2024 DATES COMING SOON!  •  Lumen Field Event Center  •  Seattle, WA

Agenda Session

Beyond Buzzwords for Sustainability in Shipyard and Port Operations

Nov 08 2023

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM PST

Main Stage

Moderator: Jeremiah Karpowicz, Editorial Director, Diversified Communications

The sustainability shift is happening now, and every maritime industry sector will need to meet new standards. What does that mean for the commercial fishing industry? Understanding these new regulations can be confusing and overwhelming, but there are ways to approach integration that won’t cause unnecessary disruption. Ports will develop infrastructure and operational practices that promote clean and resilient operations. Commercial fishing vessels can be retrofitted with new technologies, and new, more efficient vessels will be built to run on the available and foreseen fuel supplies. Similarly, shipyards are embracing sustainable principles in the construction and retrofitting of vessels. Each sector will need to understand issues related to…

• upcoming mandates driving clean and resilient operations, 

• innovative battery, hybrid, solar, and efficiency options,

• why sustainability also means fiscal responsibility, 

• where to begin and next steps. 

In this session, you’ll hear from environmental certification experts and shipyard, ship owner, and port stakeholders to provide insights to these questions, beyond buzzwords that dominate headlines. They’ll talk through the path they’re on when it comes to meeting and exceeding new green standards that will help outline how others can make the transition toward environmental excellence.  


Port of Seattle

- Program Manager, Environment and Sustainability Team


- Senior Environment Manager

Diversified Communications

- Editorial Director

Green Marine

- Senior Program Manager

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