On June 20th, 2023, the Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois & the Spuerkeess jointly organized the Hydrogen: The Future of Shipping? conference. This event aimed to highlight the Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of hydrogen and the place of #Luxembourg in it. We had the honor to count on the participation of Minister Claude Turmes, Ministère de l’Énergie et de l’Aménagement du Territoire, Mikaa Mered, Sciences Po Paris, and Herbert Jost, DEME Group.
Mikaa Mered, gave a fascinating and dynamic presentation, Geoeconomic & Geopolitics of the AlternativeFuels: the Hydrogen Factor. He provided an overview of hydrogen, including the lack of common policies, the critical metals supply, and the risks. He reminded us of the undeniable place of the maritime sector in the transportation and trade of this alternative fuel and the opportunities to seize. Everything is still to be made. Then, Herbert Jost, presented Green Molecules for Europe; DEME’s green hydrogen projects in the MENA Region and Beyond.. This presentation was about DEME’s « Hyport » projects in Oman, Egypt, and Morocco. The projects aim to have a complete green hydrogen value chain. He also mentioned critical factors for the success of such projects and their developments by others: lack of investments and guarantees, equipment costs, technological capabilities…
On June 13th, 2023, the delegation visited the Port of Dublin. The participants were welcomed on a boat to visit the site. At the same time, split into small groups, the port authorities explained the port’s activities to the participants. They saw several vessels, including a Seatruck Ferries, a company acquired by CLdN end of 2022. Then, the delegation visited MV Sixtine, a CLdN vessel. The participants were lucky to discuss with the captain, who took the time to answer questions and share his experience.
During the Luxembourg-Ireland Economic Forum, the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster co-organized the Navigating New Trade Realities: The Future of Shipping and Logistics Seminar. The session was in two parts: the first discussed an essential matter for trend, the Windsor Agreement, which will have a considerable impact. The second part focused on energy transition. We tried to keep a dual approach to show that the challenges are the same to reduce emissions in the Maritime & Logistics industries, but the realities and ways to proceed differ.
With the participation of Manifests Ireland, Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Department of Transport, Bureau Veritas, d’Amico, Wallenborn.
The Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois asbl was with a stand at Transport Logistics 2023 in Munich.
It was the opportunity to represent the #maritime sector with other stakeholders from the #logistics sector under Luxembourg’s pavilion. Some members of the #Cluster were with a stand, such as CLdN, CFL multimodal, Luxport-Group, Stena Line.
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The Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois asbl organized an Accompanied Visit at the Port of Antwerp-Bruges on April 28th, 2023. The group comprised several Cluster members, the Luxembourg maritime administration, and the Business Club Belgium-Luxembourg.
The participants had the luck to meet the maritime authorities from the Port, which gave them a presentation. They talked about their activities and specificities, the merger, and their aims for the future. After the presentation of the port authorities, the participants visited the port and a CLdN vessel.
We thank our Vice-President, Michel Cigrang, for making this Accompanied Visit possible and showing the participants the CLdN’s business activities! And thanks to the participants for joining us!
Bourbon Luxembourg Services, DEME Group, Intershipping, Jan De Nul Group, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Marsh, Kouros, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Meyer Neptun, and Pinsent Masons. LinkedIn post
On February 7th, 2023, the Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois asbl and the Embassy of Belgium in Luxembourg, held a conference about Cybersecurity in the maritime sector, at the residence of H.E. Thomas Lambert, Ambassador of Belgium to Luxembourg.
The discussion was led by the moderator Melanie Delannoy (Kleos Space). After the opening speech of H.E. Thomas Lambert, the conference started with the insurance market and coverage in cybersecurity given by Anne-Sophie Coppens and Charlotte van Bouwel (Marsh). It was followed by a video presentation about the Cyber resilience strategy of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, given by Yannick Herrebaut.
The European Space Agency (ESA) took part in the conference. Jean-Luc Trullemans provided insights about the risks faced by autonomous vessels and the vulnerability of space and shipping in front of cyber threats. The guests had the honor to count on the participation of Admiral De Beurme, who gave the point of view of The Belgian Navy. He highlighted the necessity of having a multi-domain approach to have the capacity to face threats.
Before concluding, RHEA Group, represented by Pascal Rogiest, presented their activities and works already achieved in the maritime sector. After a Q&A session, David Lutty, Vice-President of the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster, closed the conference. The event continued with a networking cocktail.
On October 25th, 2022, the Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois asbl and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange jointly organized a presentation at the Cercle Münster with a focus on sustainable debt instruments that are instrumental in funding the retrofits of vessels and the adoption of clean-reliable technologies in the maritime sector by 2030.
The event gathered almost 40 people from the local shipping ecosystem around the table, notably shipowners, bankers, lawyers, and Luxembourg maritime administration. The banks and law firms present during this event have decided to join forces with the Luxembourg Stock Exchange to ease the issuance process for shipping companies through a one-stop-shop solution. The Maritime Affairs are currently working on a green shipping plan and paying particular attention to this initiative.
Clément Drescher, Sustainable Finance Specialist, gave us interesting insights on the current landscape of sustainable finance in the maritime sector with a specific focus on sustainability-linked bonds and explained how the LuxSE can support companies in their sustainability journey.
We thank our Cluster’s members for their participation: CLdN, Cobelfret , d’Amico, DEME, Euronav, Intershipping, Jan De Nul Group, Leyer Neptun, Stena, and the LuxSE team for this collaboration.
On July 21st, 2022, the Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois asbl organized an accompanied visit to Port of Mertert. After a presentation of Luxport-Group, the group had a tour of the port. We highly thank Jürgen Helten, Managing Director of Luxport-Group, for his time and for sharing his passion for shipping and inland navigation!
The Port of Mertert is located in Luxembourg and is connected to all the major waterways of Europe via the Moselle. This logistics center has a rail network of 25 km and a 5 km long road network. This means that they can also carry a load from and to the lorry and railway parallel to the shipping. Discover more here.
We are delighted to have made this visit with several members from shipping and inland navigation, and partners such as the Luxembourg Maritime Affairs, the Cluster for Logistics, and the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
On June 16th, 2022, the Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois asbl organized a Blue Talk with the Portuguese Embassy in Luxembourg. We welcomed Bas Veerman from DNV who gave a presentation about green shipping. It was followed by a discussion with several members of the Cluster.
During June 2022, the Cluster represented Luxembourg at the UN Ocean Conference 2022 in Lisbon and made an accompanied visit to Euromaritime in Marseille with some members and the Business Club France-Luxembourg,