about the event


Welcome to The Maritime Standard Transportation and Climate Change Conference (TMS TACCC), the leading platform for addressing the critical interplay between transportation and climate change. TMS TACCC brings together industry leaders, experts, policy makers and innovators from around the world to share insights, foster collaboration and drive practical and viable solutions for a sustainable future.

At TMS TACCC, which will be again held in the vibrant city of Abu Dhabi, we will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the need to tackle climate change in the transportation sector. Through thought-provoking presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions, the event will generate insights into cutting-edge technologies, policy frameworks, financing options and best practices that can significantly reduce the environmental impact of transportation.

Join us to gain valuable knowledge, network with industry peers, and be inspired by the transformative initiatives that are shaping the future of transportation. Together, we can pave the way for a greener, more efficient, and sustainable transportation system that addresses climate change and creates a positive impact on our planet.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the global movement driving change in the transportation industry. Register now to secure your place at TMS TACCC and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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When & Where

26th September 2024
Saadiyat Rotana Resorts and Villas, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates

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26th August 2024

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Gain valuable insights

With expert speakers from various industries and backgrounds, you'll gain valuable insights and knowledge about the latest trends, technologies, and strategies for sustainable transportation.

Networking opportunities

Meet and connect with other professionals, thought leaders, and decision-makers from across the transportation industry, government agencies, NGOs, and academia.

Explore innovative solutions

Discover innovative and sustainable transportation solutions that can help reduce emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change.

Stay up-to-date

Stay informed about the latest regulations, policies, and initiatives related to sustainable transportation and climate change.

Make a difference

By attending the conference, you'll be contributing to a global effort to tackle one of the biggest challenges of our time: climate change.

Enhance your professional development

TMS TACCC offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and stay at the forefront of sustainable transportation practices. Acquire new skills, insights, and perspectives that can elevate your career and make you a valuable asset in driving positive change within your organization and the industry as a whole.

our speakers

James Frew

Global Head of Business Advisory - Decarbonisation Lead, Lloyd’s Register

Julian Mylchreest

Executive Vice Chairman, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America

Gonzalo Canseco

Director Research & Development, Onepoint5 & Former Senior Advisor to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC

Mohammad Jaber

Managing Director, Air & Sea and COO Abu Dhabi, DSV Solutions Abu Dhabi

Rania Tadros

Managing Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East

Vijay Arora

Managing Director, Indian Register of Shipping

Conference  Programme

Decarbonising Transportation – Facilitating the Transition to Net Zero
Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, The Maritime Standard is organising the second “Transportation and Climate Change Conference (TACCC).” Once again it will be held in Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s primary ports and logistics centres, and a leader in tackling climate change issues across a range of industry sectors. The conference aims to update participants on progress being made in tackling climate change goals across the broad transportation industry, including shipping, ports, logistics, aviation, rail, road and intermodal. It is well established that transportation contributes a significant proportion of emissions that are harming the environment and leading to the climate change emergency. It has been estimated that around a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions are generated by transportation related activities.  As such the transportation sector has a key role to play in delivering on global climate change targets and the drive to net zero. While many measures have already been put in place to reduce the impact of transportation on our climate, there is much still to be done. And there is a pressing need not only to maintain this momentum, but to accelerate progress. The TACCC conference will hear from a number of expert speakers well qualified in their respective industry segments and who are responsible for framing policy and delivering operational and technology based solutions. The event will cover a broad spread of topics, spanning ports and shipping; transportation technology; warehousing and logistics; aviation; rail; intermodal; insurance, financial and legal issues; and digitalisation. Discussions will take place in the context of ongoing commercial and geopolitical challenges and the need for participants in the industry to remain competitive and operationally efficient while making the transition to net zero.
Schedule 2024
January 1, 1970
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Registration and refreshments

9:30 am - 9:35 am

Welcome Address

9:35 am - 9:40 am

Inaugural Address by Trevor Pereira, Managing Director, The Maritime Standard

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address

Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
Managing Director & Group CEO, AD Ports Group

Session 1: Facilitating Transportation’s Transition to Net Zero

Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
Managing Director & Group CEO, AD Ports Group
Abdullah Bin Damithan
CEO & Managing Director, DP World GCC
Capt Abdulkareem Al Masabi
James Frew
Global Head of Business Advisory - Decarbonisation Lead, Lloyd’s Register
Eng. Yasser Zaghloul
Group CEO, National Marine Dredging Company
Abdullah Al Hameli
CEO, Economic Cities & Free Zones, AD Ports Group
Sanjay Mehta
Chairman, S One Capital

Key Highlights:

  • Sustainable shipping - Explore best practice solutions that are setting new standards in reducing emissions within the maritime industry.
  • Green Port and Terminal Networks - Learn about the creation of eco-friendly infrastructure to support sustainable port operations.
  • Logistics Sector Sustainability - Discover how the logistics sector is stepping up to enhance sustainability across supply chains.
  • Aviation Sector Implications - Assess the broader implications of climate change on aviation and air cargo operations.
  • Energy-Efficient Multi-Modal Networks - Develop strategies for creating transportation networks that prioritize energy efficiency.
  • Regulatory Framework - Understand the upcoming regulatory changes that will impact our drive toward net zero.
  • Clean and Green Rail Systems - Gain insights from the GCC experience on transferring cargo to green rail systems.
  • Green Financing Tools - Explore the development of financial tools designed to achieve net zero goals.
  • COP 28 Progress Update - Receive a progress update a year after COP 28, focusing on achievements and ongoing efforts.
  • Alternative Fuel Evaluation - Conduct a strategic evaluation of alternative fuel options, analyzing their operational and economic viability.
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Refreshment Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Panel Discussion

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Q&A Session

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Session 2: Transportation - Embracing new operational and service solutions

Capt. Ammar Mubarak Al Shaiba
Acting CEO of Maritime Cluster & SAFEEN Group AD Ports Group
Emile Hoogsteden
CEO, SOHAR Port & Freezone
Jonathan Andrews
CEO, Steamship Mutual
Antonio Campoy
CEO, Noatum Group, Logistics Cluster, AD Ports Group
Gonzalo Canseco
Director Research & Development, Onepoint5 & Former Senior Advisor to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC
Mohammad Jaber
Managing Director, Air & Sea and COO Abu Dhabi, DSV Solutions Abu Dhabi
Carlos Guerrero Pozuelo
Global Market Leader for Gas Carriers & Tankers, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

Key Highlights:

  • Developing green supply chains
  • Building integrated multi-modal networks
  • Electrification of port operations - scope for a major contribution to climate change issues?
  • Achieving sustainable trade growth - identifying optimum future strategies
  • The impact of CII and EEXI on shipping - regulatory success stories?
  • Incentivising climate action within the transportation sector - the role of fiscal and financial tools
  • Developing sustainable fuel networks for shipping and aviation
  • Balancing operational efficiency and sustainability requirements across transportation
  • Shortsea, coastal shipping and rail - moving cargo flows off the road
  • Harnessing the power of digitalisation and AI to drive down carbon emissions
  • Overland road transport - taking operations into a low carbon future
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Panel Discussion

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Q&A Session

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Refreshment Break

Session 3: Transportation technology - Overcoming the barriers to sustainable transition

Emil Pellicer
General Counsel, AD Ports Group
Ravi Jawani
Partner, Fichte & Co
Vijay Arora
Managing Director, Indian Register of Shipping

Key Highlights:

  • Alternative Fuel Retrofits - Explore the challenges and opportunities of retrofitting existing fleets with alternative fuels
  • Designing Carbon Neutral Ships - Learn about the latest advances in designing ships with minimal carbon footprints.
  • Carbon Capture - Delve into the emerging concept of carbon capture and its potential in the transportation sector.
  • Shipboard Wind Propulsion - Discover the rapid developments in wind propulsion technology for ships.
  • Classification Societies - Understand the role of classification societies in driving the sector towards net zero.
  • Insurance Insights - Balance risk and reward with insights from the insurance industry.
  • Maritime Law - Gain clarity around the legal frameworks crucial for navigating changes in the industry.
  • Green Cargo Handling - Invest in new generation container terminal systems for greener cargo handling.
  • Shoreside Power - Learn how harnessing shoreside power and other technologies can reduce emissions in ports.
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels - Highlight the need for faster progress in developing sustainable aviation fuels.
  • Green Rail Technology - Embrace the advances in green technology for rail transport.
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Panel Discussion

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Q&A Session

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Summary and Closing Remarks

Networking cocktails
January 1, 1970
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Room 1

Networking Cocktails

One of the main reasons professionals attend a conference is to network. The Maritime Standard(TMS) Networking Cocktails is aimed to promote networking between delegates attending and can be an opportune time for helping your company and your career.

TMS Networking Cocktail evenings are immensely popular and are primarily focused on providing attendees with an opportunity to network with their counterparts as well as providing a platform for expanding business contacts.

You won’t find a better platform to form new business contacts and to develop existing connections than at The Maritime Standard Networking Cocktails, which has a more casual and relaxed vibe than the office – but still maintains a professional overtone. Business cocktail parties are a great opportunity to break out of your shell, whether you are looking to explore career options, expand your knowledge about a company and its employees, or simply to broaden your network of contacts. Take advantage of the various opportunities provided by TMS Networking Cocktails to maximize your professional goals.

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Julian Mylchreest

Bank of America
Executive Vice Chairman
Global Cooperate & Investment Banking

Emile Hoogsteden

Sohar Industrial Port Company

Ali Abouba

Gulf Navigation

pricing plans

Plan Type

Delegate Fee per In Person (USD)

(3 or more)


Early Bird discount of 20%

(Early bird discount closes on 26th August 2024)




early bird

$ 399
  • Entrance
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Custom Badge
  • One Workshop


$ 599
  • Entrance
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Posters Session
  • Talk to the Editors Session


$ 799
  • Comfortable Seat
  • Access To Artists Meeting
  • Custom Badge
  • Certificate



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27th September 2023

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates