MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is a global business engaged in the shipping and logistics sector. Present in 155 countries, MSC facilitates international trade between the world’s major economies, and among emerging markets across all continents.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1978, MSC is a privately-owned organisation driven by the Aponte family. A world leader in container shipping, MSC has evolved from a one vessel operation into a globally-respected business with a fleet of 520 vessels and more than 70,000 staff.

MSC delivers goods and services to local communities, customers and international business partners. With access to an integrated global network of road, rail and sea transport resources, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge.

Through a network of 493 offices, MSC ensures that shippers can talk directly to our representatives, as well as using a variety of e-business solutions for digitalized cargo bookings. Responding to the needs of our customers, MSC is a major driving force behind the evolution of smart containers in our industry, helping to set the standards for digital shipping.

MSC calls at 500 ports on 200 trade routes, carrying some 21 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) annually, via a modern fleet, equipped with the latest green technologies.


Shell is an international energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

With Shell Gas To Liquid we offer a drop-in fuel which can be used in any diesel engine and will immediately result in a reduction of local emissions, smell and sound.


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS marine services help your business comply with shipping regulations. Operating in most major ports around the world, we offer a comprehensive range of sample collection services, laboratory analysis and consultancy services to the maritime sector. Our solutions are effective, cost-efficient, and will help protect all stakeholders and the environment.


eConowind offers a containerized wind propulsion unit for sea-going ships. The goal of the unit is to reduce costs and CO2 emissions by reduction of used motor power.

This eConowind unit has two foldable VentiFoils: wing shaped elements creating very high propelling force relative to it’s size. Boundary layer suction increases and controls the propulsion force.

On captains demand, the Ventifoils deploy. Further sailing is done automatically finding the optimal angles relative to the apparent wind. The generated force will be transferred right into the deck and thus helping with propulsion. To maintain the ships speed, the motor power can be reduced.

Retrofitting Ventifoils without container is an option.


A historical figure of Lake Geneva since its founding in 1873, CGN (Compagnie générale de navigation sur le lac Léman) is, with its 19 boats, the largest navigation company in French-speaking Switzerland and the second largest in Switzerland. As regards mobility, it is a key player in the Lake Geneva region, notably due to its many transport links with neighbouring France.


Daphne Technology is a green technology company based at the heart of innovation in Lausanne, Switzerland and Gothenburg, Sweden. In the view of International Maritime Organisation introducing regulations (IMO 2020) addressing pollutant gas emissions, Daphne has developed SulPure: a next generation technology for exhaust gas purification. SulPure is an all-in-one, ready to install, turnkey solution for the shipping industry that simultaneously removes both SOx and NOx pollutants from marine engine exhaust gas. The key to the SulPure system is the NanoScrubber, which contains a cartridge system with nanofunctionalised surfaces that convert SOx and NOx to an agricultural fertiliser. SulPure thus produces zero waste, saves 50% in fuel costs, providing a simple and sustainable solution to ship owners to purify exhaust gas emissions and comply with tightening air pollution regulations.


LR started out in 1760 as the first marine classification society, and has now become one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures worldwide. In a world of increasing complexity – overloaded with data and opinion – we know that our clients need more than technology to succeed. They need an experienced hand. A partner to listen, cut through the noise and focus on what really matters to them and their customers. Our engineers and technical experts are dedicated to assurance. That means a commitment to embracing new technology and a deep rooted desire to drive better performance. So we consider our customer’s needs with diligence and empathy, then use our expertise and over 250 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone.

After all, there are some things technology can’t replace.


Leclanché SA, headquartered in Switzerland, is a leading provider of high-quality energy storage solutions designed to accelerate our progress towards a clean energy future. Leclanché’s history and heritage are rooted in more than 100 years of battery and energy storage innovation and the company is a trusted provider of energy storage solutions worldwide. This, combined with the company’s culture of German engineering, precision and Swiss quality, makes Leclanché the partner of choice for troublemakers, established companies and governments that are at the forefront of positive changes in the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed around the world. The energy transition is driven mainly by changes in the management of our electricity grids and the electrification of transportation, and these two end markets are the backbone of our strategy and business model. Leclanché is at the heart of the convergence of transport electrification and the evolution of the distribution network. Leclanché is the only pure play energy storage company listed worldwide, organized into three business units: stationary storage solutions, e-Transport solutions and specialized battery systems.


GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz)

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) is a technology and engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). For over 55 years, GTT has been maintaining reliable relationships with all stakeholders of the gas industry (shipyards, ship-owners, gas companies, terminal operators, classification societies). The company designs and provides technologies which combine operational efficiency and safety, to equip LNG carriers, floating terminals, and multi-gas carriers. GTT also develops solutions dedicated to the use of LNG as fuel for the vessel propulsion, land storage, as well as a full range of services.

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Gurit has established itself as a developer and innovator in the composites industry and positioned itself as the leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering services, tooling equipment, and select parts and systems. Over 30 years experience in the practical application of composites across various market sectors and projects, from small parts to large-scale structures, combined with a unique technical approach enables Gurit to offer the complete composite solution.



AELER is an AI-driven company whose mission is to automate the logistics industry and make it significantly more ecological. To do so, we develop hardware and software to provide essential logistics values: visibility & efficiency. We have reimagined a fundamental tool which has not changed for more than 60 years and designed today’s most advanced shipping container. Fully digitalized to monitor itself and its cargo in real-time, while capable of handling higher payloads, better protecting cargo and reducing fuel consumption, our next-generation containers reduce costs, reduce the environmental impact of transportation and facilitate trade.



Syroco is a scientific and technical laboratory that generates innovation through pioneering achievements. By setting goals beyond the limits imposed by current technologies, Syroco designs innovative solutions that can be applied in the industrial field, especially in maritime transportation. With efficient leverage to transfer the results of its research into the economic sphere, Syroco is helping players meet the economic and environmental challenges they face, while generating sustainable operating opportunities and a positive impact on the environment.



The Siemens marine commitment stretches back more than 130 years. Our highly innovative portfolio of systems, solutions and services covers the entire lifecycle. From electric propulsion drives to digital fleet management: A promise of supporting businesses with future-proof solutions for the safe, efficient and reliable operation of commercial as well as naval vessels.



Eldora Traiteur is the official caterer for the CGN (Compagnie Générale de Navigation) fleet. With its thirteen boats, including the majestic paddleboat Belle Époque, the CGN fleet offers memorable cruises on its regular scheduled sailings, as well as the possibility of organising private cruises on several of its boats. All different sizes, the boats can accommodate anything from 60 to 700 people for special events, providing a truly original setting for a wedding, a company outing, or any other special occasion. Thanks to its partnership with CGN, Eldora Traiteur can marry the pleasures of deliciously festive gastronomy with stunning lake scenery, unique in Europe.



Facilitating circular logistics through our smart modular and digitally enabled industrial packaging solution. Transforming waste to intelligence. Facilitating circular logistics through our smart modular and digitally enabled industrial packaging solution. Front runners in the Physical Internet initiative.



Airseas is a French industrial SME cross fertilizing flight control technology from the aerospace industry to the maritime shipping industry. Airseas has developed SEAWING, a disruptive and patented parafoil kite wind assisted propulsion system, offering on average a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and related GHG emissions. Having two renowned customers (Airbus and “K”Line), Airseas has also received AiP’s from both Bureau Veritas and ClassNK and now enters its industrialization phase with a growing orderbook.



The Swiss Shipowners Association has been created in 1942 and represents the national maritime sector, its members operating more than 90% of the Swiss fleet. This last counts more than 900 ships and ranks n°5 in Europe and n°11 in the world. Being the privileged discussion partner of Swiss authorities, especially Swiss Maritime Navigation Office, Swiss Shipowners Association is member of BIMCO and ICS – International Chamber of Shipping.


AFBE (French Association for Electric Boat)

The French Association for Electric Boat was created in 1994 in Bordeaux by partners from different professional backgrounds: academics, researchers, engineers and industrials, anxious to develop the image and the electric boat market in France and abroad.
It groups today 50 partners from France and Europe: Boats builders, solutions providers, institutions, users and passionate individuals. 

 AFBE objectives are to promote the design, construction and use of electrical boat, encourage operators and communities to equip sites and waterways in power stations, promote respect for nature, environment, air and water, establish relationships with counterpart foreign associations, and promote exchanges within the organizations.



The International Windship Association (IWSA) facilitates and promotes wind propulsion for commercial shipping worldwide and brings together all parties in the development of a wind-ship sector to shape industry and government attitudes and policies.



Established in 1983, the Propeller Club of the Port of Geneva has some 160 members, men and women, who benefit from the informal gatherings of the Club to forge new contacts and make new relationships with others involved in the world of the international carriage of goods.


ZESTAs (Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association)

The Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association is a platform for clean technology providers and projects to speak with a united voice, creating awareness of and familiarity with the technology and design features required to transition the world fleet to zero emissions.


STSA (Swiss Trading & Shipping Association)

The Swiss Trading & Shipping Association (STSA) is a non-profit, non-political Swiss association representing companies active in commodity trading and shipping activities, trade finance and related services. Since its creation in 2014 it acts as the umbrella organisation for the sector in Switzerland, bringing together the 3 regional associations, 190 members and institutions, and over 100 professionals participating in STSA Committees and expert Working Groups.


Swiss Association for Zero Emission Boat

The Swiss Association for Zero Emission Boat promotes the transition from thermal boats to electric and/or hydrogen boats. Through its “Swiss Tour”, the association aims to introduce professionals and private individuals to the latest innovations in the field, whether in the field of pleasure boating or professional transport.