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

Martin Harren

Harren & Partner Group/SAL


Dr. Martin Harren, born in 1970, is CEO and Owner of the Bremen-based Harren Group, which also includes the subsidiaries SAL Heavy Lift and Intermarine. He joined the group in 2003 and initially took care of the finance department. Previously (1992 - 2003), Harren completed his doctorate in medicine at the Free University of Berlin and worked as a surgeon at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. His main activities include driving strategic projects and mergers & acquisitions.

Sessions With Martin Harren

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.