1 December 2020 | Can the UK lead in Maritime Decarbonisation?

  • Published: 20 Nov 2020
  • Last updated: 30 Nov 2020
  • Date: 1 Dec 2020
  • Start time: 10 a.m.



Join us on 1 December as The UK Chamber of Shipping, in partnership with Lloyd's Register, look at these issues and how the UK can take a leading role in maritime decarbonisation.

In July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced £350 million was being made available to cut emissions in heavy industry and drive economic recovery from coronavirus. He has also announced £20m for new maritime clusters to develop new, clean technology. But what does this greenstart recovery mean for the UK maritime sector and how does it build on the Maritime 2050 strategy and the Clean Maritime Plan? How can other maritime stakeholders amplify these efforts and is there a leadership role for the UK on decarbonisation?


Welcome by - Bob Sanguinetti, UK Chamber of Shipping

Ministerial View - Robert Courts

Moderated by - Peter Aylott, UK Chamber of Shipping

Panellists - Charles Haskell, Lloyd’s Register | Claire Wright, Shell | Alan Tinline, Associated British Ports

Charles Haskell, Lloyd’s Register

Charles Haskell is Lloyd’s Register’s Decarbonisaton Programme Manager, and leads the LR Maritime Decarbonisation Hub.  

He’s been with LR for more than 15 years, first in a practical, hands-on role as a project manager for new ship construction in South Korea, and then as a surveyor and auditor in the Middle East, before returning to the UK as a business development manager for LR’s Marine and Offshore businesses.

Claire Wright, Shell

Claire manages Shell’s Shipping Commercial & Strategy team and is focused on improving the competitiveness of Shell's current value chains and ability to access new markets, through the provision of safe, competitively priced, efficient maritime solutions; and leading Shell’s shipping decarbonisation programme, working in partnership across the Shell Group and with industry partners.

She is responsible for the fleet of LNG carriers Shell has on time charter, around 60 vessels, the development of a global network of LNG bunker vessels and the provision of FSRUs, as well as advising on the development of Shell’s LNG fuelled tankers. She leads the decarbonisation work looking at reducing the greenhouse gas footprint from Shell’s vessels, and working with customers and partners to develop the energy efficient technologies, fuels and conditions that will enable vessels to transition to lower carbon fuels.

Claire has Masters degrees in Politics and Environmental Management, began her shipping career at Maersk and then moved into consultancy, before joining Shell seven years ago.

Alan Tinline, Associated British Ports

Group Head of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) at Associated British Ports (ABP), Alan Tinline, is a Chartered Environmentalist, experienced in environmental and sustainability issues including ESG reporting, air quality, GHG accounting, carbon reduction, waste management, biodiversity.

ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. Our network of 21 ports around Britain offer unparalleled marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall located in the heart of the country.

ABP is also committed to reducing the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions arising from port activity. ABP’s absolute carbon footprint has decreased more than 27% since 2014, with some ports achieving reduction rates over 50%. Across the group, ABP continues to deliver major investment in solar and wind generation to maximise the use of renewables for powering our business.

Last year, ABP generated over 22GWh of renewable electricity, enough to support many of our own and our customers’ operations, in some cases delivering a healthy surplus to the National Grid. This reduction in emissions not only minimises the environmental impacts of ABP’s own operations but also those of other port users. By combining reduced emissions with excellent rail, short sea and coastal shipping connections, ABP aims to continue to contribute to resilience and decarbonisation of our supply chains.

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