Interview

Decarbonisation of the shipping industry: yes we can, because we must

As the shipping is becoming more and more interested in reducing its emissions, Chris Chatterton, COO of the Methanol Institute, discusses about the challenges arising from decarbonisation for the maritime sector. The next decade and beyond will be far more complex for the shipping industry than the previous one and the carbon challenge sits behind every analysis, Mr. Chatterton argues.

Probunkers: LNG is the most “green” marine fuel for compliance with IMO 2020 and beyond

While the voting procedure for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards is open, Mr. Panos Yannoulis, President, probunkers, explains why LNG is the best available alternative for complying with environmental regulations and achieving sustainability. Although a startup, probunkers has succeed at early stages in conveying the message that LNG is an attractive solution, revealing an ambitious plan for supporting  LNG as a marine fuel and turning challenges into opportunities. For all these actions, probunkers has been nominated in the ‘Initiative’ category among other distinguished nominees.

Blue Planet Shipping: Wind Assisted Propulsion combines tradition and innovation

While the voting procedure for the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards is open, Mrs Marianthe Patrona, Managing Director, Blue Planet Shipping explains why they have turned to wind propulsion and what their plans are for a greener and sustainable future. Blue Planet Shipping has been shortlisted in the ‘Dry Bulk Operator’ category among other distinguished nominees.

IWSA: Wind propulsion is an attractive solution toward decarbonization

IWSA has been nominated in the ‘Initiative’ category for its pioneering projects which can deliver 5-20% and with potential up to 30% savings, picking up speed on the road to decarbonization. As explained, key industry stakeholders are planning to test and install wind propulsion systems.

Navigator Gas: Innovation to assist industry with stringent green targets

Mr. Paul Flaherty, Director, Fleet & Technical Operations, Navigator Gas, explains how the company has set a pioneering direction toward greener shipping for which it has been nominated in the ‘Tanker Operator’ category of the 2019 GREEN4SEA Awards among other distinguished nominees.  

Jotun: Key considerations when choosing antifouling coatings

In an exclusive interview, Mr. George Vranakis, Marine Manager at Jotun Hellas, discusses about the key challenges concerning antifouling, providing also tips to operators for choosing the right coating for the protection of their vessels’ hulls. Mr. Vranakis highlights that the right selection starts with the identification of the operational needs, while considering the technical issues after discussion with experts are also important. In this regard, Mr. Vranakis shares his insight on the suitable approach toward an antifouling coating that best fits the operational profile of vessels.

Wind propulsion a realistic choice toward decarbonisation

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Gavin Allwright, Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA), mentions that industry has realized wind propulsion is a realistic choice for a more sustainable future and refers to the existing wind assisted marine projects. Although the viability of these installations is starting to be proved, there are still barriers for the industry to overcome with perception being on top of these

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