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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mr. Chryson Sariyannidis, CEO, CS & Associates SA, explains why industry should think of elimination of liquid fuels and their replacement by Natural Gas.
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.
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
Dr. Amory Lovins talks about the energy-efficient technologies which will be implemented on the Peace Boat Ecoship project, and shares his hopes for the future of the ‘energy revolution.
SAFETY4SEA Team met Jorge L.Quijano, CEO, Panama Canal Authority at Posidonia 2016, June 6-10, Metropolitan Expo, Athens for an interview on Panama Canal expansion project .
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