A new era for greening the maritime industry is dawning. New regulations for vessels – drastically cutting the amount of allowable NOx and SOx emissions – are taking effect world-wide while ballast water management continues to be a major headache for ship-owners. Costs are rising as ship-owners determine how best to ensure compliance overall with a myriad of new green initiatives and regulations.
Many ship-owners and operators are having to make hard decisions, soon. What system should be implemented and what further guidance from the USCG and IMO is needed to inform those decisions? Are scrubbers and specialized on-ship cleaning technology the answer for NOx and SOx? Should fuel be switched from traditional bunker fuels to diesel and LNG – and if so, what’s the best timing for such a move? How can long-term and short-term concerns and compliance targets be cost-effectively balanced?
For answers, attend Infocast’s GreenShips Summit, September 14-15, 2016, in Long Beach, California. This timely event gathers all of the stakeholders – ship owners & operators, shipbuilders, key regulators, shipping associations, equipment suppliers and others – to exchange information and strategize cost-effective, practical solutions for compliance, now and going forward. Join us to ensure you can meet all relevant green ship requirements – and therefore corporate targets – cost-effectively. We look forward to meeting you in Long Beach.
Tore Andersen | Optimarin
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