Webinar: MEPC 73 Outcomes & Impact

Presenters Joseph Gardemal and Stamatis Fradelos are attending MEPC 73, both serving as members of the IACS Delegation.

This webinar will provide an overview of the outcomes from MEPC 73 and will outline key implications for shipowners and operators.


Duration: 1 hour


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Topics will include system commissioning tests and contingency planning under the Ballast Water Management Convention, the latest information on fuel oil availability and quality assurance in advance of the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap, and proposed changes impacting energy efficiency requirements and other air emissions-related topics.

Emissions-related topics include clarifications for the IMO Fuel Oil Data Collection System (DCS), continued discussion of EEDI review beyond Phase 2 and minimum propulsion power, and proposals for follow-up actions to the IMO Initial Strategy for Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships. Additionally, new to the MEPC agenda will be the development of an action plan to address marine plastic litter from ships.

Marine owners and operators are exploring their options and trying to understand the best path toward compliance with the latest environmental regulatory changes. From understanding the available ballast water management technologies to identifying the best options for compliance with the impending Global Sulfur Cap, ABS offers a comprehensive suite of services to support industry in meeting the latest environmental requirements and making smarter fleet and operational decisions.

Headshot: Joseph Gardemal

Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Joseph Gardemal

Joseph Gardemal is Manager in ABS’ Regulatory Affairs Department. The ABS Regulatory Affairs team provides advisory support on new and ongoing developments taking place at IMO. 

Joseph has been with ABS for 10 years, working previously in the Houston Ship Engineering and Houston Offshore Engineering departments. 

Joseph has a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a M.Sc. in Fire Protection Engineering.

Headshot: Stamatis Fradelos

Director, Business Development
Stamatis Fradelos

Stamatis Fradelos is Director in ABS' Business Development team. 

Stamatis has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, a M.Sc. in Marine Technology and Science and a M.Sc. in Engineering - Economic Systems.