Friday, September 30th

9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m

Green Ports&Shipping Summit

Reducing the environmental footprint of commercial shipping has long been at the top of the priority list of both the UN, through the IMO, and the European Union. The focus is now on reducing CO2 emissions. The post-pandemic crisis and the war have perhaps slowed down the practical effects of, for example, the recent partial approval of the new taxonomies, and some areas of the plan are very controversial and could change. It is unlikely that they will back down, however. It is urgent that we arrive at a greater definition of the lines of development in the field of propulsion, maritime works, port and rear-port infrastructures and technical regulations. The technologies are here, and it is reassuring that different ones are available. It is clear that the paths to reach the zero or neutral emissions target will almost certainly pass from a total management of the energy cycle, starting from generation. At the same time, the reduction of the environmental impact cannot be limited to CO2 emissions. The reduction of polluting emissions (sulfur, but also nitrogen oxides) is always a goal, while finally the standards for the neutralization of the effects of ballast water are entering in effect and now wer are aiming at an overall strategy of "leaving no trace" from waste to plastic. Including noise pollution.


  • The evolution of IMO rules and timing
  • European taxonomies and classification of technological clusters
  • European targets for carbon neutrality
  • Decarbonization: technological paths in the short and medium term
  • The energy system and the decarbonisation of shipping
  • The wind as propulsion
  • Self-production and energy efficiency of ports
  • Port electrification: where it is needed, do it, now
  • Non-propulsive energy efficiency solutions
  • The next step: level D2 ballast water, legislation and solutionsi
  • Sulfur and nitrogen oxides: still a long way to go
  • Abatement of waste from maritime transport and ports
  • Noise abatement, saving urban ports


9.00am – 1.00pm

Daniele Testi, President, SOS Logistica
Mario Dogliani, President, SDG4MED 

Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030 – a challenge and an opportunity for shipping
Claudia Pecoraro, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

EMSA in support of the EU environmental agenda
Manuela Tomassini, Head of Sustainability & Technical Assistance Department, EMSA

Sustainability of cruises
Francesco Galietti, National Director, CLIA Italy

Ship waste management: shortcomings and needs
Simona Giovagnoni, General Secretary, ANSEP – UNITAM

Sustainable shipping challenges
Alberto Rossi, General Secretary, Assarmatori

Title TBA
Attilio Montalto, General Secretary, Port System Authority of the Eastern Sicilian Sea

Grimaldi experience with use of batteries on board ships for a Zero Emission in Port
Cosimo Cervicato, Senior Executive Engineer, Energy Saving & Innovation Department, Grimaldi

Carbon neutral cargo movements
Justine Kruger, CEO, Jucari Global

Cold ironing solutions for “ship-to-shore” connections within the Port of Naples
Silvio Memoli, Environment and Territory Civil Engineer, Central Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority 

How to Address Future Green Challenges – Onboard Energy Management Optimization
Alessandro Bonvicini, Head of Engineering & Technical Consultancy, Cetena

Waterfront – Port areas and back-port areas
Marco Sganzerla, Commercial Director, Uretek Italia

Using waste to power the restoration of the oceans
Gianni Valenti, President, Gaia First
Guido Chiappa, Executive Vice President, RINA

IMO EU Strategy on decarbonization – What needs to be done? – Possible solutions
Andrea Cogliolo, Senior Director, RINA

Decarbonisation: technologies and challenges
Alberto Di Cecio, General Manager, Ecospray Technologies

CMA CGM leading the industry energy transition
Paolo Lo Bianco, Managing Director, CMA CGM Italy

Strategic, Commercial and Operational Aspects of Alternative Fuels
Merten Stein, Head of Shipping Advisory West Europe Department, DNV

The zero-emission challenge in the cruise sector
Michele Francioni, Senior Vice President, MSC Crociere

The green transition in short sea shipping
Antonio Marte, Global Sales & Marketing Advisor, Damen Shipyards

ENGIMMONIA: Sustainable technologies for future long distance shipping towards complete decarbonisation
Andrea Pestarino, Strategic Development Financial Institutions Director, RINA


2.00pm – 3.30pm

Tekomar XPERT, Accelleron sustainable technology
Alberto Pochiero, Regional Technical Manager, Turbo Systems Italy

To protect environment, saving time  and money:  yes  we can
Elisabetta Piana, Managing Director, Karberg & Hennemann

Let us partner in your decarbonisation journey
Karl Alexander Wiren, Business Development Manager, Kongsberg Maritime

The latest developments of robotic inspections by in-house technology to control and to monitor hull’s and coating performance, reducing timing and risks
Piergiorgio Fabbi, Sales Manager, Akzo Nobel Coatings                           

Pathways to emissions reduction – The impact of high-performance hull coatings
Andrea Fisichella, Key Account Manager – Marine, Hempel 

Title TBA
Francesco Parisi, Small Scale LNG Wholsale Manager, Edison

Wind power a solution to save fuel and planet
Giancarlo Coletta, Technical Director, Ecomarsol/Norsepower