GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Expert Views

Shipping emissions: lessons learned from the aviation industry

COP21

Mr. Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, comments current developments regarding the inclusion of shipping in ETS and stresses that regardless the offsetting scheme is finally run by either IMO or an ETS, it is important for the industry not to deviate from the initial object; the reduction of the GHG emissions from shipping. Mr Dufour shares his long experience from the aviation industry to describe what an EU ETS for shipping would mean, noting that it will be definitely a ‘complex process’.

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Panama Canal sets the direction to green shipping

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In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Panama Canal’s Environmental Protection Specialist, talks about Canal's Green Route strategy which consists of many initiatives encouraging operators to enhance environmental performance in the industry. Mr Rodriguez says that with the implementation of these green practices, the Panama Canal expects a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and reveals further projects on the pipeline which will additionally contribute to sustainability and energy efficiency.

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Interview with Nick Confuorto, CR Ocean

In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Nick Confuorto, President and Chief Operations Officer of CR Ocean Engineering LLC, reveals key issues to consider during the installation process of a scrubber system now that compliance with the 0.5% Global Suplhur Cap is imminent. Given the different fuel rules which apply in ECAs, he suggests that a properly designed scrubbing system is the best option and focuses on the important features that operators need to pay attention when deciding to order such systems.

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Scrapping ships, drilling rigs and other offshore assets

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Ships, drilling units and other offshore assets almost inevitably contain quantities of hazardous substances. When these assets reach the end of their operational lives, under international conventions and local laws they are very likely to be regarded as hazardous waste creating a risk of damage to the environment and human life.

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BWM tips for effective implementation

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Andrew Marshall, CEO, Coldharbour has responded to GREEN4SEA questions regarding ballast water developments by providing a brief recap of the current regulatory status and also giving advice to ship owners on how to take the correct decision for their BWTS.

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BWM Convention and 2020 sulphur limits high on the agenda for 2017

ECA

Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager, Euronav, responded to GREEN4SEA questions regarding the key issues that shipping industry will address during next year. Mr Bourboulis considered that alternatives for compliance with the 2020 Sulfur limits along with the effective implementation of the BWM Convention will be top priorities for the industry in 2017.

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