Greek Section - Global Sulphur Cap 2020 vs. Greenhouse Gas Reduction & Safe, Efficient and Environme

When:  May 9, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GR)
Associated with  Greek Section
During this Section meeting two (2) different presentations will be given

Presentation 1: "Global Sulphur Cap 2020 vs. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction: Short vs. Long Term Challenges for Shipping"

The global sulphur cap enters into force on 1 January 2020, and more than 70,000 ships will be affected by the regulation. The time to implementation is short and uncertainty over the availability of various fuel products makes the transition more challenging. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and the best option very much depends on vessel type, size of vessel, operational patterns. Good preparation, risk assessment, adequate planning for each individual vessel, including any hardware updates and tank cleaning, bunkering strategy, and good collaboration between owners and charterers are key elements for ensuring a smooth transition towards 2020.

At the same time, the IMO has agreed on an ambitious strategy for reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from shipping by half by 2050, with an intermediate target of reducing the average carbon intensity of the fleet by 40% by 2030.

This presentation will cover the latest developments related to the global sulphur cap, including expected implications for the industry. Solutions for reaching the 2030 IMO target will also be discussed, as well as the latest market trends in terms of alternative marine fuels uptake.

Presentation 2: "Safe, Efficient and Environmental Friendly Ship Operations by Fuel Management and SOx – Emissions Control"

The new legislation for marine fuels on sulphur cap as well EU and IMO regulations for MRV, Ballast Water Management and others will require action measurements and investments for all ship owners in worldwide business. The actual market earnings seldom give room on budgets for all necessary investments. But compliance with market demands is the basic for all businesses.
The company AQUAMETRO Oil & Marine has answers, provides solutions and assistance to become fit for those new challenges for all owners worldwide.

Treatment of fuel will be one the most important challenges in future for ship owners. Not only the refinery process itself is heavily impacted but also changes on the market for blending and trading of fuel will questionnaire bunkered fuels qualities in future. How to be prepared for those new challenges of the market?

Sample analyses perhaps to late o don’t show all details like fuel basic staff, chemicals etc. Actual “Houston fuel case” have a preliminary impression on what to expect. Simultaneously market requirements and certain expectation on safety of vessel operation and compliance with rules and regulations like ECA/SECA zones, MRV or future exhaust monitoring in combination with enhanced performance monitoring will challenge all ship owners. Saving of cost is still the main driver but transparency on safety and secured controlled operation with the footprint on world’s environment becoming more and more valid. Sustainability is one of the main topics today. What does it mean for daily operations on vessels?

Speaker Name & Bio

Speaker 1: Dr. Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager at DNV GL - Maritime
Christos Chryssakis is a Business Development Manager at DNV GL – Maritime. He has worked for seven years at DNV GL Group Technology & Research as Group Leader for the Energy Efficiency & Fuels group, with focus on energy efficiency and marine fuels. Before joining DNV GL he worked as a researcher at the National Technical University of Athens, and for the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP), in Paris, France. He has more than 10 years of research experience in internal combustion engines for automotive, off-road and marine applications, with particular focus on emissions reduction. He has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a MSc and PhD degree from the University of Michigan.

Speaker 2:

Martin Hees, International Sales Manager at Aquametro Oil & Marine. Born 1966 in Germany, studied process engineering at the Technical University in Mannheim and the University of Maryland USA and is since then working in different marketing and sales positions for globally known companies in the engineering and industrial metering field. Since more than 14 years he is working as International Sales Manager for Aquametro Oil & Marine with responsibilities for different areas and countries. His main focus is the development of fuel and oil consumption related customers in marine and land based applications

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