In less than 10 months’ time a once-in-a-generation regulatory change will shift most of the global fleet onto entirely new fuels, about which little is yet known. Others will have to look to technologies that have so far played only a small role in the maritime sector.
For the well-informed shipowner or operator, IMO’s global sulphur cap is an opportunity as well as a challenge. The challenge remains the selection of the appropriate compliance method and the preparation of fleet, crew and ancillary functions. Opportunities include improving the cost base relative to competitors, investing in efficient new technologies and processes and safeguarding the fleet against future environmental regulation.
The European Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference aims to shed light on these opportunities, addressing:
* Which compliance option for which vessel and trade
* What your crew needs to know about low-sulphur blends
* How availability and pricing of low-sulphur fuel will affect uptake and operations
* When a scrubber is a good choice for your vessel or fleet
* How to tackle the challenges of scrubber financing, installation and maintenance
* How growing availability and lower capex demands are driving LNG uptake
* Why advances in gas-fuelled technology are driving today’s engine developments
* How your chosen compliance method will affect your ship engines, machinery and technical operations
* Why the 2020 sulphur cap offers a path to compliance with future environmental regulation.
Read our comprehensive review of the discussions at the 2018 Sulphur Cap 2020 conference here:
View the photos from the 2018 conference, awards and gala dinner here.
You can view interviews with many of our speakers and award winners here:
With technical management representing a combined fleet of over 3700 vessels attending this conference last year, this event is a must attend for the marine engineering world. Attendees will include:
Owners, operators, managers, engine designers and builders, ship designers and builders, fuel/lubrication manufacturers and suppliers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, regulators, class societies and industry associations. Join us to discuss the key issues of the day and the engineering and technical challenges that lie ahead.
Download the 2018 event handbook here:
Marine Propulsion Awards
We updated the award categories for 2019, you can find these on our awards page here.