sustainability – regulations – new ships
- new fuels – innovations – investments

 - Looking Ahead - 

Wednesday 28 May

Divani Apollon Palace Resort

Athens – Greece

 

The 4th Blue Shipping Summit is gathering the leading policy makers, politicians, shipowners, shipbuilders, marine equipment manufacturers, financiers, investors, charters, ship brokers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, journalists, and other members of the international maritime community in order to learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent environmental themes, which are of vital importance to the maritime industry right now and looking into the future. Living in a dynamic, interconnected, and closely correlated world has given us a lot of advantages and opportunities. And the shipping industry is a prime example of how different countries, companies, and regulations come together as one in a greater good of the whole humanity. Other industries and even governments could learn a thing from the shipping community.
Yet, what started out as an overall under-regulated industry that was left to its own devices over a short period of time has become over-regulated. The environmental impact of the shipping world is under a close watch and suddenly the maritime community is responsible not only for the goods delivered at a cost efficient price, but also is responsible for keeping the process sustainable, environmentally sound, and adhering to very strict regulations. In response to all of that, many companies have come out with different products to deal with this issue of compliance and reduction of air emissions. Some were great inventions and others did not fare as well.This is where we come in. 
With this summit we aim to inform, analyze, and help make the distinction between the impact of implication, the right technologies, and what is pure market noise.
We want to know which market based instrument proposal would be the most effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships? We also want to know will the eco-ships create a two-tier market? We would like to find out the most effective ways to treat the water ballast systems, so the problem of alien species and even pathogens being transported around the world could be solved. We aim to analyze what factors determine the viability of the newest fuel efficiency products. We want to know if the emissions trading schemes are effective? We want to know where the shipowner needs to look for the best technological advances? Are the ships without crew our future? These and many more are important questions that the maritime industry must be asking themselves.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens
The organizers
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( as of 25 May )

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis

Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs & the Aegean

George Gratsos

President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece

Nicky Pappadakis

Chairman Emeritus Intercargo, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.

Philip Embiricos

Past President BIMCO

Michael Bodouroglou

Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping

Harris Vafias 

President & CEO StealthGas Inc

George Gourdomichalis

CEO, PHOENIX SHIPPING & TRADING

Jannis Kostoulas

President, Mare Forum

Karen Kokabi 

Managing Director, Blueship

Apostolos Poulovassilis

Regional Marine Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register Group

Panayiotis Koutris

Managing Director, Roxana Shipping SA

Stavros Meidanis

 Manager, DPA/CSO, Capital Ship Management Corp

Vagelis Chatzigiannis

Trader, GMS

George Tsavliris

Chairman, INTERMEPA Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Yannis Xylas

President, ARISTON Navigation Corp.

Roberto Cazzulo

Chairman, IACS

Akis Tsirigakis

Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp

Panos Zachariadis

Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.

Dr. Elias Kariambas Manager Technology & Business Development, ABS

Michele Francioni

Chairman RINA Services

Alisdair Pettigrew

Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room Shipping Operations

George Mantalos

Technical Manager, Starbulk

Colin Cridland

Director Research Clarksons

Dr. Peter Tsantrizos

President & CEO of Terragon Environmental Technologies (Canada)

Helena Athoussaki

CEO, Carbon Positive

Stefano Bertilone

General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group

George Arcadis

Chief Representative, ABN AMRO Bank

John Su

Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V

Dimitris Lyras

Managing Director, Ulysses-systems

Iain Logue 

Director Roxburgh Ltd

Spyridon Zolotas

Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA.

Phil Butler

Director Roxburgh Ltd

David Peel  David Peel European Manager Rightship
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Panayiotis Mitrou Marine Research, Development & Innovation Manager, Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A
Manos Sofronis  Director SSL Insurance Brokers
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
A. Joel Walton, JP CEO MACI, Cayman Islands
James Rhodes  Director, Magnuss
Dr. R. Vis Director, Viswalab
Alex Carcantzos  Former chairman of IMO’s SLF Committee
Wednesday 28 May
Registration
09:00 Opening and welcome
THE ORGANIZERS
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs a& the Aegean
Session 1 Setting the Scene – Analyzing the Progress of the Environmental Regulations and Implementation 
09:20 Session Chairman: Philip Embiricos  Past President BIMCO
09:30 Speakers:
George Gratsos President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus Intercargo, Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
George Tsavliris Chairman, INTERMEPA Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group
Roberto Cazulo Chairman, IACS
Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
Colin Cridland Director Research Clarksons
10:40 Discussion between the speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
• Does the outlook of dramatically increasing emissions in China and India makes decreasing of emissions in shipping meaningless? • How feasible are the goals set by regulators and what are the long-term implications of these regulations for the maritime industry? • Can our regulators find a right balance between market realities and sustainability? •How closely is the IMO and E.C. working with real aspect of shipping business? • What are the last developments of IMO and EU regarding the environmental regulations? • Is the ECA .01% sulphur fuel going to be implemented in due date or being postponed? • What consequences are in play for the non-compliance? • Will the improved market conditions allow a smoother transition for the shipowners? • Should we postpone the ECAs low sulphur demands until new technologies are tried and tested, therefore avoiding big fines for non-compliant ships? • Where are the next ECA’s and are there any incentives? • Is the regulation’s ‘soft’ approach for sulphur content compliance coming to an end? Are we going to see harsher implementations of these regulations? • What would be the new opportunities after going eco friendly? • What would it take to be compliant within the new regulations? • How much would it cost a shipowner to become compliant? • Has the industry managed to calculate the cost of the comparative advantage of environmental Technology?
Conference Discussion Panelists:
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias President & CEO StealthGas Inc
Yannis Xylas President, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Panayiotis Koutris Managing Director, Roxana Shipping SA
John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V
George Gourdomichalis CEO, PHOENIX SHIPPING & TRADING
George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbulk
Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
A. Joel Walton JP CEO MACI, Cayman Islands
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award
George Arcadis Chief Representative ABN AMRO Bank
Dr. Elias Kariambas Manager Technology & Business Development, ABS
Alex Carcantzos Former chairman of IMO’s SLF Committee
All conference speakers
 
11:40 Break
Session 2 The market of sustainable shipping and future shipping trends
12:00 Session Chairman: Apostolos Poulovassilis,  Regional Marine Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register Group
12:10 Speakers:
Stavros Meidanis Manager, DPA/CSO, Capital Ship Management Corp
Alisdair Pettigrew Senior Advisor, Carbon War Room Shipping Operations
Vagelis Chatzigiannis Trader, GMS
David Peel European Manager, Right Ship
12:50 Discussion between the speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
• How do we make profits, stay environmentally conscious, and most importantly relevant and attractive to charters? • What are the future shipping trends? • Are we seeing an increased order of new ships? • Who is lending money to the shipowner? • Which primary institutions are funding innovative marine technologies? • Can a shipowner take on the funding of new technologies and still be profitable? • What are ways to save and still be environmentally sustainable? • What is the payoff in the long run for an ecoship? • Can we numerate the impact of the environmental shift in the maritime industry? • Are we at the upswing of the market, where the shipowner can actually afford new technologies? • What are the forces that are pushing us to shred the way we do business, worldwide? • What would our new business plan be? What are we going to get rid of and what will we keep? • Will charterers care that the ships are more efficient and burn low sulphur fuel? Will they contribute to the cost? • What circumstances will make a shipowner reconsider changing or modifying his existing fleet? • Who would give financing for these projects? • What are the new opportunities that come with the increase of the ship recycling as a result of influx of vessels being scrapped? • Will fuel efficient ships be more attractive to charterers whereas conventional ships will not causing implications for scrapping and price of scrap?
Conference Discussion Panelists:
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Harris Vafias President & CEO StealthGas Inc
Yannis Xylas President, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V
George Gourdomichalis CEO, PHOENIX SHIPPING & TRADING
Panayiotis Koutris Managing Director, Roxana Shipping SA
George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbulk
Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Nick Hubbard Consultant to Graig Investments Ltd.
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
A. Joel Walton JP CEO MACI, Cayman Islands
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award
George Arcadis Chief Representative ABN AMRO Bank
Dr. Elias Kariambas Manager Technology & Business Development, ABS
Alex Carcantzos Former chairman of IMO’s SLF Committee
All conference speakers
13:50 Lunch
session 3: Air Emissions, Ballast water management, Eco ships sense and nonsense, Ongoing Trends in Shipping Innovations 
15:00 Session Chairman: Stefano Bertilone General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group
15:10 Speakers:
Dr. Peter Tsantrizos President & CEO of Terragon Environmental Technologies (Canada)
Helena Athoussaki CEO, Carbon Positive: Managing emissions and costs
Panayiotis Mitrou Marine Research, Development & Innovation Manager, Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A: LNG as a marine fuel, a holistic view
Iain Logue Director Roxburgh Ltd 
Phil Butler Director, Roxburgh Ltd
James Rhodes Director, Magnuss
Dr. R Vis Director, Viswalab
more speakers from the industry to be announced
16:30 Discussion between the speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
• How do we, as an industry, effectively manage our energy consumption, which is such a big part of our operating costs? • What are the new technologies available on the market today? • Who is currently testing and implementing the new technologies? • What is the optimal design of the sustainable ship? How much different is it from the ships most in operation today? • What is the difference between an ecological ship and an economic ship? • What are the implications of the newest fleet for the market? • What is the cost analysis of retrofitting different technologies? • Using different fuels, benefits and disadvantages. • What are the most suitable technologies for different shipowners? • Is the eco-ship concept just a marketing scheme from shipyards to make ships more expensive? • What is the optimal design of the sustainable ship? How much different is it from the ships most in operation today? • Where should we build our eco ships? • What the role of LNG is in today’s market and what will it be in the future? • What are the safety concerns for handling LNG? • Will LNG be the fuel of the future, and how soon is the future coming? • Will eco-ships create a two tier market? • What factors determine how we will choose what scrubber or a water ballast treatment system we will use? • Analyzing the water ballast system and what makes it a good one? • How can we effectively address the problem of alien species being transported around the world in ships’ ballast waters? How serious is the issue? Are there any new ways of successfully treating the ballast water system at a low cost? • Prospects of ships without crew onboard; new technology of a ‘ghost ship’ and how close to reality is it? • How much room for improvement does the current ship allow?
Conference Discussion Panelists:
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Yannis Xylas President, ARISTON Navigation Corp.
Akis Tsirigakis Founder & CEO Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Panayiotis Koutris Managing Director, Roxana Shipping SA
John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V
George Gourdomichalis CEO, PHOENIX SHIPPING & TRADING
George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbulk
Dimitris Lyras Managing Director, Ulysses-systems
Nick Hubbard Consultant to Graig Investments Ltd.
Dean Tseretopoulos Director QACE
Manos Sofronis Director SSL Insurance Brokers
Basil G. Mavroleon Director, Weberseas (Hellas) S.A.
A. Joel Walton JP CEO MACI, Cayman Islands
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award
George Arcadis Chief Representative ABN AMRO Bank
Dr. Elias Kariambas Manager Technology & Business Development, ABS
Alex Carcantzos Former chairman of IMO’s SLF Committee
All conference speakers
session 4: Concluding Session – What’s next?
17:30 General Discussion with all speakers, panelists and all participants
18:00 Drinks Reception hosted by
LYKOS

Representatives from the following companies have registered to attend the conference:( as of 16 May)
ABN AMRO Bank NV   ABS            A.G. Pappadakis & Co.               Aegean Baltic Bank S.A.    All About Shipping  Angelakos (Hellas) S.A.  Aquasition Corp  Ariston Navigation Corp.  

Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.  

BIMCO  

Bulkers Shipbroking Co. Ltd.  

Business Liaison Office  

Capital Ship Management Corp.  

Carbon Positive Services Ltd.  

Carbon War Room Shipping Operations  

Cass Technava Maritime S.A.  

Cayman Maritime Authority  

Chatsworth Securities LLC  

Clarksons  

Coremarine Ltd.  

D.K. Fotinakis Ltd. General Ship Repairs  

Dalex Shipping Co. S.A.  

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam  

Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd.  

DF Financial  

DORIAN Hellas / Dorian LPG  

Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd.  

Eletson Corporation  

Elnavi, Monthly Shipping Review  

Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.  

Eurasia Marine Consultants Co. Ltd.  

Eurofin Group  

EURONAV NV.  

Evalend Shipping Co. S.A.  

Future Care Inc.  

Genimar Shipping & Trading S.A.  

GMS Dubai  

Golden Union Shipping Co S.A.

Globus Maritime Limited   

Green Award Foundation  

Hellenic Chamber of Shipping  

Hellenic Environmental Center SA  

Hellenic Lloyd’s S.A.

IACS

Iason Hellenic Shipping Co. Ltd.

IGROUP  

Kaminco

Kassian Maritime Navigation Agency   

Kyklades Maritime Corporation

Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd’s Register Group

Louis Cruise Lines

Lyras Shipping Ltd.

Magnuss

Mare Forum  

Mare Maritime Company S.A.  

Marine Management Services M.C.  

Maritimes  

Metrostar Management Corp.  

Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs & the Aegean  

MPK Shipping Inc.  

NAFOLP SA  

National Technical University of Athens  

Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.  

Navigator Shipping Consultants  

Netherlands Embassy  

Oceanfleet Shipping Ltd.  

Paragon Shipping Inc.  

Pegasus Maritime Enterprises  

Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A  

PL Ferrari Greece  

QACE- Europe  

Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd.  

Regal Mare Inc.  

Remi Maritime Corp.  

Rightship  

RINA  

RINA Services SpA  

Roxana Shipping S.A.  

Roxburgh Ltd.  

S. Frangoulis (Ship Management) Ltd.  

Seabound Maritime Inc.  

Seal Solutions & Maritime Operations Ltd.  

Seanergy Maritime Holdings  

Seatrains – Seaport & Transport Enterprises  

Ship 2 Shore  

Shipcare Marine Consultants  

SQE Marine  

SSL Insurance Brokers  

Star Bulk  

StealthGas Inc.  

Technava S.A.  

Terragon Enviromental Technologies  

Trade & Investment Section, Polish Embassy  

Transmar Shipping S.A.  

Tsavliris Salvage Group  

University of Piraeus  

Vergos Marine Management S.A.  

Viswa Lab  

WeberSeas (Hellas) S.A.  

Zaurac  

Zephyros SA  

 

For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM

Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com

 

Contact Information

MARE FORUM
Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com