Webinar: MEPC 74 Outcomes & Industry Impact


Hear from presenters Joseph Gardemal, Bill Burroughs and Stamatis Fradelos on MEPC 74 outcomes who attended MEPC 74 as members of the IACS Delegation.

This webinar will provide an overview of the outcomes from MEPC 74 and will outline key implications for shipowners and operators.
Duration: 1 hour

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.

Headshot: Joseph Gardemal

Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Joseph Gardemal

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.

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.

Headshot: Bill Burroughs

Senior Principal Engineer
William Burroughs

William Burroughs is a Senior Principal Engineer at ABS responsible for promoting environmental related services and providing guidance in support of international, national and regional marine environmental regulations.