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Greening Inland Shipping – One year on

5 November 2020, 10-11:30AM GMT

In Autumn 2019 we hosted London’s first Greening Inland Shipping conference. Just over a year on, we are aiming to reconvene, online, keeping track of and updating on the progress that has been made since.

Our panel of speakers will take us through global developments, the roadmap for improving inland vessels performance on the Thames, current and planned developments on the river.

This webinar will be supported by a publication picking up on the trends identified and short videos of last year’s speakers summarising what has happened for them since last year.

As before, the event will be chaired by Dr. Tim Moonen.



10:00AM Welcome and introductions – Dr Tim Moonen, The Business of Cities

10:05AM Global developments update – Edwin Pang, Consulting Naval Architect and Chair of the RINA IMO Committee

10:15AM Charting the path for cleaner inland shipping on the Thames – Chester Lewis, E4 Tech

10:25AM Thames developments

  • Cleaner diesel – Dr Paul Hellier, mechanical engineering deputy programme director, lecturer in engines and fuels, and EPSRC research fellow, UCL
  • Hybrid – Boluda Towage (invited)
  • Future options: electric and hydrogen – James Trimmer, PLA

10:50AM Launch of the Green Inland Vessels Scheme – Tanya Ferry, PLA

11:00AM Q&A session

11:20AM Emerging themes and conclusions

11:25AM Event close – Dr Tim Moonen, UCL



Dr Tim Moonen

Edwin Pang

Chester Lewis

Dr Paul Hellier

James Trimmer

Tanya Ferry