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Outlook from the crow’s nest

The chair of the day, Riviera Maritime Media’s Executive Director Edwin Lampert, and maritime-insight’s MD Christopher Pålsson provide an introductory framework for the programme and the discussions.

Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor, Riviera Maritime Media - Chair
Christopher Pålsson, Managing Director, maritime-insight

Geo-politics, sanctions, and trade

Some things never change or change very slowly, but we have several new issues with immediate impact on the way we do business and with whom. The International Monetary Fund forecasts that the EU is facing tougher times. How tough? What will the impact be on trade? Should we expect more protectionist measures and if so, by whom and on what?

Business Sweden has a unique mandate to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden.

Lena Sellgren, Chief Economist, Business Sweden

Markets and operation

Energy commodity shipments

Energy commodity shipping amounts to more than 40% of global seaborne trade. The imposed sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other factors have led to a restructure of energy commodity trade. Energy commodity prices have touched the sky, particularly in Europe, sending shock waves through economies worldwide.

Shipping demand changes by the day and freight rates are on a rollercoaster ride. How should a tanker ship operator be strategically positioned to meet the future?

Dr. Mariniki Psifia, Head of Research, Latsco Marine Management Inc.
Erik Lewenhaupt, CEO, Concordia Maritime

Recent supply chain disruptions have redrawn the competitive landscape between container, roro, general cargo, land, and even air transports. The extreme freight rate fluctuations have caused cargo owners to reconsider production and warehouse strategies. Are these changes permanent or temporary? How have goods volumes in for instance the Baltic Sea been affected?

Shipping market and fleet development
An odyssey of the drivers for change of the demand for seaborne transport and ship capacity. The number of ships destined to be recycled is set to rise significantly, not least due to stricter environmental regulations. Fleet structures will change, propelled by the quest for energy efficiency improvements.

Christopher Pålsson, Managing Director, maritime-insight
Niklas Bengtsson, Director, maritime-insight

General cargo trade and transport with a North European perspective

North European exports is much about forest and steel industry products to destinations both in Europe and to other continents. Imports from other continents is dominated by containerized cargo, whilst the intra-European volumes utilizes all modes of transport at sea and on land.

Efficient transport solutions have been crucial for the competitiveness of the industries. Roro and general cargo have had strong positions in the past, while the containerized option has gained market shares. Roro ship operators have stepped up to the challenge.

Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director, Wallenius SOL
Linus Ljungmark, Area MD Scandinavia, CMA CGM

Propelling the future of shipping

Ship propulsion
Vessel propulsion systems form the core of sustainable shipping solutions. Fuel flexibility, energy and carbon efficiency, and smart solutions need to be addressed to meet with future requirements. For some, even more is required, such as air lubricated hulls and wind assist.

We need to hear the experiences gained from pioneering companies that were early adopters of new solutions, such as the conversion to fully or hybrid electric propulsion.

Helene Mellquist, CEO & President, Volvo Penta
Malin Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Volvo Penta
Frederikke Munk Sørensen, Climate Manager, MAN Energy Solutions
Niclas Dahl, Managing Director, Oceanbird
Erik Froste, CEO, Ferry Division, Swedish Transport Administration

Life-cycle management of ships

How to recycle ships in a sustainable way is something that will rapidly become a key question for the shipping business as scrapping volumes are set to more than double. What does sustainable recycling contain? The life-cycle management of ships contains quite a lot. Green recycling starts with an inventory of hazardous materials. What about sustainable scrapping capacity?

Pia Meling, Managing Director, Grieg Green

Closing remarks

Edwin Lampert, Executive Editor, Riviera Maritime Media

Dinner at the Royal Bachelors’ Club

Refreshments and dinner at the Royal Bachelors’ Club, Skyttegatan 1.


€450 per person (SEK4,950).

​mi Executive Meeting 30th Anniversary

What to expect

To listen to a full day of industry experts and executives discuss their outlooks for the maritime industry

Who should attend

Anyone who is interested in listening to experts and maritime industry executives share their views on the drivers for change, trends, challenges and opportunities.


Thursday 19th January, 2023. Registration starts at 08:45. The meeting starts at 09:15 and finishes at 17:00 – followed by refreshments and dinner.


Meeting at the Museum of World Culture, Södra vägen 54, Gothenburg. Refreshments and dinner at the Royal Bachelors’ Club, Skyttegatan 1, Gothenburg.

Three decades of insight, inspiration and interaction!

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