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Jan Otto de Kat
Technical Director, Advisory Services at ABS


Jan Otto de Kat has worked as Director in ABS since 2013 in Copenhagen. He is responsible for coordination of activities related to sustainable shipping in northern Europe and market sector lead for containerships; previous areas of responsibility included energy efficiency, operational and environmental performance. He has worked as Senior Director and Head of Innovation in A.P. Moller-Maersk between 2007 and 2012.

From 1989 through 2006 he worked at the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), Wageningen, the last 7 years as Director of Research and Development.

He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in naval architecture and offshore engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.Eng. degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chair's Introduction

  • How do shipowners prepare for new fuels?

  • What could fuel shipping by 2030 and 2050 and what might the ship look like?