LPG as marine bunker fuel: The alternative solution for the future

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, World LPG Association (WLPGA), gave emphasis on LPG as marine bunker fuel. According to Mr. Xydas, LPG provides an increased efficiency by approximately 11% in comparison to compliant fuels. What is more, the abundance of the fuel, and the existence of relevant infrastructure are key points to its upcoming.

Ballast Water Management at the time of retrofits

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Andreas Kokkotos, Partner, ARGO NAVIS Engineers Ltd., explained that confusion with owners’ supplied items can result misunderstandings, delays or even to missing equipment. In light of the situation, Mr. Kokkotos highlighted the reasons why the crew must be familiar with convention requirements before the ship leaves the shipyard.

BWTS Compliance: Key challenges

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Dr. Efi Tsolaki, Chief Scientific Officer, ERMA FIRST S.A. highlighted that invasive aquatic species are a major threat to the marine ecosystems, and shipping has been identified as a vital pathway for introducing species to new environments.

BWTS retrofit experience so far

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Vaggelis Papalaios, Regional Division Manager, Capital Sales, Marine Division, Alfa Laval shared lessons learned from 15 years of BWM experiences. Providing statistics from ballast water in numbers for the world’s fleet, Mr. Papalaios highlighted the need of balance between price and value when retrofitting a BWTS, while focused on high power consumption as a measure of biological performance.

Getting that much closer to the LNG fueled ship

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Antonis Trakakis, Technical Manager, Arista Shipping, said in his presentation that developments in LNG bunkering infrastructure allow for global trade with medium sized tanks of moderate cost, adding that the technological advances will soon minimize the methane slip.

Stop plastic bottled water for vessels

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Giorgos Kyriazis, P Ship Systems Ltd, talked about stopping plastic bottled water for vessels, explaining that there are field-tested, autonomous and robust solutions for all vessel areas, covering all regulations, using ship’s existing infrastructure to provide instant metallic fresh drinking/cooking water.

2020 onwards: Some thoughts

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. John N. Cotzias, Projects & Finance, Xclusive Shipbrokers, provided an overview of the developments up until the 2020 sulphur cap, as well as current developments, and estimations about the future, considering implications due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Expertise at Sea

Captain VS Parani discusses the need of expertise, as the keel of effective leadership at sea. Citing maritime casualties and personal experience, he argues that STCW certificates are only the starting point.

The case of ammonia as a marine fuel

During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President Technology & Business Development, Bureau Veritas, discussed ammonia as a potential solution for carbon-free shipping. During his presentation, Dr. Kokarakis presented the advantages of ammonia on the one hand, and the challenges on the other, adding that difficulties around ammonia can be controlled by technical and regulatory options.

LNG as a marine fuel

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Panayiotis Mitrou, Global Gas Segment Manager, Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore, shared his views on LNG as a fuel, towards 2050 compliance and beyond.

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