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Dr Grahaeme Henderson - The Shipping Challenge: Carry More. Emit Less Event

Dr Grahaeme Henderson
9 December 2015
Boldrewood Lecture Theatre, 176L/1125

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Event details

We are pleased to announce that Dr Grahaeme Henderson will be visiting the University of Southampton as part of our Distinguished Lecture programme. The world is facing an “Energy Challenge”. Namely, how does the world economically meet the increasing demands for energy, whilst tackling climate change?

Lecture synopsis

In his upcoming Distinguished Lecture at Southampton University, Dr Grahaeme Henderson will argue that the shipping industry cannot hide from this challenge, and will examine how the increasing amount of goods and energy the world demands can be shipped around the globe, whilst lowering the shipping industry’s environmental impact.

As well as outlining a series of measures the industry can take in addressing this challenge, Dr Henderson will argue it is critical that the shipping industry does not shy away from the climate change debate and, instead, is seen to be a leader in reducing its own greenhouse gas footprint and emissions that affect air quality.

Dr Henderson will discuss the role that technology, greater efficiency and new fuels can play in meeting the challenge of carrying more and emitting less. Innovation, genuine multilateralism and pragmatic policy solutions are all needed if the shipping industry is to reduce its environmental impact at a time when demands for its services are growing more than ever.

About the speaker

Dr Grahaeme Henderson is responsible for Shell’s international shipping and maritime activities, including ships, barges, drilling units, floating production facilities and related operations. His work spans Shell’s entire business across upstream, downstream, projects and construction.

Grahaeme’s global team also manages Shell’s oil tanker, LPG and LNG vessel portfolio. This includes 44 LNG ships, which make up some 11% of the world fleet, and some of the world’s most technically advanced LNG carriers.

Grahaeme is strongly focused on safety and the environment, improving the efficiency of shipping and maritime operations, and driving technology and innovation, including Floating LNG.

Grahaeme has been a member of the Shell Trading Executive Committee and a Director of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company since April 2011. He is active in a variety of shipping industry bodies: Chairman of Oil Companies International Marine Forum, Vice President of the UK Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of UK Shipping Defence Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Oceans.

Grahaeme was previously Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell’s upstream joint venture company in Brunei. His career with Shell has also included assignments in the UK, Nigeria, Syria and The Netherlands.

He has a First Class Honours BSc Degree and a PhD in mathematics of sea waves, and is a Professional Chartered Engineer.

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This event will begin at 18:00, with teas and coffees served from 17:15


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