The conference

TMS TACCC is a global event dedicated to addressing the pressing challenges and opportunities in the transportation industry. The aim of the one-day conference is to provide a vibrant and dynamic platform to address this issue.
Through engaging presentations and insightful discussions, attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest trends, best practices, and emerging technologies driving sustainable transformation in the transportation sector. Connect with industry leaders, explore investment opportunities, and shape the future of transportation in alignment with global climate change goals.

TMS TACCC charts the course for a sustainable transportation future. Together, let’s navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities to drive positive change in the maritime, road, railway, and aviation sectors. Be part of the movement towards a greener and cleaner industry.

While many measures have already been put in place to reduce the impact of transportation on our climate, there is much still to be done. And there is a pressing need not only to maintain this momentum, but to accelerate progress. The TACCC conference will hear from a number of expert speakers, well qualified in their respective industry segments and who are responsible for framing policy and delivering operational and technology-based solutions.

The event will cover a broad spread of topics, spanning ports and shipping; transportation technology; warehousing and logistics; aviation; rail; intermodal; insurance, financial and legal issues; and digitalisation. Discussions will take place in the context of ongoing commercial and geopolitical challenges and the need for participants in the industry to remain competitive and operationally efficient while making the transition to net zero.

TMS TACCC is a global event dedicated to addressing the pressing challenges and opportunities in the transportation industry. The aim of the one-day conference is to provide a vibrant and dynamic platform to address this issue.

Through engaging presentations and insightful discussions, attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest trends, best practices, and emerging technologies driving sustainable transformation in the transportation sector. Connect with industry leaders, explore investment opportunities, and shape the future of transportation in alignment with global climate change goals.

TMS TACCC charts the course for a sustainable transportation future. Together, let’s navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities to drive positive change in the maritime, road, railway, and aviation sectors. Be part of the movement towards a greener and cleaner industry.

Keynotes

At The Maritime Standard Transportation and Climate Change Conference (TMS TACCC), well respected industry leaders and experts will address the urgent need to combat transportation’s impact on climate change. They will explore innovative strategies and solutions for a sustainable future in maritime, road, rail and aviation transportation.

Delve into key topics such as multi-modal transportation models, low-carbon infrastructure, industry collaboration, ports’ role in climate action, and the future of alternative fuels. Be inspired by influential speakers from various sectors and regulatory and governmental representatives familiar with sustainable transportation initiatives. The keynote session will begin with an inaugural address by a prominent figure within the UAE government. This will be a pivotal session sure to trigger thought-provoking discussions that will shape the future direction of climate action in the transportation industry, and how different sectors can work together towards a greener future.

Facilitating Transportation’s Transition to Net Zero

The opening session will set the tone for the event, exploring how different sectors of the transportation industry can transition to reach net zero targets within regulatory defined timescales.

Topics include understanding best practice in sustainable shipping; the creation of green port and terminal networks; sustainable supply chain solutions; and the wider implications of climate change for the rail and aviation sectors. There will also be presentations on multimodalism, alternative fuels and the development of green financing tools. This session will furthermore provide a chance for a high-level strategic review of progress from the historic COP 28 event in Dubai a year on.

Engage in an interactive Q&A session, where you can interact with the speakers and gain deeper insights into these crucial topics. Join us as we evaluate the potential for a viable and effective transition to a truly sustainable transport industry.

Embracing New Operational and Service Solutions

Immerse yourself in the world of sustainable shipping and marine solutions in Session 2 of TACCC. This session highlights operational constraints and barriers, and potential solutions to reduce environmental impact. Industry leaders and experts at executive level will share their insights on fostering a greener transportation industry.

This is a chance to hear expert speakers on a range of topics including developing green logistical supply chains, building integrated multi-modal networks and achieving sustainable trade growth. The impact of CII and EEXI regulations on shipping will be debated along with ways of incentivising climate action through fiscal and financial tools. Other topics that will feature include sustainable fuel supply networks; strategies for moving cargo off the road onto more sustainable modes; harnessing the power of digitalisation and AI to drive down carbon emissions; and giving overland road transport a lower carbon future. Finally, they will be discussions on how to optimise fuel management and efficiency for a more eco-friendly industry.

Engage with the speakers in a dynamic question and answer session, gaining further insights and exploring these critical topics. Join us to shape the future and make a sustainable impact on our environment and industry.

Transportation Technology Advances

Explore the crucial role of new technology in driving sustainable transportation initiatives at the third conference session. Join experts from a range of technology providers and users as they discuss new and collaborative approaches to accelerate climate action plans and navigate regulatory complexities.

Delve into key topics such as designing carbon neutral ships of the future and alternative fuel power retrofits. Concepts including carbon capture and shipboard wind propulsion will be highlighted. There will be specific presentations underlining the role of classification societies, and the insurance and legal sectors. As well as ship related technology, there will be a chance to hear about cargo handling, port, rail and aviation technology and the legal and regulatory issues associated with implementing technical climate change mitigation strategies in transportation.

Hybrid format

TACC will be a hybrid conference with attendees and presenters taking part online using webinar technology and in person, meeting all the necessary health and safety requirements in place at the time. The organising committee will continue to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic and will modify arrangements as appropriate. However the hybrid format with both onsite and virtual components will allow more people to participate and benefit from this important event

Speakers

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Emile Hoogsteden
Chief Executive Officer, SOHAR Port

Emile Hoogsteden is an entrepreneurial executive with experience of over thirty years in developing global business partnerships in commercial shipping, ports, and the logistics industry. He will lead SOHAR Port into the next stage of expansion, robust business growth and energy transition towards becoming a fully integrated industrial port and logistics hub.

Results-driven with a focus on global trading and shipping lanes, the industry veteran will aim to accomplish SOHAR Port and Freezone’s potential as an engine for economic diversification, sustainability, and investment to meet Oman’s development goals. He boasts a strong track-record in the Senior Management Teams at P&O Nedlloyd B.V, APM Terminals International B.V and most recently the Port of Rotterdam where he was Vice President Commercial.

In conjunction with a commercially orientated mindset, as well as experience in dealing with international governmental authorities, Emile also possesses considerable expertise in defining and executing Commercial Digitalization strategies. During his career, Emile has been i.a. Member of the Board of the Sohar Industrial Port Company, Sohar International Development Company, Rotterdam Port Promotion Council, International Logistics Promotion Council, Greenport Venlo and Blocklab (Rotterdam Blockchain Fieldlab).

Emile holds a Master’s degree of Corporate Law from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a host of diplomas in management and leadership.

Capt Abdulkareem Al Masabi
CEO, ADNOC LOGISTICS AND SERVICES

Capt Abdulkareem Al Masabi is leading ADNOC Logistics & Services, an ADNOC company formed in 2017 from three ADNOC Group companies (ADNATCO-IRSHAD AND ESNAAD). Before assuming his current role in April 2018, Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi was the Executive VicePresident of the Ports Unit at Abu Dhabi Ports, where he was responsible for all of Abu Dhabi Ports’ dayto-day operational activities. Prior to this role, Al Masabi was the Vice President at Khalifa Port. He joined Abu Dhabi Ports as Senior Operations Manager in 2009 with over 11 years’ experience in the shipping and ports industry.

Before joining Abu Dhabi Ports, he was marine operations manager with the National Gas Shipping Company, an ADNOC Group company. Before that, he was a senior marine superintendent with Gulf Energy Maritime. For the eight years before that, he was with NGSCO, where he rose through the ranks on board the company’s LNG/oil tankers, from third officer to master/chief officer, where he provided operational leadership for the ports’ growth. While there, he led the Khalifa Port to being named Port of the Year in 2014 and 2015. He also was recognized as the Outstanding VP/ EVP at the Abu Dhabi Award of
Excellence in 2017.

Capt Abdulkareem graduated from South Tyneside college from UK as a Master Mariner in addition he has an executive Masters in Business Administration, business Administration and management, general (2013-1014).

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