5 Weeks, 5 Themes | 21 June - 23 July 2021 | Watch on demand

The Maritime Online Series 2021 was an incredible event with over 30+ hours of unmissable insights from some of the most renowned industry speakers. Discover expert-led sessions designed to keep you on the very pulse of the challenges, opportunities and threats facing the global maritime industry on demand.

Sea Asia is pleased to be part of the Maritime Online Series, bringing you three exciting webinars. Catch these engaging discussions on demand!


Deservedly topping many headlines throughout the Pandemic, this week will continue the conversation by connecting the global crewing community to inform and inspire change in recruitment and retention, training and safety at sea, and mental health and well-being.  Assessing the continued impact of COVID restrictions and caring for our seafarers will be very much the focus of this week.

4:00PM - 5:00PM (SGT)

Manning Strategies to Counter Current Crewing Crisis

Is the worst yet to come? As the crewing crisis continues, our expert panelists will review the current state of play in major crew supply countries and provide an assessment of the crew supply / demand imbalance in the face of a rebound in TEU. Importantly, what does this mean for manning strategies, and how best can the industry ensure a functional supply chain?

  • Assessing the new due diligence tool and the rights of seafarers
  • The case of crew supply countries and how are they responding to the crisis
  • India’s COVID 19 crisis and associated challenges and solutions to remedy the global crewing and shipping market  
  • How will global crew supply chain crisis be deepened because of unvaccinated seafarers and what are the collective actions from the industry?
  • Addressing the effectiveness of Neptune Declaration Crew Change Indicator thus far


Natalie Shaw, Director Employment Affairs, International Chamber of Shipping


Capt Faouzi Fradi, Group Crewing and Training Director, Columbia Shipmanagement

Dennis Svane Hansen, Vice President, Group Crewing Services, BW Group

Ashish Mediratta, Head of Crewing, Maersk

Emily Tan, Head of Crewing, Norstar Ship Management


Data holds the key to fully understanding shipping operations and finding the efficiencies and competitive advantages companies will need to thrive. This week will look at the industry’s evolution from simple data collection to automatic, intelligent, optimised systems. 

4:00PM - 5:00PM (SGT)

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Harnessing AI for Shipping

On track to drive the next wave of digitalisation, AI applications are riding the high seas. From pilot programmes in navigation, voyage planning and vessel maintenance, to AI for predicting and preventing cyber-attacks, the R&D is  coming up with conclusive evidence. Relying on use cases, future collaboration opportunities and investment outlook for AI solutions, this session will pull together recent trends, and how best can the maritime industry leverage AI.


Charles Crouspeyre, Artificial Intelligence Director, A.I. ASEAN Lead, Accenture AI


Hideyuki Ando, Director, MTI, NYK Group

Chris Chung, Director of Ecosystem Development & Strategic Projects, Wartsila

Claus Nehmzow, Chief Innovation Officer, Eastern Pacific Shipping

Dimitris Tsapoulis, Chief Operating Officer, Signal Group



As external pressure on the industry mounts, this week will explore how the maritime industry is cutting carbon and its future options for zero carbon operations.

4:00PM - 5:00PM (SGT)

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Progressing Decarbonisation – An Incremental Approach

The big goal is clear, but the route to it is not. As industry grapples with a myriad of recommendations, the role of Efficiency, Technology and Fuels is clear. This session will look at the market for transition fuels, tactics for ship energy efficiency and mid to long term technology advances needed to make progress in decarbonisation.


Edmund Hughes PhD, Director, Green Marine Associates


Bud Darr, Executive Vice President Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group

Berit Hinnemann, Head of Decarbonisation Business Development, A. P. Moller Maersk

Dominik Schneiter, Vice President, Research and Development, WinGD

Sanjay Verma, Director – Decarbonization Solutions, Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd