NEXT CONFERENCE — 20/06/2023:

“Hydrogen: The Future of Shipping?”

↓ With Spuerkeess, Mikaa Mered, and DEME 

This conference aims to highlight the Geopolitics and Geoeconomics of Hydrogen and the place of Luxembourg in it. To discuss this topic, we called on experts. It is why after having discussed the Geopolitics of Arctics in 2020 and the Geopolitics of Antarctica in 2021, Mikaa Mered will be pleased to come back to talk about Geoeconomics & Geopolitics of the Alternative Fuels: the Hydrogen Factor”To give the counterpart with the industry point of view, we are more than glad to count the participation of DEME, with Herbert Jost, who will present Green molecules for Europe: DEME’s green hydrogen projects in the MENA region and beyond”.



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.

See you in 2025!

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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!
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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.

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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.

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PORT OF MERTERT — 21/07/2022

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.

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BLUE TALK — 16/06/2022

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,

Read our article that sums up the events of June 2022.

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