Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO joins Keynote Panel on Day 1, 8th May 2024.

BIMCO is an independent international shipping association, with a membership composed of shipowners, managers, brokers, agents and many other stakeholders with vested interests in the shipping industry. They represent around 2,000 members in more than 130 countries.

The association acts on behalf of its global membership to promote higher standards and greater harmony in regulatory matters. BIMCO is accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), holds observer status with a number of United Nations organs and is in close dialogue with maritime administrations, regulatory institutions and other stakeholders within the EU, the USA and Asia.

Lars Robert will be joining a discussion around ports and shipping collaborating to achieve 2050 goals. Shipping already has regulations to follow from the IMO but what do they need from Ports to achieve these goals.

Other confirmed panellists joining Lars include:

  • Dr Antonis Michail, technical director, IAPH & WPSP
  • Dr Sanjay C Kuttan, Chief Technology Officer,, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
  • Er Tham Wai Wah, Chief Sustainability Officer, Maritime Port Authority of Singapore
  • Eva Liu, Head of Shipment Product, Oceania Market, Maersk
  • Captain K. Subramaniam, General Manager, Port Klang Authority 

Deputy Secretary General Lars Robert Pedersen is responsible for BIMCO’s technical and operational activities involving all technical and nautical issues within the area of marine, environment, ship safety and maritime security. Lars Robert is furthermore responsible BIMCO’s activity related to regulatory developments relevant to shipping at international, regional and national levels.

In the past decade, he has served on IMO expert groups on market-based measures and on the steering group for the IMO 2020 fuel oil availability study. Lars Robert has also chaired the Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference for the past 6 years.

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