• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Jost Bergmann


Business Director-MPV and General Cargo Ships

Jost Bergmann holds a position as Business director for Multi-purpose and General cargo vessels at world-leading class society DNV. Being based in Hamburg, his role is supporting both clients as well as colleagues globally, in all countries where such type of vessels are owned and operated, as well as designed and built. Focus is to promote unique DNV services, which aim at maximizing efficiency, profitability & sustainability of customers operation, while also collecting feedback to further enhance DNV’s products and service delivery.

After an apprenticeship as shipbuilder at a shipyard in Germany he studied naval architecture at Rostock university. The first 6 years of his professional carrier Jost worked as engineer first in the design office later in production at famous German shipyard Bremer Vulkan, joining DNV in 1996, where he worked in different technical as well as managerial positions and countries before starting his current job about 7 years ago.

Sessions With Jost Bergmann

Friday, 21 April

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (CST) / 21/apr/2023 04:00 pm - 21/apr/2023 04:45 pm

    Who's on First: Choosing Low- or No-Carbon Fuels and Ship Designs Across a Varied Global Fleet

    What will the green fuel of the future be? Will there be one fuel for all, or a number of potential solutions? How will ports adapt, and what do ship owners and operators need to plan for when it comes to emissions regulations and other aspects of sustainability? The multipurpose sector is a small niche and will follow rather than lead when it comes to green fuel — but not every option makes sense for this fleet. Multipurpose vessel operators, which trade in the most remote corners of the globe, expect to hedge their bets with fossil fuel for some time. Multimillion-dollar newbuilding decisions can't be made quickly, especially in the face of an increasingly complex regulatory environment, evolving commercial realities, and a segment wary of over-investment. Led by Peter Tirschwell, vice president of S&P Global Market Intelligence, this panel of carrier, port, and classification society executives will examine the choices global carriers face, with a focus on the fate of the MPV/heavy-lift fleet.