It may become mandatory for ship owners of vessels using European ports to measure their carbon emissions. If the European parliament approves these proposals, from January 2018 owners of large ships using EU ports will have to report on their annual carbon emissions. However, before the proposals can come into action, they will be the subject of months of debate, for EU member states and the European parliament will have to approve them before they can become law.
In the meantime there is an opportunity for delegates from all over the world attending the 1st IMarEST Shipping Emissions Conference, in Limassol, Cyprus on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 October 2013, to fully update themselves on the current position and on means of controlling emissions and managing costs.
“With this topic very much at the forefront of maritime minds all over Europe we couldn’t have picked a better time for this highly relevant conference,” says David Loosley, Chief Executive of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
“We are delighted that our 111th President, Andreas Chrysostomou, Head of Maritime Policy, Department of Merchant Shipping Cyprus, and Immediate past Chairman, Marine Environment Protection Committee, IMO has agreed to chair this important event in the maritime calendar and give a keynote address on ‘Achieving sustainable shipping’.
“The New Chapter 4 to MARPOL, Annex VI ‘Regulations on energy efficiency for ships’ makes mandatory the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships, and the Ship Energy Efficiency management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships.
“The EEDI is expected to stimulate continued innovation and technical development of all the components influencing the fuel efficiency of a ship from its design phase, and this conference is where to hear about them! In addition to existing regulation, new dates are also looming for NOx and SOx. I think we can confidently predict that this will be the first in a highly successful series of events.”
Highly topical programme
Shipowners, operators and ship superintendents; marine, structural and design engineers; naval architects and marine surveyors; materials and equipment manufactures; and ship repairers and maintenance specialists will be gathering in Cyprus in two months’ time to soak up the knowledge imparted by experts talking in sessions devoted to a number of key themes including ‘The challenge ahead’; ‘Emissions regulation’; ‘Future fuel costs and availability’; ‘The emerging energy mix’; Energy efficiency in design’; and ‘Energy efficiency in operations’.
In addition to Mr Chrysostomou, the list of participating speakers includes:
James Anderson, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
Edward Bucknall FIMarEST, Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd
Niels B Clausen, MAN Diesel & Turbo
Andrew Duncan, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd
Tom H Evensen, Jotun
Capt Peter Hall, IBIA
Esa Henttinen, NAPA
Davide Lajolo, V.Ships
Klas Ljungmark, The Swedish Transport Agency
Jörgen Mansnerus, Bore
Capt Melvin Mathews, Eniram UK
Paul McStay, Lloyd’s Register
Piet van Mierlo, Wärtsilä
Carlos Pereira, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Nick Pinkney, Eniram UK
Bill Purdon, Victoria Navigation and IMarEST Cyprus
James Rhodes, Magnuss Ltd
Nicolai Troen, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd
Per Tunell, Wallenius Marine, and
Steve Walker, ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants
Supported by the International Association for Catalytic Control of Ship Emissions to Air (IACCSEA), InterManager, InterTanko, the Nautical Institute, Safety4Sea, Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association (SSA) and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) , the 1st IMarEST Shipping Emissions Conference, will, like all IMarEST events feature a conference reception and networking opportunities during all breaks between sessions.