GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

7 Mar 2018
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

7 Mar 2018
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Expert Views

Key challenges for shipping emissions regulations in 2018

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Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, talked to GREEN4SEA about the major industry developments and challenges ahead with respect to the emissions regulatory framework. Enforcement of sulphur regulations, in combination with the coming into force of two emission monitoring systems, the EU MRV and the IMO DCS, are expected as the major challenges for shipping companies in 2018, according to Mr. Dufour.

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IOPP Certificate recoupling views

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BWMC is effective since Sep 2017, but, there are still grey areas which need clarification, such as the important issue of IOPP Certificate recoupling. Mr Jad Mouawad, BWM expert and owner at Mouawad Consulting, provides insight into the ‘debate’ about the role of class societies on IOPP recoulping & decoupling.

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Panama Canal strives towards decarbonisation

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The Panama Canal Authority announced the inauguration of the Emissions Calculator in late October, with the aim to incentivize further the maritime industry to cut emissions. Mr. Alexis Rodriguez, Panama Canal’s Environmental Protection Specialist discusses the new offering at length highlighting that it will help the Panama Canal become a “Carbon Neutral” entity.

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Saudi Arabia’s response to BW requirements

Dr. Brian Phillips, Chelsea Technologies Group, explains how Saudi Arabia is driving forward with enforcing ballast water regulations and discloses details about their cooperation with Saudi Aramco. Dr Phillips says that Saudi Aramco is currently working closely with national authorities to utilise Chelsea’s testing device as the national benchmark for ballast water sampling in quest of ensuring total compliance with BWM new regulations following MEPC 71.

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Four big BWM challenges for consideration

Ballast Water

Mr Giles Candy, Business Development, Environcleanse, discusses the biggest challenges that industry should pay attention for effective implementation of the BWM Convention which entered into force on September 8th Mr. Candy encourages operators to focus on accurate information, never make plans at last minute, use a successful BWTS which impacts vessel operations as little as possible and choose systems which show confidence in compliance.

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IMO clarifies BWMC implementation challenges

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Dr.Stefan Micallef, Director, Marine Environment Division, IMO outlines the important issues concerning the BWM Convention after MEPC71.  Dr. Micallef highlights that the latest IMO Committee was a significant milestone for the Convention and explains how the decisions made at MEPC71 aim to enhance certainty and confidence among the industry stakeholders with regard to the BWMC effective implementation.

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BWMC postponement is not an insurance, PANASIA says

Ballast Water

In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA, Paul Jinhwa Kim, Manager, Panasia Europe BV, shares his concerns over the ballast water market after MEPC 71 and anticipates increased demand resulting in increasing retrofit cost. Therefore, he advises operators to prefer retrofitting BWMS by 2019 to benefit from low prices in all sectors.

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