GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Expert Views

Shore-to-Ship power applications

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Roberto Bernacchi, Shore-to-ship power & Smart Ports Global Product Manager, ABB, gave a presentation regarding the “Shore-to-Ship power applications”. As he explained, commercial ports are complex systems where goods and passenger traffic must be managed efficiently and in a sustainable way: all ports stakeholders shall cooperate to achieve the lowest environmental impact.

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Inventory of Hazardous Materials: Current status & best practice

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Henning Gramann, Chairman, IHMA, talked about the “Inventory of Hazardous Materials: Current status & best practice”. Mr. Gramann noted that the new legal requirements for Recycling of Ships have become a pressing issue for all ships, no matter if brand new or very old. A key requirement all for EU-registered and all EU-visiting ships above 500GT is to have a certified Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) onboard until end of 2020.

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Improving environmental footprint is an ongoing process

Mr. Poul Woodall, Director Environment & Sustainability, DFDS, explains what the GREEN4SEA Clean Shipping Award means for his company. DFDS was the winner of the award this year for its focus on green shipping by investing in many initiatives. Mr. Woodall highlights that companies should never put on hold efforts for reducing their environmental impact.

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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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Standard Club’s Perspective towards BWMC implementation

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In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Capt. Akshat Arora, Standard P&I Club, discusses what the implementation of the BWM Convention this September means for the shipping industry from the P&I perspective. Capt. Arora notes that industry is looking forward to the forthcoming MEPC71 for clarifications regarding D-2 standards and reminds operators to ensure compliance with current BW requirements in order to avoid fines.

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20 years of EcoPorts: Green your Port, Join EcoPorts

Sotiris Raptis, Senior Policy Advisor for Environment & Safety, EcoPorts Coordinator, cites how EcoPorts network, initiated in 1997 in the year the Kyoto Protocol was signed, has become a successful initiative for ports to raise awareness, exchange information and promote better environmental management. After 20 years, this initiative has transformed into a solid network of around 100 European ports within ESPO.

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The countdown to 2020 begins

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The clock is ticking for marine fuel buyers to ensure compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) decision to implement the global 0.5% sulphur limit in 2020, a significant reduction from the current 3.5% limit. Bruce Abbott, CEO, Genoil, notes that this landmark decision, which signals the immediate need for action, is set to have a tremendous impact on the already complex global marine fuels landscape.

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Interview with Edmund Hughes, IMO

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Dr. Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division of International Maritime Organization (IMO), talks about IMO’s efforts to combat GHG emissions from shipping, highlighting that industry needs to continue to support the Organization in formulating global regulations towards a more sustainable future.

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Shipping emissions: lessons learned from the aviation industry

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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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