Posted on Jul 02, 2018
ABS participated at Posidonia, one of the world’s most prestigious shipping events, in Athens, Greece. The exhibition attracted more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and approximately 22,000 visitors from 92 countries.
ABS kicked off Posidonia by hosting a high-profile panel discussion debating the future of LNG Shipping that brought together more than 300 delegates from the industry at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Angelicoussis Shipping Group John Angelicoussis; Executive Chairman of Gaslog Ltd. Peter Livanos; Chairman of Dynacom Tanker Management Ltd. George Procopiou; and Chairman Emeritus of Poten and Partners Michael Tusiani joined ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki to discuss The Future of LNG Shipping: What Matters Most?
The exclusively-assembled panelists offered keen insights on a wide range of issues from the business case for investing in LNG, to the impact of shale gas, the prospects for charter and spot rates and future technological trends.
“What we heard today is that LNG has a bright future, and this came directly from the owners and operators who have a decisive role in delivering that future,” said Wiernicki. “ABS is a global leader in LNG, and we have a proud record of investing in developing solutions that help the sector deliver on its significant potential.”
ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher Wiernicki spoke to more than 500 delegates at the Tradewinds Shipowner Forum, which saw the prospects for the dry bulk market, options for compliance with the 2020 Sulfur Cap, corporate governance and diversity lead the debate.
Raising the profile of the ABS Cyber Security Program, ABS provided live, interactive FCI Cyber Risk™ demos on the stand each day of the exhibition. The demos offered visitors a virtual tour on how to measure cyber security risks associated with operational technology, providing asset owners a calculated risk index for vessels, fleets and facilities.
ABS cyber specialist, and Director of Business Development, Pantelis Skinitis, spoke on cyber security risk management at the Trading in U.S. Waters Seminar at Posidonia. The event was hosted by the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA).
Throughout the event, ABS delivered daily Insight Bites – a series of short, informative and interactive presentations from a team of experts, covering topics such as the evolving regulatory landscape, advances in digital technologies and escalating cyber threats.
Project Forward partners; Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, and Wartsila joined ABS for a reception to discuss their joint project, using LNG for fuel on dry bulk carriers.
In Partnership with the Sailor’s Society, ABS served over 600 cups of ethically sourced BySea coffee and raised €455 for seafarers & their families around the world. In celebration of the Sailor’s Society’s 200th anniversary, ABS played its 200th anniversary video on the stand.