IHS Thought Leadership Roundtable at SMM 2016

7th September, 12:00 am – 2:00 am, Hamburg Messe 

Richard Clayton, Chief Maritime Correspondent at IHS Fairplay, moderates a panel on compliance with the Global Sulphur Cap. WWL’s Global Head of Sustainabaility Anna Larsson will sit on the panel.

What options will be open to ship owners if IMO’s MEPC agrees in October to push for a global sulphur cap of 0.5% in 2020? Barely any scrubbers have been installed on ships but engine builders have designs ready for every outcome. Will some operators consider continuing to use 3.5% sulphur fuel or have preparations started to prepare for the pending cap? The shipping industry is at a crossroads.

IHS Maritime and Trade, host a roundtable discussion providing an overview of the existing position, identifying the options available if the date chosen is 2020, 2025 or anywhere in between, and offer takeaways to enable robust decision-making when MEPC makes its own position clear.

IBIA Forum “Be Prepared” at SMM 2016

7th September, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Hamburg Messe

IBIA, the International Bunker Industry Association, is hosting a forum covering the latest about what is happening in the Marine Fuels Market during SMM Hamburg, Europes largest shipping trade fair.

The title of the forum is “Be Prepared” and it will cover the latest information about “Whats happening in the Marine Fuels Market”

The programme starts at

1330 With welcome from CEO Capt Peter Hall who will chair the session.

1400   Unni Einemo – IBIA’s IMO representative talks about what is happening at IMO concerning the Fuel availability debate and implications concerning the implementation of a Global sulphur Cap. Plus proposed changes to the Bunker Delivery Note (BDN).

1430  Anna Larsson of the “Trident Alliance” talks about what the alliance and what it’s doing. Also considers the issues of compliance.

1500 Networking break

1530 – Michael Green – provides an update on the fuel market and prevailing quality issues 

1600- Discussion and closing remarks.

Visit http://www.smm-hamburg.com for full details.