At this final MEPC meeting before entry into force of IMO’s 2020 Global Sulphur Cap, discussion will include guidance for consistent implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit under MARPOL Annex VI, measures for addressing non-compliant fuel and unavailability of compliant fuel, and issues related to safe operations in the transition to low-sulphur fuels.
Other topics will include measures for a mandatory commissioning test of installed ballast water treatment systems, consideration of short-term measures for reducing GHG emissions from shipping under the IMO GHG Initial Strategy, and follow-up on IMO’s action plan to address marine plastic litter from shipping and amendments to the MARPOL Convention to permit the use of Electronic Record Books for official record-keeping.
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.
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Joseph Gardemal is a Manager in ABS’ Regulatory Affairs Department, where his 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.
Director, Business Development
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.