Conference Programme

GreenPort Cruise and Congress 2019

The 2019 hosts of the 15th GreenPort Congress, the Port of Oslo, is one of Europe's most ambitious and active cities in the area of environment and climate.

As the European Capital of the Environment in 2019, Oslo has taken on leadership in the green change. Port of Oslo will be a zero-emission port and has one of the world's most modern container terminals with zero-emission cranes. Oslo is also an attractive cruise and passenger port.

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This year, GreenPort Cruise will run alongside GreenPort Congress on day one, giving delegates the option to attend the cruise stream or the congress stream. GreenPort Congress will continue on day two, with the option to attend the Port Tour on day three. Places to GreenPort Cruise include one day conference attendance on 16th, a place at the Welcome Reception on 15th, a place at the Conference Dinner on 16th, lunch and refreshments, and full documentation in electronic format.

Places at GreenPort Congress include two day conference attendance, with the choice to attend the cruise stream or the congress stream on day one, a place at the welcome reception, a place at the conference dinner, lunch and refreshments throughout, full documentation in electronic format and a place on the Port Tour.

For further information about the 2019 GreenPort Cruise Conference and GreenPort Congress, email or call the Events team on +44 1329 825335.


Day one - Cruise & Congress, Wednesday, 16 October 2019


 Coffee & Registration   
Opening Session


 Opening by Moderator    


 Port's Welcome
Ingvar Mathisen, Port Director, Port of Oslo
Keynote Address


 Future of zero emissions 
Sveinung Oftedal, Norwegian Negotiator, IMO


 Torstein Hagen, Founder and Chairman, Viking Ocean Cruises   


 Q&A with Moderator   

Session 1 - Legislation and cooperation case study



 Zero Emissions Action Plan - “carbon budget” with the objective of halving global warming emissions by 2020 and becoming carbon neutral by 2030 
Governing Mayor of Oslo*


 Major challenges in adoption of future fuel solutions in cities and ports
Marius Gjerset, Technology Manager, ZERO - Zero Emission Resource Organisation


 New regulations in the UNESCO World Heritage Fjords in Norway
Vidar Andreas Thorsen, Senior Adviser - International Environment, Norwegian Maritime Authority


Sustainable Cruise – What are the challenges?
Christina Ianssen, Senior Advisor Maritime, Bellona Foundation


Discussion – Moderated by Bellona and Zero
Cruise – Tourist saturation
Congress – Climate action plans



Coffee & Networking


Session 2 - Cruise – Cruise operators respond to session one


Session 2 - Congress - Towards an era of zero emissions: solutions for ports, terminals and cities


 Working for a sustainable cruise industry worldwide
Tor Svensen, Vice President Maritime Technology, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited


 Pilot projects for green shipping
Magnus Strandmyr Eide, Project Manager - Green Coastal Shipping Program, DNV GL


 Emissions reduction approaching 2030: current and future solutions
Tom Strang, SVP Maritime Affairs, Carnival


 Green Economy Transition: the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s approach to support the shift to low emissions in maritime and logistic sector
Julia Manning, Principal Environmental Adviser, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


 The world’s first LNG powered cruise ship
Monika Griefahn, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aida*


 How to become a green and efficient port? Making fully informed decisions about emission reductions
Nils Kemme, Associate Partner, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH


‘Going green’ using battery power
Bent Martini, COO, Hurtigruten







Lunch & Networking


Session 3 - Cruise – Environmental challenges driving innovation and investment


Session 3 - Congress - City ports as energy hubs and circular economy


 Europe’s largest shore power facilty
Pål Tveitevåg, Head of Electrification, BKK


 A profitable circular economy within ports
Emilie Dehu, Communication & Sustainable Development Manager, Eco Slops
Ports are not only a hub for circular economy to transit through, so a lot can be done to recycle waste. Recycling processes can only be sustainable if waste is revalorized in new commercial product, recycling therefore can be profitable for all parties


 World’s largest plug-in hybrid ship
Helge Otto Mathisen , Executive Vice President Communications and Corporate Communications, Color Line


 Innovative Energy Synergy Between Port and City 
Petra König, Environmental Manager, Copenhagen Malmo
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) is a hub for import and handling of new, electric cars in the Baltic Sea Region which need to be charged during their stay in the port. Thus, there is a need to find an efficient and sustainable method to deliver the charging service.


Green Charging for cruise vessels: connection between the reduction of emissions with encouraging the discharge of on-board waste
Calogero Burgio, Manager of State Property, Real Estate, Environment & Energy Department, Port Authority of Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea (Civitavecchia-Fiumicino-Gaeta)


 One port, one energy system
Heidi Neilson, Head of Environment, Port of Oslo


 Feasibility study: wave energy generator at or near the breakwaters in IJmuiden
Ton van Breemen, Department Spatial Planning and Environment, Port of Amsterdam






 Coffee & Networking   

Session 4 - Cruise stream: High tech green solutions on cruise ships - Pechakucha presentations


Session 4 - Congress stream: Working group - How to develop a Port Sustainability Strategy: a roadmap to success


Decarbonising cruise with waste, a carbon capture solution
Henrik Badin, CEO, Scanship

16:00 - 17:40

 Workshop designed to collate the knowledge and experience of delegates towards a common overview of good practice options in achieving sustainable development to mutual advantage of ports and supply chain operators. Industry experts will showcase the four-step approach and provide insights


Peace Boat Ecoship
Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder
  Workshop formulator: Renee Hovey Senior Consultant, Sprott Planning and Environment
Moderator: Dr Chris Wooldridge, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University


On board inspections and the use of new technology to ensure compliance with the sulphur requirements
Vidar Andreas Thorsen, Senior Adviser - International Environment, Norwegian Maritime Authority
  Panellists include:
Charles Haine, Technical Director, Environment & Maritime Sector Lead and Sustainability & Climate Change Team, WSP
Michel de Vos, General Manager Infrastructure Services, Napier Port


What shore power can do to reduce you port’s CO2 footprint
Rainer Altmeppen - Director Sales Ports & maritime, STEMMANN-TECHNIK GmbH



Conference Close




Conference Dinner - Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin, Tjuvholmen Allé 14, 0252 Oslo

Day Two - Congress, Thursday, 17 October 2019


Coffee & Registration
Opening Session


Opening by Moderator
Dr Chris Wooldridge, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University


Morning welcome - The environmental priorities for European ports
Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General, ESPO


Integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the business strategies and governance of ports
Antonis Michail, Technical Director, World Ports Sustainability Program, IAPH


Results of the ESPO Environmental Report- EcoPortsinSights 2019
Rosa Mari Darbra Roman, Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Session 5 - High tech green landside and on-board solutions -Pechakucha presentations



Alternative energy sources for mobile plant
Willem Nieuwland, Big Truck Programme Leader, Hyster
Update on the technology of electrification of large vehicles, continuing the debate about fuel cells, charging and power supply in the port. Zero emissions is an important focus point for the future. By electrifying ports and their equipment, we can contribute to a better environment within ports.     


Greener with AI
Alex van Winckel, Optimization Consultant, INFORM - Logistics Division
In this educational presentation, you’ll learn how Hybrid AI optimization software is enabling terminal operators around the world to run greener ports, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), you can achieve green initiatives that not only improve your terminal’s environmental impact, but as well, deliver measurable value to your terminal’s efficiency and bottom line.


Optimize and get a more efficient and environmentally friendly port
Michael Cewers, Key Account Manager, SWARCO


Smart Port solutions: paving the way to zero-emission terminals
Roberto Bernacchi, Shore-to-ship Power and Smart Ports Global Product Manager, ABB
Smart Port solutions are designed to achieve the highest level of electrification, which is fundamental for zero-emission terminals allowing strong integration of renewable power sources and sustainable transportation solutions, being them on land or sea-side.


Shaping the industry with electric powered equipment and fuel saving guarantees – your journey towards zero emission container handling
Mette Kjems Baerentzen, Product Portfolio Manager, Kalmar


Eco-efficient Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTG) and the potential of the battery technology
Daniel Thomas, Manager Global E-RTG Projects, Conductix-Wampfler GmbH



Session 6 - Green logistics: multimodal supply chains


10:15 - 11:15

Panellists include:
Solutions for short sea and inland waterways: electric Cargo Barges
Ton van Meegen, CEO, PortLiner*
Short Sea - how to compete with road trucks
Maiken Solemdal, Marketing Director, YILPORT Holding Inc




Coffee & Networking

Session 7 - Preparing for the energy transition: dialogues across the industry


12:05 - 13:10

Panellists include:
The creation of green energy hubs
Cato Esperø, Head of Sales, Nordic and Baltic, Wärtsilä
Toward the greenest port in North America: Lessons in partnership through three strategic plans
Alex Adams, Senior Environmental Program Manager, Port of Seattle
Improving air quality while driving forward the energy transition
Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive, Port of London Authority
Refuelling mobile container for trucks and port service boats
Giuseppe di Luca, Envionmental Manager, Port of Genoa


Lunch & Networking


Summary of roundtable findings from day one

Session 8 - Measuring, learning and surveying emissions with smart technology


Moderator: Malte Siegert, Head of Environmental Policy, NABU


Air Quality-Measurement-Net at Northern Elbe Banks in Hamburg
Malte Siegert, Head of Environmental Policy, NABU
As the Port of Hamburg is located right in the city center emissions from terminals and ships have a big impact on local air quality and are not sufficiently depict. That is why NABU, Nature and Biodiversity and Conservation Union, installed a small measurement net along the banks of the river Elbe in close cooperation with “Breeze Technologies” early in 2019.


Emerging technologies for prevention and rapid response of air quality issues at ports
Chaim Kolominskas, General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Envirosuite
This presentation provides a summary of the types devices and tools emerging on the market to support real-time management and rapid response, with an assessment of the product fit for different use cases and product categories. Examples from different ports around the world are provided.


Case study: Strategic view of the challenges of vessel noise and how it is being dealt with in the Port of Vancouver
Robin Burns, Managing Director, Jasco Applied Sciences




Coffee & Networking

Session 9 - Roundup discussion: What can small ports do to increase efficiency and drive sustainability outcomes? Our panellists draw from the two days of expert presentations.


Moderator: Chris Wooldridge, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

16:20 - 17:20

Panellists include:
Alex Ruijs, Senior Consultant, Electrical Power and Energy, Royal HaskoningDHV
Speaker TBC, PEMA*
Patrik Starck, Regional Sales Director, Konecranes Lift Trucks – Europe


Conference Close


Day Three - GreenPort Congress, Friday, 18 October 2019

Port Tour

Conference Fee

Cost per delegate (standard rate)

Cruise - One Day event - €695
Cruise & Congress - €1895

10% discount for members of official supporters.


Booking Online

Book online here or complete and fax the booking form to +44 1329 550192.
On receipt of your registration, you will be sent confirmation of your delegate place.

Fee Includes

Cruise Fee Includes

Conference attendance on 16th,
Full documentation,
Lunch & refreshments,
Place at the welcome reception on 15th and place at conference dinner on 16th.

Congress Fee Includes

Conference attendance on 16-17th,
Full documentation,
Lunch & refreshments,
Place at the welcome reception on 15th,
Conference dinner on 16th, 
Place on the port tour on 18th.

Contact Us

For further information on exhibiting, sponsoring, or attending the conference, contact the Events team on: +44 1329 825335 or

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