2019 kicked off with the data collection on fuel oil consumption, alternative mechanisms to comply with the 2020 Sulphur cap, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the IMSBC Code 2017 amendment as well as amendments designating North Sea and Baltic Sea as ECAs. With many more regulations and developments still yet to come, nations from all across the globe, ship operators and crew are going through a key period because of ten major issues that will have significant impact over the next ten years in the shipping industry.
Nicholas Confuorto, President & CEO, CR Ocean Engineering, argues why scrubbers are the best option for compliance with 2020 regulations and provides an overview of the market as well as his forecast for 2025, 5 years after the initial deadline.
Mr Peter Due, Director Autonomy, Global Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime highlights that embracing the future with technology is imperative for shipping more than ever before. Given that there is more acceptance towards automation, he says, the regulatory challenges for autonomous ships need to be addressed.
SAFETY4SEA Team met with Dr. Martin Koller, Product Manager, Air Pollution Control, ANDRITZ during SMM to discuss what scrubber investment means for operators. Dr. Koller referred to key barriers, insisting however that scrubber systems are viable option for compliance with the upcoming regulation.
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.
Mr Anders Lindmark, Head of PureBallast, BU Marine Separation and Heat Transfer Equipment, Alfa Laval emphasizes on the importance of planning well before installation of a BWTS considering vessel’s needs. Mr. Lindmark advises operators to plan before and focus on sufficient skilled engineering expertise.
Erik Haveman, Global Sales Director, EGCS, Alfa Laval, insists on scrubbers for compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap, highlighting that the experience of manufacturers can help anticipate all challenges during system retrofitting. Alfa Laval has already been prepared for the new regulations, he explained.
At SMM, Mr. Tore Morten Olsen, President of Marlink Group, argued that the future is multi-connectivity featuring different satellite systems at different terrestrial systems, all to the benefit of the vessel and its operation. Also, he highlighted the importance of educating people onboard to mitigate cyber threats.
In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA during SMM 2018, Mr. Michel van Roozendaal, President, MacGregor explains that the only way to take away inefficiencies from the industry is embrace technological developments and bring in more intelligence.
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.
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