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Aug-Sept 2023

(Sep 01 2023)


  • News from OCIMF - rise in  Gulf of Guinea and Singapore straits piracy; recommendations on shore power systems; ship to ship transfer discussions
  • IMO's MEPC June 2023 meeting - greenhouse gas emissions will be net zero “by or around 2050,” a toughening of the 2018 target. DNV experts shared perspectives
  • DNV shared perspective on how the maritime industry is evolving - supply of alternative fuels, ESG data, growth in alternative fuel ships, rise in incidents, fear of cyber attacks
  • Shipowners can use biofuels to improve their CII scores - following ‘Interim Guidance’ which was agreed at the IMO MEPC meeting in July, reports ABS


  • Simplifying tanker procedures - procedure writing has probably gone to far and sees diminishing returns. What can be done?
  • How SIRE 2.0 will work - perspectives from Captain Leonid Zalenski, COO of Columbia Ship Management
  • Can we make tanker decarbonisation easier to manage - it adds a lot of complexity to tanker operations
  • How BSM is developing digital technology – through its affiliated company MariApps Marine Solutions
  • Reducing digital paperwork - if there is a need to enter data into multiple systems, it adds to the workload said Panos Hatzikyriakos of Unitized Ocean Transport
  • The complexity of recruitment and manning process for tankers - seafarers can need up to 25 different steps as they apply to join a ship, join, return home, and prepare to rejoin, said Captain Alexandros Serpanos with Euronav
  • The 3Ms of seafarer recruitment / retention - ‘money’, (communications with) ‘mates’, and ‘meals’
  • Time to end separation by rank? Some Korean yards are proposing tanker designs with a common recreational or ‘mess’ area


  • The commercial opportunities of FuelEU Maritime - if you can sell your 'overcompliance' to another vessel operator, it could be easier to justify the cost of zero carbon vessels, says Risto-Juhani Kariranta
  • Wilhelmsen's holistic approach to performance management - covering commercial factors, maintenance planning, data reporting, crew, and managing EU ETS.
  • Norway's Green Shipping Programme - thoroughly exploring the commercial viability of shipping with low carbon fuels, with the participants including Equinor and TotalEnergies
  • Maritime leaders discuss decarbonisation - at the Capital Link / DNV ‘Maritime Leaders’ Summit’ at Oslo before Nor-Shipping. How fast decarbonisation should happen, how it should be paid for, how it affects markets


  • How the gas market is changing - perspectives from Navigator Gas, Høegh, BW LPG and Avance Gas / Flex LNG at a Maritime Leaders’ Summit in Oslo
  • The latest tank sensors and connectivity - updates to make them easier to install and configure, and easier to connect to networking systems. Scanjet explains

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Tanker Operator Athens report - what MEPC80 means for tankers - commercial opportunities with FuelEU Maritime