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Shipping 2020: Key challenges

While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Cyprus, Mr. Ioannis Efstratiou, Senior Marine Surveyor, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry, shared his predictions on the maritime landscape in the near future, focusing on the environmental challenges relating to 2020 sulphur cap, GHG emissions, ship dismantling and BWM regulations.

The retrofit bottleneck

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Conference, Mr. Dimitrios Ioannis Kalfas, Engineering Team Leader, Argo Navis, insisted on proper and timely planning for a BWTS or a scrubber retrofit as the best way to deal with the developing industry bottleneck. He also outlined a series of retrofit Pain Points which can set calendars back during planning, such as class approval, owner supplied items, yards and transportation of equipment.

2019 GREEN4SEA Conference to take place in Athens next week

One week left for the largest green shipping conference globally to take place in Athens, Greece. The 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference is scheduled as a full day event on Wednesday, 13th of March 2019 at the Lighthouse of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. After thought provoking discussions on industry’s sustainable future, this event comes to address the burning issue of decarbonisation.

GREEN4SEA Conference addressed key fuel challenges towards 2020

The 2018 GREEN4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of March, at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, attracting 750 delegates from 20 countries representing a total of 350 organizations. The event brought together global experts who focused on the recent and future challenges towards a more sustainable shipping industry. 

Chemical shipping freight rates to weaken during 2018

Chemical shipping freight rates will be more weak during 2018, because of depressed outlook on overtonnaged long haul routes. The enter of new builds into service will weaken freight rates in 2018. It will also affect CPP, which will continue to be important for supply changes in the chemicals/vegoils sector.

Damen’s Green Solutions to promote environmental compliance

Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion are going to cooperate, in order to offer a transition towards compliance with new environmental regulations and cleaner sailing. The synergy aims to provide operators benefits of proven project management skills, reduced downtime and informed product selection.

WWL ready to comply with regulations

The company revised its sulphur policy on 2016, so now all vessels operated by WWL are either consuming fuel containing 0.1% sulphur or use exhaust gas scrubbers to clean the exhaust gases in all ports, around the world.


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