Bill Stamatopoulos

Bill Stamatopoulos

Bill Stamatopoulos holds a Bachelor and an MBA with specialisation in Total Quality Management from the University of Leicester. He joined Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in 1991 and in 2010 Bill became the Regional Manager of DNV Petroleum Services for Europe, responsible for sales, lab operations, technical, surveys and consultancy. Since 2004 he is appointed at the Hellenic Organization for Standardization, Committee 66 for Petroleum Products, by the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping. Bill is a co-Author of ‘Marine Fuels’, a specialised book in shipping, published in 2008 and the main author of the book’s latest editions published in 2018 and 2021. During the last 20 years, Bill has given several presentations and training courses on all fuel related issues and has also been involved in numerous quality disputes and bunker claims as a fuel expert. He is a member of advisory panels and working groups such as Intertanko Bunker Sub Committee and IMO MSC (Fuel Oil Safety). From October 1st, 2015, Bill joined Bureau Veritas and is currently the Global Business Development Director for the organisation’s Marine Fuel Services brand, VeriFuel.

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The challenges surrounding the 2020 compliant fuels

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Bill Stamatopoulos, VeriFuel’s Business Development Manager for South Europe, discussed the possible challenges that the shipping industry will face regarding the 2020 compliant fuels regulation. Mr. Stamatopoulos explained that the supply chain must cooperate and improve transparency in the bunker sector when the 2020 sulphur cap regulation comes into force.

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