MONDAY 06 NOVEMBER 2017
08.00 Registration, coffee and networking in the exhibition area
09.00 Welcome address from conference chairman
Donald Gregory, Director, EGCSA
SESSION 1: AIR QUALITY
MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 was industry’s response relating to the impact of acid rain on flora and fauna in northern Europe. Some 20 years on, the regulation has been amended to cap sulphur globally and further reduce emissions in ECAs. Will the amendments to the regulation truly provide air quality improvements?
09.15 Will IMO’s revision of Regulation 14 in MARPOL Annex VI really improve human and environmental health?
Professor John Murlis, Chair, Executive Subcommittee, Environmental Protection UK
SESSION 2: ENERGY AND ECONOMICS
Hydrocarbons will provide the energy of choice for shipping for at least another 20 years. Judging the price of that energy choice and how it will affect ship operations and profitability will be crucial.
09.45 Is HSFO the marine ‘future fuel’ of choice post 2020?
Konrad Rass, Technical Director, WinGD
10.05 Did the IMO fuels availability study get it right? Will compliant fuel be readily available in all major bunker ports?
Senior Representative, IHS Singapore
10.25 Is 1 January 2020 compliance a pipe dream? What will happen if vessels are not fully compliant in Q3 2019?
Senior Representative, P&I Club
11.00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Vimex
11.40 EGCSA member presentation
Wash-water discharge compliance
Stephanie Lavelle, Maritime Manager, Chelsea Technologies Group
SESSION 3: COMPLIANCE PREPARATIONS
Shipowners need to prepare for 1 January 2020 long before the compliance date. Training, documentation, engine tuning, tank cleaning etc must be included in the 2020 conversion plan. But the ship’s crew are on the frontline of compliance. With so many aspects to prepare for 2020 compliance, how will they cope and avoid falling foul of environmental laws?
11.50 Is 2020 a simple fuel switch or a detailed planning and execution activity?
Senior Representative, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
12.10 Will the regulators ensure a level playing field? What are the consequences for officers and ratings?
Arthur Bowring, Singapore Regulator, Trident Alliance
12.40 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area
13.50 Will vessel lubrication need to be considered?
Peter Deegan, Global Technical Manager, Gulf Oil Marine
14.10 How can vessels avoid being subject to inspection?
14.30 EGCSA member presentation
Michael Blomgren, Global Sales Manager CEMS & OEM, Consilium Marine & Safety
SESSION 4: TECHNOLOGY
Will appropriate fuel selection avoid the need for technology to meet future emissions regulations? Will human health impacts and black carbon drive advanced-gas cleaning technologies? Do current wet scrubber systems meet buyer’s needs? And how do reported problems with the reliability and effectiveness of many ballast water systems factor into the equation?
14.40 Can fuel selection avoid the future application of emissions technology?
Francesco Di Natale, Research Professor, University of Naples
15.00 What are the capabilities of current and future exhaust-gas treatment systems?
Mark West, Marine Engineering Consultant, Sustainable Maritime Solutions
15.20 Will there be integrated exhaust-gas treatment systems with push-button operation?
Anders Skibdal, Technical Director, Pureteq
15.40 Will future scrubber technology render current designs stranded investments?
16.10 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Vimex
16.50 EGCSA member presentation
Scrubbing in a 2020 World
Nick Confuorto, COO, CR Ocean Engineering
SESSION 5: WINNERS AND LOSERS
The current fleet of ferries and roros in the North Sea ECAs have made significant savings from retrofitting wet scrubbers. What might a winning strategy look like for 2020 compliance?
17.00 How will the winners have made cost savings in their 2020 financial accounts?
Claus Jensen, Technical Director, Berge Bulk
17.40 Closing remarks from the session chairman
Donald Gregory, Director, EGCSA
17.45 Networking drinks reception in the exhibition area