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Ferry group calls for papers on Power and People

[ April 13, 2022   //   ]

The Interferry trade association is calling for papers addressing the ‘Power and People’ themes of its 46th annual conference in Seattle, US, this October.

Under the Power theme, presentations are invited on any sustainable, future-proof vessel powering options and the related challenges – notably the regulatory targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 50% by 2030 and ‘net zero’ by 2050. Special focus will be given to papers on the development of Onshore Power Supply (OPS) in ports and terminals.

The People sessions aim to explore issues facing operators regarding staffing and succession planning, with particular attention to training and retention at a time when the maritime sector, like all industries, is facing an acute shortage of skilled labour. 

Papers from outside as well as within the industry will be welcome. Potential speakers are asked to send a 300-word abstract and relevant links if they have made any similarly themed presentations, together with a brief biography, portrait photo and social media details such as a LinkedIn profile.  Applications should be sent to business manager with a copy to by May 13. Those selected will be notified by 17 June.