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What's Next: a glance into the future of shipping

30/05/2018 00:00:00 – 09:00 a.m. - Athens, Greece (Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos St.)

BMS United partnered with the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)  to offer "A Glance into the Future of Shipping". Set in the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture in Athens, on Wednesday 30th May, the conference offered delegates a unique opportunity to hear about key issues affecting the industry and participate in a lively debate.

BMS, as one of the world's leading maritime solution providers, and IBIA, the voice of the global bunker industry, arranged a dynamic and interactive series of discussions around diverse topics, which covered a broad spectrum of points at issue, but with a specific emphasis on future challenges for the Shipping Industry:

  • The IMO’s 2020 Global Sulphur Cap
  • Digitalisation and Future Ship Design
  • Future Prospects: Risk management and Shipping Economics

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Session 1 - New Rules & New Fuels

  • Justin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer - IBIA

Compliance & Enforcement of the New Regulations

  • Nigel Draffin, Technical Consultant and Board Member - IBIA

Fuel Availability and Choices

  • Lauran Wetemans, GM Downstream LNG - Shell

Shell's Perspectives on LNG before and after 2020

  • Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency - IMO

A Regulatory Update on Implementation of the 0.50% Sulphur Limit for International Shipping

  • Steve Esau, General Manager - SEA/LNG

Why LNG as a Marine Fuel?

  • Steffen Volder Kortegård, Technical Manager - Bunker One

Availability and Quality, 2020 onwards


Session 2 - Future Shipbuilding

  • Bertram Volker, Senior Project Manager - DNV GL

Digitalisation, Smart Ship Operation & Future Ships

  • Oskar Levander, Vice President Innovation - Rolls-Royce

Redefining Shipping

  • Pinelopi Rapti, Mechanical Engineer & Giuseppe Tringali, Managing Director - Leadship

Ship Design after 2020

  • Anne- Katrine Bjerregaard, Head of Secretariat - Green Ship of the Future

Creating a Tech-savvy, Innovative and Sustainable Maritime Industry

  • Panayiotis Mitrou, Technology & Innovation Manager, Marine & Offshore Business Development - Lloyd's Register

Driving Electrification: the Case of Elemed Project

  • Panicos Georgiou, Director - eSafe Solutions LTD

Cybersecurity in the Shipping Industry


Session 3 - Shipping Market Dynamics & Trends

  • Dennis L. Andersen, Senior Oil Risk Manager - Global Risk Management

Oil Market Disruptions

  • John N. Kotzias, President - Hellenic Shipbrokers Association/Partner, xclusiv

Shipping Markets: Status & Perspectives

  • Panayiotis Zacharioudakis, Director - Ocean Finance

European Shipping Reaction on New Regulations and Relative Incentives

  • George Polychroniou, Executive Director - DEPA S.A.

LNG Bunkering

  • Simon Ward, Director - Ursa Shipbrokers

Ship Sale & Purchase: the Real Future Market



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