SEP 11, 2023

Movin'On Impact - Navigating the maritime sector into the future

MCA and Movin'On partner up and co-organise a day-seminar in Antwerp from 17-19 October: Navigating the maritime sector into the future.

Where lies the common interest between the maritime transport business and on land mobility solutions? To connect these dots, MCA is partnering with Movin'On, the world's leading ecoystem of strategic anticipation and co-innovation for sustainable mobility (created and inspired by Michelin in 2017). Convinced that no single player can address today's and tomorrow's challenges alone, they bring together over 300 key public and private stakeholders around this vision.

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Tuesday 17 October

Financing the transition of long term mobility capital goods

How can we establish a more collaborative system for financing and operating ships to structurally fund the overcost of future-proofing the next generation?

Lunch & workshop | 12h00 - 17h00

During the workshop, following questions will be answered:

  • Is it possible to enhance the residual value of ships by either adopting a more circular design approach or by operating them in a more sustainable manner?
  • How can we develop a secure data sharing platform that enables shipowners, operators and financers to exchange relevant data while maintaining data security and privacy?
  • Which hybrid debt financing models can be created combining traditional debt financing with environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets?

Wednesday 18 October

Nuclear propulsion in the maritime sector

How does nuclear propulsion stand in the energy mix for maritime vessels? Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are becoming a viable option, but what are the hurdles for adoption in the merchant fleet?

Lunch & workshop | 12h00 - 17h00

During the workshop, following questions will be answered:

  • What are the specific use cases for nuclear propulsion in the maritime where the overcost and complexity weigh up against the benefits?
  • How can we determine existing and new maritime applications where nuclear powered vessels could make a significant impact?
  • How do we evaluate the legal, regulatory, and public perception challenges associated with nuclear-powered vessels?

Thursday 19 October

Autonomous shipping on short sea

How can we deliver autonomy to ships beyond the current inland shipping? Autonomy in the maritime is becoming crucial, not only to address labour force requirements of future vessels, but also to enhance safety in complex vessel operations and reduce stress on crew members.

Lunch & workshop | 12h00 - 17h00

During the workshop, following questions will be answered:

  • Can we, as key players in short sea operations, define specific use cases in which autonomy can offer tangible benefits and identify synergies across various sectors?
  • What are the primary legal and policy challenges that need to be addressed for autonomy in short sea operations?
  • What infrastructure is required to support short sea operations?

This session is invite only.

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