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Reduction of 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. Attention to the reduction of polluting emissions (sulphur, but also nitrogen oxides), which continues in the Mediterranean, has been joined by the much more demanding reduction of CO2 emissions. On the latter front, the recent partial approval of the new taxonomies that define which type of investments are to be considered sustainable will lead to a greater definition of the lines of development in the field of propulsion, maritime works, port and dry port (inland) infrastructures. The general goal is that of decarbonisation but the paths to reach the zero or neutral emissions goal are anything but decided and will almost certainly pass from a total management of the energy cycle, starting from generation. In this context, the reduction of the environmental impact cannot be limited to CO2 emissions. Just think of plastic and noise pollution.


  • evolution of IMO rules and timing
  • sulphur and nitrogen oxides: it’s not over
  • European goals for decarbonisation
  • decarbonisation: which technological paths in the short and medium term
  • European taxonomies and classification of technological clusters
  • port electrification: where is it really needed?
  • self-production and energy efficiency
  • non-propulsive energy efficiency solutions
  • the wind as a propeller
  • abatement of chemical and noise emissions and waste from maritime transport and ports


Chairman: Mario Dogliani, President, SDG4MED

Part 1

Institutional speech by Ministry of Ecological Transition*

European initiatives and funding for the energy transition in shipping
On. Marco Campomenosi, Deputy, European Parliament

European taxonomies and investments in the maritime sector
Filippo Pellerano, Lawyer, Studio Legale Mordiglia

Shipping 2021: developments in the maritime sector and impact on the insurance world
Pierluigi Portalupi, Head of GC&CI Marine & Transport, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial Italy

Potential legal impacts of the energy transition in the world of shipping
Prof. Andrea La Mattina, Of Counsel, Focus Team Shipping & Transport, BonelliErede

Titolo TBD
CV (CP) Alberto Battaglini, Head of the Technical / Administrative Department of Genoa, Port Authority Corps – Coast Guard

Future fuels: a technology outlook on fuel compatibility
Diego Pauluzzi, General Manager Strategic Account Management, Wärtsilä

Decarbonizing shipping: from LNG to a multi-fuel future?
Giovanni Vallarino, Business Development Manager, DNV

Engine Part Load Optimizations – Optimization of the engines in partial load conditions to be compliant with the new GHG requirement with an increased efficiency
Roberto Migliardi, Regional Sales Manager for Digital Customer Solutions, Turbocharging, ABB

The wind as a driving force
Luca Ghersi, Italian Plan Approval Manager, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Division

Alternative Fuels
Paolo Izzo, South Central Sales & Marketing Manager, Lloyd’s Register

The new normal in shipbuilding
Antonio Marte, Sales Manager North, West and South Europe, DAMEN SHIPYARDS

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges for the energy transition in shipping
Furio Samela, Lawyer & Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

The impact of the IMO’s upcoming regulations related to passenger ships: Regulations from the classification perspective
Maria Garbarini, Ro-Ro Passengers Ships Manager, RINA SERVICES

The ESG transition of the maritime sector: Green Ports as an opportunity and a challenge of the value chain
Paolo Guglieminetti, Partner, PwC Italia – Global Railways & Roads Leader
Paolo Gentili, Director, PwC Italia – EGS/Climate Change Team Leader

Title TBD
Ugo Patroni Griffi, President, Port System Authority of the Southern Adriatic Sea

Part 2

The new ECA area in the Mediterranean
Rosa Antidormi, Senior Policy Officer, European Commission DG Environment

EEXI: a rule to comply with or an opportunity?
Giancarlo Coletta, Ceo & Managing Director, Naval EGT

LifeGate PlasticLess®: virtuous behaviours and effective technologies can clean oceans and seas from plastic pollution
Roberto Sposini, Chief mobility editor, Lifegate

CJC OIL Care is a Must for Green Shipping
Elisabetta Piana, AD, Karberg & Hennemann 

Reduce the environmental impact and operating costs over a period of 10 years with an initial investment in poison-free foul release technology
Giorgio Fabbi, Sales Manager Marine division International Paint, AKZO Nobel

Blue Technologies and Research & Development for on-board vibroacoustic comfort and the safeguard of the sea environment
Davide Fatigati, Executive Chairman, Pantecnica

The new CapLab laboratory: towards decarbonization combining Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells and Carbon Capture
Maurizio Archetti, President, Ecospray
Barbara Bosio, Associate professor, Università degli Studi di Genova – Dep. Dicca

Why port electrification represents a need
Stefano Furlan, General Manager Integrated Systems & Solutions, Wärtsilä

Green fleet project: reducing emissions through energy efficiency
C.V. Pasquale Tripodi, Head of the Ship System Office – Ships Department, Italian Navy

Cold ironing: achievements and projects
Franco Porcellacchia, Vice President of the Technical Group “Ecological transition, naval technology, regulation, research and development”, Confitarma

The “noise and ports” cluster within the Interreg Italy – France maritime program
Corrado Schenone, Professore, Università degli Studi di Genova – Dep. DIME

Closing Speech

Energy transition in the maritime sector: financing rather than technologies
Fabrizio Vettosi, ce-President of the Finance and Tax Technical Group, Confitarma