Ricardo Batista, Policy Officer, EU Commission and member of the Fuel EU Maritime group, that reached a deal this morning, will be joining the keynote panel opening the 44th Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels conference.



Ricardo Batista, Policy Officer, EU Commision 

Meet Ricardo and the C-suite panellists on the first day of the conference, to ask your questions and find out how the Fuel EU Maritime deal will affect you.

C-suite keynote panel to discuss: The cost of decarbonisation & who is going to pay?

Topics will include carbon levy funding, funding for investment, national incentives, funding for new technology, hypothecation and The Fuel EU Maritime agreement.

The C-suite panellists confirmed on this year’s keynote panel include (from left to right):


  • MODERATOR - Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO
  • Ricardo Batista, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Simon Bennett, Deputy Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping
  • Martin Kröger, CEO, German Shipowners’ Association (VDR)
  • Wolfram Guntermann, Director Regulatory Affairs, Hapag-Lloyd AG
  • Markus Münz, Managing Director, VDMA Large Engines


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