In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, during ICS’s 2019 Conference – Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade, at LISW 2019, Guy Platten, Secretary General of ICS, provided his thoughts on the future of shipping and how IMO 2020 will affect it.
Mr. Ian Adams has been recently appointed as the Executive Director of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 which aims to clarify issues concerning the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and assist in the effective enforcement of the upcoming sulphur cap. Mr. Adams anticipates an increase in global shipping costs overnight from 1 January 2020, highlighting that a postponement of the amendments to MARPOL Annex VI is off the table; therefore, the industry needs to get fully prepared for compliance by the end of 2019.
David Barrow, LR Commercial Director – Marine & Offshore insists on collaboration for a more sustainable future where there would be alternative fuels. For this reason, future fuels need to be tested properly and adopted properly across the whole industry as well.
In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA during Gastech 2018, Mr. Alexander Prokopakis, CEO at probunkers, highlighted that ‘LNG is the future’ and revealed their ambitious action plan with the aim to become a ‘premium provider’ of LNG. Probunkers is a new LNG bunkering project which made its debut at Posidonia.
Although LNG is a very environmentally friendly solution and its cost price is close to other fuels, the lack of LNG infrastructure is a main challenge for the operators to invest in LNG, said Karin Orsel, CEO, MF Shipping Group & President KVNR, at an exclusive interview with GREEN4SEA at Europort Conference, in early November.
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