Join us in Brussels for the
European Shipping Summit

19-20 September at The Royal Museums of Fine Arts

As one of the organisers of the ESS, WSC is the proud host of two sessions on 19 September.

Learn more below and register to attend for free!

The international supply chain carries more than 250 million containers across oceans and borders each year. How can we make sure that these vast amounts of trade are safe, free from illicit cargoes and protected from criminal abuse?

Liner shipping is committed to working in a united front with governments, customs and law enforcement, as well as with shippers, intermediaries and ports to help fight drug trafficking in global supply chains. This session will bring together the parties involved to highlight existing efforts and explore new ways to make maritime trade safer, protecting crews, supply chain workers and their communities.  

On the Panel

Moderated by World Shipping Council, the panels includes representatives from customs organisations, liner carriers, freight forwarders and ports.

Dangerous Trade: joining forces against drug trafficking.

The liner sector is investing heavily in vessels that can run on renewable fuels. But these investments will only deliver for the climate if fuels that are truly green from well to wake are widely available. In this session we bring together representatives from some of the key decision makers to explore the way forward, and the role of Europe in this global transition:

  • How much green electricity will actually be needed to produce renewable fuels for the maritime industry as it transitions away from carbon-based fuels?

  • What factors will determine if enough green electricity is available in Europe to produce renewable marine fuels?

  • What is the opportunity for the European energy market?

  • What is the role of regulation and how can existing and coming EU and global regulation contribute to ensuring green electricity and green fuel production?

On the panel

Moderator: Jim Corbett, Environmental Director, Europe, World Shipping Council

  • Ricardo Batista, Policy Officer DG-MOVE Waterborne Dept.

  • Carlo Raucci, Marine Decarbonisation Consultant, Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, Lloyd’s Register   

  • Rasmus Hald Philipsen, Senior Advisor Public and Regulatory Affairs, A.P. Moller - Maersk

  • Matthias Ólafsson, Chief EU Representative, Methanol Institute

Charting a course to green marine fuels - the role of Europe.

We look forward to meeting you at the European Shipping Summit

  • Rolf Habben Jansen


  • John Butler

    President & CEO

  • Jim Corbett

    Environmental Director Europe

  • Damian Viccars

    Director of Government Affairs Europe

  • Anna Larsson

    Communication Director
    General Manager Europe