"It may sound counter-intuitive to argue for taxes on bunker fuel during a shipping downturn, but I think this is manageable.” Andreas Sohmen-Pao, BW Group chairman puts the case for a bunker tax.
“We have to know shipping activities in this region [the Arctic] are quite different.” Trond Griske, Norway’s Minister of Trade & Industry talking about shipping in the Arctic.
“If enforcement is not sufficient those not following the rules get a competitive advantage.” Claus Hemmingson, partner and member of the board of AP Moller – Maersk argues that ECAs must be strictly enforced for a level playing field.
“The safety trend in the industry has not really improved. The trend line if we look at the last 20 years is actually on the up.” Tor Svensen, coo Asia – Pacific and president oil and gas for DNV, mulls the idea of an ISM Code II.
“The issue of invasive species is comparable to climate change. The issue of invasive species is invisible still.” WWF – Norway adviser Lars Erk Mangse on the urgent need to ratify the Ballast Water Management Convention.
“Europe has become one of ClassNK’s fastest growing markets.” Noburu Ueda talks about ClassNK’s aggressive growth in Europe.
"Business plans of companies sitting in this room within five years will have autonomous platforms and vehicles that are doing manipulation in the ocean." Prof David Lane, Herriot-Watt University, talking about how automation will rise in the offshore industry.
“Adventure is just bad planning.” Trond Griske, Norway’s Minister of Trade & Industry quoting Roald Amundsen, Norwegian Arctic explorer.
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