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ABS and SDARI Lead Technical Seminar Addressing Key Technology Trends for Bulk Carriers

Posted on May 02, 2019

ABS SDARI Semuinar in Athens


ABS recently co-hosted a seminar with the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) which brought together more than 60 shipowners and operators in Athens. The seminar focused on the latest bulk carrier ship designs, regulatory compliance options, and smart technologies that can improve performance and drive efficiencies across the industry. 

During the seminar, the SDARI team provided an update on their latest technology developments, steps taken towards smart ship concept, and introduced the new bulk carrier designs and EEDI Phase 3 considerations.

Panos Zachariadis, Fleet Technical Director at Atlantic Bulk Carriers delivered a presentation on “Design Aspects of Bulk Carriers for Real Efficiency”, providing insights from a ship owner’s perspective on factors affecting energy efficiency, solutions improving efficiency applied on real projects and EEDI concerns.


Stamatis Fradelos at ABS SDARI seminar


Stamatis Fradelos, ABS Business Development Director presented strategies to meet the IMO’s 2020 Sulfur Cap, focusing on the the latest information on fuel oil availability and quality assurance, and proposed changes impacting energy efficiency requirements and future requirements as part of the initial IMO GHG strategy.

Dr. Christina Wang, ABS Global Marine Vice President delivered a presentation outlining smart functions which are becoming increasingly common onboard marine vessels, providing crew with key information to aid in decision-making. Furthermore, she explained how the ABS goal-based framework for the implementation of smart functions can be customized to client needs and coupled with risk–based technical requirements to provide a clear validation and verification path.

ABS seminars are integral in providing advice and practical guidance on the implications and implementation of new maritime regulations.