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Tom Strang is Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs for Carnival Corporation plc. He is responsible for developing and implementing a group wide strategy for the supply of new low emission fuels for the next generation of cruise ships under order, including LNG.

With the current situation impacting the cruise industry he is leading efforts to ensure that the pause in operations is coordinated safely and efficiently across all our brands. He also provides representation for the Carnival group with various maritime and governmental authorities in Europe and other regions relating to marine and technical regulatory activities.

I have been privileged to chair the PSP for a number of years now. Specialist panels like this allow ICS to focus on the specifics of individual sectors and not just on the big issues that effect all of shipping. This is important as it allows ICS to contribute to all aspects of the shipping community and recognise that one size does not always fit all!

Tom began his career as a Naval Architect with Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd and then moved to Lloyds Register where he rose to the level of senior passenger ship specialist before joining Carnival’s Corporate Shipbuilding team in 2000. Since then Tom has been involved in various areas of the business including Maritime Development and Compliance, HESS and Corporate Maritime Policy. Prior to taking up his current role, Tom was SVP Marine Operations at Costa with responsibility for marine and technical operations, manning and newbuilding for the Costa fleet.

Tom is currently chair of the ICS Passenger Ship Panel, the UK Chamber of Shipping Safety & Environment Committee, the CLIA EU Environmental, Safety and Security Sub-Committee and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Environmental Committee. He is a member of the board of the UK Chamber of Shipping, SEA-LNG, SGMF and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.