Bradley Golden, professor of naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute
“The maritime industry has been a driving force around the world throughout history, facilitating today’s global community through technological developments, international commerce, and communication. Today, we also recognize the impact of our industry on climate change and the responsibility we have to help lead the efforts to reduce the effects of emissions on our world. Society expects us to do this, and there’s no better way to accomplish this goal than to raise awareness of the problem and potential solutions with the next generation of our industry’s leaders. Webb Institute is proud to work with our partners on this conference and inspire the developments that will shape the future of the maritime industry,” said Bradley Golden, professor of naval architecture and marine engineering at Webb Institute.
Laurent Corbel, CEO of Wind Support NYC
“Near zero emission shipping is already underway, with a significant increase in sail-powered tonnage on the verge of coming online in 2023/2024. Three projects – Neoline, TOWT, and SailCargo – are advancing toward the ability to ship using natural propulsion at scale. These new fleets, currently in development, will boost the transition to zero-emission shipping. U.S. exporters/importers can commit today for near-zero emissions shipping in 2024."
Guilhem Gaillarde, head of the Ships department at MARIN
“Operating as an independent foundation since 1932 to inspire the maritime sector with innovation, MARIN has set-up 10 years ago an event to promote and share knowledge on zero emission shipping and alternative power use: the BlueWeek. Such an event, organised yearly in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, has seen in the last decade a huge development of wind power techniques. We are today extremely glad to present natural propulsion technologies to students at Webb and in the US. Through this, we hope to inspire future naval architects to create and build the sustainable ships of tomorrow.”