GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Author: Peter Hinchliffe

Peter Hinchliffe
at sea in most ship types but specialized as a submariner and commanded diesel and nuclear powered submarines for over 5 years. He also spent 2 years managing the Royal Navy's Tactical Development Centre. He joined ICS in 2001 and for several years, as the Marine Director, he led ICS representation on safety and environmental issues at the IMO as well as speaking on behalf of international shipping at other UN agencies and on conference platforms around the world. He was appointed Secretary General in mid 2010. Peter has an Honours Degree in 'Systems and Management'. He is a Vice­President of the Nautical Institute. He is married to Susan and lives by the coast in Devon, UK. They enjoy walking and sailing, when time permits.

Shipping on the right course for the BWMC

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The BWMC enters into force and takes effect on 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, ships trading in international waters will need to ensure they are fitted with a ship-specific Ballast Water Management System, according to the agreed implementation schedule, Mr. Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, ICS says. To spur greater trust in ballast water systems, the ICS has also been collaborating with the IMO to ensure a more rigorous type approval process exists.

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New Year’s Resolutions from ICS

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Mr. Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary-General, ICS has responded to GREEN4SEA questions providing an overall forecast for the marine environmental developments in 2017. Mr Hinchliffe said that one of the most difficult issues facing ICS is to develop a widespread response to the growing call at IMO for commitment with the Paris Agreement and wished for all stakeholders in the supply chain to become eager to share the burden and the responsibility for a better marine environment.

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