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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Athens Tanker Event - The Associate Members Committee (AMC) contributes

The agenda of the Associate Members Committee (AMC) meeting reflected the fact that several of the committee members had been selected as speakers in various sessions of the Athens Tanker Event and time was allowed for final discussions and last minute preparations of these presentations. 

Karl Lumbers of the U.K. P&I Club delivered a presentation in the session on "Industry challenges – the Human Element" in which he addressed issues related to claims caused by the human factor, and added a statistical overview on manning for various types of ships, sizes and flags. 

Wilhelm Magelssen of Det Norske Veritas delivered his paper in the session "LNG – an emerging giant?" giving an overview of propulsion issues and alternatives for existing and newbuilding LNG units. 

Iain Shaw, representing the shipbroking company Braemar Seascope Limited, chaired the latter session and in addition delivered a presentation on the developments in LNG charter contacts, and the current developments of a new LNG time charter formula which is being developed by Shell. 

The AMC recently decided to increase the number of its annual meetings to three by adding a regular meeting in January. This meeting is particularly geared to planning interaction and contributions by AMC at the forthcoming Tanker Event. The AMC is therefore pleased to note the progress achieved by its noticeable involvement in the Athens event. 

It is still an expressed wish in the AMC to have a regular slot at each Tanker Event to present relevant issues as viewed by the various business segments in the AMC. The Committee will pursue this goal and continue to refine ideas on how to bring focus on the wide expertise represented in the Committee and increase its availability to the membership at large. 

Contact:Gunnar A. Knudsen