goal for decarbonisation of the shipping sector. Join and learn from our live panel of industry experts how your business could benefit from this solution.
High Profile Technical Panel – The panel will be headed up by Lars Robert Pedersen – Deputy Secretary General of BIMCO, which represents 60% of the world’s tonnage. This second session of
PFF live comes with the full support of the International Wind Ship Association. Gavin Allwright, the secretary general will be giving the welcome introduction, before a high profile panel of technical experts spanning across operators, naval architects, manufacturers and classification societies will be discussing their current wind projects and the technical requirements of integrating these systems aboard vessels.
06 May – THE UPTAKE OF WIND PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY – WASP project Webinar – Wind ship propulsion technologies might reduce fuel consumption and decrease emissions in the maritime sector. Learn more about that promising technology in this webinar. Kuhne Logistics University & Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping & Global Logistics.
Video: The future of shipping? – Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion Technologies – YouTube
6 May, 2021, 1300-1400 CET (English language)
Register: The uptake of Wind Propulsion Technologies in the maritime industry
The webinar is supported by the Interreg North Sea Region Programme within the Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project with KLU participation.
Panel: Vasileios Kosmas (KLU, Center for Shipping and Global Logistics), Gavin Allwright (International Windship Association), Marko Möller (Scandlines), Jarkko Väinämö (Norsepower Oy Ltd)
05 May – Webinar – WESTERN MARITIME FORUM ONLINE:⭒THE AMERICAS⭒
Online Event, 9:00 AM EST (UTC -4), May 5 – 6 | 2021 – IWSA presentation on 05 May Western Maritime Forum
Western Maritime Forum Online: The Americas is a unique virtual event that will provide an opportunity for the maritime experts to meet for two days in order to discuss the latest trends in the industry, regulations and technological advancements.
Shipowners, ship managers, ship operators, ship builders, ports, classification societies, regulators, government bodies and technology companies will come together in a yet unseen event for the Pan – American market. Western Maritime Forum Online: The Americas promises to provide a very effective platform for networking, ideas sharing and getting the latest updates.
27 April – 2nd LEC Sustainable Shipping Technologies Forum in Hamburg
April 27 – 28, 2021 – IWSA presentation 1530-1700 CET – Re-Wind not Rewind: Wind Propulsion & Decarbonisation.
Exchange technological ideas and visions about green shipping! The Large Engines Competence Center LEC together with the Hamburg Port Authority and in cooperation with Fraunhofer CML invites you to the 2nd LEC Sustainable Shipping Technologies Forum which will take place on April 27 and 28, 2021 in Hamburg.
This year‘s Forum hosted by Hamburg Port Authority will be held as a hybrid event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will meet in Hamburg‘s historic Speicherstadt to guarantee a stimulating exchange for the online event.
Participation for attendees will be possible only online this time. More detailed information and the preliminary program can be found on the event website www.shippingforum.at
The forum aims to foster the exchange of ideas, to harness synergies, to promote cooperation and to network relevant actors in the shipping sector for an emission-free future. Be part of the green revolution in shipping and participate in stimulating discussions with internationally recognized experts.
27 April – 2nd Decarbonizing Shipping Virtual Forum 1200-1600 CET
(IWSA Official Supporting Organisation)
1350-1410 – Presentation by IWSA SG: Winds of Change: Wind Propulsion Driving the Decarbonisation Agenda
The decarbonization agenda in the shipping industry is becoming increasingly more ambitious and it requires to explore new ways of cutting on emission in day-to-day ship operations as well as long-term solutions that would bring about a lasting positive impact. Therefore, we are offering the platform to discuss the most promising future maritime fuels, innovations, operational measures and technologies that are accelerating the highest ship efficiency levels and digital solutions for a more effective ship management. Tune in for the virtual forum to network with the industry peers who are bringing thought-provoking ideas and innovative solutions to the maritime sector!
Register for Free Here
22 April – Wind Propulsion Webinar & Workshop – WASP & WiSP Projects
If you like to get an update on a key wind propulsion project, join 22 April AM webinar of the EU Interreg North Sea Region Programme funded WASP project led by Netherlands Maritime Technology, installing, monitoring and validating 5 retrofitted systems. Also input into the development of a clear, joint strategy on wind propulsion performance, rules and regulations through the workshop to be held 22 April PM – WiSP joint industry project headed by MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Registration for WASP webinar: Here
Registration for WiSP workshop: Here
22 April – Green4Sea Virtual Forum (IWSA official supporting organisation) – Panel #13 – Exploring Wind as an option – 1700 CET
A 2017 EU-commissioned report predicted up to 10,000 wind propulsion installations within the next decade alone while many are the companies which have already engaged with, tested and installed wind propulsion systems. This is certainly a critical decade for wind propulsion developments as we have entered the path towards decarbonization.
- Market momentum and success stories
- Key challenges, Drivers and Barriers of wind as an option
- CAPEX/OPEX considerations along with any real life examples
- Competitive strengths and weaknesses of against other options
- Gavin Allwright, Secretary General, International Windship Association (IWSA)
- Joe Plunkett, Senior Engineer, Anemoi Marine Technologies
- Martial Claudepierre, Global Market Leader Sustainable Shipping, Bureau Veritas
- Prof. Dr-Ing Orestis Schinas, Partner, HHX.blue
Programme & Free Registration: https://events.safety4sea.com/2021-green4sea-virtual-forum/
25 March – 22 April – Five-part Sail Cargo Webinar Series
EcoClipper hosts this five-part Sail Cargo Webinar series which will look at the business and economics of sail cargo. Guests are experienced professionals from different aspects of the industry and include sail cargo clients, brokers, designers and lobbyists. Register for Free Here
01 April – Webinar – MARE FORUM and BUREAU VERITAS will host the fifth online round table of the series “Designing zero-carbon ships of the future and what to do until they are ready
Gavin Allwright, IWSA SG joins a distinguished panel of experts in a roundtable exchange of thoughts, ideas, and visions and try to give the answer to the following questions.
Alessio La Rosa – Global Head of Freight at COFCO International
Spyridon Tarasis – General Manager Olympic Vision Maritime Company Inc &Vice Chairman of Intercargo.
Carmelo Cartalemi – Global Sales at WinGD
Björn van de Weerdhof – Manager Business and Fleet Development at Anthony Veder Group, and Board Member of Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)
Elizabeth Lindstad – Chief Scientist, SINTEF Ocean
Nick Brown – Communications Director, Bureau Veritas, Marine and Offshore [MODERATOR]
When: Thursday, April 1, 2021 · 10:00:00 AM · London
REGISTER FREE – limited space
30-31 March – ship.energy 2021 conference – Overview of wind propulsion developments presentation in Session 6, day two
To register for free visit ship.energy summit
23 March – Webinar: Maximizing the power of wind-assisted propulsion – Lean Marine, Smart Green Shipping, Association Wind Ship joined forces to discuss the methods and technologies required for maximizing the power of wind-assisted propulsion during a virtual industry seminar. Speakers were: Florent Violain, President of Association Wind Ship, Di Gilpin, Founder and CEO of Smart Green Shipping and Sarah Zitouni, Lean Marine Regional Sales Manager. Seminar moderato: Gavin Allwright, Secretary-General of the International Windship Association.
19 February – Education Program: The IWSA Secretary General and numerous wind propulsion experts will deliver the first set of wind propulsion lectures and seminars as part of the Enkhuisen Nautical College WASP curricullum – good luck for the following classes and to all of the students taking this course.
17 February – Wind Propulsion Forum 2021
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is committed to the promotion of Wind Propulsion. The current use of alternative fuels and renewable energy sources within the shipping industry is still relatively scarce, so we are proud to present Wind Propulsion Forum in cooperation with the International Windship Association. This will serve as a great start to the other RINA alternative propulsion events such as the popular Wind Propulsion 2021 Conference.
More details and free registration available now here
18 February – Wind Propulsion Tech Update Webinar – NCE Maritime Cluster – The efficiency of wind-assisted ship propulsion can help reducing fuel consumption and emissions from maritime operations. Several different sail technologies are now reaching the market. In this Tech Update, NCE Maritime CleanTech invites all cluster participants to meet leading experts within the wind assisted propulsion technologies. Technology status and important insights on wind-assisted propulsion, from rotor sails to kites. IWSA members: Airseas, SINTEF both presented along with Wallenius Wilhelmsen on the ‘Orcelle Wind’ vessel design from Wallenius Marine.
16 February – Chantiers de l’Atlantique Press Conference on 16 Feb 1500 CET
An exclusive presentation of the last progresses of Solid Sail technology, the sail that anticipates the navigation of tomorrow. This e-event will be live broadcasted from the MSC Virtuosa cruise ship on February 16th, 2021 at 3:00 pm CET.
It’s a unique opportunity to review the most mature wind propulsion project for large modern ships, its prospects and the regional industrial network that arose to support its development.
On this occasion, the Presidents of the Regional Councils of Bretagne and Pays de la Loire, the industrial partners of the project and Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s Managing Director will be gathered on scene, for a special reveal!
French and English – Register Here
09 February – IMO Symposium on Alternative Low-carbon and Zero-carbon Fuels
International Windship Association will be presenting on the first day, 9th February at 12:40 (GMT), in Block 2: Building alternative fuel-ready ships. State-of-play in shipyards, ship designers and technology providers. Title: Uptake and Market Development of Wind Propulsion Technologies: A Hybrid Solution.
Non-IMO representatives can follow the symposium but it will be a live broadcast rather than interactive (Q&A reserved for IMO delegates)
The full agenda and registration details here
20 January – Global Maritime Week 2021 – Presentation & Panel Discussion – IWSA Secretary General presented on the key decarbonisation issues facing the industry, the hybrid Wind + Vessel and Operational Optimisation + Eco-fuels approach. A constructive discussion regarding the varying pathways and the need to adopt a collaborative approach to avoid stranded assets etc.
19-20 January – Education Program: Seminar – IWSA Secretary General leads a two-day sustainability in shipping seminar at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden.
IWSA Members Meeting – Thursday 14 January, 1000-1200 CET – Update of all things IWSA and Wind Propulsion developments over the last three months. An opportunity for IWSA members, associates and registered supporters to get the latest market information and to discuss the key issues of the day.
14 January – IMO MTCC Asia – Virtual Regional Ship Energy Efficiency Technology Conference: Capacity Building for Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry Seminar, Shanghai, China
IWSA Secretary General will present an update on wind propulsion developments and discuss the progress and momentum building in the sector.
11 January – WASP Project Seminar: Wind Assisted Propulsion Challenges and Perspectives – Recording of a recent WASP project seminar hosted by KU Leuven ,Dept of Mechanical Engineering in Belgium is now available online – Prof. Orestis Schinas (HHx Blue) talks about the financial challenges and IWSA SG presents on overview of the WASP project and the wind propulsion technical portfolio.
Maritime Conferences & Events – archive 2017-2020
Maritime Conferences & Events – archive 2017-2020