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IMO to address key environmental issues at gmec 2018

At time when environmental regulations are to the fore in shipping with ballast water management the sulphur cap and greenhouse gas GHG) emissions the IMO's Tian-Bing Huang, deputy director for Protective Measures, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization will be presenting the keynote speech at the opening of Global Maritime Environmental Congress (gmec) at SMM.

The gmec gathering is taking place in Hamburg on September 5, 2018 during SMM and co-organised by Seatrade.

Huang will then join Capt Sean T. Brady, commandant (CG-OES) of the US Coast Guard office of operating and environmental standards, among others speakers, on the next panel discussion focussing on Preparing for Ballast Water Treatment.

One year after the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention came into force, this session will provide an overview of installed applications and examine which technology is really fulfilling the goals. There will also be practical case studies on the challenges associated with selecting an approved system and operating it.

Focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) strategies and emission control

After lunch the attention focusses on GHG strategies and energy efficiency and emission control moderated by Teus van Beek, general manager market innovation, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

Finally, passenger shipping’s pioneering role in environmental protection comes under the spotlight in an expert panel, moderated by Andreas Chrysostomou chief strategy officer (CSO), Tototheo Maritime. This session will focus on the cruise and ferry sector’s advances in this area and how they are one step ahead in many cases.

The afternoon panel discussion features views from Bud Darr, evp, maritime policy and government affairs at MSC Cruises; Lex Nijsen, vp and head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo; Jan-Erik Rasanen, head of new technologies at the Finnish engineering firm Foreship; Rolf Sandvik, ceo The Fjords and Tom Strang, svp maritime affairs Carnival Maritime and also chair of CLIA Europe Environmental & Security Committee.

Make sure you don't miss out these important discussions and visit - gmec, the global maritime environmental congress, to register

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