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10 September 2019
Sofitel London St James,

Operating under the sulphur cap seminar

The IMO, Paris MoU, CONCAWE, DFDS, ESPO joined us and to ensure you are prepared for the 2020 deadline.

This one day event gave you access to the regulators and enforcers of the 2020 sulphur cap. Find out how to avoid fines, ensure compliance and confidently lead your company through the biggest change in regulations to the shipping industry.


Thank you to everyone who made the Operating Under the Sulphur Cap Seminar a success - see you in 2020!

Key topics for 2019 included:

Regulation, compliance and enforcement

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

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 explored the supply and demand dynamics that will impact marine fuels post 2020.

All the information you needed 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

Our delegates found 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. 

Speaker Interview

"There is definitely less uncertainty now than there was two years ago, and that is down to a lot of the efforts we have been making here at the IMO."

Ahead of the Seminar, we caught up with the IMO's Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Dr Edmund Hughes, to discuss compatibility issues with low sulphur fuels, the use of FONARs, the recent news about non-enforcement in Indonesia, and what to expect during the two months leading up to the Carriage Ban coming into force on March 1st.

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