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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Highlights from the Washington Tanker Event

Summaries from the Open Sessions together with links to the presentations are now available on our website.

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Open Market Session – “Coping with unpredictability”
Chaired by Michael Tusiani, Poten & Partners, the Open Market Session on 8 April entitled ‘Coping with unpredictability’ covered i.a. geopolitical risk, economic malaise, impending regulatory change and how owners and charterers could prepare themselves for these uncertain times.
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Open Session - ‘In the Aftermath of Prestige’
Chaired by Jim Lawrence, MTI Network (USA) Inc this session yielded four key themes: presentation of facts of the incident, political reactions, media response and general risk management.
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Open Session - ‘Newbuilding Standards – is time ripe for a change?’
Chaired by Nikos Mikelis, Paralos Maritime Corporation this session focused on newbuilding standards and whether industry was prepared to pay extra for robust ships built to new and better Class standards.
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Open Session - ‘Tankers – Your Energy Link’
Chaired by Stephen Van Dyck, Maritrans Operating Company this session addressed the tanker industry and its association with the world's energy supplies and demands.
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Open Session - ‘Tanker Safety in US Waters’
Chaired by Jonathan Benner, Troutman Sanders LLP the session focused on the overall safety of tankers trading in US waters, and pollution prevention.
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Open Session - ‘Maritime Security’
Chaired by James McGregor, Ocean Ships Inc topics included LISCR’s Practical Guide to Implementation of the ISPS Code, the practical obstacles to meeting the new security requirements by 1 July 2004, API’s contribution to a security regime for the protection of docks, refineries and related infrastructure, a methodology for the CSO, SSO and PFSO compliance processes and terror insurance issues
Summary and presentations: Click here for more information.