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Sulphur 2020 Countdown: What you need to know


IBIA and the UK Chamber of Shipping join forces for a half day Conference at the premises of the UK Chamber Shipping, on 18 June 2019 to discuss the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap, a once-in-a-generation disruptor to shipping’s commercial environment.

The highly anticipated conference takes place less than six months before the 0.50% sulphur limit takes effect and just after the IMO meeting where pending issues were finalized. The Conference will cover topics related to availability, enforcement, handling of new fuels, reporting of compliance issues and mitigation of safety issues, fuel disputes, scrubber installations and discharge of washwater from open loop systems.  We have designed this conference to help shipowners get up to speed on everything they need to know to ensure compliance with the regulation. It will also provide the opportunity to those attending to exchange views on challenges and how others are preparing.

Further details on speakers and the agenda will be sent out soon. A networking drinks reception will be held following the event.



12:30 Registration and coffee  
13:00 Opening address from the Chair David Balston

Director of Policy

UK Chamber of Shipping

13:10 IMO’s regulatory framework for 2020 Unni Einemo

Director &

IMO Representative


13:30 0.50% Fuels – Handling and
Treatment Considerations 
Michael Green

Global Technical Manager,


13:50 IMO 2020 – key operational
Usman Muhammad

Product Manager- FOBAS,

Lloyd’s Register EMEA

14:10 Panel discussion: How will the Sulphur 2020 Cap change the marine fuels supply landscape? Adrian Pask

Key Account Manager

Africa/ Europe

BP Marine

Armelle Breneol

Marine Fuels Technical


ExxonMobil Marine Fuels

Simon Newman

Marine Strategy & Freight Trading,

Phillips 66

Christian Plum Ph. D.



This panel discussion will bring together leading experts from across the fuel supply sector to discuss the impact that the sulphur cap implementation is going to have on the bunker supply chain. This session will focus on how bunker suppliers are preparing for the change, how they are going to deal with the availability and safety aspects of fuels, how it is going to impact bunker supply contracts, risk and opportunities arising from this change.
14:50 Coffee break  
15:20 Avoiding pitfalls and what happens when things go wrong – who will pay and will insurance help? Tiejha Smyth

Deputy Director (FD&D)

The North of England P&I Association Limited

15:40 Wärtsilä Scrubber systems – Case Study experience Stian Aakre,

General Manager Business Development, Exhaust Gas Cleaning,




From equipment delivery to



Emanuele Gariboldi

Managing Director

Ecospray Technologies s.r.l.

Carnival Corporation & plc





Panel discussion: How have shipowners changed their business strategies to comply with the sulphur cap implementation and how recent development might affect the future of scrubbers?  

Poul Woodall

Director, Environment &



Ron van Gelder

Senior Advisor

Division Harbourmaster,

Port of Rotterdam

Chris Millman

Vice President Corporate Marine Technology,


Paddy Rodgers

Euronav n.v.

This panel discussion will give the shipowners perspective in complying with the sulphur cap regulation, how they expect to address the safety and availability issues arising from the change. This closing panel session will also focus on the environmental impact of scrubbers and answer many more crucial questions that will be addressed by the audience.


17:00 Networking drinks reception
19:00 Close  

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