Fuel is the lifeblood of the shipping industry and is fundamental to almost every aspect of propulsion. So, when there is a change to the fuels picture, it has a knock-on effect for all other aspects of operation.
From 1 January 2020, shipping will see huge changes in its use of fuel, as the Global Sulphur Cap comes into force, dictating the use of compliant fuel or abatement technologies. With the deadline fast approaching, this issue is dominating discussion in the industry.
Issues addressed will include:
What is the right fuel choice?
What role can enginebuilders play in aiding compliance and how are their designs and plans affected by the cap?
What are the technological problems posed by new fuels and what effects do they have on the modern engine ?
Will there be sufficient compliant fuel available ? and what will the cost implications be?
Will fuel quality be maintained ? and how this be tested ?
Are scrubbers an efficient and cost-effective solution ? and what is their environmental effect ?
How is lube choice affected by the cap if you decide to use compliant fuel ?
Will we see large-scale adoption of LNG post-2020
How will shipowners' operations and bottom lines be affected ?
Testimonials from the European and Asian Sulphur Cap 2020 Conferences:
"With less than two years to go until the implementation of the regulation, the Sulphur Cap Conference in Amsterdam, hosted by Riviera and sponsored by Total Lubmarine was a fantastic opportunity for us. We were able to introduce Lubmarine and Total’s responses to upcoming challenges – from low sulphur fuel options and LNG to our fit-for-purpose lubricants designed for the future.”
Serge Dal Farra, Global Marketing Manager, Total Lubmarine
“A great agenda well covered with speaker’s expert in a number of different areas, all on top of great networking and discussion opportunities.”
Toby Stein, Sales & Marketing Manager, AkzoNobel Chemicals
“Very well organised with reputable speakers.”
Vassiliki Soussani, Newbuildings and R&D Projects Engineer, Thenamaris Ship Management
“Impressive exchange of valuable information.”
Tihomir Kezic, Certification & Operations Management Service Director, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
“Excellent level of presentations & information.”
Milan Smreck, Fleet Manager, Transocean Maritime Agencies
“Riviera Maritime Media puts on a great conference. Informative speaking topics, great attendees for networking. Definitely the top technical conference I have attended this year!”
David Schaus, Technical Director, Irwin Group
“Thanks for an excellent conference. It is good to see that the ship owners and operators are now actively engaging with the question of compliance for 2020, and it was interesting to see so many scrubber manufacturers giving details of the operational challenges that are ahead for the industry.”
Iain White, Global Field Engineering Manager, ExxonMobil Aviation and Marine Lubricants
"I am pleased to share that the Asian Sulphur Cap Conference was the best conference on the subject I have attended this year. Well organised with the relevant domain experts represented. This was confirmed in my discussion with other attendees. Congratulations."
Roy Yap, COO Newport Shipping
“I was fortunate to participate in the Asian Sulphur Cap 2020 conference in Singapore October 2018 as Keynote Speaker and Chairman for the EGC related sessions. My takeaway is that this was a very well attended conference with important players participating. The agenda was pinpointed and clear and emphasised all major challenges.”
Stian Aakre, General Manager Sales, Wärtsilä Moss
"Congratulations for facilitating a very productive conference. The ability to hold a conference audience for 2 days in Singapore is very impressive."
Kenny Rogers, Head, Aurora Tankers Management
Watch a selection of interviews with past speakers and delegates from our recent Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference series here: