Passenger Ship Sustainability to focus on emissions and ballast water

Passenger Ship Sustainability to focus on emissions and ballast water
Delegates will discuss scrubbers, emissions, ballast water treatment and more (Image: TDN UK)

The Ballast Water Convention, sulphur emission regulations and boosting fuel efficiency will be key topics at Passenger Ship Sustainability 2017, which will take place on 14-15 November 2017 in Southampton, UK.

During the event, Mario Dogliani, technical director at Shipyard’s and Maritime Equipment Association Europe, will demonstrate how operators can achieve ballast water compliance. Yildiz Williams, a senior marine consultant from Lloyds Register and ballast water specialist, will give a technical insight into the challenges of retrofits and installations. Williams will also cover implementation strategies and certification processes.

DFDS’s environment and sustainability director Poul Woodall will provide ferry lines with operational feedback on how the company has used exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) across its fleet. Woodall will discuss the impact of scrubbers on fuel and energy consumption, cost savings, ongoing maintenance, refurbishment challenges and the impact lower emissions have had on public health.

Meanwhile, the University of Turku in Finland will present findings from its study into the environmental impact of low-emission shipping in the Baltic region. Sari Repka, project manager of the study, will share real-life data and his conclusion about benefits and risks of new fuels.

Other topics that will be covered at Passenger Ship Sustainability include air pollution, LNG and alternative energy fuels, ship design and next-generation engine and propulsion systems.

Carnival Corporation, MSC Cruises, DFDS, Wightlink Ferries, Port of Helsinki, Port of Barcelona, regulatory bodies and industry experts will all give presentations at the event. They will be discuss how the industry can reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

Cruise and ferry operators can attend the event for free entry.

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By Rebecca
18 September 2017

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