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Welcome to the The Maritime Standard Transportation and Climate Change Conference, the premier platform for addressing the critical intersection of transportation and climate change. The Maritime Standard Transportation and Climate Change Conference (TMS TACCC) United industry leaders, experts, policymakers, and innovators from around the world to share insights, foster collaboration, and drive actionable solutions for a sustainable future.

At TMS TACCC, held in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi, we explore the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change in the transportation sector. Through thought-provoking presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, we explore cutting-edge technologies, policy frameworks, financing options, and best practices that can significantly reduce the environmental impact of transportation.

Join us to gain valuable knowledge, network with industry peers, and be inspired by the transformative initiatives that are shaping the future of transportation. Together, we can pave the way for a greener, more efficient, and sustainable transportation system that addresses climate change and creates a positive impact on our planet.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the global movement driving change in the transportation industry. Register now to secure your place at TMS TACCC and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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When & Where

27th September 2023
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

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Gain valuable insights

With expert speakers from various industries and backgrounds, you'll gain valuable insights and knowledge about the latest trends, technologies, and strategies for sustainable transportation.

Networking opportunities

Meet and connect with other professionals, thought leaders, and decision-makers from across the transportation industry, government agencies, NGOs, and academia.

Explore innovative solutions

Discover innovative and sustainable transportation solutions that can help reduce emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change.

Stay up-to-date

Stay informed about the latest regulations, policies, and initiatives related to sustainable transportation and climate change.

Make a difference

By attending the conference, you'll be contributing to a global effort to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time: climate change.

Enhance your professional development

The TMS TACCC offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and stay at the forefront of sustainable transportation practices. Acquire new skills, insights, and perspectives that can elevate your career and make you a valuable asset in driving positive change within your organization and the industry as a whole.

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Abu Dhabi, home to one of the world’s fastest growing commercial ports and logistics centres, is committed to being a leader in tackling issues of climate change. In fulfilling that role it aims to identify best practice to offer a unique perspective on how best to tackle global warming challenges.

Pollution from transportation contributes a significant proportion of climate change gas emissions. It is estimated that over a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions derive from transport related activities. Moreover, according to the World Health Organisation, the transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate emissions, with the main drivers being urban land transport and freight operations.

In this context ambitious reductions are required over the next decade. The conference will seek to identify key solutions, as well as obstacles, to achieve a shift change in transport’s contribution to the climate change emergency.

The conference will primarily focus on key aspects such as United Nations climate change initiatives, Tackling Transportation’s Contribution to climate change, Carbon footprint reduction strategies, legal and financial aspects of climate change, sustainable shipping and marine technology, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects of climate change. Emphasizing the need for the industry to maintain its appeal for investment, the conference aims to address the challenges of remaining competitive while undertaking the crucial transition to decarbonization. This transition will be a significant underlying theme throughout the event, highlighting the importance of adopting sustainable practices and innovative solutions to reduce emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change.

January 1, 1970
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Registration and Welcome Tea/Coffee

9:00 am - 9:30 pm

Inaugural address

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The conference will begin with an inaugural address by a senior figure within the Abu Dhabi government welcoming and setting out key aims and objectives.

9:30 am - 10:30 am


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Keynote Session: Tackling transportation’s contribution to climate change

Presentations will be given by senior executives who are driving change in the fields of land transportation, shipping, air transportation, railways and new technology.

Topics covered will include:

  • Developing sustainable multi-modal transportation models
  • Creating low-carbon transportation infrastructure
  • Shipping industry collaboration as the key to a decarbonised future
  • How can ports play their part in tacking climate change issues
  • New fuels - what does the future hold for biofuels and other alternatives
  • What are airlines doing to deliver a zero carbon future
  • Innovative technology - is Hyperloop a game changer?
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Refreshment Break

10:45 am - 12:30 pm

Session 2: Ports and Logistics

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The presentations will focus on initiatives being taken by leading port operators and cargo handling technology developers to reduce carbon emissions; in addition, developments in the rail and air cargo sectors will be highlighted.

Topics proposed for inclusion include:

  • Identifying ports’ contribution to climate change issues and what are the most effective remedial measures?
  • Ensuring cargo handling systems are powered in a more environment-friendly way.
  • Harnessing shoreside power to reduce vessel emissions in port.
  • Rail connectivity - switching land transport from road to rail.
  • Air cargo - facilitating growth while moving to a low carbon future.
  • Short sea, coastal and inland waterway freight - putting ports at the heart of multimodal networks.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 3: Shipping and marine technology

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Marine transportation contributes about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But experts believe that if a business as usual approach was adopted emissions could increase by between 50 and 250% by 2050. Doing nothing is not an option. Identifying ways of reducing shipping emissions cost effectively is therefore a high priority. The presentations in this session will highlight notable initiatives taken by leading shipping lines and cruise operators, as well as the latest technology being used onboard to cut emissions.

Topics proposed for inclusion include:

  • Container shipping - what quick wins are open to the sector to cut its climate change impact while remaining economically viable?
  • Cruise shipping - showing others the way in terms of environmental protection.
  • Alternative fuels and propulsion systems - designing the zero carbon ships of the future.
  • Classification societies - what role must they play in bringing shipping’s carbon emissions down.
  • Engine technology - manufacturers’ R&D strategies offer hope for the future
  • Optimising fuel management and efficiency
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Refreshment Break

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 4: The financial and legal dimension

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The financial sector has an important role to play in helping the transportation business tackle climate change, while navigating the increasingly complex regulatory maze will require legal expertise. This session will explore how collaboration between these sectors can accelerate climate change action plans. Speakers will discuss:

Topics proposed for inclusion include:

  • How can transport industry attract climate change funding?
  • Working with financial partners to cut carbon emissions
  • An insurance sector perspective
  • How can tax and other incentives drive achievement of transport climate change objectives?
  • Getting legal clarity at a time of regulatory change and uncertainty?
  • Measuring the costs of climate change vs the cost of doing nothing.
Networking cocktails
January 1, 1970
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 1

Networking Cocktails

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One of the main reasons professionals attend a conference is to network. The Maritime Standard(TMS) Networking Cocktails is aimed to promote networking between delegates attending and can be an opportune time for helping your company and your career.

TMS Networking Cocktail evenings are immensely popular and are primarily focused on providing attendees with an opportunity to network with their counterparts as well as providing a platform for expanding business contacts.

You won’t find a better platform to form new business contacts and to develop existing connections than at The Maritime Standard Networking Cocktails, which has a more casual and relaxed vibe than the office – but still maintains a professional overtone. Business cocktail parties are a great opportunity to break out of your shell, whether you are looking to explore career options, expand your knowledge about a company and its employees, or simply to broaden your network of contacts. Take advantage of the various opportunities provided by TMS Networking Cocktails to maximize your professional goals.

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Plan Type

Delegate Fee per In Person (USD)

(3 or more)


Early Bird discount of 20%

(Early bird discount closes on 31 august 2023)




early bird

$ 399
  • Entrance
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Custom Badge
  • One Workshop


$ 599
  • Entrance
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Posters Session
  • Talk to the Editors Session


$ 799
  • Comfortable Seat
  • Access To Artists Meeting
  • Custom Badge
  • Certificate



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27th September 2023

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates