Houlder webinar: Retro Thinking – Beyond fuel optimisation

Announcing a Houlder webinar:

Retro Thinking: Beyond fuel optimisation – investing in retrofitting clean technologies to mitigate climate and compliance risk

Wednesday 18th November 2020 9:00am GMT

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Shipping is in an era of energy transition. By 2030 it aims to reduce GHG emissions by 40%. New, low carbon fuels seem to dominate the debate but are no panacea. Clean technology will play a significant part but brings with it investment decisions which are far from facile. This Webinar is an opportunity to hear informed perspectives on ‘smart investment’ from of an expert panel.

Topics include:

  • How can retrofitting clean technology de-risk the existing fleet? Can older vessels remain competitive and therefore fundable? What happens as new, better performing vessels enter the market?
  • Picking winners or financing multiple technologies?
  • Who pays for clean technology?
  • When is the right time to invest? How available is retrofit clean tech?
  • How will the impact of carbon tax, levies and ETS affect the market?



Sean McLaughlin, Strategy Consultant, Houlder Ltd

Jonathan Strachan, New Build & Vessel Conversion Director, Houlder Ltd

Diane Gilpin, CEO, Smart Green Shipping

Kris Fumberger, Sustainability Manager, RightShip

Monique Giese, Partner, Global Head of Shipping, KPMG



Alisdair Pettigrew, Director, BLUE Communications

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“Charting a ‘solo’ course through this swirl of uncertainty is close to impossible. That’s why we’re often asked by clients to build their knowledge, evaluate their challenges and assess their options. We work closely with research funds and clean-tech providers by bringing decades of industry experience to bear. Our position is independent, technical ‘client friend’ for the decarbonising decades ahead.”


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