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10 September 2019
Sofitel London St James,

Operating under the sulphur cap conference

Explore the commercial and operational realities facing the shipping industry in 2020

The countdown to January 2020 is on! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discuss the implications for your bottom line with key stakeholders. A one day event held during London Shipping International Week.


Join the IMO, The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020, Hill Dickinson, BIMCO and many more at this laser focussed one-day seminar!

Key topics for 2019 include:

Regulation, compliance and enforcement

Our expert speakers from legal, insurance and regulatory and PSC perspectives will make sure you have every eventuality covered.

Discuss how regulations are going to be enforced, what penalties might be, and who is going to be liable.

Fuel availability and cost

From MGO to LNG and HFO for ships fitted with scrubbers - we explore the supply and demand dynamics that will impact marine fuels post 2020.

All the information you need to prepare your fuel management plan for 2020 and beyond. 

Scrubbers feasibility

How viable are open loop scrubbers in light of ports’ washwater restrictions?

How will permission to bunker HFO administered following the Carriage ban?

Infrastructure requirements

Find out what plans ports have in place to support bunkering for a multi-fuel market, and how infrastructural development can impact your bunkering strategy for 2020. 

Operational challenges

What are the next steps needed for shipowners? Effective tank cleaning to avoid contamination, selecting lubricants, devising an implementation plan and more.

Interactive session formats

A full day of detailed discussion to ensure you get your burning questions answered. 

Six scenarios for shipping in 2020

As the January 1st implementation date for the International Maritime Organisation’s 2020 sulphur cap approaches, a few things have become clearer, and much remains uncertain. 

We spoke to four experts in marine fuels to make sense of the range of possible outcomes. These were were Julian Clark, Global Head of Shipping at Hill Dickinson, Richard Clayton, Chief Correspondent at Lloyd's List, Poul Woodall, Director of Environment & Sustainability at DFDS A/S, and Damien Valdenaire, Science Executive at Concawe. 

Read the article for their comments and our verdict on each of six possible scenarios.

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