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Saturday, October 20, 2018

INTERTANKO presents at Cyprus Maritime Young Executive Seminar

INTERTANKO's Environmental Manager, Tim Wilkins, joined a Panel discussion at this week's Maritime Cyprus Young Executive Conference focusing on the climate change challenge in shipping.


Chaired by Themis Papadopoulos, CEO of Interorient, the Panellists were first given time to focus on their particular area of expertise. In this respect Wilkins' presentation concentrated on the challenge climate change presented to the tanker industry. He outlined that the tanker sector has a strong environmental performance and as such is able and willing to tackle the challenge of climate change. This, Wilkins demonstrated, was encapsulated by the INTERTANKO initiative of completing a Guide on Tanker Energy Efficiency Management, which was only recently been approved by the Association's Environmental Committee and the INTERTANKO Safety, Technical and Environmental Committee (ISTEC). Click here to view this presentation.


Wilkins was joined on the Panel by Ms Liliana Fernandez from Panama and Niels Bjorn Mortensen of BIMCO. Ms Fernandez provided an insight into the issue from a maritime administration and a developing country perspective. This provoked questions from the hundred plus delegates regarding the responsibilities of developed and developing countries in the climate change discussion. On the development of the market-based measures in particular, there was wide acknowledgement during the discussion that the financial measures to reduce CO2 emissions would present considerable problems for such an international industry.


The Young Executive session was seen as a great success for the Conference with insightful and thought-provoking questions being fielded by the Panel.


Contact: Tim Wilkins