2023-09-25 Product news

Alfa Laval Innovation Workshop accelerates Sustainable Shipping in South East Asia

Focusing on the opportunities and challenges for the shipping industry globally and in South East Asia, Alfa Laval is hosting leading industry experts and senior executives for its inaugural innovation workshop in Singapore.

The Sustainable Shipping Innovation Workshop will bring together some of the industry’s brightest minds to accelerate ideas and decarbonization strategies for achieving net-zero emissions while catering to the growing demand for shipping and transport.

2030: A critical milestone for Singapore

Singapore is swiftly becoming a hub for sustainable shipping innovation, with pioneering research and development initiatives, investments in green port infrastructure, and collaborations with leading industry players.

Singapore's maritime industry is not merely responding to global directives such as the IMO 2030 and 2050 goals; it is taking proactive steps to align itself with the IMO's targets and surpass them where possible.

Reduction in GHG Emissions: Singapore's maritime industry is actively working toward achieving a 20% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030, with an ambition to strive even higher, targeting a 30% reduction. This endeavour involves the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and innovative operational practices, such as slow steaming, to curb emissions from the extensive shipping traffic that traverses its waters.

Carbon Intensity Reduction: A 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030 is an integral part of Singapore's sustainability agenda. This objective is aimed at enhancing the efficiency of vessels operating in its ports, reducing emissions per unit of cargo handled, and reinforcing Singapore's commitment to greener maritime operations.

Alternative Low-GHG Fuels: Singapore is at the forefront of developing infrastructure and policies to promote the use of alternative low-GHG fuels in the shipping industry. With the aspiration to incorporate at least 10% alternative fuels into the global energy mix by 2030, Singapore is actively exploring options such as LNG bunkering, hydrogen, and sustainable biofuels to power vessels visiting its ports.

With its invitation-only Sustainable Shipping Innovation Forum, Alfa Laval aims to drive change together with relevant stakeholders through partnerships and collaborations for a carbon-free future.

“We redefine the onboard energy landscape, maximize vessel efficiency and minimize environmental impact, enabling a more sustainable world and staying competitive in shipping,” said Nadine Letzner, Marine Division Manager for South East Asia at Alfa Laval.

“Innovation and collaboration are key on the journey to 2030 and beyond,” she said.

Alfa Laval empowers customer journey to drive sustainable shipping

At Alfa Laval, sustainability is at the core of our business, serving as the guiding principle that shapes every decision we make.  We offer solutions and services that empower our customers to decarbonize, save energy and comply with environmental regulations. Our solutions facilitate the adoption of low and zero-carbon fuels, and support the transition to carbon free technologies & smart operations.


Discover solutions for sustainable shipping

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At a glance


Alfa Laval Sustainable Shipping Innovation Workshop

When: 24 October 2023
Where: Open Concept Event Space, UIC Building, 5 Shenton Way, #10/11-01, Singapore 068808


Agenda Highlights

Inspiration from leading experts: Hear in short, thought-provoking ‘speed dating’ session from the industry’s leading experts in the shipping industry. Innovation leaders including Lloyd’s Register, StormGEO, DNV Advisory, Njord Solution, Transport Capital and Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) will shed light on the challenges and opportunities of achieving net-zero emissions while catering to the growing demand for shipping and transport.

Interactive Workshops: Brainstorm, discuss and innovate with industry experts and your peers in small group workshops to identify quick wins, challenges and opportunities for collaboration, leading us into the sustainable future of shipping. Each group will present their results which will be synthesized and made available after the event to all participants.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, share insights, and forge partnerships that will drive innovation and sustainability in the shipping sector.


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