Just some of the topics to be covered at this year’s Propulsion & Emissions Conference which will give delegates practical information on ‘future proofing the global merchant fleet’.

The shipping industry is facing more challenges than ever before and, with environmental regulations, economic pressures and technological advances already reshaping how the global merchant fleet is fuelled, powered and equipped, the Motorship Propulsion & Emission Conference will bring together owners and operators and equipment manufacturers to discuss technical advances and in-the-field experiences that will give delegates the practical knowledge needed to prepare their fleets to comply with future legislation.

Through technical presentations, case studies and panel discussions, delegates will have the opportunity to connect with experts and to question operators who have already taken steps towards updating their fleets, whether through new builds or retrofits.

Preparing for the ballast water treatment installation frenzy
Ship operators will be required to install ballast water management systems on all vessels over the next few years as the IMO’s BWM Convention enters force in September. What steps must owners take and what factors need to be considered when choosing, installing and operating the systems?

Ballast Water Convention – September 2017: Lars Robert Pedersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO

IMO/USCG type approved system for ballast water management: Kristina Effler, Global Business Manager, PureBallast

Ballast Water Treatment retrofit: the process and approach: Jolanda Matthijssen, Logistics & QHSE Manager, Goltens Green Technology

Embracing hybridization
A future fuel scenario that encompasses both traditional and alternative energy sources will require greater flexibility in propulsion and power systems. This session will present case studies from front runners in these new technologies.

Innovative hybridisation utilizing a rotor sail solution: Jukka Kuuskoski, SVP, Norsepower

Hybrid Vs fully electric options: Trevor Small, CSO, PBES

Digital strategies for vessel and fleet optimisation
How ship operators can harness enhanced connectivity, big data analytics capability and sensor technology to drive efficiencies in vessel performance and fleet profitability.

Digital transformation of the Marine industry: Denis Grynzspan, Digital Marine Business Leader, GE’s Marine Solution

Performance monitoring and optimization on long distance sea passages of container liner vessels:Andrew Rayner, Key Account Manager, Eniram, & Andreas Mrozek, Deputy Director Logistics, Global Marine Operation, Hamburg Sud.

MRV Implementation August 2017: Torsten Mundt, Principal Research Engineer, Environmental R&D DNV GL

Each session will be followed by a panel discussion with additional experts who will expand on each topic and allow for audience participation and further questions.

View the full programme here.

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