Alternative Fuels: Impacts on Maritime Safety and the Environment in the Baltic Sea region

Join Ms Magda Kopzcynska, Deputy Director-General of DG Move and Ms Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director at Danish Shipping as well as our other distinguised speakers for our webinar on alternative fuels to learn more about the climate, safety and environmental impacts of alternative fuels.

Alternative fuels play a crucial part in the transitioning of the maritime sector towards a more green and climate friendly industry. The webinar will give participants an introduction to the political ambitions and key policy initiatives, that are underway in the coming months related to alternative fuels. Moreover, the webinar will also include speakers from the industry, who can present the business side of this transition, and the possibilities they see. Finally, the aim of the webinar will also be to discuss the more practical and potential environmental concerns and solutions related to the use of alternative fuels as well as possible spillover effects to other modes of transport.

The webinar is organised by PA Ship, PA Transport, PA Energy and PA Safe under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.


Thursday May 20th 2021, 9 AM – 12 PM CET

Time (CET) Activity

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome by moderator

9:10 – 9:45

Keynote by Magda Kopzcynska, Deputy Director-General, DG Move and Q&A

9:45 – 10:50

  • Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director, Danish Shipping
  • Maja Bendtsen, Chief Business Officer, Port of Rønne
  • Jan Otto de Kat, Director, American Bureau of Ship-ping
  • Q&A

10:50 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11: 45

  • Markus Helavuori, Professional Secretary, HELCOM
  • Habil. Dr., Prof. Vytautas Paulauskas, University of Klaipeda
  • Jane Amihat, Head of Unit for Emission Future Industries, DG Research & Innovation
  • Q&A

11:45 – 12:00

Summary and end of webinar


Registration is closed.


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