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- Eranda Kotelawala
The initial impact of the COVID19 pandemic on ports in South East Asia and Oceania was significant, with the region suffering both extremes of major drops in vessel calls and cargo handled followed by an influx of demand and capacity utilization as the recovery took hold. With recent reversals in trends, ports are faced with the need to build up long-term resilience to combat extreme fluctuations in demand, ever-increasing vessel sizes, and changes in trade patterns. In this session learn how a variety of very different ports are handling these challenges.
Climate and Energy
With the recent submissions of key IMO member states and NGOs to MEPC 76 urging the imposition of market-based measures to finance and accelerate the decarbonization of shipping, will the USD 5 billion "moonshot" be enough? What are advanced charterers, owners and other maritime partners already doing in order to push decarbonization forward ? How realistic are the IMO 2050 targets and what are the principal barriers to reaching them ?