Interview with Sameer Kalra, President Alfa Laval Marine Division.
Alfa Laval supports DSM19 as Gold Sponsor. What contributed to make this decision?Alfa Laval would like to see the maritime industry thrive here in our home market and Donsö Shipping Meet is the only maritime event so naturally we want to support it.
What are your expectations for DSM19?
Our expectation is that our sales colleagues will have engaging conversations with our customers as usual, be inspired by the speakers and enjoy the company of peers in the industry.
What is your best memory from DSM2017?Aside from the truly fantastic gala dinner I valued meeting our customers and other colleagues from the industry.
What do you find are the opportunities and the biggest challenges in the Shipping Industry today?The drive towards sustainability in the form of reduced emissions from shipping create as much of an opportunity as they do a challenge and it is clear that ships built 10-15 years in the future will be very different from the ones built today. Digitalization and Connectivity to create a tremendous opportunity to improve the operational efficiency of the industry going forward in the short and medium term.
How would you describe DSM in one word?
Sail boat or Motor Boat
A sail-boat with a “take-me” home battery motor. Sustainable recreation with a Plan B to get home without wind.