Maritime Shipping and Environment Protection – How to master the global challenge?

Under the title of “Maritime Shipping and Environment Protection – How to master the global challenge?” the kick-off event of Jens-Peter and Betsy Schlüter-Foundation for Shipping and Environment Protection took place on 26.05.2016 in Hamburg.

With the welcome support of numerous co-organisers, the Foundation managed to invite top-class speakers to Hamburg, who provided for an excellent conference in English language, rich of content.

Peter Hinchliffe (ICS), Heike Deggim (IMO), John Maggs (Seas at Risk), Mihaela Marcu (INEA), Martin Kröger (VDR) (from left)

The morning session was dedicated to a stocktaking of sustainable environment protection in shipping from the perspective of international associations and institutions (International Maritime Organization, International Chamber of Shipping, Seas at Risk, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) . Dr Martin Kröger moderated the subsequent dynamic discussion.

The afternoon session was dedicated to actions necessary to promote sustainable environment protection worldwide. International speakers reported on the importance of environment protection as a public task of developing countries and in political cooperation with these. The role of environment protection in the training of management and seafarers was examined just as were ship emission controls in China and in the US. The presentations were followed by a lively panel discussion, led by Dr Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs.

Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. (Maritime Industry Authority), Simon Ng (Civic Exchange), Christine Plastrotmann (BMZ), Kyaw Zeya (Myanmar Maritime University), Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry (WMU), Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs (WMU) (from left)


Following please find the speakers´presentations

Peter Hinchliffe, International Chamber of Shipping

John Maggs, Seas at Risk

Heike Deggim, International Maritime Organization

Mihaela Marcu, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, World Maritime University

Simon Ng, Civic Exchange

Kyaw Zeya, Myanmar Maritime University

Maximo Q. Mejia Jr., Maritime Industry Authority

Christine Plastrotmann, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

•Verne Gifford