2020 7th Analyst & Investor - Shipping & The Environment

October 22, 2020
43:15 Min.

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Shipping & The Environment

Shipping is the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation and the industry has been highly proactive in its efforts to comply with a series of environmental regulations ranging from ballast water treatment, to low sulfur fuels and greenhouse emissions. What is the best way to achieve the decarbonization targets by 2030 or 2050 which is the next frontier? At present there are several proposals on the table for discussion at the IMO. They hinge on regulatory mandates, industry self-discipline and ultimately on the selection of the proper fuel. At the same time, the European Union is considering its own policies. This panel will discuss various options and alternatives and the need to achieve a unified approach to decarbonization in terms of regulation, monitoring and enforcement.

Mr. Theodosis Stamatellos
, Marine & Offshore Regional Manager, South Europe – Lloyds Register 


  • Ms. Semiramis Paliou, Deputy CEO – Diana Shipping; Chairperson – HELMEPA
  • Mr. Dimitris Fafalios, CEO – Fafalios Shipping; President – INTERCARGO
  • Mr. Polys Hajioannou, CEO – Safe Bulkers
  • Mr. Harry Vafias, CEO – StealthGas