Singapore Shipping Forum 2024: Disruption, Decarbonisation And Digitalisation – A Reset


Singapore Shipping Forum 2024: Disruption, Decarbonisation And Digitalisation – A Reset


09:45 Thursday 18 April - 16:30 Thursday 18 April

The Moore Stephens – BNP Paribas Singapore Shipping Forum 2024, was held from 9.45am to 4.30pm on Thursday, 18 April 2024, at the Raffles Hotel. This Forum was held in conjunction with the annual Singapore Maritime Week organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The broad theme of that year’s Forum was Disruption, Decarbonisation, and Digitalisation, the 3 “D”s that were at the forefront of shipping challenges.

In terms of disruption, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and attendant global shipping and supply chain disruptions were major shocks to global economies. Post-COVID, the world witnessed the escalation of the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, and the heightened geopolitical tensions in the Red Sea and the Middle East. These developments relating to the volatile geopolitical situations implicated international trade and global macroeconomics and therefore shipping. Already, the impact of these forces on shipping had been seen in trade flow, shipping routes, and freight rates.

The shipping industry came under intensified scrutiny and pressure to decarbonise. The COP 28 meeting in Dubai would, without doubt, accelerate these efforts. To achieve decarbonisation objectives, leading industry players played a key role in harnessing new technologies, including lower carbon fuels, alternative propulsion technologies, and others.

In recent years, the industry had accelerated its adoption of digitalisation and technological advancements. This was partly necessitated by the wave of challenges in the economic and regulatory landscape, for which digitalisation offered potential solutions. These included issues with maritime operational efficiencies, carbon measurement, cyber-security, and others. During the Forum, leading industry players shared views on how digitalisation was increasingly leading the way for the industry to achieve objectives related to decarbonisation.
The fast-paced developments relating to the 3 "D"s had deep implications for industry players, constantly changing the landscape and threats and opportunities that confronted the industry. In that Forum, an exciting lineup of experts was put together who shared their views on these developments and shared experiences, ideas, as well as possible action plans.

Registration with Coffee starts at 9.45am. 


Moore Stephens LLP 
Mr. Chris Johnson

Mr. Wong Koon Min

Ms. Nicole Wong
Shipping and Ancillary Business
Owners and C-Suite Executives 
By Invitation


Keynote Speaker:
  • Ms. Karrie Trauth, Senior Vice President, Head of Shipping & Maritime, Shell

  • Mr. Mick Aw, Board Member, Moore Global
  • Mr. Rahul Kapoor, Global Head, Shipping Analytics & Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • Professor Dr. Jasmine Siu Lee Lam, Chair Professor, Technical University of Denmark 
    Vice President, International Association of Maritime Economists
  • Mr. Karmjit Singh, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport 
  • Dr. Sanjay C Kuttan, Chief Technology Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation
  • Mr. Rajeev Peshawaria, Chief Executive Officer, Stewardship Asia Centre
  • Ms. Lao Mei Leng, Partner, ESG, Moore Stephens Singapore
  • Mr. Jeffrey Tanner, Partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance
  • Mr. Lukasz Luwanski, Regional Business Development Director, South East Asia, Pacific & India, DNV 
  • Mr. Wong Koon Min, Partner, Moore Stephens Singapore
  • Mr. Matthew Forrest, Managing Director, Co-Head of Transportation Capital Markets APAC, BNP Paribas 
  • Mr. Tobias Lausch, Head of Derivatives Execution and Clearing Sales, APAC, BNP Paribas
  • Ms. Chen Minhui, Head of Commodity Derivatives Sales, APAC, BNP Paribas 
  • Mr. Mark Haines, Managing Partner, Stamford Shipping
  • Captain Alok Kumar, Chairman, Alphard Group
  • Captain Subhangshu Dutt, Executive Director, OM Maritime Pte Ltd 
  • Mr. Alan Hatton, Managing Director, Foreguard Shipping
  • Mr. Alexander Hartnoll, Director – South Asia, X-Press Feeders 
  • Mr. Chris Johnson, Partner, Shipping and Transportation, Moore Stephens Singapore 
  • Mr. Dimitris Belbas, Managing Director, Head of Shipping Finance, SEAFIN Pte Ltd

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