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Greening Inland Shipping Conference

The Conference


The conference was centred on three themes:

  • The evolving political and environmental context for river operations
  • Development & research into new technology
  • Operators’ experience adopting and using new technology

In combination, the sessions reflected: the imperative for change; the technology available today and in development; and practical experience of operators bringing new technology into operation. There was a wrap up session drawing everything together, looking in particular at finance and grants.   

The full programme for the conference is available here.

Speakers at the event included:


Donato Agostinelli Capaldo

GM Business Development  
Offshore & Special Vessels



Sean Collins
Managing Director

Thames Clippers


Borbala Trifunovics
Associate Director



Tanya Ferry
Environment Manager

Port of London Authority


Bjorn Gunnerholm
Partner and Senior Advisor

Blue Advisory Group 


Annet van Lier
Programme Manager

CLean INland SHipping

John Logue
Founder & CEO

Marine & Industrial Transmissions 


Claire McAllister
Head of Maritime Environment, Technology and Innovation

Department for Transport

Dr Tim Moonen
Managing Director 

The Business of Cities


Dr Alan J Murphy
Reader (Associate Professor) in Maritime Engineering

Newcastle University


Matti Lehti
Senior Technical Specialist



Hege Økland
General Manager

Maritime CleanTech


Edwin Pang
Project Dissemination Lead

HySeas III


Christopher Rodrigues CBE

Port of London Authority


Shirley Rodrigues
Deputy Mayor for Environment

Greater London Authority 


Martin Wuensch
Sales Manager Martin Wuensch

Siemens Marine


Paul Simavari
Business Development Manager 

BAE Systems


Hans Thornell
Founder & CEO

Green City Ferries

Speakers at the event will include:



Cross River Partnership covered how Thames vessel operators can bid for a share of the grant from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund to reduce emissions from boats.


    Sefinat Otaru


     Cross River Partnership 
     Project Manager