Abu Dhabi’s First Transport and Climate Change Conference

Credit: Ship Management

The inaugural TMS Transportation and Climate Change Conference (TACCC) is being held on 27th September at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort in Abu Dhabi and will feature an array of high-profile speakers. The event, organized by The Maritime Standard, takes place ahead of the UAE hosting the COP28 climate change conference beginning end-November this year.

Sustainable Transportation

The TACCC’s opening session, hosted by Yalda Hakim from Sky News, features influential figures in shipping, maritime, land, and air transportation in the region. AD Ports Group’s Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi delivers the keynote address.

Session 1, “Setting the course for a sustainable future,” includes presentations from industry leaders such as Abdulla Bin Damithan, Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, James Frew, Eng. Yasser Nasr Zaghloul, Abdullah Al Hameli, and Sanjay Mehta, all driving change in their respective sectors.

Ports and Logistics

  • Following a Q&A session and lunch, the afternoon’s Session 2, moderated by Sanjay Mehtha, will delve into the pivotal role of ports and logistics in achieving climate change goals.
  • The speaker lineup boasts industry experts such as Capt. Ammar Al Shabia, Emile Hoogsteden, Matthew Luckhurst, Jonathan Andrews, Antonio Campoy, Gonzalo Conseco, Mohammad Jaber, and Carlos Guerrero Pozuelo. The session’s theme is “Redesigning operations and technology for a greener future.”
  • Ending the event on a high, Session 3 will focus on ‘Navigating the operational, technological, legal and financial hurdles to change’.

Insights of TMS Managing Director

Trevor Pereira, says: “Climate change is clearly the most important issue facing shipping and maritime at the moment and this is reflected in the calibre of those who are speaking at this inaugural TACCC. Those attending will be treated to topical insights from those who are reshaping regional policy, as well as a chance to network with those who are at the top of their respective sectors.”

Trevor acknowledges event sponsors, including AD Ports Group, ADNOC Logistics & Services, National Marine Dredging Company, Sohar Port and Freezone, Islamic P&I Club, Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Chandlers, Alligator Shipping Container Line, Al Raiya Group, Stephenson Harwood, and Monjasa.

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Source: Ship management


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