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12 - 14 November 2018
Intercontinental Times Square,
New York City, NY

Operating towards 2020 and beyond

Secure fleet compliance. Maintain your bottom line.

Gain fresh insights into regulatory compliance, sustainability strategies, new trends and technologies across the supply chain.

Who you'll meet

Network with 200+ maritime professionals - you won't get a better chance to meet so many of the people you value most in such a short space of time!

The numbers that matter

Influential Speakers
Shipowners & Operators

Reasons to attend

Regulations - takeaways and strategies
  • Attend and gain detailed insight and operational take aways from the IMO (under invitation) from MEPC73 meeting. 
  • See what this means for total fleet compliance 
  • What will be the impact in practical terms?
  • Determine what the financial impact will be on operations  

What does GHG strategy mean for the day to day?

Shipowners are under immense pressure both regulatory and from a PR perspective on lowering GHG. 

  • What does this actually mean in reality? What steps need to be taken and when? 
  • What is the available technology? Who is driving this on a global scale? 
  • Who are the key parts of the supply chain involved in determining an effective strategy?
  • Attend GST North America to get the answers to your questions on an operational and strategic level.
LNG as a marine fuel - is it worth it?

In the wake of investment around scrubber technology LNG is now a viable proposition. 

Infrastructure developments to support LNG uptake in order to become a reality 

With the Carriage Ban coming into force what does this mean for LNG developments?

Will using LNG as  a fuel affect whether shipowners can carry other liquefied gases considering the volatility of both the fuel and the cargo?

Experience building phase - what's next?
  • Who is responsible for collecting and submitting this information?
  • How do you determine what is relevant data?
  • Which stakeholders and parties need to be involved?
  • With D2 imminent what are the standards/bench-marks which need to be created? When will they be communicated to the industry? And by who?
Bio-fouling - Convention or no Convention?

With the industry speculating that a new convention is on the horizon, we examine the developments arising from the IMO's biofouling project.

  • Do we have the right tools equipment to enforce a new convention? 
  • What is the definition of biofouling/anti-fouling?
  • At what stage does a supplier need to take accountability when it comes to compliance?
Port-side sustainability

Rather than being regulation driven how can ports and shipowners be incentivised to initiate and drive environmental change and development?

As a key party in supply chain, a port's environmental impact cannot be understated. 

How should a port's role be developed and defined to meet long term environmental and sustainability goals in the shipping market?

Examine the possibilities for further stakeholder co-operation - how can all parties within and outside port operations collaborate and make sure they comply effectively

Pre-Conference US Maritime Cyber Security Summit with speakers from US Chamber of Shipping & USCG.

A full day workshop looking at the dangers and solutions for cyber security. Attend and find out how to protect your business and your clients from hacks. With an increasing rise of digital malware, it is more important than ever to have the tools to protect your company data, and show that you are taking the steps to do this. We will be looking at all angles: regulatory, legal and insurance. Don’t let a stranger destroy your ship from the inside out!

Brand new gala dinner

Join us on the 13th November for GST & Shipping2030 gala dinner. An exclusive networking opportunity for the most influential names in the maritime industry.

Need convincing?

Have a look at the highlights from 2017:

GST North America at a glance

MEPC73 takeaways and strategies
2020 sulphur cap compliance
USA Specific Regulation Updates
Experience Building Phase
Bunker Supply & Demand
Alternative Fuel Options
Glo Fouling Project Takeaways
Impact On Marine Living Resources
Decarbonization Strategies
Scrubbers - Fad or Viable?
LNG As A Marine Fuel
Electric & Hybrid Concepts

Want to grow your business in 2019?

Get expert insight

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Our recent ePaper Regulations and Compliance: The Challenges of Green Shipping aims to understand the outcomes of MEPC72 and looks forward to the future of environmental regulations.

We sought the expertise of:

Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability, Stena Line Group

Unni Einemo, IMO Representative, Communications Manager, International Bunker Industry Associaton (IBIA)

Maria Skipper Schwenn, Executive Director Security, Environment and Maritime Research, Danish Shipping

Giles Candy, Owner, Giles Environmental

Henning Gramann, CEO, GSR Services GmbH

And many more maritime experts!

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