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Career Paths: Elias Kariambas, ABS

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Mr. Elias Kariambas, Business Development – Greece, ABS, who tells us a few words about his current role and admits that he really enjoys working in this demanding industry. 

Smart Functions Validation and Verification

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Demetres Armanes, Senior Engineer, ABS, discussed Smart Functions, which are becoming increasingly common onboard marine and offshore vessels, providing crew and support personnel with key information to aid in decision- making.

ABS: Radical changes to global shipping needed toward decarbonization

r Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor, ABS shares her insights on how to move forward decarbonisation. Given that decarbonisation equals to radical changes for the industry, top priority is to adopt a more proactive mindset, Dr. Tikka concludes, highlighting that better communication across all stakeholders is vital.  

ABS: Measuring Cyber Risk in shipping

Mr Rick Scott, Senior Technical Advisor, ABS, shares latest developments on cyber security, explaining what initiatives ABS has taken to raise awareness, for which the classification society has been shortlisted alongside other distinguished nominees. Namely, ABS conducted a two-year research which resulted in a new model to assess cyber risk. As an industry, the ability to measure cyber risk will become a core foundation for operational efficiency and safety, he concludes.

Career Paths: John Jorgensen, ABS

After years of experience, Mr. John Jorgensen notes that a standard coverage of security in training is what is currently missing from the industry. Through his career, Mr. Jorgensen has advocated for industry certifications in security which is something worthwhile as they provide an organized way for business toward security and the capability to put security processes or functions into place.

Cyber security regulatory framework needs a more holistic approach

During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Pantelis Skinitis, Business Development at ABS, to discuss about industry’s response to cyber risks. Mr. Skinitis noted that shipping industry needs specific guidance on how to implement any cyber security regulatory framework and advised to follow the example from other industries;

Overview of the recent regulatory framework in maritime industry

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Antony Vourdachas, ABS, referred to the latest regulatory updates, including those related to air emissions as well. Presenting a regulation timetable from the top (2021), he attempted to clarify the regulatory landscape facing ship operators and owner.

LNG is not the only option in a decarbonized world

In an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA Team at Nor-Shipping, Dr. Jan de Kat, Technical Director, Global Marine, ABS, talks about the drivers of energy efficiency and ways to face the challenges, now that shipping is heading towards the implementation of 2020 Global Sulphur Cap.

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