In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Dr. Harilaos Psaraftis, Professor at the Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Management Science Division of Technical University of Denmark (DTU), clarifies the difference between the terms “speed optimization” and “speed reduction” and how speed reduction can lead to GHG emissions reductions.
During the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Forum in Athens, Mr. Panos Kourkountis, Technical Director, Sea Traders SA, focused on 2020 sulphur cap and the operators’ perspective regarding the GHG emission reduction. He noted that unless safe, cheap and CO2 free fuel is made available in the near future, the shipping industry must implement a combination of emissions reduction measures to achieve 2030 and 2050 goals.
Carleen Lyden Walker cites positive initiatives that demonstrate a pathway toward a more sustainable future in an effort to highlight that shipping industry is changing. Concluding, she notes that there is no room for complacency; industry has to adapt to new reality not only for its commercial viability but also for attracting future generations.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Mr. Christopher Saunders, Global Marine Process Manager, RightShip, firstly provided an overview of RightShip’s risk rating to make delegates familiar with the organization’s vetting platform. Then, he moved on to explain how the industry must lead the sustainability charge and operate beyond compliance.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Dr. Teemu Manderbacka, Senior R&D Engineer, NAPA, talked about the various methods for improving operational efficiency. One way to improve energy efficiency is to optimize, to better plan operations, and – in a cost-efficient way – to reduce GHG emissions, lowering operational costs and possibly even improving revenue and thus the overall global competitive edge.
During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Paul Flaherty, Director, Fleet & Technical Operations, Navigator Gas, gave emphasis on ethane as a marine fuel. Mr. Flaherty also presented the case of Navigator Aurora, which was the first conversion of LNG-I engine to an ethane burning GI-E engine.
At the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, provides an overview of alternative fuels such as natural gas, methane and hydrogen. He presents the pros and cons of each fuel, but highlights that new technology is necessary to make IMO’s goals reality.
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 GHG footprint of LNG is worse than this of the current conventional fuels, argues Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management. With this respect, LNG should be viewed only as a SOx and NOx compliant fuel and those that invest in it ‘should proceed on these grounds’, he notes.
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.
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