Recent attention has been focused on the reduction of the global sulphur cap from 3.50% to 0.50% – but don’t forget there are lower sulphur level requirements in designated MARPOL emission control areas and areas defined by regional governmental entities.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Association Limited, focused on the P&I perspective of autonomous ships and new technologies in general. As he explains, with the emergence of automation, new risks have been born as well, such as new definitions or new roles. Shipping should address these changes and adopt to the new situation.
Leadership, as a special component of safe operations at sea, is a skill resulting from a complex combination of mindset characteristics which can be learned, argues Capt. VS Parani, naming the key features he believes to be the most critical for a great leader at sea.
The following article written for the Shipowners’ Club by Mr. Chen Zhida, Associate Director, Helmsman LLC law firm, analyzes two key clauses that may alter the rights and obligations of shipowners and charterers amid the coronavirus outbreak which has significantly disrupted global trade.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum, Ms. Elina, Regional Business Development Director V.P., American Club talked about cyber security, from a P&I perspective, while highlighted that the maritime industry increasingly depends on automation and new technologies to improve efficiency and reliability.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Mike Konstantinidis, CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology, addressed in brief the necessity for the digital transformation in the maritime, as well as the contribution of smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the development of a new era in shipping.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer, Tototheo, presented the concept of data sharing platform and the importance of collaboration between all the shipping sectors.
The five-year AMS window is closing for many vessels and owners whose systems are awaiting USCG Type Approval should not miss an opportunity to seek an extension, writes William Burroughs, ABS. The end of US Coast Guard’s Alternate Management System program for ballast water discharges means owners whose systems are not USCG Type Approved should seek an extension or risk losing the ability to trade in US waters.
The shipping industry is in the midst of a considerable challenge in the form of Low Sulphur 2020. However it is arguable that ‘change’ is becoming the new ‘normal’; after all, the industry continues to meet the challenges imposed by the introduction of ECDIS. It seems that managing significant industry-wide changes of that nature will become more common and frequent than in the past, notes Mr. Carl Durow, Loss Prevention Manager, London P&I Club.
In our special column, we are pleased to host an interview with Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive Officer, UK Chamber of Shipping who shares his experiences of working in the marine environment, while further highlights the need of shipping industry to significantly reduce carbon emissions harmful to the planet, within the next thirty years.
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