Bud Darr

MSC Group

Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs

An experienced global maritime leader in the areas of policy, government, and related law, Bud Darr is Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs of MSC Group.

Bud began his education in Submarine Nuclear Engineering and later obtained his formal undergraduate education at the US Merchant Marine Academy, where he was trained as a Deck Officer. During his subsequent career with the US Coast Guard, he studied law at the George Washington University Law School. He most recently led the Maritime Policy efforts of the Cruise Lines International Association prior to joining the MSC Group in 2017.

Today, Bud is engaged across MSC’s Cargo and Passenger divisions, developing the company’s central Government Affairs function, based at the Group’s headquarters in Geneva.

He serves on the Boards for the UK Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, Liberian Shipowners’ Council, and Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel.

Sessions With Bud Darr

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 12:15pm - 01:00pm (EST) / 02/mar/2021 05:15 pm - 02/mar/2021 06:00 pm

    Adapting To New Ocean Shipping Dynamics

    The Route to Zero-Emission Shipping

    Increasingly stringent mandates to cut greenhouse gas emissions has further turned up the heat on the at-times fraught relationship between shippers and carriers. This session will feature a discussion with carriers and those working with shippers on decarbonization to illuminate how both sides are attempting to work together to achieve incremental environmental victories on Scope 3 emissions in the short and medium-term, bringing them closer to what will ultimately be a fossil fuel-free future while walking a fine line on cost sensitivity.