The shipping industry must consider multiple factors in moving towards decarbonisation, including the future demand for energy and the varied impact on short and deepsea fleet, writes Georgios Plevrakis, Director of Global Sustainability at 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.
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.
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.
Shipowners want practical applications to implement the smart opportunities of today that build foundational capabilities for autonomy in future, writes Derek Novak, Vice President, Technology, ABS.
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.
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.
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;
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.
Significant progress has been made on implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention but deferral is not automatic in all cases, says ABS Global Marine Manager Stamatis Fradelos.
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