Posidonia 2018

The maritime sector descends on Athens to take a close look at Greek shipping and its place in the global industry. Fairplay will be reporting live from the event throughout the week.

Editorial Team attending:

 Nicola Good


Twitter: @nicgoodmaritime

Nick Savvides


Twitter: @nnsavvides

Jonathan Robins



News & Analysis

Steine Muntal
07 Jun 2018
The classification society said that about 750 vessels are now fitted with the technology, although there are “many more in the pipeline” that have yet to show up in the figures.
A Wärtsilä ballast water management system
06 Jun 2018
Speaking at the Posidonia industry conference in Athens, Greece, Rear Admiral John Nadeau said that with more BWM systems now having been certified, the US Coast Guard is reluctant to grant further waivers for vessels without the technology.
Inmarsat president Ronald Spithout
06 Jun 2018
Inmarsat’s maritime president, Ronald Spithout, and chairman of the HSA, Christodoulos Protopapas, signed the agreement at the Posidonia shipping industry exhibition in Athens, Greece.
Sulphur emissions from a vessel at sea
06 Jun 2018
Shipowners are urged not to fall into the trap of thinking low-sulphur fuels should be considered a simple solution, as they will also inevitably bring their own issues and challenges.
CMB’s Alexander Saverys
06 Jun 2018
Most shipowners agree that scrubbers are not for them – at least not yet.
06 Jun 2018
Safety issues surrounding the transportation of LNG by ship and the use of liquified natural gas as a fuel by those ships was a highlight of the debate between three owners at the ABS forum in Athens on 4 June. Issues included the high-pressure ME-GI engines compared with the lower-pressure X-DF units and whether those that charter rather than own their vessels are abdicating responsibility.


Greek shipowners feel that all the regulations being introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are apparently aimed at them, and some say the cost is killing them.

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